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bonehead wrote: January 15, 2021, 11:54 am
Sid wrote:Why wasn't Pucovski retained, is he injured?
yes shoulder

What I don't get is Head got dropped to bring in Pucovksi. Now he's out injured wouldn't it make sense to recall Head rather than Harris who has a far inferior record?
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Smith out for 36. Came from nowhere as those 2 looked set to bat the rest of the day.
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Labu grabs another fiddy..

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Smithy still can't believe he hit that to midwicket.
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Matt wrote: January 15, 2021, 2:33 pm Smithy still can't believe he hit that to midwicket.
He was batting with supreme confidence. Reckon it was this confidence that cost him his wicket.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 15, 2021, 2:57 pm
Matt wrote: January 15, 2021, 2:33 pm Smithy still can't believe he hit that to midwicket.
He was batting with supreme confidence. Reckon it was this confidence that cost him his wicket.
He definitely saw a 4 ball, then hit it to Rohit
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I cannot believe Wade's skill at playing dumb shots when set
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And Wade has 1 bat to save his Test career. Far far too many dumb shots
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Azza wrote: January 15, 2021, 3:46 pm I cannot believe Wade's skill at playing dumb shots when set
Its as impressive as Wattos referral game
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This is being squandered
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Azza wrote: January 15, 2021, 3:59 pm This is being squandered
5 for 215 on a road against a drastically under strength attack is not great. Green and Paine need to capitalise.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 15, 2021, 4:21 pm
Azza wrote: January 15, 2021, 3:59 pm This is being squandered
5 for 215 on a road against a drastically under strength attack is not great. Green and Paine need to capitalise.
Yup. 350+++++
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India hold their catches we'd be in all sorts of ****.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 15, 2021, 5:06 pm India hold their catches we'd be in all sorts of ****.
Indeed.
Now that they are down 2 more bowlers. If the coach isn't telling them to dig right in and wait the fatigue out, then JL needs to be fired.
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Wade still being in the team is abhorrent.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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He's **** infuriating

Looks a million dollars for a 30 or 40, then throws it away again and again

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We need to win this game and series.

India is moving towards a West Indies 1980s level of cricketing dominance.

It will be next to impossible to beat them in India and they may start to beat us at home more often than not.

Even with so many outs, India is pushing us this series and making us work.
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Which middle order bats are pushing for Test selection? I've only really kept up with the openers this season. I suppose Harris could shift down if Pucjoski returns (or vice versa).
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The match is evenly poised at the moment.

350+ on this pitch is a must. Green/Paine to put AUS in a strong position.

This 3rd string Indian side won’t go away.
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BadnMean wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:04 am Which middle order bats are pushing for Test selection? I've only really kept up with the openers this season. I suppose Harris could shift down if Pucjoski returns (or vice versa).
Harris shouldn't be anywhere near the Test side. Avg of 22?, might be 24?, in 10 Tests, and 17-18 innings. Only passed 50 twice.
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-PJ- wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:06 am The match is evenly poised at the moment.

350+ on this pitch is a must. Green/Paine to put AUS in a strong position.

This 3rd string Indian side won’t go away.
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BJ wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:00 am We need to win this game and series.

India is moving towards a West Indies 1980s level of cricketing dominance.

It will be next to impossible to beat them in India and they may start to beat us at home more often than not.

Even with so many outs, India is pushing us this series and making us work.
I agree
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BadnMean wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:04 am Which middle order bats are pushing for Test selection? I've only really kept up with the openers this season. I suppose Harris could shift down if Pucjoski returns (or vice versa).
Harris :lol:

Plenty of other batsmen who have actually handled test cricket before. Head, Khawaja, Patterson, Renshaw. Even Burns is better suited down the order that the irrational notion of retaining Harris.
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Paine out on 50. Made the mistake of edging it to Rohit who's the only one that can catch. Sensational outswinger from Shardul Thakur.
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BJ wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:00 am We need to win this game and series.

India is moving towards a West Indies 1980s level of cricketing dominance.

It will be next to impossible to beat them in India and they may start to beat us at home more often than not.

Even with so many outs, India is pushing us this series and making us work.
Possibly. Don't really feel convinced we deserve to win the series though.
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Yeah it's not really a win if we don't end up **** the bed here, we've struggled against India's B and C teams

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A bit of late hitting here.

AUS 9/355

Labu 108
Paine 50
Green 47
Lyon 24
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Oh..and Wade..Wade made runs and threw it away..doin the Wade thing..idiot !!!
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Score right now is below par albeit a reasonable one. Good bowling (and catching) could see us with a decent lead. The deck looks very flat although the ball has been swinging.
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And we all know Pujara and RSharma can go big eh NR.
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Did I just see Starc wave to the bench for fresh gloves ?

He’s 19*

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AUS all out 369.

They’ll take lunch, something light.
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-PJ- wrote:AUS all out 369.

They’ll take lunch, something light.
2 piece feed instead of the 3 piece?


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Sid wrote: January 16, 2021, 12:08 pm
-PJ- wrote:AUS all out 369.

They’ll take lunch, something light.
2 piece feed instead of the 3 piece?
Mini hotcakes and Nutella..only at Maccas.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 16, 2021, 10:30 am
BadnMean wrote: January 16, 2021, 9:04 am Which middle order bats are pushing for Test selection? I've only really kept up with the openers this season. I suppose Harris could shift down if Pucjoski returns (or vice versa).
Harris :lol:

Plenty of other batsmen who have actually handled test cricket before. Head, Khawaja, Patterson, Renshaw. Even Burns is better suited down the order that the irrational notion of retaining Harris.
Head, Renshaw and Burns were all not up to it either. Usman was the only one of those who looked the part. Looks like an awful lot of shuffling the deck chairs though. Patterson hardly has a run this season.
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