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2 hours ago, Bonkers said:

He actually played quite a good knock. Second top scorer and if it wasn't for him and Cummins supporting Smith we'd be in strife. 

Yep it was good, but lets see what happens for the rest of the series. Great players back it up. Unfortunately Marsh isnt a great player.

Hope he makes me eat humble pie.

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21 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Almost posted a two hours back that this session could well determine the Ashes but thought it a little trite.

Had England scored a 100 for the loss of none or one wicket it might have been hard for Australia.

Now for one of those pesky small run chases. Unfortunately for us older people we will still remember the difficulties some Australian teams have had in knocking off such totals.

Some interesting views on the Ali stumping:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/21560783/twitter-reacts-moeen-close-stumping

It is being suggested that the crease line was not straight !

You'd think with all the money involved in sport they'd be able to get a camera or sensor system installed. For what it's worth I think he was out. 

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Honestly, there is no need for umpires whatsoever anymore

Invest in the technology and get rid of the glorified cost racks

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28 minutes ago, Bonkers said:

Yeh I don't see much point in dropping Renshaw either. He's been quite reliable so far. Seems to have a good head on his shoulders for a young bloke. It will be interesting if the selectors are willing to drop anyone else if they have some scratchy form. Probably more benefit with your idea of Bancroft at 6 I'd agree.

It's the way we often used to do it (blood a new young batsman in the lower middle order)  Instead of always looking for the next big thing at no.3 or no.4 we used to play young blokes down the order and see if they could work their way up the order. 

Ponting batted at no.6 for his first 20+ tests but who remembers that?  There are numerous other examples from the past where that method worked.

And a prospective Test batsman often needed to bat in the first 3 or 4 for his State to get a look in.

There are always exceptions though but even Bradman batted at 6 or 7 initially.  Greg Chappell the same. 

 

 

 

 

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And now the match looks decidedly one-sided.  England really should have made a lot more in their 2nd innings.

Bancroft looks alright too - red ink hopefully

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Rather important two sessions coming up.

Strange decision by Smith not to enforce the follow on. The ball swinging in the evening session is nothing new and while England bowlers may not be quick they can certainly swing that ball.

354 not an easy target so hopefully we can have them 7 down for 100 at stumps tonight

3 for 150 or thereabouts could make for an interesting last day

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3 for 117 and Australia use their only two reviews ... no refreshes these days ... please don't let England win !!!

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8 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

3 for 117 and Australia use their only two reviews ... no refreshes these days ... please don't let England win !!!

1 wicket changes everything DJ ... especially in these 4th innings run chases. 

Smith drops one!  That's a rare occurrence. 

Lyon just keeps getting better & better every time I see him bowl. 

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Shaun Marsh named man of the match, not a bad effort considering most people didn't want him in the team outside of the selectors. 2nil to the Aussies with the remaining venues likely to suit Australia. Adelaide was probably Englands best chance to beat us in terms of the conditions being more conducive to Anderson and Broad exploiting swing. 4 or 5 nil looks highly likely from here you'd think.

One negative is Peter Handscomb. He's looking very ordinary and a shadow of the player he was when he broke into the team. Maxwell will be looked at as a replacement you'd imagine after scoring 270 odd and 96 in consecutive Sheffield Shield games. If selected in the next test that will give us more options with the ball as he can bowl part time spin. In saying that the WACA is not the best place for spin usually.

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18 minutes ago, DemonAndrew said:

First Shaun, now Mitch

Everything is coming up Marshes

The cricketing public is running out of whipping boys DA ...  mind you,  that Perth track is an absolute road. 

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