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10.06.2017… Aus v Eng…

Australia v England

Edgbaston… Saturday June 10th

England win by 40 runs (D/L Method)

Attendance: 24,227

Ticket: £50 – Programme £5

In the end, a comfortable win for England…

Australia started well but four wickets each for Mark Wood and Adil Rashid restricted them to 277/9 from 50 overs…

England started their reply poorly, spluttering to 35/3. But following a rain delay, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes made a 159 partnership that took England almsot home, and culminated in a century for Stokes jsut before the rain descended…

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First Innings: England Field, Mark Wood Looks On…

Australia; David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

England; Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball

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Second Innings: England Bat, Morgan and Stokes at the Crease…

Stats…

Australia; Warner (21 – c Buttler b Wood), Finch (68 – c Morgan b Stokes), Smith (56 – c Plunkett b Wood), Henriques (17 – c Plunkett b Rashid), Head (71 – n.o.), Maxwell (20 – c Roy b Wood), Wade (2 – c&b Rashid), Starc (0 – c Root b Rashid), Cummins (4 – c&b Rashid, Zampa (0 – b Wood), Hazelwood (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 1nb 8w 0b 8lb – 17

277 for 9 (50 overs)

Bowling; Ball (9 / 61 / 0), Wood (10 / 33 / 4), Plunkett (8 / 49 / 0),  Stokes (8 / 61 / 1), Rashid (10 / 41 / 4), Ali (5 / 24 / 0)

FOW; 40 – 136 – 161 – 181 – 239 – 245 – 245 – 253 – 254

England; Roy (4 – lbw Starc), Hales (0 – c Finch b Hazlwood), Root (15 – c Wade b Hazlewood), Morgan (87 – r.o. Zampa), Stokes (102 – n.o.), Buttler (29 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Ali, Eashid, Plunkett, Wood, Ball

Extras; 1nb 0w 0b 2lb – 3

240 for 4 (40.2 overs)

Bowling; Starc (10 / 52 / 1), Hazlewood (9 / 50 / 2), Cummins (8 / 55 / 0), Head (2 / 9 / 0), Henriques (1 / 6 / 0), Zampa (8.2 / 52 / 0), Maxwell (2 / 14 / 0)

FOW; 4 – 6 – 35 – 194

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

07.08.2016… Eng v Pak (D5)…

England v Pakistanengcric

Edgbaston… Day 5 – Sunday August 7th…

England won by 141 runs

Ticket: £16 – Programme: £6

A second innings turnaround, England winning by 141 runs in the final hour of the day…

Most definitely the best day that I’ve had watching live sport in a very long time…

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Day 5… Pakistan Bat…

Teams…

England; *Alistair Cook, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, +Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson

Pakistan; Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, *Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali

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Day 5… England Field…

Stats…

2nd Innings

Pakistan; Hafeez (2 – c Woakes b Broad), Aslam (70 – b Finn), A.Ali (38 – c Cook b Ali), Y.Khan (4 – c Bairstow b Anderson), *ul-Haq (10 – c Bairstow b Finn), Shafiq (0 – lbw Woakes),  +Ahmed (0 – c Root b Woakes), Shah (7 – c Hales b Anderson), Amir (16 – c Woakes b Broad), S.Khan (36 – c&b Ali), R. Ali (15 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 1nb 0w 0b 2lb – 3

201 all out (70.5 overs)

Bowling; Anderson (13 / 31 /2), Broad (15 / 24 / 2), Woakes (11 / 53 / 2), Finn (13 / 38 / 2), Ali (17.5 / 49 / 2), Root (1 / 4 / 0)

FOW; 6 – 79 – 92 – 124 – 125 – 125 – 125 – 149 – 151 – 201

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

06.08.2016… Eng v Pak (D4)…

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Edgbaston… Day 4 – Saturday August 6th…

England won by 141 runs

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £6

England batted through in front of a crowd 15,275. Bairstow and Ali accelerating after tea to build a healthy lead of 311 by the close of play…

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Day 4… England Bat…

Teams…

England; *Alistair Cook, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, +Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson

Pakistan; Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, *Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali

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Day 4… Pakistan Field…

Stats…

2nd Innings

England; *Cook (66 – c Shah b S.Khan), Hales (54 – c Y.Khan b Amir), Root (62 – c Hafeez b Shah), Vince (42 – c Y.Khan b Amir), Ballance (28 – c Shafiq b Shah), +Bairstow (83 – lbw Khan), Ali (86 – n.o.), Woakes (3 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Broad, Finn, Anderson

Extras; 8nb 2w 4b 7lb – 21

445 for 6 dec (129 overs)

Bowling; Amir (31 / 75 / 2), S.Khan (29 / 111 / 2), R.Ali (21 / 54 / 0), Shah (43 / 172 / 2), A.Ali (5 / 22 / 0)

FOW; 126 – 126 – 221 – 257 – 282 – 434

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

03.08.2016… Eng v Pak (D1)…

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Edgbaston… Day 1 – Wednesday August 3rd…

England won by 141 runs

Ticket: £41Programme: £6

The first day of the Third Test; England all out at stumps for 297…

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Day 1… England Bat…

Teams…

England; *Alistair Cook, Alex Hales, Joe Root, James Vince, Gary Ballance, +Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson

Pakistan; Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, *Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, +Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali

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Day 1… Pakistan Field…

Stats…

1st Innings

England; Cook (45 – lbw R.Ali), Hales (17 – c Ahmed b S.Khan), Root (3 – c Hafeez b S.Khan), Vince (39 – c Y.Khan b S.Khan), Ballance (70 – c Ahmed b Shah), +Bairstow (12 – c Ahmed b S.Khan), Ali (63 – c Ahmed b Amir), Woakes (9 – c Ahmed b R.Ali), Broad (13 – c Ali b Amir), Finn (15 – n.o.), Anderson (5 – lbw S.Khan)

Did Not Bat;  None

Extras; 4nb 1w 0b 1lb – 6

297 all out (86 overs)

Bowling; Amir (16 / 53 / 2), S.Khan (23 / 96 / 5), R.Ali (20 / 83 / 2), Shah (27 / 64 / 1)

FOW; 36 – 48 – 75 – 144 – 158 – 224 – 244 – 276 – 278 – 297

Pakistan; Hafeez (0 – c Ballance b Anderson), Aslam (82 – r.o. Vince), A.Ali (139 – c Cook b Woakes), Y.Khan (31 – c Bairstow b Woakes), *ul-Haq (56 – b Anderson), Shafiq (0 – b Broad), +Ahmed (46 – n.o.), Shah (7 – r.o. Woakes), Amir (1 – lbw Woakes), S.Khan (7 – lbw Broad), R.Ali (4 – c Root b Broad)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 1nb 0w 5b 21lb – 27

400 all out  (136 overs)

Bowling; Anderson (29.1 / 54 /2), Broad (30 / 83 / 3), Finn (27.5 / 76 / 0), Woakes (30 / 79 / 3), Ali (17 / 79 / 0), Vince (1 / 2 / 0), Root (1 / 1 / 0)

FOW;  0 – 181 – 257 – 274 – 296 – 358 – 367 – 368 – 386 – 400

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

24.06.2016… Eng v SL…

England v Sri Lankaengcric

Edgbaston… Friday June 24th…

England won by 10 wickets

Ticket: £41Programme: £6

A very comfortable victory for England, with unbeaten centuries for Jason Roy and Alex Hales…

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Sri Lanka Bat…

England; Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, *Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, +Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid

Sri Lanka; +Kushal Janith Perera, Dhanushka Gunathilleke, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, *Angelo Mathews, Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Farveez Maharoof, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal

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Post-Match…

Stats…

England; Roy (112 – n.o.), Hales (133 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Root, *Morgan, Bairstow, +Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Willey, Plunkett, Rashid

Extras; 0nb 8w 0b 3lb – 11

256 for 0 (34.1 overs)

Bowling; Maharoof (7 / 47 / 0), Lakmal (5 / 21 / 0), Randiv (8 / 62 / 0), Pradeep (4 / 31 / 0), Prasanna (8.1 / 78 / 0), Gunathilleke (2 / 14 / 0)

FOW; n/a

Sri Lanka; + Perera (37 – r.o. Roy), Gunathilleke (22 – c Buttler b Plunkett), Mendis (0 – lbw Plunkett), Chandimal (52 – r.o. Roy), *Mathews (44 – c Plunkett b Rashid), Prasanna (c Willey b Rashid), Tharanga (53 – n.o.), Maharaoof (2 – b Willey), Randiv (26 – n.o)

Did Not Bat; Pradeep, Lakmal

Extras; 0nb 2w 1b 13lb – 16

254 for 7  (50 overs)

Bowling; Willey (10 / 65 / 1), Woakes (8 / 36 / 0), Plunkett (10 / 49 / 2), Ali (9 / 41 / 0), Rashid (10 / 34 / 2), Root (3 / 15 / 0)

FOW; 39 – 47 – 77 – 159 – 163 – 188 – 191

As usual, more pictures on flickr…