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Old 08-16-2019, 06:05 AM
Stanislaus is offline
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Yeah, it's fairly well poised. I'd say England's batters were a bit disappointing, but that would imply it was fair to expect anything different. They who are they are - largely a mix of ODI players and all-rounders - so looking for technically proficient 120-ball 40s is unfair. You just have to hope that someone comes off big every now and then.

I thought Archer looked pretty decent in his few overs. Beat the bat a couple of times and could have had a wicket if anyone had hear the faintest of faint edges that took. There'll be a lot of focus on him today, especially if/when he's bowling to Smith. Should be a good contest.