Ashes Cricket 2017/18

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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by boncer34 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:01 pm

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Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:48 am
It may have been because it was v Zimbabwe, or perhaps because it was a day night test (or both factors) - but I believe there was an inaugural 4 day test match Saffers v Zimb? Sadly I think it finished well inside that time.

But I'm with many of you, the pitch has to give bowlers a chance. Placid feather beds kill the game. I'd prefer grassy seamer on days 1 and 2, drying and turning on days 4 and 5.

Of course, I'm not an agricultural scientist, horticulturalist or curator, so I'm probably asking the impossible.
Also coz India reneged on the original deal to play a boxing day test against them so to fit their rejigged tour schedule in they needed to make it 4 days.
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by tonysoprano » Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:01 pm

Any thoughts on this pitch so far?

From where I sit (lounge!) looks hard to score and hard to get people out. The very definition of a poor wicket. Perhaps not as bad as Melbourne - yet.

Edit: and Warner gets out!

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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by Crazyman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:58 pm

Better than melb pitch.
Day 1 a bit for the bowlers if they get it right. Yes scoring slow, but sensible batting can be like that.
I think today and tomorrow will be best for batting and days 4/5 will slow down and turn...

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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:31 am

5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) v AUS 2/193 (U. Khawaja 91*, D. Warner 56, S. Smith 44*)
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by F111 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:44 am

Khawja and the Marshs proving my thoughts wrong but opposition is crap. 5/544 as MM posts a 100.

MM clean bowled immediately after getting the century. :roll:

198 in front. Predictions of declaration? Bat it out or a lead of 350? Whichever comes first?

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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:06 pm

F111 wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:44 am
Khawja and the Marshs proving my thoughts wrong but opposition is crap. 5/544 as MM posts a 100.

MM clean bowled immediately after getting the century. :roll:

198 in front. Predictions of declaration? Bat it out or a lead of 350? Whichever comes first?
I think they should declare around 303 runs ahead.
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:28 pm

5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) & 4/93 (J. Root 42*, N. Lyon 2-31) v AUS 7/649 dec (U. Khawaja 171, S. Marsh 156, M. Marsh 101, S. Smith 83, D. Warner 56, Moeen Ali 2-170)

While I still don’t like the way they’ve made their way back into the team, the Marsh brothers have had excellent series. Well done.
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by tonysoprano » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am

Root in hospital.
Should be quick end (to the match, not Root)

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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by boncer34 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:39 pm

So turns out Smarsh can bat when put in his natural middle order position.

Still not sold on Mitch, 2 tons on 2 absolute roads still worries me heading into South Africa. At least his brother made one on a slightly more difficult deck.
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by rockhole » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:27 pm

tonysoprano wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:37 am
Root in hospital.
Weak as piss!!!
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: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:15 am

:roll: 5th Test;

ENG 346 (J. Root 83, D. Malan 62, P. Cummins 4-80, J. Hazlewood 2-65, M. Starc 2-80) & 180 (J. Root 58rh, P. Cummins 4-39, N. Lyon 3-54) v AUS 7/649 dec (U. Khawaja 171, S. Marsh 156, M. Marsh 101, S. Smith 83, D. Warner 56, Moeen Ali 2-170)

MoTM: Pat Cummins
MoTS: Steve Smith
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Re: Ashes Cricket 2017/18

Post by BenDoolan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:18 am

1st ODI;

AUS 8/304 off 50 overs (A. Finch 107, M. Stoinis 60, M. Marsh 50, L. Plunkett 3-71, A. Rashid 2-73) defeated by ENG 5/308 off 48.2 overs (J. Roy 180, J. Root 91*)
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