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25.11.2010 11:30

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If England win the ashes test series I will eat my hat.


(Notice I said win the ashes test series and didn't say retain the ashes...they only need a measly draw for that!)

menace 25.11.2010 15:33

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what hat have you got?

25.11.2010 15:35

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I have a woolly hat. I will probably have to batter it and fry it thouhg (being Scottish n all)

Raaaabert 27.11.2010 14:05

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I think this test has been won :)

PlantHead 28.11.2010 20:58

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Quite nice to see the English openers actually inspire confidence for once.
If Johnson gets the ball back in his hand for the rest of this series I will be surprised, he has been awful.
Looks like a draw to me, unless the Aussies can collapse any further and get themselves bowled out in record time.

Also nice touch when Cooke got applauded off the ground by the crowd, very decent, he deserved it.

PaddyG 28.11.2010 21:01

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Stayed up till 4 am watching Strauss and Cook take the Oz attack apart. Damn, that restored my faith in English cricket.

Rishi 28.11.2010 21:10

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Thats the problem with english Fans, with just one good performance you start over rating your team. Your team is good. But it needs to perform consistently all over the world to be the best. They are always thrashed in india , south africa.
Second Innings were good, but I guess being underdogs Australia gained edge from this match. Bollinger will add to Aussie strength

Carlos R 28.11.2010 21:58

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Originally Posted by Rishi (Post 1027551)
Thats the problem with english Fans, with just one good performance you start over rating your team. Your team is good. But it needs to perform consistently all over the world to be the best. They are always thrashed in india , south africa.
Second Innings were good, but I guess being underdogs Australia gained edge from this match. Bollinger will add to Aussie strength

Actually, I think it'll be the other way around. Australia always have the confidence that they will beat England. Based on the result of their first innings, they should have put the screws on and will be disappointed that they weren't able to draw first blood on a wicket that - according to the pundits - usually provides a result.

Added to which, Gabba has historically been a fortress for Australia, who have usually won there.

A draw for England, based on the ground and Australia's first innings is a better result than a draw for Australia, who will have been expecting history to favour them with a win.

But that's just my opinion ;)

PaddyG 02.12.2010 12:03

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1st blood to the English?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/cri...-Adelaide.html

PlantHead 02.12.2010 12:14

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1031920)


booo I wanted him to carry on bowling, nice to have a couple of free runs everytime he comes on.

Carlos R 03.12.2010 10:09

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Australia 1st Innings: 245 all out (85.5 overs)
England 1st Innings: 1 for 0 (1.0 over)


Couple of observations
  • Hussey out on 93 - important to stop him getting the tonne, and by Swann too
  • Haddin out on 56 - also important wicket given how they dominated their first innings at the Gabba
  • Ponting - big fat golden duck...
  • Swann a couple of important wickets, as well as catches, so hopefully that'll give him some confidence
  • England 1-0, a few years ago that would have been 0-1
Anyway, before I get too excited, I'll remind myself that England could be all out for 120 - I just love the way people think a match is in the bag when only one innings by one team has been played...

So let's hope they pick up where they left off at the Gabba and post a monster first innings score.

PaddyG 03.12.2010 13:31

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Was pleasantly surprised to log into the Telegraph website and greeted with "England seeking 7th Australian wicket", then arriving at work an hour later to see us already batting :D.
Didn't catch any footage, but apparently Jimmy was bowling like a demon.

03.12.2010 13:32

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Back to England thinking they are god gift to cricket :rolleyes:

FabrizioM 03.12.2010 13:39

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Isn't it so exciting and it begs the question of what is the best sports tournament

I think the Ashes and the Six nations are my two leaving world cups in Rugby and Cricket in the shade and as for the footie world cup, well that just doesn't have it any more

maybe i should see how to do a poll

03.12.2010 13:41

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Originally Posted by FabrizioM (Post 1033259)
Isn't it so exciting and it begs the question of what is the best sports tournament

I think the Ashes and the Six nations are my two leaving world cups in Rugby and Cricket in the shade and as for the footie world cup, well that just doesn't have it any more

maybe i should see how to do a poll

The Ashes and Six Nations aren't world cups :confused:

PaddyG 03.12.2010 13:41

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1033252)
Back to England thinking they are god gift to cricket :rolleyes:

Not really, more a case of relishing in the fact that the Aussies are just not that good any more. And they know it. :msntongue:

03.12.2010 13:44

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1033264)
Not really, more a case of relishing in the fact that the Aussies are just not that good any more. And they know it. :msntongue:

You just have to read the comments to know that most English fans think they are amazing when they have one good innings. (Like this match)

Then they are terrible and the state of English cricket is in dissarray (like the first innings in the last match)

Why can't they just accept that they are a middle of the road team in cricket just now?

PaddyG 03.12.2010 13:47

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1033267)
Why can't they just accept that they are a middle of the road team in cricket just now?

Should be a close-run Ashes series then ;)

FabrizioM 03.12.2010 13:48

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1033262)
The Ashes and Six Nations aren't world cups :confused:

Yes, that is correct but I am asking about sports tournaments per se

03.12.2010 13:48

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1033273)
Should be a close-run Ashes series then ;)

I'm not Australian. I hate both teams equally :)


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