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I think India will win.
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Live betting.

Aust 5.50
India 6.30
Draw 1.37
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Australia batting averages for this series:
Labuschagne 53.25
Smith 44.71
Paine 40.80
Pucovski 36.00
Green 33.71
Wade 21.62
Harris 21.50
Burns 21.00
Head 20.66
Warner 16.75

Marnus and Smith on top as usual. Paine with one of his best series with the bat. Ironically combined with his worst with the gloves. Pucovski and Green promising starts. Wade, Harris, Burns and Head all disappointing. 2 of them already dropped and the other 2 on the way out. Warner was obviously hobbled by injury so he gets a fee pass.
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Matt wrote:Best gloveman in the country has dropped 6 catches and now a missed stumping in the series.
get whatshisname Carey in, Phil? Wayne?

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Northern Raider wrote: January 19, 2021, 4:17 pm Live betting.

Aust 5.50
India 6.30
Draw 1.37
Can't fathom how India are behind Australia in the odds.
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Matt wrote:Best gloveman in the country has dropped 6 catches and now a missed stumping in the series.
Can't bat, can't catch

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Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 4:40 pm
Northern Raider wrote: January 19, 2021, 4:17 pm Live betting.

Aust 5.50
India 6.30
Draw 1.37
Can't fathom how India are behind Australia in the odds.
A few short overs later and its now

Aust 25.00
India 1.52
Draw 2.75
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Abolish cricket in this country

Absolute disgrace

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Heads should roll, starting with Justin Langer.
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Live betting update

Aust 251.00
India 1.01
Draw 23.00
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greeneyed wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:23 pm Heads should roll, starting with Justin Langer.
I'm not a fan of him.
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Well there's a wicket at least.
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Aussies still looking for the win, yeh
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And another wicket at least.
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And that is the end of the disgrace.
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How did the Goat go in his 100th test
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greeneyed wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:37 pm And that is the end of the disgrace.
Does that mean we lost
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can we sack Paine now?

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Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
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Incredible test match. India fielding a patched together team and have the highest successful chase at the Gabba. To think that half of them will be dropped for their next test.
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LP Raider wrote:
greeneyed wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:37 pm And that is the end of the disgrace.
Does that mean we lost
LP, The big D is recovering from a hip replacement going ok

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Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:41 pm Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
:clap:

TBH should have been 3 nil.

Better side and was a good day for test cricket
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And that, folks, is why test cricket is the greatest.
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bonehead wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:42 pm
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greeneyed wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:37 pm And that is the end of the disgrace.
Does that mean we lost
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Thakur 7 wickets and a 50. Has to be MOTM.
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Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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-TW- wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:49 pm
Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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Well deserved. India's B team absolutely outplayed us over the last 3 tests. Without a 5 day limit, India would still be batting in Sydney right now and then they barely looked like dropping wickets today until they realised they effectiely couldn't lose and started throwing the bat at a few balls.

Overall, some predictable and unthreatening 4th innings bowling from Aus after Adelaide.
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-TW- wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:49 pm
Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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Sadly, hardly anyone to replace them with. How the might of Australia has fallen.
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Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:57 pm
-TW- wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:49 pm
Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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Sadly, hardly anyone to replace them with. How the might of Australia has fallen.
James Pattinson, Jai Richardson, Michael Neser. Plenty of alternatives if you want to sit Starc for a few games.
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Northern Raider wrote: January 19, 2021, 6:00 pm
Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:57 pm
-TW- wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:49 pm
Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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Sadly, hardly anyone to replace them with. How the might of Australia has fallen.
James Pattinson, Jai Richardson, Michael Neser. Plenty of alternatives if you want to sit Starc for a few games.
I said "them". Batsmen too.
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Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 6:03 pm
Northern Raider wrote: January 19, 2021, 6:00 pm
Azza wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:57 pm
-TW- wrote: January 19, 2021, 5:49 pm
Azza wrote:Outstanding effort by India. Totally deserving win.
Definitely, to win the series after being rolled for 36 with their B team is a serious effort.

But geez there's some heads that need to roll, starting with Mitchell Starc

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Sadly, hardly anyone to replace them with. How the might of Australia has fallen.
James Pattinson, Jai Richardson, Michael Neser. Plenty of alternatives if you want to sit Starc for a few games.
I said "them". Batsmen too.
Ok. Sorry, I misinterpreted.
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All good.

While I take my hats off to the Indians, if any series to me sums up the changing of the guard in cricket, it's this. I know Australia have been on the decline for 10 years now, but this was a really sad series loss for mine.
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Azza wrote:All good.

While I take my hats off to the Indians, if any series to me sums up the changing of the guard in cricket, it's this. I know Australia have been on the decline for 10 years now, but this was a really sad series loss for mine.
The writing was on the wall the last Indian tour with that drawn series, where India was clearly the better side.

Agree with your other comment. Test cricket is just so captivating when you have fairly even teams competing.

I think this loss was mostly mental. Kohli going home, the Aussies just thought they'd romp it in. They seemed to just be going through the motions.

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Out biggest problem right now is lack of depth in batting. No short term fix for that unfortunately. We have to hope guys like Green and Pucovski kick on.

Bowling we have good depth but we're not utilising it. I'd like to see guys like Pattinson and Richardson get some time on the field. Even Neser as a change of pace seam bowler.
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