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henrietta
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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Jan 6 2017, 06:36 AM

Happy to lose my money. tongue.gif Well done Smith and team.

The Aussies cleaned up the last innings quite clinically, and good to see the spinners get some wickets. Lyon still all over the place, but at least he's spinning it a bit. Hazelwood was the bowling backbone again, with Starc looking a bit crook and not at his best.

Will be interesting to see how they go in India, with a completely different environment.

Now on to the pyjama ( showing my age ) game, with a couple of new recruits, although Lynn has played T20 before. Looks like a short sharp series with only a couple of days between matches.

The test series was pretty interesting with some fascinating sessions, but dominated by Australia. Hope the one-dayers are closer.

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Aren't we lucky to have a natural keeper as a back-up option ?

I hope Renshaw is OK. He shouldn't have been left in that close fielding position after being hit so hard. Even though he didn't get another knock, he easily could have. Meanwhile, the slow bowlers should decide if they are accurate enough to warrant a close fieldsman. Lyon is all over the place, although from his grinning reactions, you'd think he almost got a wicket every ball.

Glad I'm not selecting the touring team for the sub-continent, as our slow bowlers are not looking too flash.

I guess we'll bat again and Smith will need to decide the tricky time to declare, and that will depend on the state of the wicket. My money still on an outrageous Pakistan win !! weirdsmiley.gif

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Well it looks like wickets lost decided when the declaration would come. It'll be a tough time for the openers.



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Never mind J. Pakistan may well have 400 plus themselves by now if they had batted. Unfortunately, they have fluffed many of the chances they have had with awful fielding.

Depending on how many wickets we lose and runs scored, I am looking for a declaration before tea or before stumps if we last that long. Smith I feel, won't be in any hurry to get them in. Bat big once, roll them twice.

With 2 spinners, he will be more likely to enforce a follow on if that situation arises.



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My fearless prediction looking a tad dodgy at present. laugh.gif

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A very good day for the Aussies. Warner making history and Renshaw cementing his place with a very patient innings and batting all day.

Sadly, the pitch is devoid of life for the seamers. I expected better. It was a good toss to win and it will be slog for Pakistan to measure up in reply. Crap fielding cost them a few again.



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I'm thinking it is a dress rehearsal for India as much as winning a dead rubber V Pakistan.

I would like to have rested Starc and played Bird. Good medium pacers can do well here.

But they are playing Cartwright who does bowl handy medium pacers, so that balances out Birds loss to some degree.

I am happy with 2 spinners in Sydney. They need two for the Indian tour.



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Mucking around with a winning team is never a good idea, so it will be interesting to see how the "spinning" side goes. Good bowlers usually find ways to get wickets and if I was Jackson Bird I'd be pretty disappointed.
I'm going to make a fearless prediction ......... Pakistan will win the third test and Australian selectors will be none the wiser regarding their spin bowlers.

Here's hoping it is an entertaining and intriguing game.

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In Reply To: balance's post @ Dec 31 2016, 12:45 PM

My error.

That should read awkward 3rd innings not 4th. With such large scores and lost time it
felt like a 4th innings on the last day.



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In Reply To: henrietta's post @ Dec 30 2016, 08:53 PM

Hi H,

When the Aussies got a 150 lead , I was quietly confident of a collapse. But it seemed destined for a draw for several days. Smith Warner Usman and Starc put paid to that with some good batting.

It's not uncommon for a last innings collapse after being in the field for so long. They were under pressure to win and went from a can't lose 400 plus 1st innings, to needing and an awkward 4th innings total to win it. Few teams can do it. We have struggled a few times over the years. Pakistan are pro's at it.

I feel for them. They seem to be a good bunch of guys.

No Asian team has ever won a series here iirc. That record remains intact.



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