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Australia v India, 1st Test at Adelaide Oval Dec 6-10.

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  1. Zach Package

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    Bumrah seems like he bowls an especially light 145.

    Doesn't really look like he's hitting the bat at all
     
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  2. Richard Pryor

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    Because people have long memories and India is still regarded as the underdog by most, at least in comparison to Australia, and the underdog gets leeway to behave badly. Although another factor is that Kohli is generally celebrating team achievements, Warner overcelebrates his own milestones, which is always more annoying if that kind of thing gets under your skin.

    Exact same double standard would be Wahab Riaz getting in Shane Watsons face after giving him some chin music in the World Cup, I can't imagine that Starc doing the same to Misbah-ul-Haq would have been greeted with the same enthusiasm by the people who praised Wahab's passion.
     
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    Twice I have seen the keeper and Kohli go up for a ridiculous appeal and Bumrah has shot them down for it.

    He's alright.
     
  4. Richard Pryor

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    Still think we can potentially get a lead if Starc finds his groove and keep rotating the strike with Head.
     
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    I reckon the issue is confidence. The team as a whole is on the back foot due to the witch hunt of earlier this year and their careful PR tactics required feel as though they've filtered into the batting and we're just not scoring. It's certainly not the most talented team to represent Australia in recent times, but they've done really well get through the full day in what seem to be somewhat tricky conditions. They just haven't been able to score. Hope the public really get behind the team, obviously its difficult since the most vocal tend to be those who want to tear the team down.
     
  6. Plugger35

    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

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    Kapil Dev didn't need to sledge the Aussies back in 1991, he just bowled them with pure skill.



    A young bloke called Tendulkar was on that tour too.
     
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    Kohli's sunglasses look like my cheap ones.
     
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    I though Head was going to be a weak link but good on him for digging in today.
     
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    Brayshaw reminiscing about better times.

    Warner at one end, Rogers at the other and Brayshaw not commentating
     
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    We are only one good partnership away from a first innings lead, that makes me feel okay with 3 tail Enders to come. Then i think of us batting last with this batting lineup and it all feels hopeless again.


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    Just ******* settle Trav.
     
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    So much of today has felt like a team has truly bought into the idea they're not good enough as batters. How easily bogged down we've been has just been frustrating to say the least.

    At least Head so far has played an excellent innings, the rest, sheesh.
     
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    I can't think of a more irrelevant thing you could have posted. Good bowling for sure though.
     
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    Total knob
     
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    Fair enough if he hits a great ton or something but do we really have to have a Kohli jizzfest every 15 minutes of every day's play.
     
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    Pretty good day for us. Test evenly poised...no guarantee of getting these last three cheaply.


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    Quick kids, make sure to get Shaun Marsh's autograph. Could be your last chance.
     
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    Kohli is this generations best player

    So the hype is justified
     
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    He's almost as bad as a forever complaining old fart on the internet.
     
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    I know he’s an easy target but Shaun Marsh has got to have the worst career for an Australian who has played as much as he has. Now he has 23 scores under five from his 62 innings, which is about 38% of his innings. He’ll score a century next game like he always does just before he’ll get drops which will guarantee him a few more matches.

    Really solid innings from Head, hopefully he can continue this tomorrow and we can build a bit of a lead. Handscomb was slightly disappointing, he gave a bit of a fight which is something the team lacks but it doesn’t look like he has improved his game much since he got dropped last year. Looked vulnerable most of his innings. Took Shami apart who was bowling short too him but Bumrah had him in all sorts bowling the fuller length.

    Ashwin and Ishant have definitely improved from the last time they came over here. Bowled really well today and if they keep that up it’s going to be a tough series for our batsman.
     
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    Smith average: 61.99, centuries: 23
    Kohli average: 54.99, centuries: 24.

    Pretty hard to make that argument, seeing the numbers just don't back that statement up at all. Top 5 bat, potentially number 2 overall.
     
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    Did you get on them?
     
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    Kohli hasnt been suspended for a year.....
     
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    Problem is with us batting last - our lead needs to up near 100 - and i can't see that happening

    Just watched the wickets - gee Paine and Cummins copped beauties
     
  25. Richard Pryor

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    I think Kohli is further ahead of the competition in limited overs than Smith is ahead of the pack in Tests, so overall I would probably have him ahead, but in Tests Smith is comfortably the best bat of the generation. I think they're both equally limited captains though (although Kohli hasn't managed to drop a nuke on his own side yet, so I'd have to give him the edge there as well).
     
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