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India Vs Australia Test 2 Day 2

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by soulcurry (U13664780) 10 October 2010
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As expected, the Australians have put up a very good score. Australia all out for 478, with Bhajji taking 4 and Ojha 3 wickets. The pacers haven't been effective. Sree stil making same old mistakes of not pitching the ball in right areas and to right length. He may prove to be a weak link in second innings too.

Marcus North hit a superb century. Question for the Aussie supporters, why North is useless and Watson irreplaceable when they have quite similar stats?? North has in fact scored centuries against almost all oppositions, especially away.

Its been pleasant to see some fresh Indian legs moving quickly in the field and taking some very good catches and superb runouts.

Indian batting about to begin. Big occasion for Pujara and even for Vijay. Those 2 along with Raina hopefully get some good time in the middle. Sehwag almost seems out of form as he hasn't hit a big score yet. So a good score by him is expected by all.

I think Australians will manage a first innings lead and then go for another good score in second innings. The Aussie pacers will no doubt make this wicket look a lot better than what Indians made it look like.

Let's see what happens.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

Ponting, Waugh, M Waugh, Gilchrist, Clarke, Martyn have all managed to average around 50 at 6 in recent times.

Symonds didn't fare as well.

Bit tougher match situations these days than the others had to face though. Must be nice to have two Waughs, Slater, Langer, Taylor above you in the order. Unlikely to be 50-4 too often.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

I don't understand how North can make the cut as an all rounder. He has his place in the team as a batsman while his bowling is just an added bonus. Sehwag is just about as useful with the bowl as North but he is in the team as a batsman. Though, I should applaud North for his century today. It was a great innings. I hope he can find some consistency now.

By the way, what happened to Phil Hughes and Shaun Marsh? They looked quality batters to me when I last saw them.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

Yes but batting is easier now adays cause of Pitches and the standard of bowling isn't what it was back in those days.So to say an average of 38 is good enough today batting at 6 is to say that an average of 30-34 is good enough batting at 6 back in the ambrose, wasim era.Again if you aint got options and a guy averages 38 and plays spectacular innings sometimes despite being inconsistent then he wont be drop.But australia still has a few options who are younger and already as good if not better than North, namely Khawaja,Hughes.You should pick guys just because they're young but those guys a good enough to replace a player who has failed to score 20 in half of the innings his played in my opinion.Again i would love to be proved wrong and North smashes the poms.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

''By the way, what happened to Phil Hughes and Shaun Marsh? They looked quality batters to me when I last saw them''.
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Hughes is in the squad in India , so he's not far from the team.Marsh, well he might be behind khawaja ,and judging by Hilditch comment ,and behind Ferguson in the pecking order.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

Aus did well with the first innings, again, for me though, due mostly to India simply constantly letting them back into it, they had several times when they had the chances but didn't take them, and Aus will always punish that.

Given the closeness of the last match the extra runs in the first this time could prove crucial.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

Congrats, Sachin!

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posted Oct 10, 2010

Sachin <applause>

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posted Oct 10, 2010

An absolute honour to have followed his total career,a giant amongst some pigmies,a real living legend.When will he stop,probably never,what a man,what a cricketer.

Regards

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comment by Bill (U13863789)

posted Oct 10, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar - fabulous player. He would have scored runs in any era of cricket, although the fact that he's scored 14,000 of them merely illustrates that test runs aren't so hard to come by in the modern game.
I struggle with the concept of a two test series - can't really see the point of it.

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posted Oct 10, 2010

What a cricketer !!!
What a passion for cricket !!!
He must be dreaming cricket shots !!!

Heads off to the gentleman Sachin on achieving another record...14000 runs.

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