Test Series V The West Indies

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Phone, Apr 2, 2012.

Put it out there
  1. Sman-21

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    Is it just me or is Warner playing more shots in this test so far than he was in the 1dayers.
    Just about every single ball he was playing his natural game an swinging the bat at it.
    Yet in 1dayers he was letting heaps go through to keeper an also blocking.

    Even good balls that he should be letting go or defending hes playing attacking shots to it.
    Thats his natural game an how he should always play, try to change their game an it gets them in trouble.
    Hope to see the aggressive Warner natural Warner playing 1dayers again in future.
    Instead of the Warner that was told to play safe an boring.

    Looks like Windies were playing for a draw from over 1 :(
    Extremely defensive great patience from them though.

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  2. Doodlesweaver

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    The parts of the match that I have seen have felt pretty flat. I was hoping it was just that I missed the exciting stuff. The bowlers haven't really seemed 'at' the batsmen if you know what I mean.
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    It's not just you and this is nothing new. In tests (and probably T20's) he's just batting (in T20's he's generally going harder though), whereas in ODI's he seems to be batting for time (ie. trying to bat through the innings and it completely changes his approach.)
  4. Plugger35

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    Chanderpaul is such a gun test batsman, if you wanted someone to bat for your life he would be one of the first guys you would pick.

    Looks like this test will be either a draw or a Windies win at this stage.
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    Agreed. Harro and Siddle were passable. Not at their best by any stretch but still dangerous enough given the conditions. Hilf was shocking, he ended up with the best economy figures of the 3 pacemen, but that was primarily due to wide, Johnson-esque trash that their batsmen wisely just kept leaving. Lyon was pretty ineffective as well, as has already been mentioned.

    Good effort from the Windies though. We've got our work cut out for us for the next 3 days.
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    Sammy gets one to jag away slightly and Cowan nicks off for 14.
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    Sammy bowling well. This is his type of pitch.

    But I tend to think if there is no shot being offered, the advantage should go to the bowlers.
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    Watson lucky there, I reckon if you don't play a shot you shouldn't be given any leeway on an LBW referral.
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    It's worth a thought regarding DRS. If they're not offering a shot, should it only have to make contact with the stumps (umpires call becomes non-existent)?

    Watching it live, I didn't think it was out. Jagged back a mile though!
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    Watson has been pretty lucky so far

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    Warner out for 42. Sammy has 2-5!
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    lovely ball to get warner. cowan was a shot you'd expect from hughes
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    Shakey against WI. This is really sad.
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    Not really, improved over the last few years (very steadily, but improvement none the less).

    Roach vs Ponting again
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    a run out? friggin pathetic.

    Lets hope Clarke continues his good run, we need a decent score from him right now.
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    soon we find out if wade goes for the slog in a bad situation
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    What a waste!

    Don't worry, Sidds will knock out a ton.
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    Watson runs out Punter, ****ing hell
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    Shane Watson's running between wickets
    Shane Watson's batting against spin
    Shane Watson's inability to make 100's
    Shane Watson's LBW, Bowled and caught at gully problems


    All things that always make me laugh
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    The good news is, because he's already ran someone out he might counter those other problems and make a ton
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    Ummmm wtf did I just see.