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No Complaints Australia Simply Outplayed

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Well said. They outplayed us. Flintoff was magnificent this morning.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Like Haddin/Clarke showed, Aussies rarely beat themselves, it was a real fight shown by Aussies. They didn't victory an obligation, like some supposed it would be.

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comment by Glenby (U14064140)

posted Jul 20, 2009

well said..
good to see a sensible thread, instead of the 'baiting' ones

glad to hear Ponting speak so well

well done England

cmon Aussie's ; bounce back

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Agree. Well done England. A good team performance.

But I am concerned that we are now blooding more and more players who just don't have that same hunger for success. You think guys like Hughes, Hauritz and Haddin would die for the baggy green? I don't....and that could be the difference in this series.

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Jul 20, 2009

Great spell by Flintoff today but for me Anderson was man of the match for an all round performance with bat and ball at times when England needed a lift.

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comment by STIG (U6696503)

posted Jul 20, 2009

Mildly more interesting in terms of cricket than the previous days. I am still not convinced I am watching test cricket though. I want this series to warm up a bit before it has any value as far as I am concerned. What I am seeing is isolated good performances in a sea of s**t.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Yep, good result from England and no complaints here, we certainly didn't deserve to win ... Well maybe Pup deserved it a bit with that great knock.

Just a quick point, Stuey Clark is a New South Welshman.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

I can relax at work now that England have created the right sort of history by winning at Lord's against Australia for the first time at HQ since 1934.

Congratulations to Australia also for making such a fight of it in the second innings and giving us a few overnight nerves.

There are a few worries, though. Pietersen's injury which was clearly hampering his batting might mean that England will need to look at batting cover for the Third Test and Broad's lack of wickets is becoming a worry. It might be worth bringing in Harmison for Broad for the next match.

Anderson has had a good all-round match - another 20 when England batted, followed by five wickets in Australia's first innings. It seems that Strauss' declaration this time was timed rather better than a couple in the Caribbean.

I hope that we can now keep this up for the rest of the series and win back the Ashes which were so meekly surrendered in 2006-7.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

12th man
You are a bit harsh on Hauritz and Haddin there. Especially the spinner - did ou see the shape of his finger aftter the first day? He must have batted and bowled through some real pain.

Haddin is making good scores and no mistakes behind the stumps. Hughes can't handle Flintoff at the moment - not many can.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Absolutely, fair play Australia it was always going to be a game with Johnson and Clarke at the crease.

Johnson seems to go at the same run rate with bat and ball!

Good fight Australia but a brilliant performance from England and hats off to some guttsy captaincy from Strauss. Not enforcing the follow on, the timing of the declaration and in the end tossing the ball to Swann. Great stuff.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

SJD...you should stick to the golf you obviously know nothing about cricket <jester>

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posted Jul 20, 2009

After Ponting's whingeing, perhaps they will now stop calling us, whingeing Poms!

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Jimmy Anderson only got 4 wickets in Australia's first bat, but you're right, he was excellent.

Fred was awesome, as stated, in his last appearance in a proper match at HQ.

Well done boys, well done to the Aussies for making a game of it, and onward we go.

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comment by Sparkle (U6726749)

posted Jul 20, 2009

Haddin is making good scores and no mistakes behind the stumps.
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Were you watching at Lords? Dropped catch, missed for byes etc.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Lets no get too carried away. Australia didnt exactly have much luck.

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comment by Nick (U12751861)

posted Jul 20, 2009

FREDDIE! what a hero, having him retire at the end will help us win the ashes! Unites the team big time...keep it up 'poms'. Watch pontings lip get lower and lower...

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Inspired bowling from Freddie...I said on fri he would take 5wkts...I'm off to the bookies<jester>

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posted Jul 20, 2009

have to say england came back well from cardiff but we got some reall lucky breaks at times too. It will be interesting to see the aussie reaction in the next test and i'd hope the umpires don't start making wrong decisions based on not wanting to be seen to give england a decision.

england set it up in the first innings and got the luck yesterday.

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comment by esthar2 (U3143339)

posted Jul 20, 2009

England got lucky at times in this test match but overall they deserved the win. Roll on Edgbaston.. I'll be there!

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Great stuff , i remember during the 1st test when Australia were on top a quote from Ian Chappell that Ricky Ponting wanted to really hurt us because of 2005 well we aint hurting today Ian ! Looking forward to the rest of the series which will be tough ,though today im just going to enjoy the win ! bring back Harmi for Onions on the fast birmingham track .The Aussies might have Lee back who is a class performer. Aint cricket great !

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posted Jul 20, 2009

To SJDG43- I assume that you are an accomplished test cricketer yourself by this comment? What do you define as 'test cricket'? England are no world beaters indeed, but surely you can enjoy the level of committment and passion involved and dont need to deride it all with that kind of term! Each to their own, but constructive comments always better to read.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

75 years of hurt is over.
England have dominated this game right from day One when Strauss & Cook partnered scoring 196.
At 425 all out, the match was looking in the balance, but the English bowlers skittled them out for 214 & took the initiative. Except for the afternoon session of Day 3, when Pieterson & Bopara were crawling, the second English innings was another revelation with Prior & Flintoff playing shots at will.
The POM's should have rattled out the Aussies on day 4 itself, but Clarke & Haddin brought some respectibility to the Aussie score.
But come day 5 & Freddie had the last laugh, his five earning him another name in Lord's listing.

Now, come Edgbaston 10 days later, we should be able to do it again !!!

Time to celebrate for all Pommie supporters !!!

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Some fair comments from some of the Convicts.

I'm absolutely delighted with this win and will have a proper celebration.

A word of warning however for my fellow Poms - This test was a total turnaround from Cardiff. Don't bet on Edgbaston not turning around again. There aint nothing more dangerous than a wounded Aussie.

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comment by serrano (U9715046)

posted Jul 20, 2009

well.. I wont be around should Eng go on to win 75 times against AU at Lords, but every journey starts with a small step. The real trick is to repeat it 75 times. Every time.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Lets no get too carried away. Australia didnt exactly have much luck.

I hate comments by this, were intittled to get carried away this was a awesome victory.Haters take a day of this is a great day from england well happy

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posted Jul 20, 2009

I now expect England to win the ashes because they have a better balanced side- much as in 2005. Four years ago Australia had a 4- man attack with one of them not firing- as now. England on the other hand have 5 front liners and can afford one of them to have an off day. Don't tell the Aussies but they might have a chance if they brought in Lee for a batsman.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

England are so lucky!!

Katich, Hughes and Hussey were all unfairly given out. And Ponting was a little unlucky to be given out in the first innings. Hopefully Australia come back to crush Enlgand by an innings in all the remaining tests. That should shut Andrew 'The Cheat' Strauss up!

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comment by John H (U9630681)

posted Jul 20, 2009

Love it j_psycho_kay!

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Gay sport ???? Thats rich comming from a football suporter.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

comment by rhombushead (U9630681)

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They were sharp to remove that mind, and yet leave the wum free to roam.

That tells you all you need to know about 606.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

To be fair we've been lucky in both tests & to be 1-0 up. In Cardiff we delayed & delayed until we scraped a draw. Yesterday the 1st wicket was a no ball, the 2nd was not a catch regardless of what anyone says. but il take it!! Beware a wounded animal in the next test. P.s to man-utd-champions-of-the-world..you're a joker & pathetic & il be loving it when you dont win jack this season. Peace

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posted Jul 20, 2009

MUFC, I'm a bit worried about you, mate. You say you have no complaints, but yesterday you were moaning about the umpiring. In cricket, and indeed any sport for that matter, you have to take the good with the bad. England have bowled MUCH better that the Aussies in this match and deserved the luck they obviously had. Secondly, Stuart Clark comes from NSW, not Queensland. Who's side are you really on?

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comment by Mav (U13758093)

posted Jul 20, 2009

The biggest plus for me was 2 men dominated with the ball.

Broad aside (at times) all the bowlers kept the pressure on the batsmen and that is what bought some of the wickets.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

comment by singh246 (U14069907)
posted 5 Days Ago

I bet England are going to get licked at Lords

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singh246, you bet wrong :-D

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Ricky Ponting was so gracious in his speech as a losing captain I don't know how he did it... I mean what a bunch of one sided supporters you lot really are, when the England team had two extra players (in white) that are as blind as bats determining whether you are out, don't use the technology they have available and did use for England, any wonder it's a lame win. When Rudy was presented with his trophy it should have been a pair of prescription glasses and a free entry to the closest nursing home. Three wrong decisions is the ONLY reason England won. Only 100 runs...give me a break my Aussie grandma could have got that against your lot if the 3rd umpire was the proper umpire. Roll on the next Aussie white wash... and yes I'm drafting my next winning response. Aussie Aussie Aussie...David Melbourne Australia

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Well done England BTW !!!! Having a sport other than wendyball in the news is very refreshing.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

AussieAussieAussie - Pommy whingers?

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posted Jul 20, 2009

AussieAussieAussie09 (U14076103)

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Welcome to the site <ok>

It's nice to have another bitter lunatic on board, we don't get enough of them.

Bruce.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

"Football is a game for wimps and cowards who are afraid of any pain."

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Fair play to you for defending cricket but there's no need to do so by using crass (and also patently wrong) comments such as this.

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Ha ha ha

Australians - Hilarious

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Ye I know!

I didnt actually bet though. England are still nonsense though

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posted Jul 20, 2009

I think the footy fans on here are just kids to be honest, don't take them personally! I'm a massive football fan but love Sport in general and even sports I'm not keen on will get my full backing in internationals! It's about patriotism too!

Well done England, yes we were a bit lucky but deserved it. Freddy is an absolute inspiration and hero. Let's hope we can kick on and win the series and send the Aussies packing in a few weeks! Come on England!

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comment by kitrhod (U1677795)

posted Jul 20, 2009

Oh that is so funny. Sore loser?

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posted Jul 20, 2009

AussieAussieAussie- can you get your gran here in time for the next test ?

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posted Jul 20, 2009

AussieAussieAussie09

As Ian Chappell said "This is what happens when a team is on top - decisions go your way because you are attacking".

Any way this is what has happened for 20 years in reverse. Warne getting bad pad decisions when the ball missed the bat by half a yard, Gillespie getting lbws when the batsman got so much bat on it that he almost middled it and McGrath got all sorts of dodgy decisions (particularly lbws).

Anyhow Phil Hughes looked like he would get out every ball and is totally out of his depth. With Katich the question is why did he play that shot? If Flintoff bowled it from 3cm further back he would still have got out. Hussey was unlucky but again it looked out live so you can't blame the umpire.

And finally yes the margin was just 120 runs but if England hadn't declared then we would have won by 200-250 runs.

Deal with it!

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posted Jul 20, 2009

Two extra players in white coats, AussieAussieAussie ? Do you remember the 16th Australian on the LOSING side in the 2003 Rugby World Cup - the one-eyed whistler, Andre Watson. What goes around, comes around. Such poor losers. But then, no breeding, convict genes and less culture than in a pot of yogurt, what do you expect ? We won, you lost. Get over it sport. And little Punter Ponting should stop sulking. BWAHAHAHAHAH....

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