Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Galle

It's what separates him from the fab 3 (Smith, Williamson & Kohli) IMO. He's a level below them due to that conversion rate.

this list is worth a look, only VVS is worse


this list is worth a look, only VVS is worse

Interesting stuff - I was a big Laxman fan, a classic Indian batsman in terms of his wrist speed and elegance. I suppose one defence of him could be that he usually batted no higher than 5 and is likely to have spent more time batting with the tail than Root.


100 partnership from the Yorkies.

Put us into pole position following a shaky start.
Still think SL are well in the game here given our undercooked batting and having to bat fourth.
Bat well enough here (and they put in a similar performance in their 2nd innings) and hopefully we'll only need to bat once.
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Good first day, can see a decent lead being set up nice to see JB back in the team
And scoring a few runs, talented player just seemed to have lost confidence a bit let’s hope we build this up tomorrow good 4:25 am start tomorrow this one isn’t it ?

Paddy O'Dors

Would have been over the moon with that position at 04:29, well chuffed at 12:08.

350 on the board should see us home and dry. Two openers need to get some practice in mind..

I think someone has coated the outfield with a layer of glue.