Ashes 21/22

00seven

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Revised.... Australia will wait to declare until Khawaja has his second match century, or is dismissed.  As above, serious bowling attack at the end of the day.
And about 4 million raised for the breast cancer foundation. I'll be happy to see the Poms bat out day 5 for the draw

 

Alhadder

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Done...Green gets his 50 and Uzzie gets his 2nd ton. Declared at 4/258 with a 380 run lead.  Looks about 17 overs to come for the day. Should be enough time to knock over 2 or 3 wickets.

Edit: mmm it seems that it's drinks not a declaration.

 
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P_Wop

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Come on!  Declare!  Australia 388 ahead.  388 has only been done once in a 4th innings in Test history. 

England may escape out through the rain tomorrow otherwise.

But a splendid two centuries from Khawaja.  Very rare!

 
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00seven

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Come on!  Declare!  Australia 388 ahead.  388 has only been done once in a 4th innings in Test history. 

England may escape out through the rain tomorrow otherwise.

But a splendid two centuries from Khawaja.  Very rare!
Done. Poms are up. Now they have to stay disciplined and play out the remaining time.

They should be seeing a draw as a win right now.

 

Alhadder

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Amazing . Thanks for that :)
No probs.

England may get lucky this evening coz there's a BIG thunderstorm out near Parramatta that might dump a bucketload of rain on the SCG before 6pm.

Oh and just announced that almost $5m raised for McGrath Foundation 

 
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00seven

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No probs.

England may get lucky this evening coz there's a BIG thunderstorm out near Parramatta that might dump a bucketload of rain on the SCG before 6pm.

Oh and just announced that almost $5m raised for McGrath Foundation 
OK, that's a good result.

 

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When was it that cricketers started the fist-bump thing after every run?  Like those annoying volleyballers.

The practice really shits me.  I'm going to ban it.
To Quote the 12th man doing Richie B- ‘the High five is just some bullshit the West Indies brought into the game- the traditional Australian pat on the arse, or a bit of a dry root is a much more manly way to celebrate’. 

The man was a genius.

 

00seven

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To Quote the 12th man doing Richie B- ‘the High five is just some bullshit the West Indies brought into the game- the traditional Australian pat on the arse, or a bit of a dry root is a much more manly way to celebrate’. 

The man was a genius.
12th man! "It's Pakistan's first innings and Za beers are here is batting with broke me arm dad."

Those days are sadly gone. Gawd, you'd get crucified for that these days.....and it's a joke, harmless fun.

 

Alhadder

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So...England have got past tea with 6 wickets in hand. Aussies now only got 29 overs to get the remaining 6 wickets. Odds swinging to a draw although the new ball is only 7 overs away. We'll see if that brings any joy to Aussies.

Edit: We didn't need to wait until the new ball as Lyon gets Stokes. 5 to go.

 
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Alhadder

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Mmm...just got a bit interesting with 2 wickets to Cummins in 3 balls. 16 overs to survive for England or 3 wickets to win for Australia. 

 

P_Wop

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Finally a tight match for the draw or Australia win.  5 overs to go, and 2 wickets.  Any bets?

Now 270/9 with 2 overs to go.  Amazing

 
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Alhadder

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Wow that was tight. Who says Test Cricket is boring? Well done England for surviving. Aussies batted for 20 minutes too long yesterday. 

 

LB 15

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When you celebrate scratching out a draw like it is a win by an innings and 200 runs you have some selection problems. Mind you so do the Australian selectors but problems of a different kind. England batters showed some promise but when half your bowling attack are eligible for a pension it is time to look at the game at ground roots. The problem is that most young cricketers are more interested in belting 6’s wearing pyjamas in india than building an innings in a five day game. 

Half of England never showed up this test. It was just Austraila v a few rangers.

 

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When you celebrate scratching out a draw like it is a win by an innings and 200 runs you have some selection problems. Mind you so do the Australian selectors but problems of a different kind. England batters showed some promise but when half your bowling attack are eligible for a pension it is time to look at the game at ground roots. The problem is that most young cricketers are more interested in belting 6’s wearing pyjamas in india than building an innings in a five day game. 

Half of England never showed up this test. It was just Austraila v a few rangers.
So true! England cricket veers wildly between concentrating on one format to the exclusion of all others to the next (humiliated in a previous ODI WC to winning but fucking tests as a result). It’s really disappointing. When was the last time England posted a score of over 400 in an innings? I can’t bloody remember. We used to have some proper test match animals back when we last won in AUS. Sadly not so much now.

 

LB 15

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So true! England cricket veers wildly between concentrating on one format to the exclusion of all others to the next (humiliated in a previous ODI WC to winning but fucking tests as a result). It’s really disappointing. When was the last time England posted a score of over 400 in an innings? I can’t bloody remember. We used to have some proper test match animals back when we last won in AUS. Sadly not so much now.
The strength of the domestic 4 day comp is vital. You can’t learn test cricket from playing that T20 Indian baseball bullshit. Great opportunity to put blood some prospects in the 5th test.

 

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