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18 minutes ago, Macca said:

Reckon I prefer something a bit more contemporary @Diamond_Jim  for Marnus Labuschagne

Dubbed 'Kid Charlemagne' by Wadda

(Circa 1976!)

 

Well that is where i got it from Macca...haha well done..

Well i think another few wickets here and thats the ball game and the Ashes. Theyre still 126 behind!

But you never know with this game....Woakes and Butler could bat on for a while and the wicket will settle down after lunch.

But wow...what a session 10-0 would you say Macca?

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56 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Well that is where i got it from Macca...haha well done..

Well i think another few wickets here and thats the ball game and the Ashes. Theyre still 126 behind!

But you never know with this game....Woakes and Butler could bat on for a while and the wicket will settle down after lunch.

But wow...what a session 10-0 would you say Macca?

It's not a knockout but close to a TKO Wadda

In boxing terms it's probably a 10 - 5 but the scoring in boxing has always been kind to the vanquished.

I like the fighting qualities with the kid ... and it looks like his innings has inspired the bowlers. 

Just 1 wicket at a time (work for 1) to gain the upper hand even more comprehensively.

Edit:  England 8 - 60 and staring down the barrel. 

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46 minutes ago, Macca said:

It's not a knockout but close to a TKO Wadda

In boxing terms it's probably a 10 - 5 but the scoring in boxing has always been kind to the vanquished.

I like the fighting qualities with the kid ... and it looks like his innings has inspired the bowlers. 

Just 1 wicket at a time (work for 1) to gain the upped hand even more comprehensively.

Only 1 English batsman in double figures so far........in fact only 4 in the match so far! Something like 16 -97 in 2 sessions and a bit. Cant really remember anything like it!

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2 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Only 1 English batsman in double figures so far........in fact only 4 in the match so far! Something like 16 -97 in 2 sessions and a bit. Cant really remember anything like it!

Dave Warner back in form and he alone could end this today (in virtual terms)

England 9 - 66

We have been ferocious Wadda.  Playing like winners.

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1 minute ago, Macca said:

Dave Warner back in form and he alone could end this today (in virtual terms)

England 9 - 66

We have been ferocious Wadda.  Playing like winners.

Yep 4 catches to boot. That laptop worked wonders for him!

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and all out for 67

now I'm scared

what do Oz need to score in the second innings

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1 minute ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Yep 4 catches to boot. That laptop worked wonders for him!

Big Josh with a 5 fa! 

The Ashes are ours mate.  The Aussies are men on a mission.

That was just sensational. 

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Thats a TKO now Macca. Best since Muhummad Ali retired. :)

 

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2 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

and all out for 67

Lowest English score since 1948. Think about that for a minute, there been a lot of good teams since then.

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18 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

and all out for 67

now I'm scared

what do Oz need to score in the second innings

Lots!

We'll cash in now ... England are shell-shocked.  Warner needs to go after them and put them to sleep.

Edit:  So much for that wish.  Warner out.  Harris might take up the attack instead.

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I've seen less dismissals in a t20 match played on a bunsen burner.

They're dropping like flies.

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Just now, Macca said:

I've seen less dismissals in a t20 match played on a bunsen burner.

They're dropping like flies.

Its incredible....That lead of 123 is looking like 523....I reckon if we make what...130? we should be right.....

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10 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Its incredible....That lead of 123 is looking like 523....I reckon if we make what...130? we should be right.....

the revenge of the green top

no doubt what instructions went out re the pitch but this sucks

I think we will need a 400 lead

lot of cricket in this game with the sun shining brightly

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11 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

the revenge of the green top

no doubt what instructions went out re the pitch but this sucks

I think we will need a 400 lead

lot of cricket in this game with the sun shining brightly

Well theyve only gotten over 300 once in this series so far. 400 is safe DJ but i cant see us getting 300 either, but there is plenty of time. I think Englands batting has lost it. Top order is shot to pieces and the way Pattinsons bowling, not to mention Lyon in the last innings...cant see them getting over 200. But i sure will be watching.

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What an amazing test match. Hazlewood was unreal. Our batsmen will have to concentrate. If we make 250 then that will be a lead of just over 350. Be interested to see Lyon bowl in the second innings.

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4-97 Everytime it looks like were home, we lose a wicket. 209 in front, we need 1 good partnership and we are there i think. England i think are still capable of getting 250, its not out of the question......but anything over that is a bit of an ask. Crucial hour coming up here.

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Boy, wasn't that fun. (Especially compared to the only other option - watching the Filth win on  channel 7) I know stranger things have happened  (like us ending 17th) but surely we can't lose from here?

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27 wickets for 417 runs in 2 days, 2 sessions of which were lost to rain ! Its quite incredible to have a team chasing a fouth innings total with 3 full days to get it.

Did Archer do a hammy? 426? Was pretty ineffective on an ordinary wicket hey. Not sure why England were all smiling and joking when he walked off? We should get a lead around 320-330 from here. In a way i was hoping Smith would come back next game and hit Root over the boundary for 6 to win the Ashes, but hey we will take it.

The Urn should be returned to Sunbury where it belongs.

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Watch out for some bat pads off Lyon in their 2nd innings.  Was getting extra good bounce in their first innings and the wicket is still lively.

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Should have enough to win but one never knows. They can't bat as poorly again. Don't know the record at Leeds but the windies chased down 322 theere a couple of years ago. I would hate to see the poms better that.

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12 minutes ago, dl4e said:

Should have enough to win but one never knows. They can't bat as poorly again. Don't know the record at Leeds but the windies chased down 322 theere a couple of years ago. I would hate to see the poms better that.

270 max is my tip. 

They are going to need one of their batsmen to get a 100 in order to challenge for victory.  Can't see it on this track with the way it's played so far.  1 wicket often changes things quite a bit when the wicket is assisting the bowlers. 

The only doubt I have is if the wicket loses it's venom after lunch.  It's only the 3rd day and usually a wicket is often at it's best for batting on the 2nd & 3rd day.  Still,  359 is a tough total to reach

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2 hours ago, Macca said:

270 max is my tip. 

They are going to need one of their batsmen to get a 100 in order to challenge for victory.  Can't see it on this track with the way it's played so far.  1 wicket often changes things quite a bit when the wicket is assisting the bowlers. 

The only doubt I have is if the wicket loses it's venom after lunch.  It's only the 3rd day and usually a wicket is often at it's best for batting on the 2nd & 3rd day.  Still,  359 is a tough total to reach

2-90 Well so far so good you would have to say by the Poms. About time Root put in a captains innings. The partnership (Root and Denly) would have to sat together for another 100 runs at least. I still cant see them getting past 250. 1 wkt and the collapse will be on.

The only thing they have on their side is time.

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12 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

2-90 Well so far so good you would have to say by the Poms. About time Root put in a captains innings. The partnership (Root and Denly) would have to sat together for another 100 runs at least. I still cant see them getting past 250. 1 wkt and the collapse will be on.

The only thing they have on their side is time.

England get to 3-156 by stumps which was a stoic effort.  Still require another 203.

But credit it to them for refusing to yield.  Stokes is 2 off 50 balls!  As you stated Wadda,  1 wicket changes things but they've obviously come out with a plan to bat with time on their side.

Root is a fine player but we need to dislodge him all the same.  It isn't quite over yet and they are making us earn it.

I didn't believe that they'd only be 3 down by stumps and if they'd had got to 220+ (about 3 runs per over) by the close of play you'd be quite concerned.  But 359 is a tough ask. 

The new ball is due in 8 overs and you'd expect 1 of the 3 quicks to therefore make a breakthrough.  Essential viewing once again tonight.

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6 hours ago, Macca said:

England get to 3-156 by stumps which was a stoic effort.  Still require another 203.

But credit it to them for refusing to yield.  Stokes is 2 off 50 balls!  As you stated Wadda,  1 wicket changes things but they've obviously come out with a plan to bat with time on their side.

Root is a fine player but we need to dislodge him all the same.  It isn't quite over yet and they are making us earn it.

I didn't believe that they'd only be 3 down by stumps and if they'd had got to 220+ (about 3 runs per over) by the close of play you'd be quite concerned.  But 359 is a tough ask. 

The new ball is due in 8 overs and you'd expect 1 of the 3 quicks to therefore make a breakthrough.  Essential viewing once again tonight.

Well its certainly a turnaround Macca. They really copped it in the English press. Roy just proved hes a one day player and both he and Burns played rash shots. Roy will be dropped. Yep Root 66 is playing a Captains knock and if he saves them he will reinstate himself as Englands leader. Stokes is the one they have to remove. I think he could carry the innings.

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