Hampshire Cricket History

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January 25, 2021, 8:17 am
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Another day that shows why Test Cricket is incomparably the finest form of the game. The Sri Lankan 9th wicket partnership has really shifted the balance with 164 to win – and Joe Root has added two late wickets to his magnificent batting (he’s on a hat-trick) –

When you’re old and grey Fernando … you might regret that first ball duck!

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Two Titans playing in this Test; The Sri Lankan spinner v the England Captain, but everybody doing their utmost to contribute to the cause. This Test Cricket is so exciting but I have to say, the new shots such as reverse sweep scoring shot to counter the spin attack have their origins in the later forms of the the game. Wouldn’t have seen that in the sixties and seventies? My favourite form of the game has reason to thank the newer forms…

Comment by Bill Seager

Good point Bill. It is interesting however to see Dom Sibley three times trapped on the back foot (probably wisely) playing back to the spinners and three times surviving DRS only because while the ball was hitting each time, it was not out on Umpire’s call. Perhaps they should introduce ‘three and out’?!! But the really revealing thing is that having gone back to play the backward-defensive shot, Sibley squares up and plays across the ball towards leg. That’s not in the MCC Coaching manual (!) and perhaps what many batsmen have lost over the past 50 years.

Comment by pompeypop

Well done England.

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