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Post England v The Proteas
Weird, weird morning ....

The English batsman was given out but thought it might be worth a review.

His partner up the other end said not to bother as the LBW was kosher.

Hawkeye showed the delivery pitched outside leg and would have missed leg.

After that fiasco, the next England pair discussed an absolutely plumb LBW and thought they'd better review it because they should have reviewed the first LBW.

They did review it and it was still absolutely plumb.

Anyway, Root was dropped and he promptly scored a massive century unbeaten.

It's a funny old game.


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Joe Root scored a brilliant unbeaten 184 on his first day as England Test captain to put his side in control against South Africa.

Arriving at the crease with England 17-2, the 26-year-old then saw them slump to 74-4.


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But Root steadied the ship with Ben Stokes and then made hay with Moeen Ali as England closed on 357-5.

Root was fortunate to be dropped in the gully on 16 and was later reprieved by a no-ball when stumped on 149.

Vernon Philander impressed for South Africa, removing both England openers and Jonny Bairstow cheaply.


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It was Root's day, however, as he hit the highest score by an England captain in his first game in charge.

He also follows in the footsteps of his three immediate predecessors - Alastair Cook, Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss - in marking his Test leadership debut with a ton.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40525826


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Brillaiant recovery from 17 - 2 :clap:

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Good run rate too, an excellent day's cricket :thumbup:

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Dropped catch, wickets off no balls... Proteas are setting their early tour standards low.
As much as it pains me, I enjoy watching this England side.

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England edge day 2 as well, SA 5 wickets down.

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Dropped catch, wickets off no balls... Proteas are setting their early tour standards low.
As much as it pains me, I enjoy watching this England side.


England are an opening pair way from being a really good team.


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Not that he bowled particularly well but he's still a massive loss - Idiotic behaviour from Rabada gets him the demerit point he needed to be suspended for a game (2nd test). Well done youngster :angry4:

You get a guy out, he's going off already - no need to tell him to *fupp* off too...

He's young, I reckon he'll learn but massively stupid thing to do.

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England have a first innings lead of 97, wicket showing a little turn..

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Good test, looks like SA will need about 330 to win

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Nice comeback from our bowlers but a bridge too far I reckon. To win or survive.

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A day and 38 overs to go, still 306 runs short and 25 / 3.
Yeah, let's throw in the towel, take the extra day off to go look in the countryside for expat Saffers who can bat, bowl and/or field.

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Well done England... Just like I said, "throw in the towel and start looking for cricket players from tomorrow..."

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The catch to remove Kuhn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40549216

England are unchanged and Rabada has been banned for the 2nd Test.

Wickets falling for South Africa yesterday : -

12-1 (6.6 ovs) - Kuhn
12-2 (9.1 ovs) - Elgar
25-3 (12.6 ovs) - Duminy
28-4 (14.6 ovs) - Amla
64-5 (25.5 ovs) - de Kock
67-6 (27.3 ovs) - Bavuma
72-7 (29.1 ovs) - de Bruyn
82-8 (31.4 ovs) - Maharaj
94-9 (33.5 ovs) - Rabada
119-10 (36.4 ovs) - Morkel


Moeen took 10 wickets in the match, 4 in the first innings and 6 in the second.

Wow.


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The catch to remove Kuhn - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/40549216

England are unchanged and Rabada has been banned for the 2nd Test.

Wickets falling for South Africa yesterday : -

12-1 (6.6 ovs) - Kuhn
12-2 (9.1 ovs) - Elgar
25-3 (12.6 ovs) - Duminy
28-4 (14.6 ovs) - Amla
64-5 (25.5 ovs) - de Kock
67-6 (27.3 ovs) - Bavuma
72-7 (29.1 ovs) - de Bruyn
82-8 (31.4 ovs) - Maharaj
94-9 (33.5 ovs) - Rabada
119-10 (36.4 ovs) - Morkel


Moeen took 10 wickets in the match, 4 in the first innings and 6 in the second.

Wow.


I was pretty annoyed at that, I was hoping SA would bat for much longer so I could pop down for a cheap Day 5 ticket!


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Best laid plans and all that ....

Maybe next time?

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