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Panesar shines for England

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by Jez - Manager (U888427) 14 December 2006
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Monty Panesar celebrates

Monty Panesar became the first English spinner to take five wickets in Perth, as England held the initiative in the third Ashes Test, bowling out Australia for 244.

Panesar 5-92 off 24 overs, dismissing Justin Langer (37), Andrew Symonds (26) Adam Gilchrist for a duck, Shane Warne for 25 and Brett Lee (10).

Steve Harmison also chipped in with 4-48.

Australia's Mike Hussey was the pick of the batsmen but he was left stranded on 74 as Australia were bowled out for 244 in 71 overs.

So at last England fans have something to smile about, what are your thoughts on the day's action? What a display from Monty!

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comment by Dan (U1914642)

posted Dec 14, 2006

To be honest I was happier with Harmison's performance than Monty's, especially considering the forlorn figure we were greeted by after Brisbane and Adelaide.

My biggest worry for this series has been how we will take 20 wickets to win a match and we need Harmy firing on at least most of his cylinders to stand a chance - make no bones about it, he is the bowler the Aussies fear most because he can rip through a side in 6 or 7 overs.

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comment by natty (U5253788)

posted Dec 14, 2006

voice of reason you are right mate.

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posted Dec 15, 2006

It is a great point, but I am not to bothered about this test much, becauseyou have to imagine what will happen at the next ashes, when all of Australias stars have gotten to old and retire! I am sure they will be sitting next to Atherton on BBC and saying how good England while they are beating the Ausies in the next Ashes!!

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posted Dec 15, 2006

Well we balls it up again...

I get the feeling the Aussie have taken to toying with us they are so superior they know htey can beat us at will. 5-0 is most likely.

When they win this test they'll start to play the younger players and they'll probably still batter us. THen those players can beat us again next year...

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comment by natty (U5253788)

posted Dec 15, 2006

fling it know your wrong.by then monty would have had another 18 months experience,simon jones will hopefully be back,the younger aussie players will have not had any experience on our pitches and lastly we've have the barmy army behind them,instead of the way our fans have been yreated overthere.

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posted Dec 15, 2006

Well barring a monty miracle it looks like we are about to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory and i'm an optimistic true red blooded Englishmandevil

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posted Dec 15, 2006

At last the poms have something to smile about.!! !!!WHAT EXACTLY DO THEY HAVE TO SMILE ABOUT ?????

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posted Dec 15, 2006

Everyone seems to have given up. Bowl them out for 220 and we still have a chance. We have a match-winner in Pietersen and we only need 3 or 4 others to stay with him but we need an extra special effort tomorrow morning. I think Freddie will answer the call.

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comment by natty (U5253788)

posted Dec 15, 2006

captainschoice i like your optimism.

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posted Dec 16, 2006

yeah but he cant bat or feild and his economy rate wasnt too good either

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