Australia collapse as India open up lead
18/12/2020 | sport | cricket | 335
India take the upper hand as 15 wickets fall on day two of a fast-moving first Test against Australia in Adelaide.
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 13:20:04 35 6
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Australia lose?
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18/12/2020 13:28:17 10 1
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Warner duck?
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18/12/2020 14:58:31 2 7
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I see a few England supporters that followed cricket in the 90s and early 2000s here ??
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18/12/2020 15:23:48 4 2
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Australia humiliated?
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18/12/2020 16:32:09 0 1
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Howzat Umps!
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18/12/2020 19:25:31 0 0
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A first innings collapse, to be sure, but lets not count our chickens, as India could return the favour, then let the Aussies knock off the runs required. I think I'll hold my chortles until then.
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sam
19/12/2020 06:06:23 0 0
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What about an India collapse?
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19/12/2020 07:03:57 1 0
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You were saying? Australia headed towards a comprehensive win, you mean.

Something the English are well used to.
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19/12/2020 07:16:17 0 0
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Murray mints ?
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19/12/2020 07:57:36 2 0
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well this comment didn't age well
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19/12/2020 08:10:28 1 0
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Nom nom nom, so much humble pie
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19/12/2020 08:13:43 1 0
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India score their lowest toal in test history, LMAO!
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Sam
18/12/2020 12:37:01 8 5
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I believe Labuschagne is the best batsmen in the world, his technique and attitude are second to none.
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18/12/2020 12:42:35 4 3
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he got very lucky today. he gave away too many chances.
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18/12/2020 13:28:54 0 0
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Not today it wasn’t! Should have bee out several times before he was
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18/12/2020 17:00:59 0 0
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Class bat , plays it very late , and close to the body under his eyes
Doesn’t really waft outside off stump

Just a simple technique , fully forward and fully back

Good player already and getting better
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18/12/2020 17:14:20 0 0
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Just wondering why he isn’t playing for SA?
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18/12/2020 22:44:33 0 0
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He is up there, but currently is still behind Smith and Williamson.
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18/12/2020 12:41:24 4 3
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prithvi shaw needs to go and play county cricket for a couple years. his timing is atrocious.
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18/12/2020 12:49:35 4 0
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Let me know whether he gets chance , country cricket is not refugees place
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18/12/2020 12:57:50 0 0
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I watched Shaw in an U19's match at Queen's Park a while ago. He did OK, I think, but the best batsman was a lad called Kalri - and I've not hear of him since.
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18/12/2020 13:22:01 0 0
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He can come and play for Yorkshire - we need another opener (4 is the minimum in any side) in England
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18/12/2020 17:01:30 0 0
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KL Rahul, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, should be opener. Or if they wanted to stay with the youth players, either Gill or to a lesser extent, Pant.

KL Rahul should come in at the top, and Rohit will hopefully be fit enough to fill in for when Kholi
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18/12/2020 12:41:57 3 3
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India in drivers seat ,defeat looming very for Australia .If India wants win the series again here first they drop both openers they can't bat / field that wonders they have picked for this tour .Again finding extremely difficult to dismantle batman''s & conceded substantial runs in the process .Anyway ,match will be over by on lunch on fourth days play.
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19/12/2020 07:12:52 0 0
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Everything you said is wrong except the game being over by Day 4.
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Sam
18/12/2020 12:37:01 8 5
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I believe Labuschagne is the best batsmen in the world, his technique and attitude are second to none.
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18/12/2020 12:42:35 4 3
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he got very lucky today. he gave away too many chances.
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Sam
18/12/2020 12:45:26 0 0
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Agreed... i still believe he his the number one
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18/12/2020 12:42:48 12 4
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Enjoying this Test so far, very entertaining match. But I have to mute the coverage when Simon Hughes does his mid-session ramblings.
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18/12/2020 12:57:18 13 5
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I have no idea how he keeps finding employment in cricket
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18/12/2020 16:32:17 0 0
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So true. Simon Hughes has absolutely no clue.
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18/12/2020 12:44:28 16 2
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Think the grounds man will not be too popular with Cricket Australia, they will have wanted a chief executives special. 550-8 plays 600-4, and a full 5 days.
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18/12/2020 17:06:42 2 0
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If they’ve done the right tv deal, all the Indian fans tuning in should increase the advertising revenues somewhat. ??
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18/12/2020 12:42:35 4 3
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he got very lucky today. he gave away too many chances.
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Sam
18/12/2020 12:45:26 0 0
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Agreed... i still believe he his the number one
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18/12/2020 12:45:38 11 6
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A very good day for India but a long way to go in the series...do your best with inciting the Aussie bashing though BBC...we've still got the ashes ??
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18/12/2020 13:47:52 5 4
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errr, they're in Lords, the home of cricket.
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18/12/2020 13:52:30 3 0
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And yet can’t win a series in England.
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18/12/2020 17:57:48 1 0
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And you Aussies never incite any bashing against us! If you dish it out expect it back.
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18/12/2020 12:46:48 46 12
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This is great, nothing like an Aussie batting collapse to gladen the heart.
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18/12/2020 15:04:17 7 2
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How true. Hope the English test team members are studying this test match like hawks.
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18/12/2020 12:41:24 4 3
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prithvi shaw needs to go and play county cricket for a couple years. his timing is atrocious.
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18/12/2020 12:49:35 4 0
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Let me know whether he gets chance , country cricket is not refugees place
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18/12/2020 13:04:24 0 0
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I meant in india. Domestic first class
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18/12/2020 12:56:20 9 4
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Go India! That said, they must be somewhat embarrassed about letting Paine get 70* odd...
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18/12/2020 12:42:48 12 4
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Enjoying this Test so far, very entertaining match. But I have to mute the coverage when Simon Hughes does his mid-session ramblings.
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18/12/2020 12:57:18 13 5
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I have no idea how he keeps finding employment in cricket
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18/12/2020 15:11:48 0 0
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The old boys network of course. "The Analyst", deary me...
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18/12/2020 12:41:24 4 3
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prithvi shaw needs to go and play county cricket for a couple years. his timing is atrocious.
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18/12/2020 12:57:50 0 0
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I watched Shaw in an U19's match at Queen's Park a while ago. He did OK, I think, but the best batsman was a lad called Kalri - and I've not hear of him since.
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18/12/2020 17:03:33 0 0
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Kalra , left handed player - very decent bat
He will come into the reckoning

But getting into that Indian top 6 is a very difficult task
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19/12/2020 03:57:59 0 0
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Must be you might have seen Gujarat against Rajas than match
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18/12/2020 12:58:41 5 8
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"upper hand" I think its evenly poised, Australian bating line up is capable of chasing 300.
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18/12/2020 13:51:55 0 1
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No chance. The line-up is thinner than tissue paper.
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18/12/2020 17:07:43 0 0
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300 is a massive score to chase
Twilight and things start happening

Ashwin will be a difficult proposition bowling last , and the pitch looks a little skiddy , it will probably start to keep lower , that suits Bhumrah and Shami

Anything over 250 is tough - Indis would be favourites

Below that Aussies are favourite

Great game
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:03:23 11 2
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You say that like you were out on the field bowling grenades yourself Vikram!
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18/12/2020 13:16:18 6 1
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Shame for you that they can't bowl in England then, if 2018 is anything to go by! (4:1 to save you looking it up)
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18/12/2020 13:17:52 4 0
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Hi Vikram! Still bitter about England I see. Did someone do something bad to you?
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18/12/2020 13:18:40 1 0
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I am sure you are a perfect bowler Vikram
Please come and teach the bowlers in England how you do it
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18/12/2020 13:21:01 5 0
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111-7 Didn't bowl that well against the tail enders letting them put on 80 runs did they ?
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18/12/2020 13:24:08 4 1
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Have you forgotten the 2010 ashes in Australia Vikram? 3-1 to England - who took the most wickets in that series? JImmy Anderson and his "wiff waff"...plus that wiff waff has won us 5 ashes victories since 2005!
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18/12/2020 12:59:23 33 6
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Just tried to ring my Australian brother-in-law but strangely he's not picking up the phone.
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18/12/2020 13:06:17 14 7
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Maybe he's out enjoying the sun? ?????
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18/12/2020 13:50:25 5 0
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Yeah, the worst sports fans of them all. Any remote sign of their team on the back foot and they cower away.
Win and their arrogance is breathtaking.
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19/12/2020 07:04:50 0 0
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Try him now. The match is almost over.
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19/12/2020 07:51:07 0 0
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I bet he’ll be picking up this morning mate haha
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19/12/2020 08:31:03 0 0
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Looks like BrassEye has done a runner. His BIL must have answered and given him the score...
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:03:23 11 2
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You say that like you were out on the field bowling grenades yourself Vikram!
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18/12/2020 12:49:35 4 0
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Let me know whether he gets chance , country cricket is not refugees place
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18/12/2020 13:04:24 0 0
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I meant in india. Domestic first class
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18/12/2020 12:59:23 33 6
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Just tried to ring my Australian brother-in-law but strangely he's not picking up the phone.
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18/12/2020 13:06:17 14 7
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Maybe he's out enjoying the sun? ?????
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18/12/2020 13:14:54 3 0
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If he were in Australia he wouldn't as it's dark there now. Spoiler, he's not in Australia.
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18/12/2020 22:01:56 1 0
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scarn on - Or maybe he's checking the BBC HYSs because for some reason he doesn't comment on articles in his own country about his own team!
You seem to love the BBC?! Are the ABC that bad?!
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18/12/2020 13:13:57 0 0
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Don't think anyone with tickets for day four are hopeful of much cricket....
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18/12/2020 13:06:17 14 7
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Maybe he's out enjoying the sun? ?????
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18/12/2020 13:14:54 3 0
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If he were in Australia he wouldn't as it's dark there now. Spoiler, he's not in Australia.
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:16:18 6 1
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Shame for you that they can't bowl in England then, if 2018 is anything to go by! (4:1 to save you looking it up)
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18/12/2020 14:13:37 0 0
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To be fair, India actually bowled very well in England 2018, by in large. Their batting let them down that series.
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18/12/2020 13:17:09 18 2
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Guess what? You can bowl straight to Steve Smith. Who’d have thought. Bet we don’t though. India were superb. Disciplined but aggressive. Kohli leaving after this game. They have to get this game done.
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18/12/2020 13:53:24 2 4
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That's too logical for us to do and also plan on a batsmans weakness, we just bowl to his strengths.

ECB be making notes I am sure on both Teams.
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18/12/2020 17:52:40 1 0
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Let's see if the English old timers have the guts to try the same thing ??
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18/12/2020 21:32:54 0 0
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In the last Ashes series the much maligned Chris Woakes got Smith out twice LBW. Sadly, Root never cottoned on to this fact and bombarded him with bouncers instead.
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:17:52 4 0
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Hi Vikram! Still bitter about England I see. Did someone do something bad to you?
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18/12/2020 16:26:20 1 0
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Is alive ... There we were missing the poetic and majestic insights too over the last few months.

??
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Lots of great things happened today

Smith the stain on crotch of cricket got out cheaply

India's arrogance will not be diminished by the fact they can't catch - this is simply Eng's only chance in India that they think they have won already (to be fair India C could beat Eng in India)

Paine might keep the captaincy - any idiot who puts the opposition in at the Oval is really on Eng side.
Removed
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18/12/2020 13:21:59 3 4
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Proper cricket too. The contrast with NZ v Pam 20/20 couldn’t have been greater.
One match full of skill, tactics and interest, the other a thrash to try to get 42 off 32. Only interesting if you have 0 attention span.
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:18:40 1 0
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I am sure you are a perfect bowler Vikram
Please come and teach the bowlers in England how you do it
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 13:20:04 35 6
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Australia lose?
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18/12/2020 13:46:46 7 2
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Australians suspended?
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18/12/2020 23:59:48 1 0
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Have a pop against the Aussies all you want... Who beat England in the Ashes the time before last 4-0??
Oh yeah.... That's right...
Wait until India decimate England, now THAT will be funny!
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:21:01 5 0
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111-7 Didn't bowl that well against the tail enders letting them put on 80 runs did they ?
Lots of great things happened today

Smith the stain on crotch of cricket got out cheaply

India's arrogance will not be diminished by the fact they can't catch - this is simply Eng's only chance in India that they think they have won already (to be fair India C could beat Eng in India)

Paine might keep the captaincy - any idiot who puts the opposition in at the Oval is really on Eng side.
Removed
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18/12/2020 13:21:59 3 4
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Proper cricket too. The contrast with NZ v Pam 20/20 couldn’t have been greater.
One match full of skill, tactics and interest, the other a thrash to try to get 42 off 32. Only interesting if you have 0 attention span.
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18/12/2020 12:41:24 4 3
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prithvi shaw needs to go and play county cricket for a couple years. his timing is atrocious.
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18/12/2020 13:22:01 0 0
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He can come and play for Yorkshire - we need another opener (4 is the minimum in any side) in England
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 13:22:56 6 24
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Why do we have a HYS on 2 foreign teams ?

Do you think Aussie media have HYS's on England v Pakistan games ?
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18/12/2020 13:29:40 3 6
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You don't think there's some BBC bias do you? I would be so shocked....
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18/12/2020 14:03:26 9 0
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Because these are the 2 highest rated teams in the World Test Championship and 2 of the top 3 ranked Test teams. Because they are featuring exciting players like Kohli, Smith (oops today), Starc, Hazelwood, Cummins, Bumrah, etc. Because most genuine cricket fans follow the global game.
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18/12/2020 15:04:53 2 0
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Because international sport has a worldwide fanbase and broadcast as such in the UK.

Oh, and the Aussie media would have a HYS on an England v Pakistan game. Don't forget there's loads of Brits down under!
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18/12/2020 16:23:09 0 0
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Anything to stir up the Locals and get us chattering away , seeing as the lat few months it's been IPL and now the BBL stuff.

Shame not commenting on issues closer to home in the game though.

Anyway be thankful as said we can chortle away until tomorrow.
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18/12/2020 16:43:02 1 0
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Because thankfully we still have enough proper cricket fans in this country who appreciate proper test cricket.
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18/12/2020 17:08:10 0 0
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Coz people enjoy cricket
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18/12/2020 21:35:46 0 0
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I would much rather have a HYS on 2 foreign teams playing Test cricket than on an England 20/20.
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18/12/2020 12:59:20 3 13
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that's how you bowl in Australia England fans...none of Broad and Anderson's wiff waff or Panesar bowling bricks etc.
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18/12/2020 13:24:08 4 1
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Have you forgotten the 2010 ashes in Australia Vikram? 3-1 to England - who took the most wickets in that series? JImmy Anderson and his "wiff waff"...plus that wiff waff has won us 5 ashes victories since 2005!
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18/12/2020 13:42:01 0 1
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well i remember the 5-0....the other 5-0...oh and the 4-0.
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 13:28:17 10 1
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Warner duck?
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Sam
18/12/2020 12:37:01 8 5
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I believe Labuschagne is the best batsmen in the world, his technique and attitude are second to none.
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18/12/2020 13:28:54 0 0
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Not today it wasn’t! Should have bee out several times before he was
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18/12/2020 13:22:56 6 24
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Why do we have a HYS on 2 foreign teams ?

Do you think Aussie media have HYS's on England v Pakistan games ?
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18/12/2020 13:29:40 3 6
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You don't think there's some BBC bias do you? I would be so shocked....
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18/12/2020 13:52:14 0 0
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Crikey what's happened ...

Also thought Kholi was going home too after the ODI games too for his new child to be born.
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18/12/2020 13:38:45 8 0
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Enjoying the coverage on the radio when I wake up.
It brightens up a wet day. Not sure who to root for.
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18/12/2020 13:40:30 7 5
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India mate:) i know what you mean though. Some very irritating characters on both sides.
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18/12/2020 15:19:00 1 0
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Come on Harry be with Dreadlock on this.

Problem is give India a lift before meeting us though.

Good cricket be played and plenty of action then do not mind who wins (preferably India maybe) ??.

No harm in bit if cheeky banter.
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18/12/2020 13:38:45 8 0
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Enjoying the coverage on the radio when I wake up.
It brightens up a wet day. Not sure who to root for.
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18/12/2020 13:40:30 7 5
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India mate:) i know what you mean though. Some very irritating characters on both sides.
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18/12/2020 13:24:08 4 1
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Have you forgotten the 2010 ashes in Australia Vikram? 3-1 to England - who took the most wickets in that series? JImmy Anderson and his "wiff waff"...plus that wiff waff has won us 5 ashes victories since 2005!
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18/12/2020 13:42:01 0 1
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well i remember the 5-0....the other 5-0...oh and the 4-0.
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18/12/2020 15:19:05 1 0
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yes and if you look at Indias tours of Aus its a very similar story :- India has developed a reputation of being particularly difficult to beat at home, having lost only two test series since 1986–87. Conversely, India had never managed to win a test series in Australia until 2018–19 series. So its not just Eng that struggles. They are a hard team to beat there, and Eng have been in Eng :)
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18/12/2020 13:43:44 13 1
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A few years ago,Prithvi Shaw was invited to England to play for Cheadle Hulme School in Manchester and scored 1,446 runs during a two-month stay Huge talent still only 21. He won't be asking Bairstow for any tips on how not to continually get bowled through the gate.
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18/12/2020 16:58:08 2 0
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He plays away from the body
Not tight enough
He makes room through the off side instead of getting back and across

Needs a season in English conditions - he will be fine

Only 21 and a prodigious talent
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18/12/2020 13:20:04 35 6
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Australia lose?
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18/12/2020 13:46:46 7 2
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Australians suspended?
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18/12/2020 12:45:38 11 6
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A very good day for India but a long way to go in the series...do your best with inciting the Aussie bashing though BBC...we've still got the ashes ??
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18/12/2020 13:47:52 5 4
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errr, they're in Lords, the home of cricket.
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18/12/2020 13:48:52 3 5
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Even the usual day/night green top prepared for their bowlers can’t save them.

Such a weak batting line up.

Hope India romp home.
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18/12/2020 13:50:27 3 4
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Still missing the urn a bit?
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19/12/2020 07:29:04 0 0
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Are you really that ignorant ? All pink ball games are played on well grassed pitches and the outfield is kept longer as well to protect the ball scarring. Been watching cricket long ?
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18/12/2020 12:59:23 33 6
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Just tried to ring my Australian brother-in-law but strangely he's not picking up the phone.
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18/12/2020 13:50:25 5 0
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Yeah, the worst sports fans of them all. Any remote sign of their team on the back foot and they cower away.
Win and their arrogance is breathtaking.
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18/12/2020 13:58:51 4 4
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Instead of a fan who calls to gloat mid match when their own team isn't even involved
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18/12/2020 13:48:52 3 5
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Even the usual day/night green top prepared for their bowlers can’t save them.

Such a weak batting line up.

Hope India romp home.
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18/12/2020 13:50:27 3 4
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Still missing the urn a bit?
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18/12/2020 13:57:45 1 1
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Nah, I’m coveting the World Cup.
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18/12/2020 16:49:07 1 0
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You got the fake one. You are never ever going to get anywhere near the real urn. Thankfully.
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18/12/2020 12:58:41 5 8
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"upper hand" I think its evenly poised, Australian bating line up is capable of chasing 300.
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18/12/2020 13:51:55 0 1
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No chance. The line-up is thinner than tissue paper.
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18/12/2020 14:38:02 1 1
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I wouldn't say that about a bating line-up which include Smith and Labuschagne, two of the world best test batsmen
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19/12/2020 07:15:51 0 0
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I agree its not evenly poised. Australia to win by 8 or more wickets
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18/12/2020 13:52:10 19 0
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What a game of cricket, it’s too early to say who the winners would be. If Indians manage 350plus, they are likely to win. If the target is less than 300, it’s too close to call the winner. I prefer these sort of games over high scoring games.
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Agree.
Completed matches with less than 1500 runs are often great watching.
Although posting 600 and knocking them over quickly twice is good fun.
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19/12/2020 06:14:36 1 0
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Forget 350, they just about managed 35 in their 2nd innings!
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19/12/2020 06:47:38 1 0
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They got near 350 - 36...
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18/12/2020 13:29:40 3 6
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You don't think there's some BBC bias do you? I would be so shocked....
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18/12/2020 13:52:14 0 0
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Crikey what's happened ...

Also thought Kholi was going home too after the ODI games too for his new child to be born.
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18/12/2020 13:57:53 2 1
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He's going home after this one mate.

What can I say? Good bowlers and some ordinary batting...maybe a bit of rust for a few on both sides too...
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18/12/2020 14:04:25 0 0
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Nope - going home after this match, he'll miss the rest of the series.
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18/12/2020 17:08:43 1 0
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Kohli goes after the first test
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18/12/2020 12:45:38 11 6
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A very good day for India but a long way to go in the series...do your best with inciting the Aussie bashing though BBC...we've still got the ashes ??
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18/12/2020 13:52:30 3 0
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And yet can’t win a series in England.
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18/12/2020 14:17:49 4 2
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How long did England go before winning an Ashes series in Australia before the 2010/11 series?

1986/87? Why are we gloating then?
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18/12/2020 13:52:50 5 1
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I don't understand it Australia usually get 300+ oops sorry didn't realise Smith was out for 1
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18/12/2020 13:17:09 18 2
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Guess what? You can bowl straight to Steve Smith. Who’d have thought. Bet we don’t though. India were superb. Disciplined but aggressive. Kohli leaving after this game. They have to get this game done.
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18/12/2020 13:53:24 2 4
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That's too logical for us to do and also plan on a batsmans weakness, we just bowl to his strengths.

ECB be making notes I am sure on both Teams.
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I think Aussies will be chasing around 200-230 and will have plenty of time to get the runs . Batting will be hard and it will need a smith special with contributions . India to win by 20 runs !
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230-250 would make it very interesting, 270+ India big favs.
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Divide that chase by 3
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18/12/2020 13:57:12 7 3
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Great to see the Aussies under the pump
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Keep watching.
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18/12/2020 13:50:27 3 4
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Still missing the urn a bit?
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18/12/2020 13:57:45 1 1
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Nah, I’m coveting the World Cup.
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18/12/2020 14:02:54 1 3
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What a great 'win' that was....the Aussies' first is a bit of a blur to be honest...been so many since...
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18/12/2020 13:52:14 0 0
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Crikey what's happened ...

Also thought Kholi was going home too after the ODI games too for his new child to be born.
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18/12/2020 13:57:53 2 1
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He's going home after this one mate.

What can I say? Good bowlers and some ordinary batting...maybe a bit of rust for a few on both sides too...
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18/12/2020 14:18:01 0 0
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Cheers did wonder as reports initially said the ODI.

Perhaps he just laying a foundation and saying lads this is what I want whilst I am away.

Yes think plenty of Test matches be rusty like some of the ODI games too.
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18/12/2020 13:50:25 5 0
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Yeah, the worst sports fans of them all. Any remote sign of their team on the back foot and they cower away.
Win and their arrogance is breathtaking.
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18/12/2020 13:58:51 4 4
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Instead of a fan who calls to gloat mid match when their own team isn't even involved
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18/12/2020 14:02:03 2 2
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On a British website I pay for.
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18/12/2020 13:58:51 4 4
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Instead of a fan who calls to gloat mid match when their own team isn't even involved
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18/12/2020 14:02:03 2 2
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On a British website I pay for.
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What? The original poster said he called his Aussie brother-in-law specifically to gloat to him. What part of that don't you understand?

And yes, you really pour loads into this website, don't you mate? About 0.0001% of your license fee. Joker.
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We all pay for it mate
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18/12/2020 13:57:45 1 1
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Nah, I’m coveting the World Cup.
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18/12/2020 14:02:54 1 3
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What a great 'win' that was....the Aussies' first is a bit of a blur to be honest...been so many since...
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18/12/2020 14:14:54 3 0
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All so long ago. You weren’t good enough to win it. Pumped in the SF, if I remember correctly.
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18/12/2020 13:22:56 6 24
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Why do we have a HYS on 2 foreign teams ?

Do you think Aussie media have HYS's on England v Pakistan games ?
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Because these are the 2 highest rated teams in the World Test Championship and 2 of the top 3 ranked Test teams. Because they are featuring exciting players like Kohli, Smith (oops today), Starc, Hazelwood, Cummins, Bumrah, etc. Because most genuine cricket fans follow the global game.
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Enjoy this , not every match is about England
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18/12/2020 13:52:14 0 0
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Crikey what's happened ...

Also thought Kholi was going home too after the ODI games too for his new child to be born.
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18/12/2020 14:04:25 0 0
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Nope - going home after this match, he'll miss the rest of the series.
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18/12/2020 14:06:42 5 6
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In the envious position of not particularly liking either of these two teams so it makes following this series a real cracker.

Always a great contest between Australia and India.
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18/12/2020 14:08:41 8 0
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Thought Adelaide had a quasi mediterrranean climate. Strange seeing 22 yards of English village green growing in the middle of it.
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It's a drop-in pitch now at Adelaide. Flown over from Surrey?
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18/12/2020 14:02:03 2 2
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On a British website I pay for.
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18/12/2020 14:12:08 0 4
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What? The original poster said he called his Aussie brother-in-law specifically to gloat to him. What part of that don't you understand?

And yes, you really pour loads into this website, don't you mate? About 0.0001% of your license fee. Joker.
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18/12/2020 14:18:26 2 0
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Sit down, clown. That reply wasn’t to the original poster.
Maybe read the comments properly before mouthing off?
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18/12/2020 14:13:09 3 1
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What has happened to Labuschagne? He has spent much too long with Steve Smith - he was a brilliant player, shots all round the wicket, but watched this morning & he is stepping across his stumps like Smith. He is now a Smith clone - what a shame from a viewing perspective
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18/12/2020 14:19:34 3 7
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Last I heard, the name of the game for a batsman is runs....making a pretty 20 might get you a game for England though I guess...
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18/12/2020 13:16:18 6 1
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Shame for you that they can't bowl in England then, if 2018 is anything to go by! (4:1 to save you looking it up)
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18/12/2020 14:13:37 0 0
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To be fair, India actually bowled very well in England 2018, by in large. Their batting let them down that series.
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India’s attack can get 20 wickets overseas , unfortunately their batting is their Achilles heel
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18/12/2020 14:02:54 1 3
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What a great 'win' that was....the Aussies' first is a bit of a blur to be honest...been so many since...
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18/12/2020 14:14:54 3 0
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All so long ago. You weren’t good enough to win it. Pumped in the SF, if I remember correctly.
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18/12/2020 13:52:30 3 0
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And yet can’t win a series in England.
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18/12/2020 14:17:49 4 2
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How long did England go before winning an Ashes series in Australia before the 2010/11 series?

1986/87? Why are we gloating then?
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18/12/2020 15:03:29 1 1
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Careful pal...not everyone likes facts around here! ??
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Well its 17 years and counting since they last won a series in England, so that's a pretty dismal record too.
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He's going home after this one mate.

What can I say? Good bowlers and some ordinary batting...maybe a bit of rust for a few on both sides too...
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Cheers did wonder as reports initially said the ODI.

Perhaps he just laying a foundation and saying lads this is what I want whilst I am away.

Yes think plenty of Test matches be rusty like some of the ODI games too.
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What? The original poster said he called his Aussie brother-in-law specifically to gloat to him. What part of that don't you understand?

And yes, you really pour loads into this website, don't you mate? About 0.0001% of your license fee. Joker.
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18/12/2020 14:18:26 2 0
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Sit down, clown. That reply wasn’t to the original poster.
Maybe read the comments properly before mouthing off?
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18/12/2020 14:28:23 1 3
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I did read them properly. The poster you replied to was talking about the original poster, not about you.

Not switched on today, are we?
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What has happened to Labuschagne? He has spent much too long with Steve Smith - he was a brilliant player, shots all round the wicket, but watched this morning & he is stepping across his stumps like Smith. He is now a Smith clone - what a shame from a viewing perspective
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18/12/2020 14:19:34 3 7
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Last I heard, the name of the game for a batsman is runs....making a pretty 20 might get you a game for England though I guess...
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18/12/2020 14:20:04 4 2
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Well you would believe it and there I was thinking no Cricket HYS before Christmas to have a chin wag on the Events of the Cricketing World.

Then boom what's this the Aussies stuttering in a Test Match and Smith going cheaply.

Game on as they say and Red Ball Cricket is back.
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18/12/2020 14:32:27 4 1
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A shame about Amir huh? Was hoping he'd show more of his talents at the highest level...
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18/12/2020 14:50:08 1 0
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Pink ball in this case but I know what you mean
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18/12/2020 14:18:26 2 0
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Sit down, clown. That reply wasn’t to the original poster.
Maybe read the comments properly before mouthing off?
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18/12/2020 14:28:23 1 3
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I did read them properly. The poster you replied to was talking about the original poster, not about you.

Not switched on today, are we?
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18/12/2020 14:18:26 2 0
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Sit down, clown. That reply wasn’t to the original poster.
Maybe read the comments properly before mouthing off?
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18/12/2020 14:28:47 14 6
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Great to see decent cricket back and with a crowd after that rubbish ipl garbage, I still fancy the aussie s to pip India, but a tremendous day's cricket
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Well you would believe it and there I was thinking no Cricket HYS before Christmas to have a chin wag on the Events of the Cricketing World.

Then boom what's this the Aussies stuttering in a Test Match and Smith going cheaply.

Game on as they say and Red Ball Cricket is back.
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18/12/2020 14:32:27 4 1
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A shame about Amir huh? Was hoping he'd show more of his talents at the highest level...
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Cricket for you and always full of surprises ...

Yorky ... Yes fair comment as it's a night/day game. So they getting practice and wonder if we will try practice games or sessions before we play India ... Probably not and just go in unplanned as usual.

Although the New Management do seem a bit more Savvy to planning.
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18/12/2020 13:51:55 0 1
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No chance. The line-up is thinner than tissue paper.
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18/12/2020 14:38:02 1 1
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I wouldn't say that about a bating line-up which include Smith and Labuschagne, two of the world best test batsmen
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18/12/2020 14:46:02 15 3
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Was it really a collapse in the end. The way I see it, is that they came back hard with the tail to almost within 50 runs of the India total. If Smith clicks in the next innings, I wouldn't say India have the upper hand at this stage. Even stevens at the moment, I reckon.
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18/12/2020 14:48:02 4 4
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Hope the Indian Tigers turn over the Aussie kangaroos.
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18/12/2020 14:20:04 4 2
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Well you would believe it and there I was thinking no Cricket HYS before Christmas to have a chin wag on the Events of the Cricketing World.

Then boom what's this the Aussies stuttering in a Test Match and Smith going cheaply.

Game on as they say and Red Ball Cricket is back.
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18/12/2020 14:50:08 1 0
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Pink ball in this case but I know what you mean
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18/12/2020 14:14:54 3 0
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All so long ago. You weren’t good enough to win it. Pumped in the SF, if I remember correctly.
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 14:58:31 2 7
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I see a few England supporters that followed cricket in the 90s and early 2000s here ??
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18/12/2020 21:44:11 0 1
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That is when Australian 'cheating' was at its most rife... never that it's really gone away.
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18/12/2020 15:02:12 1 1
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What is it with Southern Hemisphere teams tending to produce green surfaces to play on. India certainly wouldn’t be used to that wicket and are doing well.
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Help it swing
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18/12/2020 16:37:30 0 1
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In shock thought you were on about the Taunton pitch then.

Obviously running acres of England so getting some practice.

No harm in varying a wicket prep to keep opposition guessing.
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18/12/2020 17:22:59 1 0
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Australia has been doing it for years to help their bowlers. The annual Brisbane greentop is famous.
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19/12/2020 07:37:23 0 0
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The Gabba ? Get through session 1 and its a batsmans paradise. Traditionally its the opening Test of Australia's summer and its not movement that makes it The Gabbatoir, its the bounce.
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18/12/2020 14:17:49 4 2
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How long did England go before winning an Ashes series in Australia before the 2010/11 series?

1986/87? Why are we gloating then?
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18/12/2020 15:03:29 1 1
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Careful pal...not everyone likes facts around here! ??
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18/12/2020 15:02:12 1 1
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What is it with Southern Hemisphere teams tending to produce green surfaces to play on. India certainly wouldn’t be used to that wicket and are doing well.
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18/12/2020 15:03:54 1 1
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Help it swing
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18/12/2020 12:46:48 46 12
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This is great, nothing like an Aussie batting collapse to gladen the heart.
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18/12/2020 15:04:17 7 2
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How true. Hope the English test team members are studying this test match like hawks.
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18/12/2020 16:39:37 0 1
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Posted some.where on here ECB need to be making notes and got downvoted ... Maybe some of the sarcasm I used in it to though.

Yes be good to see how all parties are monitoring the Test series for India, Aussies and Us too along with other Nations be keen for this.
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19/12/2020 08:16:25 0 0
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They better prepare their batsman for the best bowling att k in the world.
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18/12/2020 15:04:51 3 0
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The selectors must be mighty glad Labuschagne and Paine turned up.
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18/12/2020 13:22:56 6 24
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Why do we have a HYS on 2 foreign teams ?

Do you think Aussie media have HYS's on England v Pakistan games ?
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18/12/2020 15:04:53 2 0
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Because international sport has a worldwide fanbase and broadcast as such in the UK.

Oh, and the Aussie media would have a HYS on an England v Pakistan game. Don't forget there's loads of Brits down under!
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Actually I don't think they would...
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18/12/2020 12:57:18 13 5
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I have no idea how he keeps finding employment in cricket
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The old boys network of course. "The Analyst", deary me...
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18/12/2020 14:32:27 4 1
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A shame about Amir huh? Was hoping he'd show more of his talents at the highest level...
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18/12/2020 15:16:10 0 0
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Cricket for you and always full of surprises ...

Yorky ... Yes fair comment as it's a night/day game. So they getting practice and wonder if we will try practice games or sessions before we play India ... Probably not and just go in unplanned as usual.

Although the New Management do seem a bit more Savvy to planning.
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Enjoying the coverage on the radio when I wake up.
It brightens up a wet day. Not sure who to root for.
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18/12/2020 15:19:00 1 0
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Come on Harry be with Dreadlock on this.

Problem is give India a lift before meeting us though.

Good cricket be played and plenty of action then do not mind who wins (preferably India maybe) ??.

No harm in bit if cheeky banter.
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18/12/2020 13:42:01 0 1
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well i remember the 5-0....the other 5-0...oh and the 4-0.
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yes and if you look at Indias tours of Aus its a very similar story :- India has developed a reputation of being particularly difficult to beat at home, having lost only two test series since 1986–87. Conversely, India had never managed to win a test series in Australia until 2018–19 series. So its not just Eng that struggles. They are a hard team to beat there, and Eng have been in Eng :)
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No love for either side with some objectionable characters in each team, but on balance I hope India win this.
Any more objectionable than a drunken violent nightclub brawling thug who gets lauded and wins SPOTY. Don’t think so. I get the “cheat” issues around some of the Aussies but Kohli passion and arrogance does not put him in the same category of “objectionable” as a violent thug. I’m just saying it how it is. Removed
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18/12/2020 12:35:34 71 11
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Australia collapse, not many better two word combos in cricket :)
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18/12/2020 15:23:48 4 2
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Australia humiliated?
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18/12/2020 15:26:01 2 3
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Always great when the ball does a bit in Test cricket. Match nicely poised. India needs to win as they lose Kohli for next game. BT's last year of their broadcasting deal so hopefully Sky will pick it up next Ashes - better stable of commentators etc.
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18/12/2020 15:28:04 3 2
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INDIA must build up from now and a lead of 250 or 300 & Aussies will never be able to catch up. On the whole a good battle between bat and bowl. INDIA must win this Test as on advantage.
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18/12/2020 15:43:03 3 0
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Wow, how good are these two bowling attacks? Fascinating to see who wins this one.
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18/12/2020 15:45:56 7 3
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Its good to see some genuine pace from the Indian ranks. The old joke used to be:
Q : What do you call a spin bowler that doesn't spin the ball.
A : An Indian 'fast' bowler
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18/12/2020 16:44:07 1 0
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Oh please stop. My sides are splitting...
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18/12/2020 19:01:46 0 0
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Ashley Giles.......Dom Bess
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18/12/2020 15:46:13 11 1
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with no Kohli for the next 4 tests India need to win this one
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18/12/2020 15:53:58 5 3
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Going bye stats what a bowler is Jasprit Bumrah is 70 wickets 15 test magnificent. Loved the cricket . Hopefully a Indian win .
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18/12/2020 17:21:31 2 0
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With Australia’s fragile batting, he’s on for 20+ series scalps.