43. Over: England 133-2 (Denly 60, Root 23) Roston Chase will replace Kemar Roach. He'll have to do a lot of bowling today, with Keemo Paul hurt, and if he takes eight to 60 again, I can go post. Two singles from his first over.
"Evening Rob," says Romeo. "It is true that Banter never did a test fifty, but Bangar might one day. He will need Italy to obtain Test status for the next twenty years or so, but he made 40 for their Under-19s against France Under 19 & # 39; s in Bishop & # 39; s Stortford in July last year. Bharti Bangar. Remember the name. "
I'm still not over Sanjay's contribution to Headingley in 2002.
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42. Over: England 131-2 (Denly 59, Root 22) Gabriel sprays a delivery down to the leg side for four cities. No chance for goalkeeper Dowrich.
41. above: England 126-2 (Denly 59, Root 21) Root has been annoyed by a movement behind the bowlers arm since lunch. He knows that if England looks out of this outbreak from Gabriel and Roach, they will almost certainly win the battle. They lead by 249.
"Hi Rob," says Kim Thonger. "The earlier figure of physics has knocked me off. If Schrödinger happened to play cricket, I imagine him as a spinner. Would his doosra exist and not exist at the same time? And how on earth would DRS manage a review that could have two possible results? You could be out and not out at the same time. What would Dickie Bird do about it, eh? "
If it was an LBW appeal and Dickie was the judge, I suppose both possible results would be & # 39; not out & # 39;.
40. Over: England 125-2 (Denly 59, Root 21) Root has only ever played a test series without scoring half a century; It was in New Zealand six years ago. Currently, he plays second fiddle for Denly, who is timing the ball great. He throws Gabriel out of the pads for a couple more and then slips all the way around for four to get that fifty partnership up.
"Fascinating lunchtime discussion about Robin Smith's batting between Mr Keys, Butcher and Knight, with highlights from the 1994 tournaments in Antigua where he braved some very hostile fast bowling in scoring 175," says Brian Withington. "Fun to see him carry only earmuffs under the helmet rather than the full lattice. Keys and butcher highlighted his courageous courage and truly colossal power in the cut, while Knight reflected on him, was plagued by a brute of a supply on the trip that compressed. his cheek. Stirring things. "
Yes, I really enjoyed it. I am glad that they highlighted his abilities against the pace of bowling, which is often overlooked because of his cartoon courage.
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39. Over: England 118-2 (Denly 53, Root 20) In there Joe Denly! He reaches a stylish maiden test fifty-five with a beautiful drive through mid-off for four. It has only taken 73 balls with eight fours, and he is suddenly the favorite to bathe on No3 in Asen – not so much because of the races he has made as the way he made them.
"When was the last time you started your OBO innings with England with a certain advantage like this?" Asks John Starbuck. "Demoralized opponents with a bad batting record, damage to a few fielders, falling into the field, etc. When seesaw turns, it really swings."
It was a age since. November 2018.
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38. Over: England 113-2 (Denly 49, Root 19) Shannon Gabriel starts the afternoon session for his old chum Joe Root, who plays a couple of good defensive shots and then steals a single for midwicket. Joe Denly cuts in the air, but surely wide by midwicket, and the ball runs away for four. He's one away from a girl test fifty.
"I'm confused," says Henry Lubienski. "Leach is the best spinner England has. Nothing that happened in his career so far would contradict the theory that he could become a new Underwood / Swann category of bowler. I expect Anderson & Leach to be the first bowlers on the hold sheet, as they are the best fast and slow bowler available, and others can be mounted in them. Are the voters missing? Or is it me? "
I think Moeen is the best (and he has been very good since his recall last summer) is better than Leach's, but his lows are also lower. Moeen's batting is also to his advantage. However, I think much about Leach, and he should definitely have played before Rashid in the first test.
Thank you, Simon, everyone. Banter never made a test fifty. Joe Denly, the subject of any kind of hilarity in the last fourteen days, is five runs away from doing so. With the West Indian attack depleted through injury, he could achieve something even bigger – and almost guarantee a place at the beginning of next summer's ashes.
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Another fine session for EnglandFor all, they lost two wickets to poor supplies. Keaton Jennings did not come out especially not many again and will probably now lose his place in the team for a while, and Denly has played smart and is likely to stay in the squad for a while. However, someone who is not hanging around is me: Rob Smyth will be here too short to guide you through the interval and beyond. Send your emails to him here. Bye for now!
LUNCH: England headed by 231 with eight wickets back
37. Over: England 108-2 (Denly 45, Root 18) Roston Chase brings the session to a conclusion. Before the transition starts Gabriel and Root get into a kind of snafu, the brawny bowler must be escorted away from the stage of potential conflict after exchanging some unpleasant appearance and a few angry words. What follows is peaceful enough, a single coming from it over.
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36. Over: England 107-2 (Denly 45, Root 17) Gabriel shines short on Root again, and this time he gets meat from his bat on it, at shoulder height and cuts off to four. We have time for once more before lunch. "Appalled on the hitherto superficial and honestly rather positive analysis of the custard issue," Stuart Robinson rages. "What about the phenomenological and symbolic effects of inevitable splashes in the face, especially from a good yorker? It's custard, for Chrissakes!" Well, it would depend on the Newtonian garbage, wouldn't it?
35. Over: England 101-2 (Denly 44, Root 12) England's total sources for triple figures. Here, Hugh Maguire's courtesy is some pictures of a non-Newtonian fluid in action. Non-Newtonian fluids look fun.
34. Over: England 98-2 (Denly 43, Root 10) Shannon Gabriel is back for a quick spell before lunch, and Denly waves his flatbed invisibly on a short, wide delivery, his bats passing just below it, and then Root has a shorter, faster, bats passing right over it. John Starbuck has some real expertise to give us (used, of course) about Jennings Wicket. "Atherton, who commented on Talksport2, has said it hit the gap between pillow and thigh pad that sent it to Jennings's stumps," he reveals. "He also said it was a rare occurrence, but he had seen it happen himself." And I have that now.
33. over: England 96-2 (Denly 42, Root 10) Robert Wilson thinks of custard wickets. "I will not hopefully claim to have performed double-blind trials, but as a Belfast Catholic child, the lack of cricket infrastructure required much improvisation (getting my brothers to bow golf ball into my head on a nine foot concrete strip in honor of Curtley Ambrose was a memorable highlight ), "he writes. "Even though they are not qualified for vanilla bags, I can confidently tell you that border collies make disappointing wicketkeepers, cowpats seriously hamper play and a slipper (throws the ball) seams much less than you might imagine."
32. Over: England 93-2 (Denly 41, Root 8) Shot! It's nice from Root who pulls the ball through midwicket for an emphatic four. Look (if you are able) at the Jennings & # 39; wicket here, and especially at the rear from behind. Should thigh bags fly around on the pants if used correctly? It looks like he has an angry fruit in there.
31st: England 88-2 (Denly 40, Root 4) "I do not regret anything beyond GCSE physics, but I understood non-Newtonian drugs to change shape depending on the force exerted on it (for example, if you stand in the vanilla juice, you will sink but if you run over it, it's solid), "writes Andrew Benzeval. "Therefore, the faster and / or" heavier ball "bowlers will get the most out of such a pitch. Bressie let's be recalled maybe?" You can be a brighter chap than I am, Andrew, but I can assure you that if I was running on custard, it would not last for a very long time.
30. Over: England 86-2 (Denly 39, Root 3) Denly flies Joseph's first delivery, short, wide and not very beautiful, to four. "For the ignorant among us, that is me, what is a Newtonian fluid – or a non-Newtonian?" Ask Geoff Wignall. "Does it help explain why cricket was a post-Newtonian invention?" I think, and although I have only deduced it, I think it is true that a Newtonian fluid is one that scientists have proven that cricket cannot be played.
29. Over: England 80-2 (Denly 34, Root 2) England's leader now exceeds 200, having plundered Chase for four singles and one last ball three, lifted over the deck of Denly, but with so little power stopping it just after landing. Anyway, back to the big problem of the day. Which is of course custard. "What happens if the bowler toasts real pies into the vanilla?" Ask Richard Rouse. "And must the batsman play with a rhubarb stick?"
28th: England 73-2 (Denly 29, Root 0) A wicket girl. Having seen the wicket several times, at different speeds and from several angles, I still have no idea how a ball down the gas side managed to turn right from the pants. There was probably some thigh pillow involved, but with my limited understanding of physics I don't understand how the ball went right into the wicket, rather than in the other direction.
WICKET! Jennings b Joseph 23 (England 73-2)
Alzari Joseph's rubbish over the opening slowly delivers on the leg side until it hits Jennings pants, redirects to the wicket and gently removes a bail! It's just rank good luck.
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27th: England 73-1 (Jennings 23, Denly 29) A race! Jennings scampers a single from Chase's last delivery and we have scoreboard shifting action!
26. Over: England 72-1 (Jennings 22, Denly 29) And another girl, thanks to Roach, redirects her follow-up to the Denlys drive into the ground. Bowler finishes over, panting and sweating, gives Denly a bit of a look, his final ball has held off the surface before going through to the goalkeeper almost in slow motion.
25. Over: England 72-1 (Jennings 22, Denly 29) "Robert Wilson's reflections on an extreme pace on a lukewarm custard wicket have wondered how the track can play when the custard had cooled sufficiently to create a beautiful skin," Muslims Brian Withington. "Can we look at a very friendly surface with plenty of grip on canny spins? Or just the basis for a little seam to stare his stuff …" It would, of course, depend on whether we used a classic, thick English fleet or a thinner sauce more akin to a crème anglaise. I think a quick ball could skim across a crème anglaise while it would sink right into the vanilla, although scientific exploration would of course be necessary to confirm this. Anyway, another girl from Chase this time.
24. Over: England 72-1 (Jennings 22, Denly 29) A fine from Roach that makes Denly's life repeatedly difficult, but it is not entirely to find an edge. Slow and girl. And hang on, this flat screen thing has clear legs. "Robert Wilson's message made me wonder if the non-Newtonian character of hot vanilla would translate into a playable pitch," writes Olly Horne. "Warrants, in my opinion, are investigating."
23. Over: England 72-1 (Jennings 22, Denly 29) A change in pace with Roston Chase and Shannon Gabriel is forced to do some fielding on the border – and he also doesn't seem to be moving very fluently. The Caribbean is already a sailor down after Paul's damage, but perhaps Gabriel is just in a funk.
"Robert Wilson said he would have a 90 mph ball on a paddle pool filled with vanilla," said Robert Darby. "Custard is a non-Newtonian fluid, so it would be interesting to see if a fall would stay low or low. I think we should be told." I would love to see Gabriel's bowl in a pond full of vanilla in the name of science.
22. Over: England 69-1 (Jennings 20, Denly 29) The 50 partnership comes up as a result of a Roach bouncer, called Broad. Next bullet jumps into Denly, hitting the inside edge, thunder in his right thigh and then falling safely. And that's it beverages, the first hour of the day has gone pretty well for England after a terrible start. "Would it be uncharitable for those concerned to suggest that Keaton Jenning's drive produces the same turmoil as the Duke of Edinburgh?" Wondering Brian Withington. "Should Keaton voluntarily surrender his license to that shot before the selectors take it all away?"
21st: England 68-1 (Jennings 20, Denly 29) Denly flirting again through the covers again and looks nice, the drop-that-sky-still-calling-a-drop-even-it-a-no-ball except go as he is in a shadow over a ran a ball. Jennings is on average one run every fourth ball, and his attempt to play in shape remains a way that is less than his end point. Still, he occupies the curly, which is something.
20. Over: England 63-1 (Jennings 20, Denly 25) A girl from Roach to Jennings whose latest free scoring comes to a sudden stop. The final delivery is a cracker moving toward the batsman at hip height and then changing his mind as it runs out of the field and decides to move away from him. "As a person who has had many years to look at, as Angus Fraser and then Stuart Broad express their disappointment, it hardly looks like a strap to me," cheats Richard O & # 39; Hagan. "Gabriel could certainly use some lessons on that front."
19th: England 63-1 (Jennings 20, Denly 25) Another fine shot from Denly, who has already hit a few, but after moving through the covers, stopped the ball a few centimeters short of the rope. In other news, tell my heart, which was re-charted in 1996, reached No. 23 in the hit parade, so of course it has some kind of lasting appeal. "Bloody hell," exclaims Robert Wilson, "that the head is something." Dappled & # 39; is a masterful euphemism for it. The thing makes me seasick. I didn't want 90mph plus on it (so again if I am honest, I would not want to see the 90mph plus on a paddle pool filled with lukewarm custard). "
18. Over: England 57-1 (Jennings 18, Denly 21) Intermediates, Taylor Dayne's Tell It To My Heart Blares Out Of The Speakers In St Lucia. A 1988 No3 hit, it's a particularly unclear choice, and not even very good. Surely we should have forgotten it now? Jennings plays another of his trademark loose drives, one sending the ball safely over point for four.
17. Over: England 50-1 (Jennings 12, Denly 20) Roach shines a beauty that sinks past the edge of Jennings wafting bats and ends it with a spot-on yorker, well defended (just).
16th: England 48-1 (Jennings 9, Denly 20) Gabriel knocks down a short ball to Jennings and this no ball is called. Then Denly hit the ball over the gully for four before driving just like an arrow down the ground for four more.
"While I wanted to have seen Jennings out immediately and thus ensuring that there are no awkward fifties who can get the voters to give him another chance, Burns & # 39; s carelessness at times in this series is very frustrating , "writes Kevin Wilson. "He is obviously the best opener we could choose, but he is hovering around the inconsistent mid-20s that all his predecessors had after their run and counting the redundancies that make you moan. And with Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins coming, I don't see any cheap runs on the horizon to plummet that average. "
Here are the highlights of Gabriel's post-drop strap:
15. Over: England 38-1 (Jennings 9, Denly 12) When you look at the replicas, I'm sure Gabriel had to go over before Denly was dropped, and thus, even though Hetmyer had hit the catch, the batsman had survived. Someone should tell the bowler that before he gets too sour over other people's failures (and he did so when the ball hit the floor, so much sour). Roach replaces Keemo Paul, who leaves the field on a stretcher.
14. Over: England 37-1 (Jennings 8, Denly 12) Denly cuts a fine drive through the deck, and Paul sits down after it. He seems to be sure to catch it before it reaches the rope, but suddenly he, the ball and the player slows slowly to the limit and Paul collapses on the other side. It is a clear muscle button of a description, and it will definitely be the end of his test. Then Gabriel chases one into Denly, who just fights it to third glide Hetmyer drops an absolute sitting!
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13. Over: England 33-1 (Jennings 8, Denly 8) Denly gets one out of the fifth ball over and has eight from 10 balls. Jennings has eight from 47.
12. Over: England 32-1 (Jennings 8, Denly 7) Shannon Gabriel's first ball of the day is significantly less impressive than Paul's, throwing wild down on the five-sided leg. Then a misfield England gives the opportunity to scam a few more freebies. Jennings faces the last three deliveries without playing a shot.
11. about: England 24-1 (Jennings 8, Denly 4) Denly nicks his first ball past the cordon for four, after Burns transfers his wicket unnecessarily to an unpleasant opening from Keemo Paul. "Another day with England on top?" Muses Guy Hornsby. "Sri Lanka feels like a decade ago. But there's also a lot left in this Test that's given England's performances so far. I'm sure we could easily disintegrate this morning and then look like a Windies cruise past a 250 leaders."
WICKET! Burns c Joseph b Paul 10 (England 19-1)
Well it didn't take long. Burns fall to today's first bullet and hit it straight to square legs!
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Players are out and ready for action. Let's see what the new day has in store …
For the first time in this series, England was able to sleep well and enjoy a dominant position in a test match. Keaton Jennings is not yet out with 40 bullets, making it already longer than 17 of its 32 test investments, and they are only 13 runs away from enjoying a lead bigger than the Caribbean's total effort in total. Although they do not want their bowling chops tested again today, when it comes to time, they seem to be taking wickets, at least as long as Mark Wood goes down 94mph firecrackers rather than caring for damage in the physio room. All in all, it is extremely extreme if it is promising later. Here are some pre-action reading, with games due to get started at 14:00 GMT. Every day in this series has been fun and memorable; Let's hope for another!
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