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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 3:27 pm
by Azza
We stink.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 3:44 pm
by -PJ-
You’d think IND will be without Vihari and definitely Jadeja for the Gabba.

Running low on troops..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 3:56 pm
by Matt
I dont see us getting there. These 2 have anchored in

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:03 pm
by greeneyed
This is boring as all get out.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:04 pm
by Azza
Yeah a win for India here would have been ideal (and a great win for them) but a draw is still a result where they'll be leaving the SCG feeling far the happier of the two teams.

Aussies have blown an opportunity here - funny when you think they bowled India out for 36 two tests ago.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:07 pm
by BadnMean
Pretty impressive how they have weathered the early bouncer storm and bedded in.

They've copped a battering this tour but stood up remarkably.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:10 pm
by Azza
greeneyed wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:03 pm This is boring as all get out.
That doesn't even make sense.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:32 pm
by Matt
Thats down Warner's throat Tim!
****

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:33 pm
by -PJ-
Paine drops another one..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:36 pm
by -PJ-
Catches win matches..

We stink.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:37 pm
by Azza
Is it just me or does the worse the pressure gets, the worse Paine does in the field / captaincy wise?

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:40 pm
by greeneyed
Azza wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:10 pm
greeneyed wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:03 pm This is boring as all get out.
That doesn't even make sense.
Definition of all get-out
: the utmost conceivable degree —used in comparisons to suggest something superlative
is busy as all get-out

https://www.merriam-webster.com/diction ... %20get-out

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:40 pm
by -TW-
Azza wrote:Is it just me or does the worse the pressure gets, the worse Paine does in the field / captaincy wise?
The whole team does

They're downhill skiers

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:41 pm
by Azza
greeneyed wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:40 pm
Azza wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:10 pm
greeneyed wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:03 pm This is boring as all get out.
That doesn't even make sense.
Definition of all get-out
: the utmost conceivable degree —used in comparisons to suggest something superlative
is busy as all get-out

https://www.merriam-webster.com/diction ... %20get-out
You don't even know what you're talking 'bout.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 4:42 pm
by Azza
-TW- wrote: January 11, 2021, 4:40 pm
Azza wrote:Is it just me or does the worse the pressure gets, the worse Paine does in the field / captaincy wise?
The whole team does

They're downhill skiers

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Possibly true, except Smith. I'm just referring to his shocking captaincy in the closing moments of that Ashes test a couple of years back with Stokes etc.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:05 pm
by -PJ-
2 overs to go.

Super effort from IND today.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:08 pm
by Northern Raider
Too many drop catches from both teams. That's why nobody could take 20 wickets and win the test.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:12 pm
by Northern Raider
3 wickets for the whole day

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:12 pm
by -PJ-
That’s it.

Match drawn.

Series at 1-1

Gabba next..

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:16 pm
by Makaveli
Bet if that was us, we collapse and lose

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:25 pm
by bonehead
Warner
Labu
Smith
Maxwell
head
phillipe
green
Cummins
Pattinson
lyon
hazewood

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 6:13 pm
by Northern Raider
Stay off the cans Boney

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 6:38 pm
by Matt
bonehead wrote: January 11, 2021, 5:25 pm Warner
Labu
Smith
Maxwell
head
phillipe
green
Cummins
Pattinson
lyon
hazewood

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Ooph!
Thats a left field list

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 6:52 pm
by BadnMean
Northern Raider wrote: January 11, 2021, 6:13 pm Stay off the cans Boney
He scoured the Shield until he found the only 'keeper with a lower FC batting average than Tim Paine and then he went right for the jugular.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 7:06 pm
by Northern Raider
BadnMean wrote: January 11, 2021, 6:52 pm
Northern Raider wrote: January 11, 2021, 6:13 pm Stay off the cans Boney
He scoured the Shield until he found the only 'keeper with a lower FC batting average than Tim Paine and then he went right for the jugular.
I think a prerequisite of Test selection is being able to make your state team first.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 11, 2021, 7:32 pm
by bonehead
Northern Raider wrote:
BadnMean wrote: January 11, 2021, 6:52 pm
Northern Raider wrote: January 11, 2021, 6:13 pm Stay off the cans Boney
He scoured the Shield until he found the only 'keeper with a lower FC batting average than Tim Paine and then he went right for the jugular.
I think a prerequisite of Test selection is being able to make your state team first.
nah screw that it clearly isn't working Image

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 7:43 am
by Azza
The SCG pitch was definitely the most disappointing of the series so far.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 7:57 am
by BJ
Azza wrote:The SCG pitch was definitely the most disappointing of the series so far.
Yep. Been very average for over a decade now. Far too bland a pitch.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 8:06 am
by Azza
Yeah Melbourne has done a great job bringing the life back into theirs, SCG needs to do the same. Used to be a great wicket. Didn't really deteriorate that much and seemed slow. This is not to take away from India's batting yesterday.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 8:49 am
by -TW-
They could play on that for the next week and it still wouldn't deteriorate.

Awful pitch, hopefully it gets a poor rating like the MCG did

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 9:09 am
by bonehead
curator said pre test he struggled to prepare with the weather but these drop ins have been ordinary for a few years now

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Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 9:09 am
by BadnMean
I don't think much blame goes to the pitch when all 4 results were just about in play in the final session Day 5 (Jadeja's injury notwithstanding). Especially when the bowling team drop 4 clear cut chances and the opposition end up 5 down... Innings scores between 340 and 240 all game... Wickets shared by quicks and spinners... Quick enough to break a bone for the quicks and spun enough for Lyon to be the key man on Day 5 (got 2 and had 2 or 3 dropped that would have opened the gate to the tail and further wickets).

I'd say that wicket did it's job.

It didn't break up -quite- as much Day 5 as some Sydney wickets but it was quite a wet, cool summer leading into the game.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 9:10 am
by BadnMean
bonehead wrote: January 12, 2021, 9:09 am curator said pre test he struggled to prepare with the weather but these drop ins have been ordinary for a few years now

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The SCG isn't a drop in pitch. They've deliberately avoided it due to the lifeless nature of the old drop ins (Adelaides is ok though). It's the same old Sydney pitch- just the weather affected the prep minimally, Oz dropped a bunch of clangers, India batted well and Starc was bog ordinary for mine. Maybe they all looked a tiny bit flat.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 9:13 am
by Matt
BJ wrote: January 12, 2021, 7:57 am
Azza wrote:The SCG pitch was definitely the most disappointing of the series so far.
Yep. Been very average for over a decade now. Far too bland a pitch.
Tough critics. The game was in the balance on day 5. All 3 results were possible.
There were runs available for batsmen who got in.
There was enough in the pitch for the quicks who bent their backs. Swing, both regular and reverse, even if it didn't last long.
Spin late.

Australia should have won. Abbott and Paine's drops are the reason they didnt. None of the catches are tough enough that pros shouldn't take them. And at worst, Paine's drop of Vihari late was down Warner's throat at 1st slip.

Re: The Cricket Thread

Posted: January 12, 2021, 9:16 am
by Azza
Not arguing Australia should have iced the game. Neither team took 20 wickets though, and with the quality of the bowling attacks (and the average nature of Australia's batting line up overall) that says something to me. This is not the first year the SCG has been like this either, as has already been pointed out.