Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

2nd Test

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
Well its starting in a few hours

How do people think this one will pan out?

Personally i think the poms will give a better showing and if they win the toss will make us work for it - we will win though
 

willstyles

Active Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2004
Messages
1,644
Reaction score
4
I agree that it will be a better contest, but unless McGrath is ruled out I can't see anything but a comfortable victory.

England would love to bat first on the Adelaide wicket, but even then I can't see the pitch deteriorating enough by day five to make Australia's chase impossible.
 

earl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2005
Messages
1,151
Reaction score
0
I think with Clark in the side bowling well should cover the loss of Mcgrath. Although I think he is playing. Just hope that last ashes dont repeat itself , and we lose him for the whole game.

Aussie should win , big score from Punter again.
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
Poms win the toss and bat

Aussies bowling ok, nothing in the pitch at all

Strauss out to a poor shot - Clark gets another, 29 wickets @ 16.89 so far
 

earl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2005
Messages
1,151
Reaction score
0
Another wicket to Clark. Hes on fire , and i dont ahve him in my team. :doh:
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
i wanted to have him but you have to have 5 poms unfortunatly
 

willstyles

Active Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2004
Messages
1,644
Reaction score
4
I agree that it will be a better contest, but unless McGrath is ruled out I can't see anything but a comfortable victory.

England would love to bat first on the Adelaide wicket, but even then I can't see the pitch deteriorating enough by day five to make Australia's chase impossible.

I was wrong. On all counts really.

No comfortable victory for Australia. But it is hardly a better contest. It's a damn road. That's some boring sh*t.
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
pup prooving good value again

being extremely patient and up to 61 now

hope he continues on for a ton
 

earl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2005
Messages
1,151
Reaction score
0
pup prooving good value again

being extremely patient and up to 61 now

hope he continues on for a ton

Thats settled.
If they want Watson to come in, then MArtyn has to sit out.
Lat night was the best Ive seen Clarke start an innings.
I reckon he would have wanted to bat through the night.
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
Awsome stuff and a well deserved century

Great Innings from Pup.

Aussies now just 54 behind with 4 wickets in hand and 130 overs left

Odds are for a draw but if pup and the others can get a lead of 150 then theres a small chance warne can weave some last day magic.

Poms havnt got a chance in hell of winning now
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Reaction score
4
It'll be a draw... i think our best chance at winning was a "sporting declaration" from punter when we were behind by 100 - 150. Maybe freddy would have set us about 400 to get on the last day or something.. would have made it interesting.... oh well we still are on track to get the ashes back with a draw
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
england are playing for the draw

10 overs bowled this morning and just 10 runs scored

haydos dropped bell off warne, thats about it so far
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
i may have spoken too soon

england now 5/77

4/8 off the last 10 overs, collingwood the only recognised batsman left
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Reaction score
4
we bowled them all out for 129!!!

We have 36 overs to chase down 169 runs!!

Open up with gilly and let's get em.... the run rate required is only about 4.6.... smash them!
 

earl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2005
Messages
1,151
Reaction score
0
50 odd to get off 70 odd balls.
We should get them , but Martyn has to go. Started with a great shot then next ball loses his head. trying to be the hero , and how often is he out caught.
I hope Pup can guide the ball around with Hussey , have a great win , and secure his spot , if he hasnt already.
 

Canteen Worker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2004
Messages
13,242
Reaction score
214
What a great days cricket. I stream the ABC radio on my PC and so enjoyed every ball. :clap:
 

Fluffy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 12, 2004
Messages
21,154
Reaction score
7,846
a great win - 3rd highest first inning score to lose, highest for the poms

ponting, hussey and pup are going great.

Martyn has to go and hayden cant be far behind at the moment
 

Nutzcraw

Active Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2005
Messages
4,826
Reaction score
4
I think it's fair enough that hayden stays... but surely that has to be martyn's last go.. what has he contributed with so far this ashes???


Hayden
Langer
Ponting (the best i've ever seen)
Hussey (what a player!!)
Clarke
Watson
Gilchrist
Warne
Lee
Clarke
McGrath

That's my team
 

earl

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2005
Messages
1,151
Reaction score
0
Watson wont get in due to injury.
If and when he does come in , Martyn has to go. Not fair to leave Clarke out. he is the future and Martyn is the past. Simple.
 

PJ

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2004
Messages
2,801
Reaction score
49
Martyn....well you'd be happy to know (as I am) that he has retired from both forms of the game!
 

Latest posts

2020 Ladder

Team P W D L PD Pts
1 Panthers 20 18 1 1 299 37
2 Storm 20 16 0 4 258 32
3 Eels 20 15 0 5 104 30
4 Roosters 20 14 0 6 230 28
5 Raiders 20 14 0 6 128 28
6 Rabbitohs 20 12 0 8 169 24
7 Knights 20 11 1 8 47 23
8 Sharks 20 10 0 10 0 20
9 Titans 20 9 0 11 -117 18
10 Warriors 20 8 0 12 -115 16
11 Tigers 20 7 0 13 -65 14
12 Dragons 20 7 0 13 -74 14
13 Sea Eagles 20 7 0 13 -134 14
14 Cowboys 20 5 0 15 -152 10
15 Bulldogs 20 3 0 17 -222 6
16 Broncos 20 3 0 17 -356 6
Top Bottom