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Pakistan v Australia in UAE 2018

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by The torpedo, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Australian squad:

    • Tim Paine (c, wk)
    • Ashton Agar
    • Brendan Doggett
    • Aaron Finch
    • Travis Head
    • Jon Holland
    • Usman Khawaja
    • Marnus Labuschagne
    • Nathan Lyon
    • Mitchell Marsh
    • Shaun Marsh
    • Michael Neser
    • Matt Renshaw
    • Peter Siddle
    • Mitchell Starc
  2. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Can’t really believe some of the names in the squad, reckon we’ll be well beaten.
  3. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Cummins also took 2-12 off 6 overs yesterday in first grade, think they're still resting him though.
  4. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Yeah it will be a miracle if we don't get done 2-0
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  5. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh named joint VCs. Apparently when Trevor Hohns was justifying the decision he said that Marsh was from strong cricketing family or words to that effect which has ruffled a few feathers.
  6. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    A little off-topic but how did DWarner celebrating his Club ton the other day like he'd scored them before lunch on Boxing Day at The G go down? Saw something about BMac tweeting that is was like Sir Ed making a big deal about climbing his front steps on arriving home from Everest but haven't seen or heard much other reaction so curious to know how people feel about him now most of the heat has gone out've the situation.
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  7. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    There's a pretty good video of Warner and his celebration and you can hear someone in the crowd go "fuck me dead, it's park cricket mate." Think that about sums it up.
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  8. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Sorry to go further off-topic but how is Warner (& Smith & the other bloke for that matter) even playing cricket ATM? Thought the ban was 12 months & I'm sure it's been nowhere near that long yet.
  9. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    The ban is from international cricket and professional cricket at home so they've been able to play in the T20 league in Canada and in grade cricket at home. In reference to your original question about the perception of the players, there's certainly been quite a lot of love for Steve Smith here in Sydney since the incident as he's been going around talking about his experience and mental health to schools. He's also been doing a fair amount of other community work like last week he apparently turned up early to help the groundsmen prepare the ground. Warner is still the villain in most people's eyes.
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  10. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Remember that was a Cricket Australia suspension. ICC gave them a slap on the wrist like other ball tamperers.

    CA basically banned the from the Australian team (and state teams I think?). But they were keen on them playing grade cricket to give back etc.
  11. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Pakistan 3/255 at stumps on day 1
  12. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Absolute road, although it'll probably crumble on Day 5 and we'll be skittled for under 100 in our second dig.
  13. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    Stumps day2: Pakistan 482, Australia 0/30.
  14. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    We did quite well in the end to skittle them for less than 500. Two run outs always helps the cause.
  15. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Already gone for barely 200.

    How the fuck are we so incompetent with our batting
  16. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I just shake my head, really. The state of Australian batting has been pretty parlous for five years or more, other than Smith and Warner.
  17. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^^^^^^^^ Marsh bros batting 3 & 4 says it all, really.

    Straya 202 after being 0/142, Pakistan 3/45 at stumps on day 3, lead of 325 which is probably already more than enough. Bat til lunch on day 4 & give yourself 5 sessions to bowl Straya out a second time? I don't see anyone in that lineup who's gunna bat 8+ hours to save it.
  18. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Our tail basically starts at 4.
  19. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    For the summer, unless they pick up the pace, both Marshes should go - bring in Maxwell (no. 4?).

    Khawaja to 3 & Renshaw into opener

    Head & Labuschagne get another chance.

    Let's be frank, despite how bad the collapse was, we were always expecting to lose 2-0
  20. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Is Head really a test batsman? Technique seems a bit shaky to me.

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