Australia collapse against India
28/12/2020 | sport | cricket | 352
Australia face an uphill task to avoid defeat by India in the second Test after collapsing on the third day in Melbourne.
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28/12/2020 08:47:21 45 5
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No surprise that if Smith doesn't perfrom the Aussies struggle massively. So much of their game is built on him dominating then bowlers taking advantage. Labuschagne can do it at times as well but like in the Ashes they're being shown as a poor team with one out of this world player.
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28/12/2020 08:55:56 23 10
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In the previous Test, Steve Smith scored 1 and 1 not out. Australia still won comfortably.
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28/12/2020 14:04:57 3 1
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Agreed. If Smith hadn't batted 100s of runs then the ashes would have looked very different. Having said that, we should have found a way to get him out.
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28/12/2020 15:42:42 1 2
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Yeah - the Aussies are appalling apart from Smith. But what does that say about England when Starc, Cummins, Hazlewood, Warner, Lyon & Labuschange would all walk in the current side?
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28/12/2020 08:48:32 35 3
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Great fightback from India to hopefully level the series
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28/12/2020 08:51:25 0 6
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1st..... Wow!!!!
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28/12/2020 08:52:40 4 1
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So near - and yet so far...
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28/12/2020 08:55:26 2 1
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Err
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28/12/2020 08:51:25 0 6
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1st..... Wow!!!!
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28/12/2020 08:52:40 4 1
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So near - and yet so far...
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28/12/2020 08:53:16 104 10
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Always nice to see the Aussies getting turned over in their own backyard...
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28/12/2020 11:17:05 47 22
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Yes really nice but watch out for the sand paper in next test
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28/12/2020 08:53:17 126 15
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Good for Test cricket that India retains a strong Test side. And always nice at Christmas to wake up to an Aussie collapse.
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28/12/2020 11:50:44 32 4
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India has built its strongest test team.... ever. Their bowling is quick and can impact in other countries. They still Rohit to come back. Good on them for touring in these times.
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28/12/2020 16:46:50 5 1
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It’s nice to see an Aussie collapse any time of the year!
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28/12/2020 17:36:51 1 0
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I think they should give Rahane the captaincy of the test team full time and allow kohli to focus on his batting.
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28/12/2020 08:53:25 2 5
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India's derriere is saved by Bumrah.
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28/12/2020 08:54:07 8 1
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I didn’t foresee the India comeback at all so credit to them in taking it to Australia (also without Kohli). There shouldn’t be any excuses from England to not put up an equally good fight for the Ashes. Really hope the next test lasts longer and both teams can fight equally!
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28/12/2020 08:54:46 8 2
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Serious question are these pitches a nightmare to bat on or can neither side bat? Where are the 400 plus totals. I know first test day/night but what's going on?. Don't have bt so not watching!
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28/12/2020 09:06:23 4 2
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400?

Seeing 300 would be a start.
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28/12/2020 09:07:47 1 1
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And I don't mean 300 once out of 4 innings in a test
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28/12/2020 09:11:48 1 1
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See my reply on the other thread. Is annoying when one open and then they open up another one ...

Yes fair comment.
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28/12/2020 09:18:40 6 2
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Prefer this to turgid , 400 plays 500 any day , proper hard test cricket with no quarter given and no easy runs oh offer
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28/12/2020 08:55:17 8 5
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So another HYS on Aus v India.

What's the odds on Vikram mentioning England?
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28/12/2020 09:04:36 3 2
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Surprised his was not first on this thread chirping away.

Yes they are in a good position but not pass the chequered flag yet.
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tc
28/12/2020 09:43:11 1 7
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Vikram has not said a word this morning mate, but you have brought up "ingerland" Is Vikram living rent free in your head son ??
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28/12/2020 08:51:25 0 6
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1st..... Wow!!!!
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28/12/2020 08:55:26 2 1
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Err
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28/12/2020 08:47:21 45 5
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No surprise that if Smith doesn't perfrom the Aussies struggle massively. So much of their game is built on him dominating then bowlers taking advantage. Labuschagne can do it at times as well but like in the Ashes they're being shown as a poor team with one out of this world player.
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28/12/2020 08:55:56 23 10
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In the previous Test, Steve Smith scored 1 and 1 not out. Australia still won comfortably.
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28/12/2020 10:19:34 19 1
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Australia were actually outplayed for most of that test before one horror session from India. Of the 6 days of test cricket so far India have won 5 of them fairly comfortably. That 36 all out papered over a lot of cracks in Australia's batting.
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28/12/2020 10:20:07 7 1
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Yes and India posted the worst test score in decades and threw the game away themselves.
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28/12/2020 13:14:24 2 1
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Indeed, as Steely & ALAW have said, you need to check more closely. In that first Test, Oz were rescued in the 1st innings, Labuschagne got 47, and Paine an unusual 73. That's 120 out of 191. ALAW did mention Labuschagne too, but in that one Paine covered up Smith's failure.
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28/12/2020 08:57:44 57 9
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It’s a Christmas miracle! Two of the sweetest words in cricket: ‘Australia collapse’. Well done India.
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28/12/2020 16:45:09 2 1
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If only it happened every year.....
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tc
28/12/2020 08:58:36 1 27
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Australia still in a strong position to win
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28/12/2020 08:58:55 29 2
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Credit to India. Without their best batter have performed as a team superbly. Australian batting is clearly not as good as they believe it is. India's to lose now.
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28/12/2020 08:59:54 2 9
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It seems quite often the case these days that test batsmen do not seem to be able to play like, er, test batsmen. No wonder Anderson and Broad have picked up so many wickets. Just be accurate and move it a bit and you can fill your boots as a bowler.
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28/12/2020 09:01:20 14 3
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If they get a hundred lead in the morning the games not over but well done india
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28/12/2020 09:24:20 15 2
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Agree , anything over 150 is a really tricky chase , but very interesting cricket
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28/12/2020 09:03:24 2 4
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Those dropped chances against Rahane will be the difference between otherwise mediocre effort shown by both sides
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28/12/2020 09:54:54 2 1
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But.... it makes for an exciting Test.
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28/12/2020 10:04:47 1 2
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Need to go back to just following your T20 cricket as you clearly are not knowledgeable about the nuances of Test cricket. There is a world of difference between such Test cricket played on very difficult pitches with prodigious swing, seam or spin where batsmen obviously need a bit of luck too & bish-bash T20 cricket played on mostly completely flat wickets.
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28/12/2020 08:55:17 8 5
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So another HYS on Aus v India.

What's the odds on Vikram mentioning England?
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28/12/2020 09:04:36 3 2
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Surprised his was not first on this thread chirping away.

Yes they are in a good position but not pass the chequered flag yet.
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28/12/2020 08:54:46 8 2
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Serious question are these pitches a nightmare to bat on or can neither side bat? Where are the 400 plus totals. I know first test day/night but what's going on?. Don't have bt so not watching!
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28/12/2020 09:06:23 4 2
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400?

Seeing 300 would be a start.
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28/12/2020 09:07:05 6 2
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Labuschagne, Smith and Skipper Paine have gone which are valuable wickets yet sometimes they have a good bat or slog by the bowlers so anything can happen.

India to contain the Batsmen even more tighter then have to ensure they dominate their bowlers.

Shaping up to be a good Test.
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Lev
28/12/2020 09:51:30 3 5
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Shaping up to be a good Test? It's all over!
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28/12/2020 08:54:46 8 2
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Serious question are these pitches a nightmare to bat on or can neither side bat? Where are the 400 plus totals. I know first test day/night but what's going on?. Don't have bt so not watching!
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28/12/2020 09:07:47 1 1
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And I don't mean 300 once out of 4 innings in a test
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28/12/2020 09:08:40 2 32
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Another team rolls over for India for the sake of viewings platform
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28/12/2020 09:21:07 17 1
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It’s hard to decipher if you’re a conspiracy “theorist” or just a troll.

Poor batting and great bowling/fielding and a good job by a stand in captain is the reason India are on top.
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28/12/2020 09:23:21 7 1
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I'm not certain what a 'viewings platform' is supposed to be. If, however, you consider that the result of the match is being manipulated, to maintain interest in the series, why not just make the accusation.
Assuming that I'm correct, does your 'theory' apply to any sport where a dramatic change of form has occurred?
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28/12/2020 09:23:24 12 1
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Ridiculously uneducated and ill informed comment mate, a cheap shot if I might add

This is brilliant test cricket in trying circumstances

Don’t know what you are looking for
If you don’t like it , switch off pal and get off this HYS
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28/12/2020 10:16:26 0 1
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It’s quite good to listen too as well
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28/12/2020 08:54:46 8 2
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Serious question are these pitches a nightmare to bat on or can neither side bat? Where are the 400 plus totals. I know first test day/night but what's going on?. Don't have bt so not watching!
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28/12/2020 09:11:48 1 1
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See my reply on the other thread. Is annoying when one open and then they open up another one ...

Yes fair comment.
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28/12/2020 09:13:46 82 1
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Hands up all those who didn’t see this one coming after the First Test (yes, me included)? Kudos to India for showing such fight. Gotta hope they take those last four wickets early tomorrow - they might not fancy chasing 37 or more ;)
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28/12/2020 10:55:23 14 2
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??????????

You beat me to it.

Still a twist in this match to come in my opinion.
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28/12/2020 17:21:55 0 0
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You are right at one level..
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28/12/2020 09:16:46 2 3
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A batting collapse can’t fully be blamed on the captain, although he was part of the collapse. But Tim Paine’s captaincy hasn’t exactly been covered in glory. He continually seems out of his depth as skipper.
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28/12/2020 09:17:08 35 14
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love it.

Crush them India.
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28/12/2020 09:18:28 54 3
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Jadeja showed his value as an all rounder again.
Spiky character Jadeja, not surprised India called on him in a crisis.
Thought Cummins and Green did well to hold on and eek out small lead. You assume a fresh India bowling attack will finish the job in the morning but if Australia can somehow scramble up another 120, we'll have a game on. Unlikely though.
Good for the series if India win.
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28/12/2020 08:54:46 8 2
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Serious question are these pitches a nightmare to bat on or can neither side bat? Where are the 400 plus totals. I know first test day/night but what's going on?. Don't have bt so not watching!
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28/12/2020 09:18:40 6 2
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Prefer this to turgid , 400 plays 500 any day , proper hard test cricket with no quarter given and no easy runs oh offer
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28/12/2020 09:46:38 2 1
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Agreed, just seems very different scoring from any oz tests i can remember for ages.
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28/12/2020 09:08:40 2 32
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Another team rolls over for India for the sake of viewings platform
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28/12/2020 09:21:07 17 1
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It’s hard to decipher if you’re a conspiracy “theorist” or just a troll.

Poor batting and great bowling/fielding and a good job by a stand in captain is the reason India are on top.
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28/12/2020 09:21:40 29 4
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Australia massively missing Warner

His attacking play against the new ball usually gets Australia ahead of the game in the first session , this allows the likes of Smith to come in without pressure and build

Warner’s influence is really underrated

This is shaping up to be a great series with 2 great attacks and wobbly batting from both teams
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28/12/2020 09:42:57 56 3
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Unless Warner is facing Broad ??
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28/12/2020 10:13:33 14 3
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"warners influence is really underated"dragged a cricketing nation into the shi..er.shouldnt be allowed to play on a beach.
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28/12/2020 18:02:49 0 0
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Wrong. This Australian side in this test in particular has struggled overall. It is just the brilliance of Indian bowling
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28/12/2020 20:21:00 1 0
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Yes Warner is missed. I am an Indian fan but Warner needs to be there and so is Kohli. Also need some aggressive body language from these two on the field as well as they both are very passionate about winning and the cricket they play.
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28/12/2020 09:22:30 9 8
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For all those people who slated the Indian team and its captain last time
Eat your mince pie.
Still concerned we have bat yet and the Game is not over .. we have to take 10 wickets .. another 4 .. crucial for Bumrah to find couple of cracking deliveries early
In the driving seat but nothing is guaranteed
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28/12/2020 09:08:40 2 32
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Another team rolls over for India for the sake of viewings platform
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28/12/2020 09:23:21 7 1
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I'm not certain what a 'viewings platform' is supposed to be. If, however, you consider that the result of the match is being manipulated, to maintain interest in the series, why not just make the accusation.
Assuming that I'm correct, does your 'theory' apply to any sport where a dramatic change of form has occurred?
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28/12/2020 09:08:40 2 32
bbc
Another team rolls over for India for the sake of viewings platform
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28/12/2020 09:23:24 12 1
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Ridiculously uneducated and ill informed comment mate, a cheap shot if I might add

This is brilliant test cricket in trying circumstances

Don’t know what you are looking for
If you don’t like it , switch off pal and get off this HYS
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28/12/2020 09:01:20 14 3
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If they get a hundred lead in the morning the games not over but well done india
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28/12/2020 09:24:20 15 2
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Agree , anything over 150 is a really tricky chase , but very interesting cricket
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28/12/2020 09:25:09 18 3
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Ain't over til the larger than average person of the female persuasion sings.
Have you checked they identify as female? Trans-fats rights are human rights. Right on! Removed
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28/12/2020 09:43:48 1 3
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Read my posting on the other thread I was not diplomatic but like where you coming from.

True though wait till it's done.
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28/12/2020 09:25:27 4 12
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India was all out for 36 in the 1st Test 2nd innings, so any Aussie lead will be significant even 2
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28/12/2020 10:13:12 2 1
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Yes it’s the difference between a ten wicket victory or six
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Leo
28/12/2020 09:25:40 73 10
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I suspect the low scores in the Test series so far are largely a result of playing the ODIs and T20s just before the Test series. Usually the short form games are played after the Tests, thus players don't have to spend time adjusting to Test standards. The touring format should be Tests first, then ODIs, then T20s.
I've suspicion that ball must have been tampered. Oz'ies are as good as the English with vaseline !! Removed
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28/12/2020 12:28:41 4 2
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326 low Score !!!
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28/12/2020 09:27:01 5 12
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Come on boys....this is like watching England bat...
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28/12/2020 09:42:33 4 3
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New Quote book for Xmas then my old mucker ??
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28/12/2020 10:20:15 5 1
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Hey I wondered where you’d been Scaarn! Could you admit to there being a touch of Aussie hubris?
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28/12/2020 09:25:09 18 3
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Ain't over til the larger than average person of the female persuasion sings.
Have you checked they identify as female? Trans-fats rights are human rights. Right on! Removed
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ET
28/12/2020 10:01:34 3 2
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They could be non binary, don’t forget.
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28/12/2020 09:36:10 18 14
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Do they need any sandpaper?
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28/12/2020 11:25:11 3 3
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They are scratching around without Warner.
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28/12/2020 09:38:09 2 10
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No worries, mates. A lead of 37 ought to be enough to see this one out and get back to the bar.

Now, then, whose shout is it anyway?!
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ET
28/12/2020 10:00:33 1 2
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27 might be enough. ??
Although 150 would definitely. A couple of early wickets and a bottle job (again).
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28/12/2020 09:38:15 13 8
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Time to send for some paper with sand glued onto it.
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28/12/2020 09:40:36 50 6
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Strange for the Aussies not to receive much sympathy lol
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28/12/2020 09:23:24 12 1
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Ridiculously uneducated and ill informed comment mate, a cheap shot if I might add

This is brilliant test cricket in trying circumstances

Don’t know what you are looking for
If you don’t like it , switch off pal and get off this HYS
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tc
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Removed
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28/12/2020 09:27:01 5 12
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Come on boys....this is like watching England bat...
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28/12/2020 09:42:33 4 3
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New Quote book for Xmas then my old mucker ??
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28/12/2020 09:21:40 29 4
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Australia massively missing Warner

His attacking play against the new ball usually gets Australia ahead of the game in the first session , this allows the likes of Smith to come in without pressure and build

Warner’s influence is really underrated

This is shaping up to be a great series with 2 great attacks and wobbly batting from both teams
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28/12/2020 09:42:57 56 3
bbc
Unless Warner is facing Broad ??
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28/12/2020 08:55:17 8 5
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So another HYS on Aus v India.

What's the odds on Vikram mentioning England?
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tc
28/12/2020 09:43:11 1 7
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Vikram has not said a word this morning mate, but you have brought up "ingerland" Is Vikram living rent free in your head son ??
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28/12/2020 09:53:01 8 1
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Two things.
I'm definitely not your mate and it's spelt England.

Always glad to help the hard of thinking.
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jmw
28/12/2020 12:35:39 0 1
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Yeah, seem to recall yesterday you posted to say Australia had India exactly where they wanted them and it would be plain sailing for the Aussie win. How’s that looking at the moment, still thinking the same?
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28/12/2020 09:25:09 18 3
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Ain't over til the larger than average person of the female persuasion sings.
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28/12/2020 09:43:48 1 3
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Read my posting on the other thread I was not diplomatic but like where you coming from.

True though wait till it's done.
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28/12/2020 09:18:40 6 2
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Prefer this to turgid , 400 plays 500 any day , proper hard test cricket with no quarter given and no easy runs oh offer
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28/12/2020 09:46:38 2 1
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Agreed, just seems very different scoring from any oz tests i can remember for ages.
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28/12/2020 10:21:38 4 1
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The pink ball test always has more for the bowlers in Aus, so that was less of a surprise. As for this one, I think it's a combination of some below batting lineups and some outstanding bowlers rather than surfaces being particularly helpful.
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28/12/2020 09:49:51 4 6
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The BBC report redefines maths! ‘How it unfolds’ -Burns out for 4, Labuschagne out for 41 and the score 42/2. The BBC performance no better than Australia’s - both need to take more care to provide an acceptable standard!
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28/12/2020 09:07:05 6 2
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Labuschagne, Smith and Skipper Paine have gone which are valuable wickets yet sometimes they have a good bat or slog by the bowlers so anything can happen.

India to contain the Batsmen even more tighter then have to ensure they dominate their bowlers.

Shaping up to be a good Test.
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Lev
28/12/2020 09:51:30 3 5
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Shaping up to be a good Test? It's all over!
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28/12/2020 10:03:25 4 1
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Never say never yes there will be a result and it's favouring India but as we know in Test Cricket anything can happen.
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28/12/2020 09:52:41 28 4
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Finally someone bowls Smith behind his legs always looked a prime candidate for that even in last Ashes as he moves so far across his stumps to off just no one has executed it until now
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28/12/2020 13:49:04 6 1
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I'm sure people have tried, but his rather exceptional hand/eye coordination usually gets him out of trouble. Looks to be a useful plan for Labuschagne too.
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tc
28/12/2020 09:43:11 1 7
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Vikram has not said a word this morning mate, but you have brought up "ingerland" Is Vikram living rent free in your head son ??
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28/12/2020 09:53:01 8 1
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Two things.
I'm definitely not your mate and it's spelt England.

Always glad to help the hard of thinking.
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28/12/2020 09:53:30 7 4
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Australia get a 100
lead and then bowl India out for 95!
Its the biggest collapse since Boris signed the Brexit Surrender Capitulation Deal Removed
Well that’s that non-existent Australian style trade deal for you Removed
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28/12/2020 09:54:39 16 8
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I have been looking at what has been going on with Steve Smith recently over his batting. It appears to me that since he got struck by Jofra Archer and was forced to retire hurt in the second test two years ago, there has been a noticeable drop in his run getting. I am wondering if that incident is still playing on his mind and batting.
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28/12/2020 10:04:38 12 9
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i do hope so.
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28/12/2020 10:05:11 4 2
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You got batting average stats to back up this comment?
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28/12/2020 10:08:01 3 1
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Probably is considering the situation and like many sports people you suffer a mishap and that always be on your mind ...
Although being smacked on the head is a shocker to deal with.

Look at Broad after his knock and is now bouncing back from it (pardon the wording).

Time will tell and sure he will find his Stroke play again.
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28/12/2020 10:12:48 2 1
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Don't forget there are times also for having dry patches too which will also play on his mind too.

Even talented players at times misfire.
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28/12/2020 11:10:07 0 1
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Great question! Has he or pundits asked or answered this?
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28/12/2020 12:46:35 1 1
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Yes - a blow in the face has rocked Stuart Broad when facing quicks.

No - Smith has fallen to spinners (and Broad can still bat against them).

Perhaps bowlers have learned better how to deal with him.
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28/12/2020 09:03:24 2 4
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Those dropped chances against Rahane will be the difference between otherwise mediocre effort shown by both sides
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28/12/2020 09:54:54 2 1
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But.... it makes for an exciting Test.
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28/12/2020 09:57:46 20 2
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Tasty Test match. Good for cricket.
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28/12/2020 09:38:09 2 10
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No worries, mates. A lead of 37 ought to be enough to see this one out and get back to the bar.

Now, then, whose shout is it anyway?!
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ET
28/12/2020 10:00:33 1 2
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27 might be enough. ??
Although 150 would definitely. A couple of early wickets and a bottle job (again).
Have you checked they identify as female? Trans-fats rights are human rights. Right on! Removed
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ET
28/12/2020 10:01:34 3 2
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They could be non binary, don’t forget.
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28/12/2020 12:31:25 2 1
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They could even be Lib-Dems.
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28/12/2020 10:02:26 2 29
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It's not a sport when you stop to have lunch
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28/12/2020 10:08:55 7 3
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Not a Cricket lover then.
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28/12/2020 10:27:43 1 1
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Tea even more so.
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28/12/2020 10:42:20 1 1
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If football started at the time of day that cricket starts, they would have finished the whole match and gone for their lunch earlier than the cricketers do. The real difference is that cricketers come back again afterwards.
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28/12/2020 12:35:40 1 1
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They use knives and forks as well.....something probably beyond footballers.
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Lev
28/12/2020 09:51:30 3 5
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Shaping up to be a good Test? It's all over!
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28/12/2020 10:03:25 4 1
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Never say never yes there will be a result and it's favouring India but as we know in Test Cricket anything can happen.
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28/12/2020 10:03:47 11 10
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well the beebs love in with the aussies didnt last long.good comeback from india.does this mean the aussie attack isnt as good as you bulled it up to be beeb.karma.
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28/12/2020 09:54:39 16 8
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I have been looking at what has been going on with Steve Smith recently over his batting. It appears to me that since he got struck by Jofra Archer and was forced to retire hurt in the second test two years ago, there has been a noticeable drop in his run getting. I am wondering if that incident is still playing on his mind and batting.
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28/12/2020 10:04:38 12 9
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i do hope so.
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28/12/2020 09:03:24 2 4
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Those dropped chances against Rahane will be the difference between otherwise mediocre effort shown by both sides
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28/12/2020 10:04:47 1 2
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Need to go back to just following your T20 cricket as you clearly are not knowledgeable about the nuances of Test cricket. There is a world of difference between such Test cricket played on very difficult pitches with prodigious swing, seam or spin where batsmen obviously need a bit of luck too & bish-bash T20 cricket played on mostly completely flat wickets.
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28/12/2020 09:54:39 16 8
bbc
I have been looking at what has been going on with Steve Smith recently over his batting. It appears to me that since he got struck by Jofra Archer and was forced to retire hurt in the second test two years ago, there has been a noticeable drop in his run getting. I am wondering if that incident is still playing on his mind and batting.
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28/12/2020 10:05:11 4 2
bbc
You got batting average stats to back up this comment?
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28/12/2020 09:54:39 16 8
bbc
I have been looking at what has been going on with Steve Smith recently over his batting. It appears to me that since he got struck by Jofra Archer and was forced to retire hurt in the second test two years ago, there has been a noticeable drop in his run getting. I am wondering if that incident is still playing on his mind and batting.
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28/12/2020 10:08:01 3 1
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Probably is considering the situation and like many sports people you suffer a mishap and that always be on your mind ...
Although being smacked on the head is a shocker to deal with.

Look at Broad after his knock and is now bouncing back from it (pardon the wording).

Time will tell and sure he will find his Stroke play again.
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28/12/2020 10:02:26 2 29
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It's not a sport when you stop to have lunch
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28/12/2020 10:08:55 7 3
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Not a Cricket lover then.
Its the biggest collapse since Boris signed the Brexit Surrender Capitulation Deal Removed
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Well that’s that non-existent Australian style trade deal for you Removed
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28/12/2020 09:54:39 16 8
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I have been looking at what has been going on with Steve Smith recently over his batting. It appears to me that since he got struck by Jofra Archer and was forced to retire hurt in the second test two years ago, there has been a noticeable drop in his run getting. I am wondering if that incident is still playing on his mind and batting.
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28/12/2020 10:12:48 2 1
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Don't forget there are times also for having dry patches too which will also play on his mind too.

Even talented players at times misfire.
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28/12/2020 09:25:27 4 12
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India was all out for 36 in the 1st Test 2nd innings, so any Aussie lead will be significant even 2
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28/12/2020 10:13:12 2 1
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Yes it’s the difference between a ten wicket victory or six
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28/12/2020 09:21:40 29 4
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Australia massively missing Warner

His attacking play against the new ball usually gets Australia ahead of the game in the first session , this allows the likes of Smith to come in without pressure and build

Warner’s influence is really underrated

This is shaping up to be a great series with 2 great attacks and wobbly batting from both teams
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28/12/2020 10:13:33 14 3
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"warners influence is really underated"dragged a cricketing nation into the shi..er.shouldnt be allowed to play on a beach.
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28/12/2020 11:22:21 9 2
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He's clearly a talented man, but not a pleasant human being… be happy to see him retire (injured).
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28/12/2020 10:13:49 1 5
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Never discount the Aussies, I've been watching the 'test ' documentary following the Australian cricket team and it's instilled in their mindset to battle and win.
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28/12/2020 10:16:22 8 2
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"at all costs"that ok then.
Was there an interview with the yellow sticky tape?? Removed
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28/12/2020 10:15:17 22 3
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Fantastic from India, the talent wasn’t in doubt but to mentally bounce back after that historic low in the first test is outstanding. Especially given the media’s rush to write them off.
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28/12/2020 10:13:49 1 5
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Never discount the Aussies, I've been watching the 'test ' documentary following the Australian cricket team and it's instilled in their mindset to battle and win.
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28/12/2020 10:16:22 8 2
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"at all costs"that ok then.
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28/12/2020 09:08:40 2 32
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Another team rolls over for India for the sake of viewings platform
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28/12/2020 10:16:26 0 1
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It’s quite good to listen too as well
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28/12/2020 08:55:56 23 10
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In the previous Test, Steve Smith scored 1 and 1 not out. Australia still won comfortably.
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28/12/2020 10:19:34 19 1
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Australia were actually outplayed for most of that test before one horror session from India. Of the 6 days of test cricket so far India have won 5 of them fairly comfortably. That 36 all out papered over a lot of cracks in Australia's batting.
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28/12/2020 16:18:57 1 2
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Maybe even sandpapered over the cracks for all we know.
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28/12/2020 10:19:44 4 16
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India rule...just think...England would 3-0 down and recalling John Emburey by about now
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28/12/2020 10:25:15 9 3
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What do England have to do with this match?
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28/12/2020 10:27:09 6 2
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I've just read some interesting comments and then I got to read what you said.. congratulations on being an expert in gibberish nonsense! You're obviously not a cricket lover and just a sad troll
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28/12/2020 10:36:27 3 1
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Remind me, when was the last time England were dismissed for 36 in a test match... oh, that would be never then!
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28/12/2020 10:39:29 1 1
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Bingo!
Vikram, don't let the anti-Indian English and Pak fans grind you down. If you support India then just do it with humility and quiet pride. Don't attack the England team. Otherwise you'll get many negative comments here. Removed
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28/12/2020 08:55:56 23 10
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In the previous Test, Steve Smith scored 1 and 1 not out. Australia still won comfortably.
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28/12/2020 10:20:07 7 1
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Yes and India posted the worst test score in decades and threw the game away themselves.
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28/12/2020 09:27:01 5 12
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Come on boys....this is like watching England bat...
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28/12/2020 10:20:15 5 1
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Hey I wondered where you’d been Scaarn! Could you admit to there being a touch of Aussie hubris?
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28/12/2020 10:51:11 2 1
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His like the Scarlet Pimpernel ... Seek him here, seek him there his everywhere and pops up now and again.
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28/12/2020 11:40:05 1 2
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number 1 team in the world playing at home....not sure about hubris but certainly reason to be confident....India are strong though....let's see how the series plays out before making too many big statements.....I seem to recall a number of unfortunate souls making fools of themselves on here quite recently....
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28/12/2020 09:46:38 2 1
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Agreed, just seems very different scoring from any oz tests i can remember for ages.
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28/12/2020 10:21:38 4 1
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The pink ball test always has more for the bowlers in Aus, so that was less of a surprise. As for this one, I think it's a combination of some below batting lineups and some outstanding bowlers rather than surfaces being particularly helpful.
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28/12/2020 10:21:53 2 9
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Too many reactionaries in this comment section.
Read very similar comments after 1st innings of the 1st Test, only to see every monkey expressing their true feeling when India got bowled out for 35 in 2nd innings..
Now the cycle continues, everyone bashing Aussies and praising India. Wait and see how it changes if India collapse again...
Anyway I just don't have much respect for you lot...!
didnt get the lego set for xmas then bud. Removed
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28/12/2020 10:31:33 1 4
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Is Gilchrist about to bat or something???..get real..the Aussies are a second rate side now...yet they still hammer england hahaha
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tc
28/12/2020 10:37:26 2 1
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mate, Samaritans are free 24 hours a day.
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28/12/2020 10:43:22 1 1
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36 all out. Not 35
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28/12/2020 10:23:55 5 4
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england 3-0 down in the 2nd test.rocket scientist vickram?
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28/12/2020 14:54:17 2 1
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Melbourne is the fourth test in the ashes ...you not a cricket fan?
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mja
28/12/2020 10:25:05 53 1
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Rahane has been great as captain, Kohli is a fantastic batsman, but his histrionics as captain puts so much pressure on his team mates, you can see their reaction when they make half a mistake expecting his disapproval.

Keep Rehane as captain and this team will win more
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28/12/2020 20:53:26 2 0
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Kohli is a world class batsman, easily the best batsman in the world over the 3 formats however he is a poor captain.
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28/12/2020 10:19:44 4 16
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India rule...just think...England would 3-0 down and recalling John Emburey by about now
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28/12/2020 10:25:15 9 3
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What do England have to do with this match?
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28/12/2020 10:28:35 0 5
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Just putting it in perspective. Some on here are sneering that we can actually get smith out too
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28/12/2020 10:29:26 6 2
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cos only england can be 3-0 down in the 2nd test.according to vickram.
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28/12/2020 10:26:10 4 9
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I'm torn. Who do I want to see humbled more. India or Australia? Tricky.
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tc
28/12/2020 10:36:48 4 3
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dont think any of the teams will be that bothered or lose much sleep mate
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28/12/2020 10:38:34 2 1
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Why would you get any pleasure from seeing eirther of them humbled? What have they ever done to you?
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28/12/2020 10:44:17 1 1
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Aussies of course by a distance.
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28/12/2020 10:19:44 4 16
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India rule...just think...England would 3-0 down and recalling John Emburey by about now
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28/12/2020 10:27:09 6 2
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I've just read some interesting comments and then I got to read what you said.. congratulations on being an expert in gibberish nonsense! You're obviously not a cricket lover and just a sad troll
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28/12/2020 10:02:26 2 29
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It's not a sport when you stop to have lunch
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28/12/2020 10:27:43 1 1
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Tea even more so.
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28/12/2020 10:21:53 2 9
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Too many reactionaries in this comment section.
Read very similar comments after 1st innings of the 1st Test, only to see every monkey expressing their true feeling when India got bowled out for 35 in 2nd innings..
Now the cycle continues, everyone bashing Aussies and praising India. Wait and see how it changes if India collapse again...
Anyway I just don't have much respect for you lot...!
didnt get the lego set for xmas then bud. Removed
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28/12/2020 10:25:15 9 3
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What do England have to do with this match?
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28/12/2020 10:28:35 0 5
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Just putting it in perspective. Some on here are sneering that we can actually get smith out too
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28/12/2020 10:25:15 9 3
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What do England have to do with this match?
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28/12/2020 10:29:26 6 2
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cos only england can be 3-0 down in the 2nd test.according to vickram.
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28/12/2020 14:55:43 0 2
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Melbourne has been the 4th test in the recent ashes series..you are clueless lol
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28/12/2020 10:21:53 2 9
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Too many reactionaries in this comment section.
Read very similar comments after 1st innings of the 1st Test, only to see every monkey expressing their true feeling when India got bowled out for 35 in 2nd innings..
Now the cycle continues, everyone bashing Aussies and praising India. Wait and see how it changes if India collapse again...
Anyway I just don't have much respect for you lot...!
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28/12/2020 10:31:33 1 4
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Is Gilchrist about to bat or something???..get real..the Aussies are a second rate side now...yet they still hammer england hahaha
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28/12/2020 10:31:34 37 1
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Sure I'm not the first to comment on this, but its bewildering how a talented player like Ravindra Jadeja (a man with a test batting average of 35 and bowling average of 24) doesn't get into this India team on a regular basis. Most countries would build their team around him.

Good to see India bouncing back from the 36 all out last match. Time for them to bring it home before a tasty final test.
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28/12/2020 10:42:00 11 2
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I thought it was a four test series.
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28/12/2020 10:19:44 4 16
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India rule...just think...England would 3-0 down and recalling John Emburey by about now
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28/12/2020 10:36:27 3 1
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Remind me, when was the last time England were dismissed for 36 in a test match... oh, that would be never then!
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28/12/2020 10:42:43 1 1
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Not 36 , but plenty of double figures scores even recently
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28/12/2020 10:48:05 1 1
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There is not much difference between 45 and 36. England were bowled out for 45 mate!
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28/12/2020 10:26:10 4 9
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I'm torn. Who do I want to see humbled more. India or Australia? Tricky.
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tc
28/12/2020 10:36:48 4 3
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dont think any of the teams will be that bothered or lose much sleep mate
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28/12/2020 10:21:53 2 9
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Too many reactionaries in this comment section.
Read very similar comments after 1st innings of the 1st Test, only to see every monkey expressing their true feeling when India got bowled out for 35 in 2nd innings..
Now the cycle continues, everyone bashing Aussies and praising India. Wait and see how it changes if India collapse again...
Anyway I just don't have much respect for you lot...!
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tc
28/12/2020 10:37:26 2 1
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mate, Samaritans are free 24 hours a day.
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28/12/2020 10:26:10 4 9
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I'm torn. Who do I want to see humbled more. India or Australia? Tricky.
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28/12/2020 10:38:34 2 1
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Why would you get any pleasure from seeing eirther of them humbled? What have they ever done to you?
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28/12/2020 10:41:10 3 1
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Called Keyboard warriors mate , they have nothing better to do
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28/12/2020 10:19:44 4 16
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India rule...just think...England would 3-0 down and recalling John Emburey by about now
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28/12/2020 10:39:29 1 1
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Bingo!
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28/12/2020 10:38:34 2 1
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Why would you get any pleasure from seeing eirther of them humbled? What have they ever done to you?
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28/12/2020 10:41:10 3 1
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Called Keyboard warriors mate , they have nothing better to do
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tc
28/12/2020 11:59:33 0 2
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well said lad.