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  1. Yeah I have to be careful of that in my workplace. I am finding remote work relatively straightforward (though I do wish I had a bigger condo!) Lots of my colleagues are finding it really tough managing work and family responsibilities. The more I think about it, the more I think that "the office" is really just a quiet sanctuary for working parents.
  2. He will have to unless the NZ gov't grant him compassionate leave. This has become harder to secure since two young women were released on compassionate grounds, only to later test positive for CV-19.
  3. Pakistan was doomed from the moment @Hereward called England’s loss :P. Frustrating stuff but you have to hand it to England. Long batting order working well for them. And congrats to Buttler for proving the doubters wrong.
  4. Aaaand Pakistan get themselves into a spot of bother. Shocked!!!
  5. Not saying it would be a panacea, but I do think Leach is the better option. His batting might not be as good as Bess, but he's no mug. And he offers much more control and a better chance of taking a wicket against a Pakistan line-up packed with right-handed batsmen.
  6. Broad can be dangerous in these situations. I’m always worried that Pakistan will give up a lead by handing easy runs to the tail. Nice to see Shah taking a bag. He’s one of the most aggressive spin bowlers going around, which makes him fun to watch if not a consistent performer.
  7. I doubt that's the last time Abbas will get Sibley LBW in this series. He's pretty much the perfect bowler for Sibley - bowls stump-to-stump and with just enough seam to cause major problems. Abbas' test record in England so far: 12 wickets, averaging 14. Striking every five overs. ETA: Make or break for Buttler? This is such a critical innings to his long-term future.
  8. Yeah it's a nice little story. Masood was ridiculed by the English cricket press last time he toured after making single-figure scores in half his innings and just the one 50. No better way to silence the critics than with a ton!
  9. Gotta love Pakistan fans. As pointed out on Cricinfo, the comments on Masood's innings went from: from "got to find a way of rotating strike" and "can't just spend time at the crease" to "absolute joy for all Pakistan fans" and "potential Pakistan captain"! This is going to be a decent (without being dominant) score for Pakistan and gives the bowlers a shot.
  10. Urgh. Don't even remind me about the Holder tosses - he probably threw away the series by doing that. Even if they had posted only a moderate score in either match, a better rested bowling attack with runs of the board would have challenged England. Then again, England did just look brilliant once Broad was back in the side. So it may not have mattered at all. I do think Pakistan could be slightly more challenging, but they are the usual hit-and-miss proposition. The batting as we've said looks better than the Windies and the bowling has nice variety: the pace of Naseem, accuracy of Abbas, left-arm pace/angles of Afridi and the leg-spin of Yasir and Shadab. The problem is that some of their better players (e.g. Ali, Shafiq, Yasir) have middling to poor records in England. So a good side on paper might play like crap on the park. What's new for Pakistan I guess!
  11. Decent start to the series for Pakistan. Certainly showing more top-order fight already than the Windies did. Just on Babar Azam - boy he is a really classy player. He is the one guy who could probably join Virat, Root and Williamson as number 2 test batsmen in the world. He averaged 56 in 2018, 68 in 2019 (including a sparkling hundred on tour in Australia) and now averaging 212 in 2020 (from two innings...)
  12. Morrison concedes defeat and pulls the C’th out of Clive’s border challenge. All hail King Mark I!
  13. Lol. I love the idea that this is a “hard” lockdown. For a lot of the developed world (USA excepted), these are the basic restrictions that countries lived in for months and may well have to reintroduce. Going to the supermarket was the most exciting event of the week.
  14. Agree on both some sort of reintroduction of restrictions in NSW and masks. Even if there is only, say, a 20% chance of NSW emulating Vic, the new rules would still be worth it. For the record, the “lockdown isn’t working” headline was from the ABC! I’ve now switched to The Guardian and the Tele home page to see what the other mob is thinking :P. Maybe I should try some Sky After Dark for some lolz.
  15. I have a feeling politicians are watching hospitalization and deaths more than cases at the moment. With better testing now in place, it’s almost impossible that we will see flat or declining new cases now that restrictions are lifted. But we should hopefully be able to keep the most vulnerable safe.
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