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Go west India!
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John Paul out for 196.

IND need 230 to win.
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-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 4:06 pm John Paul out for 196.

IND need 230 to win.
Credit to England, they turned that around (well , John Paul ) and are now in a good position
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Finally taken lunch or dinner whatever comes first in day/night test cricket.

We need 29 runs.

They need 2 wickets.

The dude with 9 toes has 6 wickets.
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AUS 9/196

Need 20.
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I complained earlier in the summer about not having many high-quality test matches in Australia recently, but what a corker this has turned out to be
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And I reckon one of Smith’s best knocks in a long time
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Cmon Smudger..
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Incredible match
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WI win by 8 runs.

Congrats to them.
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While I’m an Australian supporter, this is a fantastic win for West India, and for test cricket
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Absolutely outstanding.
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Thats one of the the best things I've seen in sport. What a bowling spell! Shamir Joseph somehow found an extra 10 km/hr of pace.
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One of the best test matches I’ve seen in Australia for a long time
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Kudos to the WIs. They fought harder and wanted it more.
Their batsmen ALL put prices on their wickets, from 1 to 11.
The 2 Joseph's look the goods.

Aussies dropped catches.
Batted really poorly.
Bowled terribly late on Day 1.
Not letting Hazelwood bat in the 1st innings might be the difference here.

As hard as it is to say Smith made mistakes at the end, coz he was the only 1 who really stood up, he put too much faith in the tail, esp Hazelwood. Hazelwood made it pretty clear he was going to nic 1 sooner or later coz he wasn't leaving well. Smith had to take the 1 on ball 5 or 6 not 4.

Anyway... long break for the whites now
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Begbie wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:32 pm Thats one of the the best things I've seen in sport. What a bowling spell! Shamir Joseph somehow found an extra 10 km/hr of pace.
Phenomenal stuff. Bowled for the best part of 2hrs straight (ok... 40mins in between for dinner), kept his pace in the 140s, all with with a broken toe. Hugh!!!
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Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:46 pm
Begbie wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:32 pm Thats one of the the best things I've seen in sport. What a bowling spell! Shamir Joseph somehow found an extra 10 km/hr of pace.
Phenomenal stuff. Bowled for the best part of 2hrs straight (ok... 40mins in between for dinner), kept his pace in the 140s, all with with a broken toe. Hugh!!!
I don’t think toe was as bad as reported.

But hey the other 9 carried the load.

Massive result for WI cricket.
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Batting tells a story...

Smith avged 60. Half the runs in this last innings. He had 2 not outs, which helped.

Uzi was 2nd avging 46. He was pretty consistent.

Head and Cummins were 3 and 4, avging 39. Cummins being this high is a serious worry! Heads only score was his 100, the only 1 of the entire series.

Carey 27, Green 21, Marsh 12, Labu 6. For the best Test nation vs a B WIs side. That's poor.


TBF, only Sinclair has a good avg for WIs, of 64. McKenzie was 34.5. They had 3 more of 27-28. So, contribution scoring.
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Epic shutdown of Rodney Hogg :lol:
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-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:08 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:46 pm
Begbie wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:32 pm Thats one of the the best things I've seen in sport. What a bowling spell! Shamir Joseph somehow found an extra 10 km/hr of pace.
Phenomenal stuff. Bowled for the best part of 2hrs straight (ok... 40mins in between for dinner), kept his pace in the 140s, all with with a broken toe. Hugh!!!
I don’t think toe was as bad as reported.

But hey the other 9 carried the load.

Massive result for WI cricket.
It didn't look great when he came off. Split and bleeding. Broken? Compound dislocation? (had one of those big toe from an impact on the point- not fun)

Shamar is a tough bloke. Great life story, well done fella. WI played well.

My daughter was suddenly clapping and high fiving when a wicket fell (she's 15 months old and just copies the screen action)- picking up those WI cricket vibes!
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Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:09 pm Batting tells a story...

Smith avged 60. Half the runs in this last innings. He had 2 not outs, which helped.

Uzi was 2nd avging 46. He was pretty consistent.

Head and Cummins were 3 and 4, avging 39. Cummins being this high is a serious worry! Heads only score was his 100, the only 1 of the entire series.

Carey 27, Green 21, Marsh 12, Labu 6. For the best Test nation vs a B WIs side. That's poor.


TBF, only Sinclair has a good avg for WIs, of 64. McKenzie was 34.5. They had 3 more of 27-28. So, contribution scoring.
Labu is out of form and Green makes me nervous.
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England now turning the tables a bit in India too.
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BadnMean wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:12 pm
-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:08 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:46 pm
Begbie wrote: January 28, 2024, 5:32 pm Thats one of the the best things I've seen in sport. What a bowling spell! Shamir Joseph somehow found an extra 10 km/hr of pace.
Phenomenal stuff. Bowled for the best part of 2hrs straight (ok... 40mins in between for dinner), kept his pace in the 140s, all with with a broken toe. Hugh!!!
I don’t think toe was as bad as reported.

But hey the other 9 carried the load.

Massive result for WI cricket.
It didn't look great when he came off. Split and bleeding. Broken? Compound dislocation? (had one of those big toe from an impact on the point- not fun)

Shamar is a tough bloke. Great life story, well done fella. WI played well.

My daughter was suddenly clapping and high fiving when a wicket fell (she's 15 months old and just copies the screen action)- picking up those WI cricket vibes!
I broke my big toe playing cricket the exact same way. I was 14. Not idea at all. I was on crutches that arvo. So to do what he did was massive
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-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:13 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:09 pm Batting tells a story...

Smith avged 60. Half the runs in this last innings. He had 2 not outs, which helped.

Uzi was 2nd avging 46. He was pretty consistent.

Head and Cummins were 3 and 4, avging 39. Cummins being this high is a serious worry! Heads only score was his 100, the only 1 of the entire series.

Carey 27, Green 21, Marsh 12, Labu 6. For the best Test nation vs a B WIs side. That's poor.


TBF, only Sinclair has a good avg for WIs, of 64. McKenzie was 34.5. They had 3 more of 27-28. So, contribution scoring.
Labu is out of form and Green makes me nervous.
Green reminds me of early Marsh/Watto. On the edge of your seat til they get to about 30-35. And even then you're not comfortable.

It's frustrating, coz the talent was there for all of them, but they look like deer's in headlights.

At least his bowling took a big step forward in this Test. To the point where they didn't bowl Marsh.

There is growth, but F Me, can it be faster .... 🫠
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Well played West Indies. A tough fought victory. This is why inviting teams like WI to play in Oz is so important. You never know who will emerge. This win will be huge in WI and I hope it leads to a new generation of WI athletes to take up cricket. The game is better when they are competitive.
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RedRaider wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:09 pm Well played West Indies. A tough fought victory. This is why inviting teams like WI to play in Oz is so important. You never know who will emerge. This win will be huge in WI and I hope it leads to a new generation of WI athletes to take up cricket. The game is better when they are competitive.
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Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:25 pm
-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:13 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:09 pm Batting tells a story...

Smith avged 60. Half the runs in this last innings. He had 2 not outs, which helped.

Uzi was 2nd avging 46. He was pretty consistent.

Head and Cummins were 3 and 4, avging 39. Cummins being this high is a serious worry! Heads only score was his 100, the only 1 of the entire series.

Carey 27, Green 21, Marsh 12, Labu 6. For the best Test nation vs a B WIs side. That's poor.


TBF, only Sinclair has a good avg for WIs, of 64. McKenzie was 34.5. They had 3 more of 27-28. So, contribution scoring.
Labu is out of form and Green makes me nervous.
Green reminds me of early Marsh/Watto. On the edge of your seat til they get to about 30-35. And even then you're not comfortable.

It's frustrating, coz the talent was there for all of them, but they look like deer's in headlights.

At least his bowling took a big step forward in this Test. To the point where they didn't bowl Marsh.

There is growth, but F Me, can it be faster .... 🫠
My thoughts on Green have been made previously. He's been jerked around by CA trying to shoehorn him into every format. He needs some time at the crease to develop his game for Test level. Give him a decent run in 1st class cricket to work on his game and get some runs. The last thing he needed was exactly what they've done. Stick him straight back into the Test team at no4 with no cricket under his belt. Mind boggles that our highly paid experts running the team would make such a a move.
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To be fair they have just come off wining Test Championship, Retaining the Ashes and then winning the World Cup so it’s understandable that they never really got up for either test series.

I think they need to start rotating some youth through the team to keep them motivated and refreshed.


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England are on the verge of going 1-0 up in India... that will result in Root saying they are better than us.
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Rick wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:41 pm To be fair they have just come off wining Test Championship, Retaining the Ashes and then winning the World Cup so it’s understandable that they never really got up for either test series.

I think they need to start rotating some youth through the team to keep them motivated and refreshed.


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Yeah, they’ve been up for a while. I certainly didn’t think they’d be bowled out today. They lost 8/140 odd today on a good pitch.

They’d be disappointed but they’ll rest and get on with it. 3-4 weeks of pyjama cricket before tests v NZ.
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Azza wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:55 pm England are on the verge of going 1-0 up in India... that will result in Root saying they are better than us.
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BadnMean wrote: January 28, 2024, 8:23 pm
Azza wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:55 pm England are on the verge of going 1-0 up in India... that will result in Root saying they are better than us.
You beauty. Gonna stay up and watch. It'll be a rare moral and actual victory double!
Mind you, India are still in with a chance
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Northern Raider wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:16 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:25 pm
-PJ- wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:13 pm
Matt wrote: January 28, 2024, 6:09 pm Batting tells a story...

Smith avged 60. Half the runs in this last innings. He had 2 not outs, which helped.

Uzi was 2nd avging 46. He was pretty consistent.

Head and Cummins were 3 and 4, avging 39. Cummins being this high is a serious worry! Heads only score was his 100, the only 1 of the entire series.

Carey 27, Green 21, Marsh 12, Labu 6. For the best Test nation vs a B WIs side. That's poor.


TBF, only Sinclair has a good avg for WIs, of 64. McKenzie was 34.5. They had 3 more of 27-28. So, contribution scoring.
Labu is out of form and Green makes me nervous.
Green reminds me of early Marsh/Watto. On the edge of your seat til they get to about 30-35. And even then you're not comfortable.

It's frustrating, coz the talent was there for all of them, but they look like deer's in headlights.

At least his bowling took a big step forward in this Test. To the point where they didn't bowl Marsh.

There is growth, but F Me, can it be faster .... 🫠
My thoughts on Green have been made previously. He's been jerked around by CA trying to shoehorn him into every format. He needs some time at the crease to develop his game for Test level. Give him a decent run in 1st class cricket to work on his game and get some runs. The last thing he needed was exactly what they've done. Stick him straight back into the Test team at no4 with no cricket under his belt. Mind boggles that our highly paid experts running the team would make such a a move.
100%.
Looked very rusty in game 1.
Game 2 he gets a few catches, drops 1, a couple of wickets and a 40, though scratchy.
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Azza wrote: January 28, 2024, 8:58 pm
BadnMean wrote: January 28, 2024, 8:23 pm
Azza wrote: January 28, 2024, 7:55 pm England are on the verge of going 1-0 up in India... that will result in Root saying they are better than us.
You beauty. Gonna stay up and watch. It'll be a rare moral and actual victory double!
Mind you, India are still in with a chance
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