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tigerman

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Hold your head up Burns, at least you didn't nick off playing a pathetic looking defensive shot :p
 
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leon

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So we get another chance to be amazed by how awful Rory Burn's batting technique is. One of the rare informative presentations by Copeland on CH.7 coverage finally explained why. He has a really dominant left eye so has to tilt his head to try and line up his vision to ball. Then turns his body half towards it, everything across the line turning to mid-on including a closed-face bat.

What cannot be explained is how he has come to be one of the 'best' openers England can select from. Such a flawed technique can never succeed long-term at test level, unfortunately for him. Especially on our hard, fast wickets and seaming balls.

Now run out! Ha.
 

mrposhman

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Agree. Wasn't his fault Crawley stopped and hesitated, but should've dived......ala Dangerfield.

Look at it from behind the bowler. Crawley hesitated because Burns didn't trust his call. He then carried on as he then saw Burns start to sprint.

That runout was on only 1 man and that was Burns himself. Irony of this wicket is I reckon Hameed might finally have had a wicket that may have suited his game and we drop him for it.
 

tigerman

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What a picturesque ground Blundstone Arena is with Mt Wellington in the background.
For mine it's the equal of Newlands with it's Table Mountain in the the background.
 
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tigerman

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What joy to watch Boland is, the story of the summer. I love his modesty, he hasn't got an ounce of smugness in him.
 
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leon

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We sure are. In a way I'm glad we are getting flogged here, anything else and it papers over some massive cracks. At least this way it will force the ECB to react.
Billings might be a winner. Spirited performance - keeping and batting. Lot of questions re Buttler after this tour.
 
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