team captains and media

#1 by Cl11234566 , Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:51 am

How do you execute the perfect press-up? Fortunately David Lloyd was on hand to offer Misbah-ul-Haq and his team some advice in this area - although whether the tourists will remember it after their 75-run triumph at Lords is an entirely different matter. Heres what else we learned from four days at Lords... Who needs the UAE?Ok - Lords has long been an inspiration to touring teams but few first-timers make such a mark as skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and leggie Yasir Shah, playing at HQ in his first Test away from Asia. Misbah-ul-Haq celebrated his maiden century at Lords in style Pre-Test doubts about how Pakistans batsmen would fare in English conditions remained unanswered at 77-3 in the first innings (and still do in the case of the openers slots) but enter masterful Misbah to muscle his side to a more than satisfactory total.At 42 years and 47 days, hed seen and done most things in cricket apart from play a Test in England and the manner in which he blunted Englands attack en route to becoming the third oldest player to hit three figures at Lords was indomitable. David Lloyd was on hand to show Misbah-ul-Haq how to do some proper press-ups! Fine - his celebratory press-ups may have been a little flawed but Bumble soon put him right on that score. Pakistan will experience different conditions will differ at Old Trafford, Edgbaston and the Oval but if anything that could well play into the hands of a certain leg-spinner…Yasirs just getting startedIf Yasir can get a first-innings six-for on a gentle Lords surface... Shane Warne has long been a cheerleader of his but the manner in which Yasir exposed Englands long-held frailty against leg-spin was at best unnerving, at worst (for English fans) potentially series-defining even for a bowler who has taken more wickets in 13 Tests than anyone else in history. Yasir Shah stole the show as he claimed five wickets on the second day Joe Roots ill-judged slog-sweep might have got the ball rolling, but such was Yasirs masterful control of drift and turn that the slow bowlers success had a strong sense of inevitability about it.Playing positively, using your feet and hitting straight is all well and good but when positivity masks recklessness (Moeen Ali), youre going to get burnt. Amid all the brouhaha of Yasirs success, the pre-Test soul-searching surrounding Mohammad Amirs return to Test cricket evaporated into a ripple of polite Lords applause.Woakes is un-droppableSouth Africa suddenly seems an age away and thats all credit to Woakes endeavour and mettle. Since claiming two wickets in as many tests on that tour, the Warwickshire all-rounder is a player transformed - proving plenty of people who thought he was no more than a county player wrong in the process. Watch Chris Woakes take his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket Suddenly the prospect of Woakes and Stokes running out at Old Trafford is a real one after the former claimed the best figures for England against Pakistan at Lords since Ian Bothams 8-34 in 1978 with valuable first-innings runs.Extra zip, tighter control and a new-found confidence in the Test arena all added up to a well-merited first 10-wicket Test match haul and suddenly the out-of-sorts Steven Finn (badly out of luck on Saturday) and newcomer Jake Ball (impressive without dazzling) look the most vulnerable with Stokes and Anderson poised to return.A fairway to goIts a little over a year since Trevor Bayliss took charge of England and despite an Ashes success and nerve-wrenching run to the World T20 amongst other highlights, the Australian is honest enough to admit that England are far from the finished article - particularly in the field of shot selection. You might say the same about Bayliss golf game, but that would be harsh - especially when compared to Keyseys putting! Trevor Bayliss joins Ian Ward and Rob Key for a round of golf While chatting to Ian Ward, Bayliss revealed that in previous talks Root had pushed back at the chance to batting at three but not this time.Looking back over the years, he has big shoes to fill, not least those of Jonathan Trott who demonstrated his own golfing prowess by tearing up the Sky Sports Golf Zone during our coverage of the 145th Open Championship - landing his tee shot at the Postage Stamp par-three eighth at Royal Troon within gimme distance of the hole.Despite two rash dismissals, Roots future at three is secure and sound as Bayliss down-to-earth philosophy.Athers attracts AlsatiansNot a phrase Id ever thought Id write but one worth leading with after an amusing incident during filming for our new feature on the great Imran Khan. Find out how a large dog tickled Mike Atherton’s fancy during our Imran series During one serious piece to camera that had to be done in just one take, a rather large hound took a particular liking to our pundit and began sniffing around, Athers just about fending off the dogs unwanted attentions while completing the job, true pro that he is.Imran had stiff competition from another supreme sportsman in the feature of the Test category from AB de Villiers, who spent time over the winter giving Nasser the inside track on his stellar career including some quality insights into his batting drills.Reports that Nas soldiered on during filming despite the disturbing presence of a wildebeest remain unfounded. Part one of our Saturday Story - The Jackman Affair - was equally hard-hitting, re-telling the story of one of Englands most controversial tours of all time, to West Indies in 1981.Watch day one of the second Test between England and Pakistan live on Sky Sports 2 from 10am on Friday. Also See: Press-up celebrations Story of Day Four Amirs redemption How it happened Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . PAUL, Minn. Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic . Bouchard went down to a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 defeat at the hands of Svitolina in her opening match at the Sony Open on Friday. Bouchard got the rivalry going two years ago when she won the junior Wimbledon title over Svitolina. Make the extra pass, take care of the ball, play defence and get more out of his bench. NHL Jerseys Outlet . Ribery, who won UEFAs best player in Europe award for the 2012-13 season, helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League and Bundesliga and German Cup titles. Messi, winner of the last four Ballon dOr awards in voting by coaches, team captains and media, was injured late in the season and could not prevent Barcelona from being beaten by Bayern in the Champions League semifinals. Discount NHL Jerseys . "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline.Maybe Rasks water bottle could use some help from David "dont touch the bottlle" Clarkson.dddddddddddd (NSFW) H/T @PeteBlackburn @Jeffler ' ' '

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