Teams in a tick.
Hi Tanya! Don’t forget, you can stay in touch with the county cricket blog too. Forget about a cluttered browser, keep us both open as we move through the day. I see that Somerset need 247 after Notts’ massive second dig, which gives Matt Renshaw ample time to register twin-tons for the fixture. Don’t doubt him, he’s pretty good at cricket.
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Let’s chat. I feel like I should keep saying that my email has changed since the winter, now at this one. Yeah, you better believe I’m casual. As for the twitter, that’s the same as it ever was. Hit me on both. Would you change the England XI? Are they missing a third front-line seamer? If so, then who? Is South Africa’s pace attack the best in the world?
Welcome to Hove for the women’s ODI of the summer between England and South Africa. Despite the season, the weather here is eerily similar how it was an hour before the opening rubber: very gloomy. Let’s hope for England that’s where the comparisons end after their shocker at New Road, a match that was all-but over within an hour.
If the home side get knocked off again today, it will be the third time in a row they have lost a 50-over series since holding the World Cup aloft at a packed Lord’s in July last year. There is no panic in the camp as yet, per Anya Shrubsole’s words yesterday, but there might be if they cede this three-rubber contest in straight sets.
Adam will be here shortly.Continue reading...