Survival Games Finalist
Survival Games Finalist
- Jan 3, 2018
- Sheffield, England
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All very plausible....but you'll have to wait until next week to find out because I'm just a big tease like that :-D18 maidens from the skipper too with an economy under one!
Plenty of time left for you to force a result @Rumple43, 60 odd ahead, if you can go at say 3.5 an over till tea, that would be a lead of around 270 - but that would be a very sporting declaration with so many overs left - perhaps go for a quick run rate, set them 325 plus and then get at them just after tea?
Thank you for the kind words, much appreciated. Next update is tomorrow, I may move from 2 to 3 a week, I've got a decent backlog written and ready to go.Oh wow another great story in the making and already loving your updates! Root surely will remember these bowling figures for a long time. 2 days remain with Eng 62 ahead, all 3 results possible.
Looking forward to what unfolds next if you stop being a tease now..
“I’m extremely pleased for the team today, as they did everything they could have done with both bat and ball.
“To see Rory make a century in those conditions was pleasing, and for guys coming in to make their mark, Foakes and his ball striking was phenomenal, and a first ever half century for Higgs, that was brilliant.
“I thought we applied pressure really well with the ball. Sure the wicket column is the one that catches the eye, but that came from the pressure we applied by bowling in the right areas and fielding well.”
England head coach Mike Hesson added:“Well, I certainly didn’t expect that coming into this series, but I’ll take it. The ball was doing a bit last night, and a big pat on the back to our boys around the bat to take some catches.
“We’re delighted as a unit to seal what is a sizable win and begin taking steps towards being the team we want to be. I’m a very pleased captain today, and over these last five days as well.”
“We have performed admirably here, but this is just one game. We now need to head into the second test and start afresh.
“We don’t just want series wins, we want match wins every time we step over that boundary rope, and winning breeds a mentality that will only help us going forward.”
“I’m buzzing after that, I’m not going to lie! It’s been a while since I’ve been able to make an impact with the bat and coming out and seeing the surface, and how the top order had done, I can’t say I thought it was on the cards!
“Me and Ben just got our head downs and tried to play ball for ball, the next five runs, 10 runs, and build from there.
“Credit to the West Indies for making us work, but we feel we’ve got a good total on the board now and we can’t wait to have a bowl at them tomorrow.”
“It was nice to get out there and bowl today. The pitch is offering plenty and to be honest, for a bowler that is what you want.
“We’ve put ourselves into a strong position that hopefully we can capitalise on, and all we need to do now is bat smartly then take another 10 wickets.
“It’s been a good series so far from our perspective and we want to keep that going for as long as we can.”