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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by Sismis » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:55 pm

Boom boom, Smith gone too!

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Post by tonysoprano » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:10 pm

how good was that! what a ball to get rid of Elgar. much like Cook in Adelaide. unplayable.
suck on that Saffa's!
I'd f****** love if we wrapped this up tonight.

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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by Gyoza » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:14 pm

Huge result coming up in this one after being under a lot of pressure. Well played indeed, no more doubts that the Ashes might have been a one off.
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by Sismis » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:48 am

Digging in now with a couple of grinders to come.

I'm happy for Warner to talk whatever shit he wants.

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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by ealesy » Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:25 am

South Africa 4/71 at stumps.

6 wickets to get on the last day to end Graeme Smith's career with defeat in a home series. C'mon boys give the flog the send off he deserves.

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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by tonysoprano » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:05 am

Well that was worth staying up for in the end!
Hard slog. Dogged batting by the Saffas.
Ryan Harris finishes it (deservedly so) with 2 wickets in the 5th last over of the test.


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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:42 am

Australia, YOU f****** BEAUTY!!!!!!!
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by Sismis » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:41 am

So f****** sweet! vingertje vingertje

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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:12 am

There have been some sensational performances from certain individuals over the last 8 tests;

David Warner has scored over 1000 runs with 5 centuries. I don't care what he says to piss off the opposition, if he can produce that stuff, go right ahead. He has plundered bowling all summer - even in the one dayers prior to the Ashes. Awesome form.

Mitchell Johnson has taken 59 wickets with 5 five wicket hauls. Add the hits to the head and other bodily blows, this has been a sensational 8 tests.

Steve Smith has been really reliable and consistent with 600 runs and 3 tons. A surprise improvement in our batting line up.

Chris Rogers has been a solid contributor. A bit less in this series, but a perfect foil for Warner.

Haddin was superb against England, but non existent with the bat v Saffas. His keeping was fantastic in both series though.

And a huge cheer for Boof Lehmann in the way he has re-grouped and modelled this lot. He has them mentally geared and physically capable. Love his approach and tactical nous. Brilliant leader and coach. Aside from a 'favourite' selection, he has been faultless.
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by rockhole » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:48 pm

BenDoolan wrote:There have been some sensational performances from certain individuals over the last 8 tests;

David Warner has scored over 1000 runs with 5 centuries. I don't care what he says to piss off the opposition, if he can produce that stuff, go right ahead. He has plundered bowling all summer - even in the one dayers prior to the Ashes. Awesome form.

Mitchell Johnson has taken 59 wickets with 5 five wicket hauls. Add the hits to the head and other bodily blows, this has been a sensational 8 tests.

Steve Smith has been really reliable and consistent with 600 runs and 3 tons. A surprise improvement in our batting line up.

Chris Rogers has been a solid contributor. A bit less in this series, but a perfect foil for Warner.

Haddin was superb against England, but non existent with the bat v Saffas. His keeping was fantastic in both series though.

And a huge cheer for Boof Lehmann in the way he has re-grouped and modelled this lot. He has them mentally geared and physically capable. Love his approach and tactical nous. Brilliant leader and coach. Aside from a 'favourite' selection, he has been faultless.
Cannot leave out the "Ryno" from the individual accolades. He was obviously in huge pain on the last day but took a couple of absolute gems to route the Saffers. Outstanding all summer.
Too far for Baker now he's on to it, now he’s got it, OPEN GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Dons are in front by one point at the 8 minute mark

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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:02 pm

rockhole wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:There have been some sensational performances from certain individuals over the last 8 tests;

David Warner has scored over 1000 runs with 5 centuries. I don't care what he says to piss off the opposition, if he can produce that stuff, go right ahead. He has plundered bowling all summer - even in the one dayers prior to the Ashes. Awesome form.

Mitchell Johnson has taken 59 wickets with 5 five wicket hauls. Add the hits to the head and other bodily blows, this has been a sensational 8 tests.

Steve Smith has been really reliable and consistent with 600 runs and 3 tons. A surprise improvement in our batting line up.

Chris Rogers has been a solid contributor. A bit less in this series, but a perfect foil for Warner.

Haddin was superb against England, but non existent with the bat v Saffas. His keeping was fantastic in both series though.

And a huge cheer for Boof Lehmann in the way he has re-grouped and modelled this lot. He has them mentally geared and physically capable. Love his approach and tactical nous. Brilliant leader and coach. Aside from a 'favourite' selection, he has been faultless.
Cannot leave out the "Ryno" from the individual accolades. He was obviously in huge pain on the last day but took a couple of absolute gems to route the Saffers. Outstanding all summer.
Oh shit yeah! I had him on my mind to write up about and just left him out. He has been huge. I love the guy. He is a terrific bowler and an enormous competitor. His stats speak for themselves. Not many bowlers have a test average like his. He is amongst the greats in that regard.
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by j-mac31 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:58 pm

Andy Zaltzman wrote:Warner transmuting from a fist-flinging idiot with a seemingly endless collection of stupid things to say, into one of the most influential players in Test cricket with a seemingly endless collection of stupid things to say.
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by j-mac31 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:00 pm

BenDoolan wrote:There have been some sensational performances from certain individuals over the last 8 tests;

David Warner has scored over 1000 runs with 5 centuries. I don't care what he says to piss off the opposition, if he can produce that stuff, go right ahead. He has plundered bowling all summer - even in the one dayers prior to the Ashes. Awesome form.

Mitchell Johnson has taken 59 wickets with 5 five wicket hauls. Add the hits to the head and other bodily blows, this has been a sensational 8 tests.

Steve Smith has been really reliable and consistent with 600 runs and 3 tons. A surprise improvement in our batting line up.

Chris Rogers has been a solid contributor. A bit less in this series, but a perfect foil for Warner.

Haddin was superb against England, but non existent with the bat v Saffas. His keeping was fantastic in both series though.

And a huge cheer for Boof Lehmann in the way he has re-grouped and modelled this lot. He has them mentally geared and physically capable. Love his approach and tactical nous. Brilliant leader and coach. Aside from a 'favourite' selection, he has been faultless.
Great post. About the only negative at the moment is Siddle's dramatic drop off. Get back on the steaks son!

Also I'm a little concerned still with the spinner spot. Lyon only took 8 wickets in this series, but 5 came in one innings. No wickets in the last Test when we bowled pretty much the entirety of day 5 is unacceptable.
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Re: Australian Tour to South Africa 2014

Post by j-mac31 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:06 pm

Clarke picked up a fractured shoulder in his 161*. =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/ ... hvjqb.html
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