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Day One

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Message 661 - posted by U1715266 (U1715266) , Jul 21, 2005

another kolpak bites the dust

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Message 662 - posted by digitalabercrombie (U1727775) , Jul 21, 2005

Just another arrogant, sneering Australian - enjoying the discomfort of others rather than the cricket. Must be *so* boring supporting such a talented side.

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Message 663 - posted by IRSWalker (U1055599) , Jul 21, 2005

Argh! KP - please don't let him peg you down, or you'll be his bunny for ever. Skip down the pitch and batter him for boundaries every ball. You've got your eye in now, and he hasn't, so don't be scared.

Besides which, letting the ball touch this pitch seems to be a pretty dangerous game.

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Message 664 - posted by U1715266 (U1715266) , Jul 21, 2005

Anyone else getting annoyed with Athers and Nicholas going on about the booing of Glenn McGrath? More of it, I say, let's stop being so bloody nice. No wonder they never achieved anything.

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its prettey disgraceful when people at the home of cricket boo, someone who along with marshall is the greatest fast bowler of all time. really poor. i know i would never do that i have too much respect for the game. i know for a fact that it would not happen in madras. this is not football its cricket.

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Message 665 - posted by blackburnkeith (U1727817) , Jul 21, 2005

why is warnie wearing flares?? is he goin clubbing tonite by any chance???

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Message 666 - posted by faiweirafma (U1390471) , Jul 21, 2005

Two questions:

1. Is this a record for most wickets in one day of, a) an England-Australia Test, b) any Test?
2. The pitch was covered yesterday - could that have somehow affected it?

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Message 667 - posted by Sea_point (U1196889) , Jul 21, 2005




Errrr... And Andrew Strauss will be from where..????


belgian origin.

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A Belgian Jaapie.....?

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Message 668 - posted by babyenglishforlife (U1721391) , Jul 21, 2005

gud one g jones and kevin p for hopefully giving england alast hope

hope ash giles will do the same now !!!!

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Message 669 - posted by mihirbhatia (U1727862) , Jul 21, 2005

boy good thing they got peterson and not thorpe.

important for england to keep playing positive cricket cause they arent survivng very long...

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Message 670 - posted by Oh Ah Glen Mcgrath (U1685772) , Jul 21, 2005

92-7 hahahahaha

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Message 671 - posted by casting_shadows (U1727411) , Jul 21, 2005

17 Wickets.

Stand up and tell me that is a pitch worthy of playing cricket on.

But entertaining and extremely compulsive all the same

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Message 672 - posted by Redaussie (U1650315) , Jul 21, 2005

Well bowled today Stephen Harmison and Glenn McGrath. Exilerating days play. What a start to the series.

I'm retiring not out.

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Message 673 - posted by U1715266 (U1715266) , Jul 21, 2005

giles seems out of his league in a series of this standard. how about playing someone like andy flower, dosen't he bowl a bit of off spin. he would firm the batting up no doubt. also what about someone like law to replace tresco.

i still dont think thorpe should have been dropped. this match has proved why he is needed, look at the situation, and only thorpe can marshall the tail with any ability. his experience would have been invaluable.

incidentally i dont think england will have a huge deficit. kp will get some runs and eng all out 150+.

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Message 674 - posted by IRSWalker (U1055599) , Jul 21, 2005

At what point does the MCC get fined for the pitch? Oh the shame! smiley

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Message 675 - posted by Blowers Number 1 Fan! (U1622307) , Jul 21, 2005

To me it seems that cricket is a much more interesting game when the ball dominates the bat. Its rae these days but very very exciting.

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Message 676 - posted by U1715266 (U1715266) , Jul 21, 2005

Well bowled today Stephen Harmison and Glenn McGrath. Exilerating days play. What a start to the series.

I'm retiring not out.

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here here. finally the bowlers get their revenge in test match cricket. and what a fantastic day, great to watch fast bowling of this quality from both sides, we have not seen stuff this good, since the mid-late 90's when there was curtly and curtly, donnald and pollock, and of courst glen mcgrath the greatest of the all.

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Message 677 - posted by U1715266 (U1715266) , Jul 21, 2005

To me it seems that cricket is a much more interesting game when the ball dominates the bat. Its rae these days but very very exciting.

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i agree. but this one has gone too far the other way. too many wickets in one day, it should last 5 days. but yes better than 350-1 hayden 150, langer 100 etc etc boring. long live more pitches like this.

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Message 678 - posted by Nasser's broken digit (U1722387) , Jul 21, 2005

Well bowled today Stephen Harmison and Glenn McGrath. Exilerating days play. What a start to the series.

I'm retiring not out.

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Well said Red. Can't wait to get home to watch it!

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Message 679 - posted by elven_highlord (U1719997) , Jul 21, 2005

I'll second that. Took the day off work to watch the test today, and could not have enjoyed it more in spite of the fact that Australia are now on top.

I would say that all the batsmen from both sides looked on edge - perhaps the excitement of the occasion affecting concentration? Or just quality bowling?

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Message 680 - posted by faiweirafma (U1390471) , Jul 21, 2005

To me it seems that cricket is a much more interesting game when the ball dominates the bat. Its rae these days but very very exciting.

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Agreed. Which of the following historic examples sounds more exciting:

a) Second Test, 1890 Ashes, The Oval. Australia 92 and 102, England 100 and 95-8. England were 93-8 when wicketkeeper Gregor McGregor (a rugby international!) and JW Sharpe (who had only one eye!) set off on too sharp a run. Jack Barrett missed an easy run out, England won by two wickets to go 2-0 up in the series (which they won).
b) Fourth Test, West Indies v England, 1968. West Indies 526 and 92-2, England 404. Three and a half hours left. An obvious draw.

Gary Sobers obviously didn't appreciate b). He declared at that point, setting England 215 to win in three and a half hours. Even Boycott fancied that run chase!

Let's face it - supreme batting and poor bowling from both sides leads to drawn games which peter out some time before the end, unless you're a batting coach looking for examples of how to play or a bowling coach seeking examples of how not to.

The reverse, which seems to be the story of this Test so far, absolutely prevents a draw unless there is rain of Biblical proportions.

I know what I'd prefer.

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