Posts Tagged: Joe Root

0500 plus? Miskien is dit Jaar

Eerstens liewe leser 'n verskoning vir ons gebrek aan onlangse kommunikasie - ons albei waardeer dit dat mense die tyd neem om te gooi deur ons musings en hoop jy aanhou om dit te doen.
Nou vir sake.
Terug in Augustus verlede jaar Engeland het die ondenkbare en breek die rekord vir die hoogste ooit eendag internasionale telling, plaas 444-3 - 'n lopie hoër as die vorige totale dat vir 'n bietjie meer as 'n dekade gestaan.
Dit was 'n reuse-telling - een wat sou gewees het as net onuitvoerbaar in jare wat verby is. Maar die spel, soos Engeland se kolflys, gekom op in grawe in die afgelope tyd met T20 krieket lê baie van die grondslag vir 'n nuwe styl van speel. ... Lees die volledige artikel

0Genadeloos Indië Despatch Besoekers

Daar was 'n punt in die vierde toets tussen Indië en Engeland toe die tuisspan was 30-tal lopies agter hul teenstanders met net drie paaltjies oorblywende.
Dit was 'n valse dagbreek al en die meesterlike Kohli en pragtige Jayant Yadav (in net sy derde toets) gekombineer om die wedstryd te neem en daarmee enige hoop op 'n reeks trek buite die greep van die besoekers.
Dit beteken om die kloof in ervaring van toestande op die subkontinent onderstreep. Indië gejaagd huis hul groter kennis en begrip van hoe om te speel in so 'n arena. Deur die grootste deel van hierdie reeks het hulle die veel beter van die kante gewees en 'n oorwinning was onvermydelik een keer 'n voorsprong van 200 is oorgegee. ... Lees die volledige artikel

0Super Engeland Eis Super Series

With just one match left in this new “super series” format between Eng­land and Sri Lanka the home nation have proven them­selves com­pletely dom­in­ant
Win­ning the test series comes as no sur­prise – the vis­it­ors were nev­er going to be able to cope with Ander­son and Broad in home con­di­tions – but I expec­ted a stern­er test in the 50-over format.… Lees die volledige artikel

2Die as urnGeen ster skyn helder vir beide kante

So the Ashes are now at end with Eng­land the vic­tors and Aus­tralia put back in their place. A 3–2 sco­reline flat­ters the green bag­gied ones a little but in truth the last test was a dead rub­ber for Eng­land. They were nev­er going to play to the same level on intens­ity as when they were try­ing to claim the little urn back from our Anti­podean cous­ins.
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0Indië neem die inisiatief in die derde toets

Twee toetse in, 1–0 to India. England’s poor sum­mer con­tin­ued apace today with a shock­ing (Jammer, haglike) col­lapse after lunch today to hand the vis­it­ors the ini­ti­at­ive going for­ward into the rest of the series. On cur­rent evid­ence it would be hard to see past India win­ning the series.
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0Hoe om 'n probleem soos Engeland te bestuur

In a way I am almost glad Eng­land failed to grind out a draw against Sri Lanka. Had they done so it would have been seen by many as some sort of mira­cu­lous escape. Rug teen die muur, sto­ic defence when the chips were down. Dit moet nie, how­ever, detract from a dire per­form­ance. For the ump­teenth time the bats­men have let us down. The last Ashes on Eng­lish soil were won des­pite, not because of our bats­men and the over­all pic­ture hasn’t improved since then.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Sachithra Sen was 'n Mankades (Probeer gesê dat na 'n paar biere!)

Crick­et is a sport in which most fol­low­ers expect their her­oes to adhere to a high­er stand­ard of fair play and sports­man­ship.
The recent incid­ent of ‘Mankad­ing’ (wat op die aarde geskep dat frase?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachi­thra Sen­anayake ran out England’s Jos But­tler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end at a key point in the final and decid­ing ODI in the series was dis­ap­point­ing to see and thank­fully remains very rare.
The last incid­ent I can remem­ber is when Kapil Dev ran out South Africa’s Peter Kirsten, appar­ently without warn­ing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v = RzbFy_elb8k
Dif­fer­ing accounts of Tuesday’s shambles say Sen­anayake warned But­tler twice or just the once. Hoe dit ook al, it wasn’t crick­et. The bowl­er shouldn’t have done it and the cap­tain should have over-ruled the appeal. Hy het nie, Dit het gebeur sodat ons links na die koste van 'n stam reken op die spel.
Wat ek nie hou nie, how­ever, is Eng­land using this unsa­voury con­tro­versy to shield yet anoth­er highly mixed per­form­ance dur­ing a ODI series.
Sri Lanka are a decent side – but without the wick­et tak­ing machine that was Mut­ti­ah Mur­a­lithar­an in the line-up and home advant­age you would have expec­ted Eng­land to win the series.… Lees die volledige artikel

0As tot as, Engeland tot stof

Want wat ek nou gaan sê, kan ek van bo af getref ... maar ek is bly dat hierdie reeks om die As is op 'n einde. Heel eenvoudig Australië het baie beter gespeel as die som van hulle individuele dele en Engeland gewees, vir die groot deel, absoluut diaboliese.

As sure as night fol­lows day the Aus­sies wrapped up a dev­ast­at­ing 5–0 series win, yet again bowl­ing Eng­land out for a piti­ful total not worthy of an inter­na­tion­al line up. The vis­it­ors now need to go back, re-group and pick up the pieces from this poten­tially dis­astrous tour down-under.… Lees die volledige artikel

1Die as urnAustralia hold the upper hand — in a dead rubber match

Two days in and Aus­tralia cer­tainly have the upper hand. Maar so what. The Ashes are won and won pretty con­vin­cingly at that. This is a dead-rub­ber match and is very remin­is­cent of Ashes series of old when Eng­land used to sud­denly pull a decent per­form­ance out of the hat when the urn was in the pos­ses­sion of the Aus­sies. Play­ers who time and time again let the team down would sud­denly grab a five-for or score a cen­tury and their series aver­age to the his­tor­ic observ­er would look half-decent.… Lees die volledige artikel

0Die as urn3–0 to England… what have we learned?

I’ve been away on hol­i­day for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the crick­et. Dur­ing that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and Eng­land have exten­ded their lead to 3–0. Hav­ing been away from all the talk­ing heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, So hier is 'n paar van my eie gedagtes, unin­flu­enced by the pun­dits.

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