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chandler 10.01.2011 14:49

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1062138)
Which is why I'm particularly looking forward to when India (you call them whiners? lol) visit England this Summer.

India(yeah the no 1 test ranked team) did play well in south africa !
we will see how england manage to repeat their ashes performance against india. wont be easy for england even on their home soil !

7Elway 10.01.2011 15:04

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Originally Posted by Jimmy Bee (Post 1062306)
Yeah india are whiners. The cricket equivalent of an Italian soccer player

ooh...you mean the No. 1 Team in Test Cricket :)

Gastro Gnome 10.01.2011 15:20

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Originally Posted by bagri (Post 1064259)
India(yeah the no 1 test ranked team) did play well in south africa !
we will see how england manage to repeat their ashes performance against india. wont be easy for england even on their home soil !

It won't be easy, but I'm very optimistic about England's chances. Apart from anything else, we've improved as the Ashes went on . . . gained confidence, cohered as a team. And it looks like some individuals have grown in stature considerably, e.g. Cook.

cricketer 10.01.2011 15:47

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My money will definitely be on England.

Jimmy Bee 10.01.2011 16:22

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Originally Posted by 7Elway (Post 1064276)
ooh...you mean the No. 1 Team in Test Cricket :)

Sorry the No. 1 Team in Test Cricket full of whiners like the Italian soccer team :msntongue:

chandler 10.01.2011 19:52

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Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1064330)
My money will definitely be on England.

why waste, donate the money instead :D

PaddyG 12.01.2011 14:01

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Wow. England just won the 1st T20 on the last ball, with a single wicket remaining :eek:.
Apparently, they are now unbeaten in the last 16 series of any format. That I didn't know.

cricketer 12.01.2011 15:22

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are the highlights on the box tonight??

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1066596)
Wow. England just one the 1st T20 on the last ball, with a single wicket remaining :eek:.
Apparently, they are now unbeaten in the last 16 series of any format. That I didn't know.


PaddyG 12.01.2011 15:29

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Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1066744)
are the highlights on the box tonight??

Possibly on ITV4. Haven't checked.
I was actually following it on cricinfo, must have been helluva game to watch.

Colonelboris 15.01.2011 03:05

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A bit late, I know, but that fifth test was rather fun - I was at the SCG for the last two days. Possibly the highlight of the whole thing was sitting in the Member's Pavillion and listening to Billy Cooper playing the Last Post while the crowd were silent. As he played the last note, Tremlett runs in and that was the last wicket.
That and the eight Aussie lads behind us on day four half-heartedly chanting 'come on England'.
The Barmy Army were surprisingly tuneful when belting out 'We all shagged Matilda" and the afore-mentioned Mitchell Johnson song.
Five layers of sunscreen on day four, a big, floppy hap and I still got cooked. That evening, we went to a bar not too far away and saw a few very dejected Australian cricketers (Peter Siddle and I can't remember the other one - I'd had quite a few) walk past, plus the chap from My Family and those excruciating BT ads came into the bar.

cricketer 15.01.2011 09:05

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'We all shagged Matilda"

Brilliant - never heard this one before!! Who are the wits that create these songs? I envy you being there.

Colonelboris 15.01.2011 13:37

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Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1069976)
'We all shagged Matilda"

Brilliant - never heard this one before!! Who are the wits that create these songs? I envy you being there.

Ah, you should have heard them singing "God save YOUR Queen"...
It was really good fun - very lucky to get in the member's on the last day as well as it being free entry for the whole ground.

16.01.2011 16:42

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Well done to England. Definitely the better team.

I can see them having a run of bad form like they did after 2005 now. I do remember my joy when they went to Pakistan with their noses in the air and got gubbed right after beating a very good aussie team in the ashes.

PaddyG 17.01.2011 11:25

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Originally Posted by Colonelboris (Post 1070095)
Ah, you should have heard them singing "God save YOUR Queen"...

And don't they follow it up with "Long to reign over YOU!" whilst pointing to the Aussie supporters?

One day series looking like it might become a close-run thing.

Gastro Gnome 17.01.2011 13:30

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Originally Posted by PaddyG (Post 1071526)
One day series looking like it might become a close-run thing.

It was a great innings by Watson in the 1st ODI.

England had reached a reasonably good total and until Watson started to accelerate towards the end it looked like it might be enough.

The turning point for me was when Bresnan had two no balls in one over and gave away 11 runs. After that the spare wickets allowed Australia to play more expansively. Having said that, I don't know why the England bowlers didn't start to attempt yorkers earlier.

menace 28.01.2011 16:44

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1070867)
Well done to England. Definitely the better team.

I can see them having a run of bad form like they did after 2005 now. I do remember my joy when they went to Pakistan with their noses in the air and got gubbed right after beating a very good aussie team in the ashes.

Yeah, but Freddie the beer monster was still celebratibng the ashes victory, and the rest if the team with him. Now he's gone, so maybe they won't, or be so complacent...

menace 07.02.2011 17:59

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Looks like they're still out celebrating without Freddie after all. Meanwhile hes wrestling in Darren Gough in Mexico and jumping off cliffs...someone was right about that run of bad form. Still, theywon when it really mattered, I suppose

08.02.2011 10:19

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Winning the ashes with three matches having an innings victory versus some odi series....i wonder what the aussies would have wanted :)

SOBEIT 19.12.2017 21:00

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I see the Aussies lucked out.


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