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Summer of 16/17

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by No4918, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Yes, I've been following his progress with interest since he got a crack at a test spot earlier this year. It's fair to say that he's kicked on as we'd all hoped after getting a taste. He's made 70, 170*, 14, 101, 23, 14, 94 and 27* (average 85) in his last few Shield games. That's pretty damned good.

    Overall, he's made 861 runs at 53 to finish second in the aggregates for the season.
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  2. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    scoring big 100s is a great sign.

    Is he bowling?
  3. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Total flat track bully for mine. Been saying it for years.
  4. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Can Smith and Renshaw stonewall 550-odd balls?

    Drop: Wade, Garry, S.Marsh

    In: Nevill, Bird/Sayers, Khawaja

    Why didn't we give Hartley a cap for SA test 3 and Pakistan?

    Who should be the keeper for the future?

    on a (slightly) more positive note: Mitch Marsh this series has scored 48 runs. Kohli has scored 46 runs this series
  5. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    7 overs, 3 maidens, 1/19, economy of 2.71 in the 1st innings

    6 overs, 0 maidens, 0/38, economy of 6.33 with 3 no balls in the 2nd innings

    WA won by 6 runs
  6. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    4/83.

    Marsh & Handscomb, please stonewall every ball a la Renshaw and Smith
  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Australia certainly lost that session. Renshaw and Smith were obviously the two batsmen most likely to get us to a draw.

    I think Australia needs to get through the middle session unscathed. At worst we could lose one wicket.

    I could easily see us losing the last 5 wickets within one hour. Hopefully they manage to tick the runs over a bit better after lunch as getting a lead means we have to survive for slightly less time.
  8. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Think we are clutching at straws here.

    Losing Smith was the killer blow but its encouraging that we have a right hander at 6. Don't think S Marsh will survive long against Jadeja and I'd be shocked if we survive the next session without losing at least one wicket. Very little evidence to suggest Handscomb can occupy the crease for 150 deliveries.

    Hopefully our tail can score a few runs so they have to bat again at the very least. Even if we can get 40-50 runs ahead we should be able to defend that with boundary riders in a 9-2 field setting and pace outside off stump.
  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Absolutely. I'd say we are more likely to lose the game in the next session rather than making it past tea. We are even more unlikely to push the game late into the final session.

    It would be nice to draw it out late into the day though.
  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Great session for the Aussies. While there's life, there's hope!

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  11. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    20 overs left.
  12. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Drinks, both have 50 and 15 overs to go. Career defining innings here.

    two overs lost if we get bowled out too!
  13. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    brilliant stuff by both batsmen.

    This wasn't the treacherous pitch we all thought however.
  14. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Two unlikely heroes save the day. What a time to stand up and be counted. Now the series will be decided in the 4th test at altitude which should favour our pace bowlers.

    Both blokes deserve all the accolades they will receive, marvellous stuff.
  15. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Marsh out and India still have a sniff. 10 overs remaining after this with 2 lost for the changeover. Figure if Australia survive another 6 they can't lose.

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  16. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    5/190 after 94 overs

    Marsh c Vijay b Jadeja for 53
  17. No4918 John Hipwell (52)

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    7 overs left. Can't lose from here!
  18. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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  19. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    That's exactly the kind of gutsy effort I hoped (but didn't expect) this team would produce. I'll only say it very quietly, but I think this tour could be the making of this team, whatever happens from here.
  20. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Now we can't lose. India would have one over to bat if we declared now.

    Brilliant final day performance by Australia.

    Our bowlers deserve some credit too. Whilst we couldn't bowl India out, keeping the scoring rate relatively slow meant India had to bat for longer than ideal and took too much time out of the game.

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