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17.08.2017… Eng v WI (D1)…

England v Pakistanengcric

Edgbaston… Day 1 – Thursday August 17th…

England 348 for 3 (90 overs)

Ticket: £41 – Programme: £6

Day One of the first ever Day/Night test match to be played in the UK…

After the loss of a couple of early wickets (39/2 after 7.3), England dominated, moving to 348/3 by the close. Alistair Cook batted through, finishing the day on 153 not out; Joe Root made 136, sharing a partnership of 248 with Cook…

The only disappointment being that the runs continue to come from the usual suspects…

Day 2: Alistair Cook was finally dismissed for 243 as England went on to make 514/8 before declaring. West Indies progressed to 44/1 from 16 overs before rain stopped play…

Day 3: West Indies were dismissed in their first innings for 168. They followed on, making an even smaller 137, and losing by an innings and 209 runs. 19 wickets fell on the day, among them being Stuart Broad’s 384th test wicket. A dismissal which took him past Ian Botham to become England’s second highest Test wicket taker of all time…

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Edgbaston: Pre-Lights…

Teams…

England; Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Tom Westley, Joe Root, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Toby Roland-Jones, James Anderson

West Indies; Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins

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Edgbaston: Post-Lights…

Stats…

1st Innings

England; Cook (248 – n.o.), Stoneman (8 – b Roach), Westley (8 – lbw Cummins), Root (136 – b Roach), Malan (28 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Stokes, Bairstow, Ali, Broad, Roland-Jones, Anderson

Extras; 4nb 3w 0b 8lb – 15

348 for 3 (90 overs)

Bowling; Roach (20 / 72 / 2), Joseph (17 / 85 / 0), Cummins (19 / 61 / 1), Holder (15.3 / 58 / 0), Chase (12.3 / 58 / 0), Brathwaite (6 / 6 / 0)

FOW; 14 – 39 – 287

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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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)…

England v Pakistanengcric

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)…

England v Pakistanengcric

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…