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Or maybe it goes to show that when your opener scores centuries you win alot of games?

So basically no centuries recorded by australian players mean anything between 1995-2008 because we won most games?
of course they do. But only the ones made overseas against good teams count

Joking, having a quick look the main test batsmen during that 00's golden period they had a pretty good rate of hunderds outside Australia

Gilchrist 10/17
Langer 8/23
Pointing 18/41
Hayden 10/30
Martyn 9/13
 

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of course they do. But only the ones made overseas against good teams count

Joking, having a quick look the main test batsmen during that 00's golden period they had a pretty good rate of hunderds outside Australia

Gilchrist 10/17
Langer 8/23
Pointing 18/41
Hayden 10/30
Martyn 9/13
How the fu** does a west Aussie only score 4 centuries at home in a 67 test career. Nuts.
 

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Holy shit the MCG pitch was an absolute minefield in VIC v WA today. Play suspended with good reason.

Yeah why would they play in that? Pitch should be so flat that both sides make 700.
Would hate for batting to be difficult


How about instead of playing on the front foot they play on the back foot like batsmen used to when there weren't helmets around?
 

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Yeah why would they play in that? Pitch should be so flat that both sides make 700.
Would hate for batting to be difficult


How about instead of playing on the front foot they play on the back foot like batsmen used to when there weren't helmets around?
Somewhere in between 700 run innings and old man Siddle being able to clock people in the head just short of a good length would probably be ideal.
 

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Holy shit the MCG pitch was an absolute minefield in VIC v WA today. Play suspended with good reason.

I know they got a result at the MCG last year but that was probably due to Australias incompetence than a good pitch. I remember hearing the MCG was iin danger of losing its Test status due to the pitch being so lifeless the past few seasons. Hence why the groundsmen have probably been instructed to make sure its a bit more spicy. Obviously they've gone a bit overboard.
 

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Still a long way to go and if Liverpool get out of the CL group they'll have a lot of games to navigate. An injury to one of the front 3 or Van Dijk could easily see us drawing or losing games we've been winning unconvincingly in recent times.

I agree it would be an enormous choke if we don't go on to win from here. Can you imagine just how much the pressure will build if it starts to tighten up? Millions of fans, media, past-players, mental demons. It's why I'm so nervous as a fan.
Spoken like a true Melbourne fan.
 

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Honestly couldn't remember if it was called a close slip or regular. Spose fly slip is out the back?
A fly slip is between a regular slip and third man

I think you were wanting a close to bat gully to catch a ball fended of the handle/glove?

You see blokes in the sun continent field their with a helmet on, because the knicks font carry as far
 

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A fly slip is between a regular slip and third man

I think you were wanting a close to bat gully to catch a ball fended of the handle/glove?

You see blokes in the sun continent field their with a helmet on, because the knicks font carry as far
Yeah like a really close leg slip but on the offside for something hitting the bat then shoulder.
 

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Before they called it off Cameron Bancroft was caught at leg gully again. 6 times in 7 innings and 7 times for the season. That is just ridiculous. Even with his shit technique to still continually pick out the fielder in that position is amazing.

I’d be surprised if any other batsmen in the history of cricket has been out caught at leg gully 7 times in their career.
 

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