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Old Dec 5th 2017, 6:08 am
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Its getting interesting
Hope disappeared over the horizon with it’s arse on fire.
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Hope disappeared over the horizon with it’s arse on fire.
2-0.

Yes. I was yelling at the TV last night. 2 wasted reviews, generally rubbish bowling.

But then I said to myself. 1-1 would make things interesting.

In hindsight 1-1 would have been better.

Right now a green wicket for Perth is what the Ashes needs.
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Which are the greatest comebacks in Test history? | The Cricket Monthly | ESPN Cricinfo
This is a very interesting review, which should please all keen cricket-followers. The only match that I actually saw live (on TV) of those chosen is the 1981 defeat of Australia by England at Headingly, where Bob Willis's fourth-innings bowling was the best I've ever seen.
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Bowling Stats.

Stuart Broad. Ouch

1 Mitchell Starc Australia 3 710 388 19 1 1
2 Nathan Lyon Australia 3 835 351 13 1 -
3 James Anderson England 3 781 310 12 1 1
4 Josh Hazlewood Australia 3 670 323 12 - -
5 Pat Cummins Australia 3 689 309 9 - -
6 Chris Woakes England 3 714 361 7 1 -
7 Craig Overton England 2 354 226 6 - -
8 Stuart Broad England 3 678 309 5 - -
9 Moeen Ali England 3 576 316 3 - -
10 Joe Root England 3 105 56 1 - -

Root: "Any idea how to get Smith out?"

Broad: "Don't ask me, I can't even get Marsh out"

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Looking at the rain this morning and the weather gods may be smiling on England
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I'm no fan of England and they deserve to lose this test, but if I was Joe Root, I'd be pissed off that rain has been allowed to get onto the pitch and probably change its condition. It's the 21st century FFS, surely this can be avoided?

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England ....... back in the game.
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This is how its done in India

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WACA pitch shouldn't be wet though

There is no excuse
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WACA pitch shouldn't be wet though

There is no excuse
Correct. I was watching them bring the covers on and off in Adelaide. It was painful. I really don't know why they just doing get one of these.

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Sounds like its game on.
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Sounds like its game on.
12:40 start but they should be starting now as the weather is clear

Rain is squalling through though so there will be further interruptions
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12:40 start but they should be starting now as the weather is clear

Rain is squalling through though so there will be further interruptions
December is suppose to be all flies and heatwaves in Perth.
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England have been massively underwhelming on this tour and they totally deserve to be 3-0 down. They have got themselves into good positions and then blown them. They have made Australia look better than they actually are - especially given that Smith's captaincy hasn't been that flash

Some of England's players don't deserve their places:
Cook is now a passenger and is contributing nothing to the team
Ali has been a massive disappointment. Looks like he's a one trick pony and is a shadow of what Swann was
Broad has no penetration as a bowler and his batting is Keystone Cops hilarious

England should be better than this - 5-zip to Australia is on the cards
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