England v Australia – ODI #2 from Bristol

After a superb chase on Tuesday, the England team look to add the points in the second game in Bristol today.

As with the first match, I won’t get to see any of it, but will be following when I can in the office. However, the game thread went down really well (judging by hits and comments – not all on the game) so have no problem sticking up another one for this series.

You may have noticed I don’t call it women’s cricket or such like. To me these are two international teams playing the sport I love. One team represents England, one Australia. End of. Just a personal thing.

16 thoughts on “England v Australia – ODI #2 from Bristol

  1. Boz Jul 23, 2015 / 11:08 am

    what nobody knows is that the groundstaff at Bristol have prepared a pretty benign pitch in order to thwart the pace of Johnson and Stark …..

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  2. Zephirine Jul 23, 2015 / 11:40 am

    Lanning and Perry looking comfortable now. 140 for2.

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  3. Zephirine Jul 23, 2015 / 12:29 pm

    A fine century for Lanning, but the commentators are all agreeing the scoring is just a little too slow… 234-2 with 4 overs to go.

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  4. Andy Jul 23, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    259/6 at end of first innings. A rather rare stumping off a wide to get Jonassen second last ball

    Quick Quiz,

    When was the last game where two different wicket keepers got a stumping in one innings. That can’t have happened often, but apparently it did today.

    Lanning st Jones
    Jonasson st Taylor

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  5. Boz Jul 23, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    Australia seemed to lose their way during the last 10 overs – could have got 300 – however England fought back well and took wickets at good times to slow the scoring down. An achievable target with the onus on a good start if Lottie isn’t too tired – although she’ll never be as tired as Cook …….

    What is it with Sarah Taylor and her missed chances – repeated her ‘effort’ of the previous match by missing a very simple stumping chance – she seems to move through her action and breaking the stumps without having the ball in her hands …..doh!??

    (talking about Taylor – what chance Giles Clarke getting a hug from KP??)

    Hope it’s a good reply

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  6. Zephirine Jul 23, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    “You may have noticed I don’t call it women’s cricket or such like.” 🙂

    It’s also noticeable that the Aus commentators call their team ‘the Southern Stars’ all the time, which avoids saying ‘the women’s team’ or ‘the Australian women’. England need a good name.

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    • Boz Jul 23, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      Giles Clarke’s Cricketing Tinkerbelles

      Lottie’s Lot

      England Women’s Cricket Team

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      • Andy Jul 23, 2015 / 2:18 pm

        The better England…

        Side note – would be interesting to see a women v men england match

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      • Culex Jul 23, 2015 / 10:31 pm

        England’s Better Half?
        England’s Better Team?

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  7. Zephirine Jul 23, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Mitchell Starc is a surprise guest in the commentary box, which is nice. Unfortunately he’s a man of few words.

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  8. BoerInAustria Jul 23, 2015 / 3:32 pm

    Sorry, each time I looked at the score on Cricinfo a wicket fell
    Promise I will not look for the next 105 runs…

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  9. metatone Jul 23, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    England just falling away a bit here. Think it will be a real challenge to catch up from here.

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  10. d'Arthez Jul 23, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    178/6 after 38 overs. Sciver and Brunt at the crease. You’d think Australia are favorites now going into the last 12 overs, and the RRR almost 7. But, it is certainly not impossible.

    And just as I was about to post that, Sciver goes …, and that is probably the game.

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  11. Boz Jul 23, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    the bloody drinks break’s wot did it!!!!

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  12. Steve Jul 23, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    Going the same way as the other ashes. England win followed by an Australian come back…

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