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  • TiversTivers    7,173 posts
    And you want our ashes, but you’re not having them...... :))
  • spinkingspinking    2,178 posts
    Cummings and the keeper wasted that review and the test

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  • paraleticparaletic    3,201 posts
    The shit review, lyon choking..... seriously it was like watching a sick comedy festival out there.

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  • TiversTivers    7,173 posts
    Review or not - how could that be called not out ?
    Looked plumb. Was plumb.
  • spinkingspinking    2,178 posts
    Tivers are you talking about the Lyon Not out?
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,361 posts
    Yes, the review was wasted BUT shouldn't have needed a review for that last LBW as it was PLUMB
  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,883 posts
    :-h
  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,883 posts
    edited August 26
    paraletic said:

    The **** review, lyon choking..... seriously it was like watching a sick comedy festival out there.

    Both sides had a go at choking. England were cruising before an ordinary delivery produced the breakthrough. Then an inexplicable runout with 1.5 days to chase 100 odd runs. Even at the death it was almost like South Africa and Lance Klusener/Alan Donald all over again with the muffed runout chance by Lyon. The LBW should have been out but the wasted review was the act of a desperate captain whose team had all but conceded from an unloseable position. Stokes was slogging out there, playing paddle shots and reverse sweeps.

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,672 posts
    it was **** up after **** up... but boy was it exciting to watch. 
    the lyon missed run out was like watching my under 10's team going for a run out... they ALWAYS get too excited and spend the ball before its got there... 
    Not a fan of Tim Paine and I agree, he cracked under the first sign of pressure... (and cant bat). 
    Stokes was unbelievable... you could see the point where he switched from "test" mode to "T20" mode. 

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  • TiversTivers    7,173 posts
    We f'd up many chances to win it, but that's penalty enough in their own right - doesn't mean you further forego you're rightful win at the end of the day - the non decision on a PLUMB LBW was a howler !
  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,883 posts
    edited August 26
    Tivers said:

    We f'd up many chances to win it, but that's penalty enough in their own right - doesn't mean you further forego you're rightful win at the end of the day - the non decision on a PLUMB LBW was a howler !

    Maybe a bit of karma coming to bit Langer on the ****. Remember his infamous creaky bat handle in the miracle run chase where Gilchrist(149* v Pakistan '99/'00) played an eerily similar innings to Ben Stokes?
  • NevershowsurpriseNevershowsurprise    699 posts
    Ripping contest to watch, Stokes hung tough early and then played it beautifully. Got lucky but deserved it

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  • therealkramertherealkramer    6,883 posts
    TheDiva said:
    Fox trolling surely? I'm not a fan of Smith as captain and never have been. The policy of picking your best batsman(Ponting lost the Ashes, not once, but twice in England) and expecting them to be a master tactician by default is a fallacy. However, if they are intent on reinstating him, he must wait his time or the bans mean nothing. Australia had that game and Lyon is just as much to blame as Paine for what happened at the end. 
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,672 posts
    Alex Carey playing in the practice match starting today.... 
  • NevershowsurpriseNevershowsurprise    699 posts
    If he makes runs he’ll come in for Wade
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,672 posts
    https://www.cricket.com.au/news/mitchell-starc-marsh-old-trafford-matthew-wade-options-manchester-hohns-paine-harris-taylor/2019-09-02

    I cant really see why you'd bring in Starc AND Marsh.. thats a massive change to the team who "should have" beaten England comprehensively in the last test. Is it really a team that needs wholesale changes? 
    Smith back in... if you bring in Labuschagne for an out of form batsman... then Marsh AND Starc... thats a different team altogether. 
  • paraleticparaletic    3,201 posts
    If marsh comes in we are done for. May as well all come home and forfeit

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  • JellJell    971 posts
    Jell said:

    H-BOMBER said:

    It's your time Usman.

    Certainly is.

    They won’t drop Labuschagne when Smith returns for the next test. So if Khawaja doesn’t peform here, he will be the one to go.


    ;))

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  • spinkingspinking    2,178 posts
    Kwaja gone
  • VillageKidVillageKid    1,468 posts
    I cant believe Wade has kept his spot with he batting at 6 and Paine at 7 that must be the longest tail in cricket history.
  • TiversTivers    7,173 posts
    Not at all, because it improves again at 8 :)
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,672 posts
    Australia XII for fourth Test: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (capt), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,022 posts
    edited September 4
    Early rain hitting Manchester, punters have put the umbrellas up and scrambling to get on the draw. It's firming in from over $4.

    England $2.50
    Australia $2.62
    Draw $3.60
  • TheDivaTheDiva    11,672 posts
    the way these tests have been played... none have needed the full 5 days... so I'd still be going for the result. 
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,022 posts
    Just hope Marcus Harris has a bit more luck this time, if it's starting to come down.

    See Jimmy Anderson might have played his final test match against Australia. He will be in his 40th year next time around.

    He finished with 104 wickets against Australia from 32 tests at an average of 34.56.

    Thought his figures would be better than that, but did play in two or three series where they got rolled big time.
    When England did win/retain the Ashes he was dynamic.

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  • TiversTivers    7,173 posts
    TheDiva said:

    the way these tests have been played... none have needed the full 5 days... so I'd still be going for the result. 

    It's Manchester - could rain for a decade
  • saxonsaxoffsaxonsaxoff    173 posts
    Got a mate over there heading to the match. Currently blue skys so fingers crossed.
  • spinkingspinking    2,178 posts
    To say we need these tow Smith & Labuschange to make a stand is a understatement Warner fair dinkum horrible

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,361 posts
    Is it just me or is Smith even more animated than usual?? Weird
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