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Draw? No, it's a no result

Why are Sky calling this a Draw?
It isn't. A Draw is 5 days of test match cricket and neither team manages the win and it's even stevens.
This test match is a "No Result".
Test Cricket needs to modernise. Sitting around all morning chatting about the previous day's lack of play due to weather then they start at 11am knowing end of play is at 1pm due to yet more bad weather. Get the fook on with it. Start at 8am, 7am even. Maximise the playable time.
Test cricket is dead if does not adapt and change.

posted on 18/8/19

I do agree Neutral, there wasn't even an attempt to make up any of the lost time, I swear 10 years ago or so if 1 whole day had been washed out they would start half an hour early and finish an hour later etc in a slight attempt to make time up but there has pretty much been none of that in this test!

posted on 19/8/19

Exactly the same reason you don’t have all but 1 game in the PL on a Sat at 3pm anymore, TV rights to broadcast! Cricket owes its very existence in its current form in this country to Sky as without its funding it would be in a very sorry state.

comment by sandy (U20567)

posted on 19/8/19

Steve Smith is the only real Test Match Batsman on either side, the rest of the side are made up of one day players. Why they have five day tests in the modern age is beyond me, most barely last three days, weather apart.

posted on 19/8/19

ECB or ICC not that inept that they did considered the issue, reason could be that there is dew early in the morning or conditions are too bowling friendly.Would have been unfair to team batting in that part of the day

posted on 19/8/19

I mean they must have considered this

posted on 19/8/19

You're completely right. They could easily start at 10am for example.

Also, how many times do we have to see the end of the day's play curtailed in order to get an earlier start time for tests in India, SL, BD etc?

posted on 20/8/19

They should start half an hour early regardless as players needing treatment for Archer bouncers takes time out of the game

posted on 20/8/19

comment by sandy (U20567)
posted 1 day ago
Steve Smith is the only real Test Match Batsman on either side, the rest of the side are made up of one day players. Why they have five day tests in the modern age is beyond me, most barely last three days, weather apart.
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Joe Root Averages over 48 in test cricket. That fact would suggest he's a 'real' test batsman as you put it

posted on 21/8/19

Could have started at half 9, although they would have said the dew is too much... That's because it's almost autumn as you are playing the premier series in August and September 🙄 saying that.. The 2005 Ashes ended mid September too 🤔

posted on 23/8/19

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