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Ashes 2013/14

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So went camping over the weekend and didn't get to see any of the test. Listened on the radio where possible.

    Did we dominate ? Obviously Johnson bowled well, about bloody time he got his mojo back. Mecurial to say the least. With him and Harris in form we have a pretty good pace attack. Lyon bowled pretty well from all reports.

    Our first dig seemed a bit shaky, only saved by some rearguard action, but the pitch must have had a bit it in because they folded as well.

    Great start to the series, and now the Poms lose Trott, who will be hard to replace. I feel a bit more bullish about our hopes than I did 3 months ago.

    Same side for Adelaide ?
     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    second test....Aust lose 3 for 19 after a good start.

    FFS CHERISH YOUR WICKET you tarded toe rags
     
  3. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    How many Poms will be going home with "stress related illnesses" before Perth? Cook for sure and Peterson will go home to South Africa.
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    The way Johnson bowled in Adelaide would scare any batsman heading to Perth, I wouldn't blame any of the poms for getting away from that. Right now he is one of the top few bowlers in the world and in terms of ferocity well the West Indies of the 80's comes to mind.

    The batting has improved this summer, less stupid wickets (if anything they have given that curse to the poms) and what is better is the next in line are making runs too, a stark change from a few months back.

    Looking forward to a few broken arms in Perth ;)
     
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    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Damn straight a few broken arms! If the Aussies can absorb the pom fight back and win in Perth I'll be very happy.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Perth should be a cracker. It's going to be stinking hot over the weekend, so bake them in the field for a day and a half and then they should be ripe to blow away.

    The turn around in Johnson has been remarkable. I personally didn't think we'd see him back given all the young talent we had coming through. But injury has given him another sniff and he is on fire. He could be on track to get 250+ test wickets at this rate (before the series is out)
     
  7. Fluffy

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    The poms are showing a little more ticker this time but you feel that it will still be 6 out all out type thing.

    With the heat over there the pitch is bound to dry out and crack up a bit so days 4 and 5 will be tough, any first innings lead should be more than enough
     
  8. ManlyBacker

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    The pitch is turning into a shocker. 3-0 (after 3) must be running at 8-1 on imo going into day 5. After day 1 in the first Test this is astonishing - but enjoyable. The strains of 'Rule Brittania' in the crowd are almost comical.
     
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    Hurry up Boxing Day. A couple of big hundreds from the Aussie openers is on order.
     
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    And now Graeme Swan has flown north for the winter.
     
  11. Fluffy

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    interesting call by Clarke to send them in, doesnt look like the right call so far.

    Great ball by Watson and very interesting to watch the 2 in a row that pitched almost identically
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Great to hear Bill Lawry back in the box, he is a mile above the other rubbish that comes in these days !!

    Haven't seen a massive amount of the day flicking between the 1 dayer and NBA as well. Gonna be interesting to see the Pietersen approach should Bresnan go early
     
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    I HATE listening to slater and Taylor and co. I listen to abc radio even if it is 4seconds ahead of the tv.
    Something not right in the England team that's for sure.
     
  14. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A couple of late wickets justified clarkes call. When KP and bell looked set he would have been kicking himself. But we could have had KP early if Faulkner had been a little more aware, but still a good effort.

    Knock em over for under 300 and decision to bowl will be ok. We didn't bowl that well in first session so wasted a bit of what was in pitch. Second new ball is still shiny so hopefully run through them this morning.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

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    That cricket from Pietersen is some of the worst test cricket I have ever seen, absolutely appalling

    If he had Chris Martin at the other end ok, play that shot, but Broad has a high score of 160 and numerous 50s to go with it. Braindead stuff
     
  16. globaleagle

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    He got baulked by the Aussie awesomeness!
     
  17. Fluffy

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    Poms have resorted to the bore us out tactic now.

    Which suits Rogers, just not the others
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

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    These 2 days have shown up how **** Healy, Chappell and co are as commentators

    Spent all of yesterday going on non stop about how poor England were going at 2.5 an over. Australia going at 2.1 today and it's all about the pitch etc lol
     
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  19. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We are struggling. Mentally switched off at 3-0 it seems. Some poor.cricket shots today. Is this baileys last test.
     
  20. Fluffy

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    KE they did the same thing about out poor innings first up at the Gabba before taking a big lead after bowling the poms out for 130 odd. They just add more weight to the argument that cricketers are some of the dumbest sporting people on the planet.

    Watching day 1 and more so day 2 the pitch looks a bit 2 paced. Hard to time shots, plenty in the air etc.

    Right now Clarke is looking a fool for bowling first, especially if it keeps getting worse.

    and yes, the mental drive is not there anymore
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    forgot to add, how funny was it at tea time to see that loud mouth get belted by Lee (who didn't miss)

    after 2 or 3 he was a lot quieter and by the end of the over far far more respectful.
     

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