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Topic: Cricket thread - Summer 2018/19
hardware
Posts: 11803
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Aus v India, first test, Adelaide Oval.
What's up with this pitch?
I thought we were doing well with them nearly all out on day one, until....
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Spook
Posts: 41239
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
im not a fan of the hang around for ever approach. u need to be scoring runs. yes its a test match, yes its quality bowling, but u should wherever possible be looking to get to the other end, just so you are rotating strike and keeping things moving.

old mate from india had nearly 200 dot balls in his 100 runs. that is seriously impressive and requires control far beyond the mere mortal. australia should not be looking to play that way.
fpot
Posts: 26501
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

The days of Hayden, Ponting and Gilchrist hitting 600 in a day and a half are over. Someone grinding out a ton is the best we can hope for at least until Smith and Warner are back

Smarsh's dismissal was comically awful.
Spook
Posts: 41240
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
GOAT was looking awesome, but he ran out of friends :(
hardware
Posts: 11804
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
This is more like the cautious, low scoring test matches of the 1970s. It's been a very long time since we've seen such low scores combined with such super careful play.

Yes, by all means, defend your wicket, but don't do it with lazy singles perpetually that in one dayers you'd have them be comfortable doubles
Sir Redhat
Posts: 2261
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

Should I even book tickets for sydney new year tests this year? Are we competitive? I have pretty much given up on following everything since the ball tampering debacle.
Spook
Posts: 41241
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
india have never won in australia.

we'll need some quick wickets today, or more rain. ill be happy with either.
fpot
Posts: 26503
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

A thing may be happening.
fpot
Posts: 26505
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

gg India. Lyon is king.
hardware
Posts: 11805
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
wow.
There's some pretty disappointing performers in Australia's top order.

Good on the indians, they played a good game. And yeah, Nathan is the goat alright.
Spook
Posts: 41243
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
huge effort form our bowlers with the bat to get that close and give us even a half sniff of a chance.
funky
Posts: 1939
Location: Canada
yeah i was very surprised we got that close, but relying on the tail to put up that many runs and make it a close one is not great.
paveway
Posts: 21572
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
How f***ed would we be without our bowlers?!
Spook
Posts: 41247
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
2nd test starts in perth.

lets try batting finch down the order.

we'll be a red hot chance with ashwin not playing for india this test.
Spook
Posts: 41250
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
aussies back on top after GOAT wrecks indias s*** on day 3.
Spook
Posts: 41252
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
hope finch is going to be ok!

if we get 250 odd in front, should be very difficult for india to chase.
hardware
Posts: 11806
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
weird pitch bounce. unpredictable.
Spook
Posts: 41253
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
indians are crumbling like my resolve mid way through a non drinking month.
hardware
Posts: 11807
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
No way they're gonna be able to find 175 runs on this pitch with their tail enders
fpot
Posts: 26511
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Great victory for Australia. Handscomb still probably needs to go.
hardware
Posts: 11808
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Impressed by Hazlewood's economy as a pretty consistent thing

No wonder the goat got man of the match - 8/106 across the two innings
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39722
Location: Other International

super looking forward to the 3rd test now!
Spook
Posts: 41254
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
and we got big bash starting today to keep us satisfied until the next test!
fpot
Posts: 26512
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Was at the game, always happy to see teams from Queensland lose 😆
infi
Posts: 24202
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

and what about the crazy run out decision? i was at the game and it was total confusion.
fpot
Posts: 26513
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I haven't seen a close up replay but I guess the video umpire decided that the bat popped up at the time the bails were disturbed. Good on the Strikers for calling the batsman back.
Spook
Posts: 41255
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
new rule is that only something has to be in and then you cant be run out. there is no way, even with benefit of the doubt going to the batsmen that it was out.

its embarassing for the umpires that the strikers had to do the right thing and refuse the decision.

insane.
infi
Posts: 24203
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

I am just glad the heat batsman didn't walk. But aside from that the Heat performance was woeful. Bowlers were garbage.
hardware
Posts: 11809
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
You know you're f***ing up as an umpire if the players overrule you in their opposition's favour
infi
Posts: 24204
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

Happens all the time in squash.

"we'll play a let."
paveway
Posts: 21575
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

This MCG pitch is rubbish.

Just like last year.
hardware
Posts: 11810
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
^ exactly what i said today.
Last year I was mad,
this year I am sad.
Insom
Posts: 4674
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

"we'll play a let."

gotta let players know their place
Spook
Posts: 41263
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
maybe we'll do better against Sri lanka?
Sir Redhat
Posts: 2266
Location: Sydney, New South Wales

We are west indies tier now.
paveway
Posts: 21577
Location: Brisbane, Queensland

We are west indies tier now.


Sliding slowly towards bangas tier
trog
AGN Admin
Posts: 39728
Location: Other International

starting to wonder if the whole cheating thing was a false flag operation by 20/20 cricket to destroy test cricket
fpot
Posts: 26518
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

I honestly thought we'd be pumped ion this game but hey India are 3/4 with no reviews.

We could still get pumped.
fpot
Posts: 26519
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Holy s***, Lyon's playing, finally.
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