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Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:21 pm

They've left out Chadd Sayers for this Day / Night Test. FMD, what's this "can't touch Lyon" mentality with the selectors? f****** dumb decision IMO...
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by tonysoprano » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:11 pm

Agree, Sayers had to play this one.

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:21 pm

1st Test;

AUS 3/288 (S. Smith 110*, M. Renshaw 71, P. Handscomb 64*) v PAK

Well played skippah! Although you got away with one on 97...

And well done young punks ! =D>
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:00 am

1st Test;

AUS 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71, Wahab Riaz 4-89, Mohammad Amir 4-97, Yasir Shah 2-129) & 5/202 dec (U. Khawaja 74, S. Smith 63, P. Handscomb 35*, Rahat Ali 2-40) v PAK 142 (Sarfraz Ahmed 59*, J. Hazlewood 3-22, J. Bird 3-23, M. Starc 3-63) & 2/67 (Azhar Ali 41*)

Onya Hank!! =D> =D> =D>

In contrast, what a nightmare for Maddinson :oops:

Great bowling and great catching (particularly Khawaja)
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by j-mac31 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:29 pm

BenDoolan wrote:Onya Hank!! =D> =D> =D>
Indeed. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by j-mac31 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:32 pm

BenDoolan wrote:They've left out Chadd Sayers for this Day / Night Test. FMD, what's this "can't touch Lyon" mentality with the selectors?
Yeah. I'm pretty down on Lyon most of the time anyway; I just don't think he's particularly good. This was definitely a game he shouldn't have played. Watch him now get 6 wickets.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:04 am

j-mac31 wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:They've left out Chadd Sayers for this Day / Night Test. FMD, what's this "can't touch Lyon" mentality with the selectors?
Yeah. I'm pretty down on Lyon most of the time anyway; I just don't think he's particularly good. This was definitely a game he shouldn't have played. Watch him now get 6 wickets.
Or watch him get carted. By tailenders.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:09 am

1st Test;

AUS 429 (S. Smith 130, P. Handscomb 105, M. Renshaw 71, Wahab Riaz 4-89, Mohammad Amir 4-97, Yasir Shah 2-129) & 5/202 dec (U. Khawaja 74, S. Smith 63, P. Handscomb 35*, Rahat Ali 2-40) defeated PAK 142 (Sarfraz Ahmed 59*, J. Hazlewood 3-22, J. Bird 3-23, M. Starc 3-63) & 450 (Asad Shafiq 137, Azhar Ali 71, Younis Khan 65, Mohammad Amir 48, M. Starc 4-119, J. Bird 3-110, N. Lyon 2-108)

Great effort by PAK.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by Sismis » Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:16 pm

Stark ends Shafiq's run.

What a magnificent fightback from Pakistan, 40 runs 1 wicket... LOVE TEST CRICKET!

And it's all over! Doesn't feel much like a win though!

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by grassy1 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:02 pm

No,more like your bloody lucky Get Out of Jail Free Card was used!

I shall discuss more on this near
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by grassy1 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:55 am

This game should have been over on Saturday!

They should have Rammed the Advantage Home on a team whose confidence was Shot to Bits,but instead gave them breathing space to regroup.

The Follow On Should have been Enforced!

Who's decision was it NOT to do so?

Did Smith say it was his and Boof's?

If so,f****** Bullshit it was Steve!

Don't let those Pricks upstairs dictate your decisions on the field.

You should not give a Flying f***,whether the Test lasts 5 days,as those Money Grabbing Bastards so desired!

As it was,they got their just desserts as a lousy 6 and half Thousand went through the Gates on the Final 2 Days,so that annoying little statistic turned out to be a Complete Disaster for them!

You find yourself in the same position again,Enforce the Follow On!Never mind the Hoo ha and superstitions about Headingly and Eden Gardens!

:evil:

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:00 am

grassy1 wrote:This game should have been over on Saturday!

They should have Rammed the Advantage Home on a team whose confidence was Shot to Bits,but instead gave them breathing space to regroup.

The Follow On Should have been Enforced!

Who's decision was it NOT to do so?

Did Smith say it was his and Boof's?

If so,f****** Bullshit it was Steve!

Don't let those Pricks upstairs dictate your decisions on the field.

You should not give a Flying f***,whether the Test lasts 5 days,as those Money Grabbing Bastards so desired!

As it was,they got their just desserts as a lousy 6 and half Thousand went through the Gates on the Final 2 Days,so that annoying little statistic turned out to be a Complete Disaster for them!

You find yourself in the same position again,Enforce the Follow On!Never mind the Hoo ha and superstitions about Headingly and Eden Gardens!

:evil:
Follow ons are hardly ever enforced since VVS Laxman murdered Australia in 2001.

Since then, captains would rather gain leads in excess of 450 and make the opposition bat late Day 4 and all of Day 5 on a wearing pitch where a decent spinner can wreak havoc.

The same idea applied in this match - although, we allowed more time for them to score the runs. But the declaration was timed so that we could make most of the evening conditions. A correct move in my book. Had Smudge hung on to those relatively simple chances, we wouldn't even be talking about this today. And if we had a decent in form spinner, it would have been over Day 4.

As it turned out, it was an enthralling match. Loved it. The Pakis were awesome in the 2nd dig.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by j-mac31 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:10 pm

Phew, we nearly Brett Lee'd that one.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by grassy1 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:54 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
grassy1 wrote:This game should have been over on Saturday!

They should have Rammed the Advantage Home on a team whose confidence was Shot to Bits,but instead gave them breathing space to regroup.

The Follow On Should have been Enforced!

Who's decision was it NOT to do so?

Did Smith say it was his and Boof's?

If so,f****** Bullshit it was Steve!

Don't let those Pricks upstairs dictate your decisions on the field.

You should not give a Flying f***,whether the Test lasts 5 days,as those Money Grabbing Bastards so desired!

As it was,they got their just desserts as a lousy 6 and half Thousand went through the Gates on the Final 2 Days,so that annoying little statistic turned out to be a Complete Disaster for them!

You find yourself in the same position again,Enforce the Follow On!Never mind the Hoo ha and superstitions about Headingly and Eden Gardens!

:evil:
Follow ons are hardly ever enforced since VVS Laxman murdered Australia in 2001.

Since then, captains would rather gain leads in excess of 450 and make the opposition bat late Day 4 and all of Day 5 on a wearing pitch where a decent spinner can wreak havoc.

The same idea applied in this match - although, we allowed more time for them to score the runs. But the declaration was timed so that we could make most of the evening conditions. A correct move in my book. Had Smudge hung on to those relatively simple chances, we wouldn't even be talking about this today. And if we had a decent in form spinner, it would have been over Day 4.

As it turned out, it was an enthralling match. Loved it. The Pakis were awesome in the 2nd dig.
They should never got past Day 3.

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:08 pm

grassy1 wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:
grassy1 wrote:This game should have been over on Saturday!

They should have Rammed the Advantage Home on a team whose confidence was Shot to Bits,but instead gave them breathing space to regroup.

The Follow On Should have been Enforced!

Who's decision was it NOT to do so?

Did Smith say it was his and Boof's?

If so,f****** Bullshit it was Steve!

Don't let those Pricks upstairs dictate your decisions on the field.

You should not give a Flying f***,whether the Test lasts 5 days,as those Money Grabbing Bastards so desired!

As it was,they got their just desserts as a lousy 6 and half Thousand went through the Gates on the Final 2 Days,so that annoying little statistic turned out to be a Complete Disaster for them!

You find yourself in the same position again,Enforce the Follow On!Never mind the Hoo ha and superstitions about Headingly and Eden Gardens!

:evil:
Follow ons are hardly ever enforced since VVS Laxman murdered Australia in 2001.

Since then, captains would rather gain leads in excess of 450 and make the opposition bat late Day 4 and all of Day 5 on a wearing pitch where a decent spinner can wreak havoc.

The same idea applied in this match - although, we allowed more time for them to score the runs. But the declaration was timed so that we could make most of the evening conditions. A correct move in my book. Had Smudge hung on to those relatively simple chances, we wouldn't even be talking about this today. And if we had a decent in form spinner, it would have been over Day 4.

As it turned out, it was an enthralling match. Loved it. The Pakis were awesome in the 2nd dig.
They should never got past Day 3.
Who's to say they wouldn't have scored 500 and bowled us out?
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by grassy1 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:05 pm

Not with their confidence at a very low ebb at that point in time.We bought them breathing space.

Different Test,different pitch at The G.

How's the Weather going to behave after today's weather?

Pakistan 4 down for 140 odd.

Over to you,Ben.

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:47 am

grassy1 wrote:Not with their confidence at a very low ebb at that point in time.We bought them breathing space.

Different Test,different pitch at The G.

How's the Weather going to behave after today's weather?

Pakistan 4 down for 140 odd.

Over to you,Ben.
The weather is as fickle as f***. Could be 35 one minute, then 15 the next. Ball could swing like a dunny door one minute, then turn into a potato.

I predict Asad Shafiq will make a double century today.
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:38 pm

What a snore fest...

2nd Test;

PAK 6/310 (Azhar Ali 139*, Asad Shafiq 50, J. Bird 3-91, J. Hazlewood 2-33)
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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by tonysoprano » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:21 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
grassy1 wrote:Not with their confidence at a very low ebb at that point in time.We bought them breathing space.

Different Test,different pitch at The G.

How's the Weather going to behave after today's weather?

Pakistan 4 down for 140 odd.

Over to you,Ben.
The weather is as fickle as f***. Could be 35 one minute, then 15 the next. Ball could swing like a dunny door one minute, then turn into a potato.

I predict Asad Shafiq will make a double century today.
Not a bad prediction BD! Just the wrong fella!

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Re: Australia v Pakistan Test Series 2016/17

Post by tonysoprano » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:56 pm

I've seen some awful drs challenges before (most notable any Watson lbw)
but that appeal v Warner takes the cake.

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