David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7144 posts, RR: 14 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 679 times:
Lancashire just been bowled out for 320 against Surrrey at the Oval and Flintoff made merry to the tune of 137 of 106 balls. It seems like a typical innings as well: 20 4s and 3 6s.
Add this to the bowling performance on Monday of 4-11 in 7 overs and on Sunday where he made a patient 47 (at just under a run a ball!) before the crowd encouraged him to do a big hit and was bowled, and one can see that he appears to be in the best form of his life.
I wonder what he'll do against the Sri Lankans in a weeks time.
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 24 Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 668 times:
When I checked Lancs weren't doing too well. Flintoff can turn a game like that!I will be at PIK+GLA on Tuesday and Wednesday so I can't wait for the test to start on Thursday.Might even make my way upto Kennington if any tickets are left.
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2050 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks ago) and read 665 times:
Barfbag, if Durham with reserve players can rattle up almost 500 against the Lankans, imagine what the full-blown English team will do! What's the record Test score... 952, isn't it?
Well, where are two ways to see it... the Lankans may be genuinely short on bowling strength (which I doubt, despite Murali's absence), or they may be simply setting the stage for the series by deliberately underperforming. Its happened before - many times.
David_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7144 posts, RR: 14 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 662 times:
I hope for their sake they are underperforming as I forgot Matthew Fleming's run fest in the previous game with him scoring a 100 off 60 or so balls! One of the bowlers bowled something like 13 overs for 110.