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Old Dec 11th 2014, 11:14 pm   #1
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Seeing as the other one was closed down , it's time to have a new one - cricket is too important not to

I thought India played very well yesterday - Kohli really is the real deal. Australia bowled well too

A decent test match overall so far
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Yep and high scoring too. At this stage looks like a draw, but a batting collapse by either side may happen still.
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Agree. Good test. I hope the Indians take Tests seriously. It looks like they are and they have some excellent talent. It would be a shame for Tests not to be the pinnacle of cricket.
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Agree. Good test. I hope the Indians take Tests seriously. It looks like they are and they have some excellent talent. It would be a shame for Tests not to be the pinnacle of cricket.
I think a lot of their players do but I don't think that this is the case with their administrators. Their fans have turned away from test cricket too
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It's looking like only a draw or Aussie win possible after India didn't have so good a day. I'm pleased to see Steve Smith doing so well and ominous for upcoming Ashes with he and Warner batting particularly well (he of the 'will never be a test cricketer' according to the old cricket thread; the same wise sages laughed at Johnson) and Smith batting so well. For me I'd have Aaron Finch opening with Warner - who cares how test cricket used to be played; Warner's disproved that. The new way is to score at least at 4 to 5 an over to ensure a result other than a draw is likely. Some talking points.
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Overnight declaration (just before start of play) and India folding faster than damp cardboard is my prediction.

I hope for a decent day 1 at The Gabba 'cos I'll be there.

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Overnight declaration (just before start of play) and India folding faster than damp cardboard is my prediction.

I hope for a decent day 1 at The Gabba 'cos I'll be there.

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It's looking like only a draw or Aussie win possible after India didn't have so good a day. I'm pleased to see Steve Smith doing so well and ominous for upcoming Ashes with he and Warner batting particularly well (he of the 'will never be a test cricketer' according to the old cricket thread; the same wise sages laughed at Johnson) and Smith batting so well. For me I'd have Aaron Finch opening with Warner - who cares how test cricket used to be played; Warner's disproved that. The new way is to score at least at 4 to 5 an over to ensure a result other than a draw is likely. Some talking points.
Not a bad idea on Finch. He'll either get a lot or nothing which is pretty much the same as Rogers.
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Not a bad idea on Finch. He'll either get a lot or nothing which is pretty much the same as Rogers.
He'll get more than Rogers and in much less time.
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Sean Abbott. 6/14.
Good too see too, also good to see some niggle in this Test Match, 'sporting' normality resumes ..
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He'll get more than Rogers and in much less time.
He has started to show some restraint in the 50 over stuff. Perhaps he wants to emulate Warner.
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Not sure if its because I'm 12 glasses of wine down on a Xmas lunch but this test could go to the wire here. In fact I fancy India. 2 down with 200 to get. Very doable
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Not sure if its because I'm 12 glasses of wine down on a Xmas lunch but this test could go to the wire here. In fact I fancy India. 2 down with 200 to get. Very doable
Indeed. They are looking pretty good at the mo and may pull it off.
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Not sure if its because I'm 12 glasses of wine down on a Xmas lunch but this test could go to the wire here. In fact I fancy India. 2 down with 200 to get. Very doable
Definitely gettable but don't know if they have the bottle to go for it though

If Kohli can hang around though......
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