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everyone now talking about the lost bonus point.
Looks like Lyth/Lees & Co can fill their boots and improve their averages against 60-odd overs of spin - cannot see Lancs bothering to exert Bailey & McLaren after the shine has gone from the new ball.
I've not bothered attending today. I doubt there will be 100 people in the ground - there was hardly anyone there yesterday when the game was, potentially, interesting.
Blame the Lancashire groundsman - if Brookes can score a century and players like Parry, Bailey and Kerrigan score runs with ease, it tells you all you need to know.
Yeah - I thought that was odd too.
Agreed, there seems to be too much of a tendency to believe that upping the rate automatically means we will lose wickets and get a below par score.
It's odd that wickets fall to the first new ball, both teams' first innings, but the second new ball, taken against supposedly lesser batsmen, hardly troubles them. It's a pattern we've seen in previous games, too.