Well done, da Silva and Bonner

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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11/25/21, 2:49:44 AM 
Congrats on your fighting half-century, using up 129 balls to get there, and giving us a very slim chance to aiming for a draw.

A lesson in application for the frontline batsmen.

I hope Bonner can follow suit. It's not about making runs now. It's about occupying the crease as long as possible.

link Chrissy Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/25/21, 3:36:53 AM 
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Bonner delivered - hope he stays there

link rillo Joined: Nov 28, 2009
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11/25/21, 1:08:36 PM 
Da Silva should open. He has that technique to blunt an attack . He is batting too low and not given enough opportunity to occupy the crease and score runs.
He is always coming in at a disadvantage.

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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11/25/21, 1:24:02 PM 
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I echo that.

link sudden Joined: Nov 26, 2006
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11/25/21, 1:30:30 PM 
they showed character.

others did ok in the first innings too

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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11/25/21, 1:37:22 PM 
The following batsmen got starts during that test:

Kraigg, Blackwood, Bonner, Silva, Mayers, Holder, Cornwall. Really only Chase and Hope failed both times. A very small positive but still one when batting is our real bane.

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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11/25/21, 1:43:01 PM 
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not so long ago matches were done by Day 3.

This team showed fight and continues to do so...IN SPITE OF NO WARM UP matches.

Congratulations to the Sri Lankans but our lads will be better next test.

link powen001 Joined: Nov 25, 2006
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11/25/21, 1:46:15 PM 
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cant help but think Roach would have been able to save this match for us...

just a thought.

link VoopsandOut Joined: Jun 14, 2017
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11/25/21, 7:22:28 PM 
the big difference (not the only one) between us and the better teams is that the better teams always have at least one batsman who will carry on to make runs. We get a couple guys with starts but very rate for someone to reach a century (we have had 2 centuries for the year in 7 tests???)

link Courtesy Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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11/25/21, 7:23:56 PM 
Has shit been given new found status?

big grin

link granite Joined: Oct 31, 2013
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11/27/21, 10:32:59 AM 
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I am sure Ramdin went through the same problem,batting too low,let's hope they can use de Silva to better serve the team.

link DIEHARD Joined: Jan 11, 2006
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11/27/21, 11:00:00 AM 
I been saying DaSilva should open and let Hope keep at 7, that might be the best use of Hope in tests, solve the dilemma of an opening partner for Paint, and hide Hope from fresh bowlers with a new ball, and hopefully with a platform to build on


Might be WI best batting lineup

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