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Shane Watson - dead set legend!

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by from_the_stands (U8135315) 05 October 2009
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Shane Watson is a dead set legend. His performance with the bat in the S/F and now the final has been fantastic. Back to back centuries when it counts the most is the mark of a class player.

The aussies are now firmly back on top of the world in this format. Can't wait for the series against India.

Congrats to the Kiwis for a great tournament!

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Well done to Watson - a tremendous achievement, especially after two consequtive ducks in the tournament. Bet he'd rather have been in an Ashes-winning team though!!!!!<laugh>

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Too much is made of the Ashes by a few &*%$*&^. That was not really a convincing win by any means.

The Aussies, with Lee on the side, would most certainly have dismissed the limpet Panesar at Cardiff...and that would have definitely changed the course of the series, unquestionably.

For those who keep bringing the Ashes to console themselves, they are not true cricket-savvy fans. They are ruled by vain emotions.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

"For those who keep bringing the Ashes to console themselves, they are not true cricket-savvy fans."

If they hadn't won the Ashes, these clowns would be boasting about how Britania once ruled the waves!

"You might have won a cricket tournament, but we once ruled the world!" <doh>

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posted Oct 6, 2009

I found the whole tournament tiresome. Far too much cricket being played.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Winning a test series is about making the most of what you had available for the whole series. England did this, Australia didn't. We all know with McGrath the Aussies would have been a different proposition in 2005, but they didn't and they weren't. And by the way splendidsparrow, I am at least 'savvy' enough to know that Australia are the best side in the world across all forms of cricket - which makes the Ashes win even more enjoyable!<cheers>

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posted Oct 6, 2009

Indeed a most impressive tournament by the Aussies. Now maybe they´ll start winning a few test series :-D

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posted Oct 6, 2009

For the insular, self-aggrandising type, the Ashes is a big deal. But true England cricket-savvy fans recognise the fact that this England team is not very good at all but got a tad lucky this summer and therefore would not be too braggadocios about it by continually beating their puffed-out chest in laughable celebration.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

The England team is rubbish. Im English and I know we got away with it in the Ashes.Which I wont lie I did celebrate but more out of true astonishment tinged it guilt and cringe. It was shameful really...

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posted Oct 6, 2009

I agree this England team isn't really all that good. You've got lots of guys who average in the low 40s with the bat and with the ball in the 30s. It just happens that this Aussie team is in a transition or they themselves are no longer very good. However, I will agree that gap between countries has never been smaller, at least since the 60s.

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posted Oct 6, 2009

oyster, nothing wrong with celebrating a victory. You guys got it over us by winning the key moments, that equals a win in my books, so it was deserved and congratulations.

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