India vs Australia 3rd Test: 16 to 20 March at Ranchi at 3pm (Mel/Syd)

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  1. Toe Poke

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    Cricinfo scorecard here:
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/1062575.html

    Cricinfo preview here:
    http://www.espncricinfo.com/india-v-australia-2016-17/content/story/1086741.html

    Ranchi here:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/india/ranchi

    Not to be confused with raunchy, which is here:
    https://www.google.com.au/#q=raunchy

    Match starts at 9.30am local time

    Which is 3pm in Melbourne and Sydney

    ABC will be calling the series on radio and it can be streamed online.
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-17/india-v-australia-broadcast-schedule/8275598

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  2. Marshland

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    Australia to win. Series to go 2-1.

    I'm calling it.
     
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    365 is not a bad option to watch the game live.........the only price is watching indian adverts
     
  4. JG22

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    Toss is the game
     
  5. MelVilander

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    why is it the language or the fact that there is too many of them in between.
     
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    Yep. The game rides on it. However, with that in mind...

    We need to bat as well as we did in Pune and the first half of Bangalore. Just keep playing straight guys - don't play for turn. You did that so well until collapsing in the 2nd innings.

    As for our spinners, hopefully Lyon can find some rhythm and SOK can choke them off.

    I expect Hazlewood to be tight even if the bounce might not be too his liking.

    Interesting to see what Cummins does. I haven't seen him in years. I know he was quick and got steep bounce but does he reverse the ball?

    The spoiler is Smith. Not because of how he was dismissed in the 2nd innings, but because he's too indecisive a captain. He lets games drift away, in Perth and also in Bangalore. Bowling quicks too long etc... Someone needs to have a word in his ear about that.

    There is a good Test captain there - his captaincy vs Pakistan at the MCG was great. Maybe he needs to be told when the games drifting and not be scared to change things up?
     
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    Reckon O'Keefe will be the key player with those sliding deliveries vying for LBW similar to Pune.
     
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    Any word yet on who will come in at 6? I was hoping Khawaja before Starc got injured but with Cummins now in and a chance to breakdown they have no choice but to play a 5th bowler.
     
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    no word but seems to be a battle between Stoinis and Maxwell
     
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    If Stoinis comes in and fails the selection panel must be sacked.
     
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    If this series is drawn do we retain the Border Gavaskar trophy?
     
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    They are saying Maxwell is the strong favourite. Fingers crossed.
     
  13. BRAB

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    Indeed we do.

    A win here ensures we keep the thing.

    India will get this one I feel.
     
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    Got to be Maxwell, particularly with Lyons issue with his spinning finger.
     
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    It will be. I'd still personally play Agar though. Those flatter dart spinners do well in India.
     
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    Yep, I'd back his batting over Khawaja here too
     
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    Praying Smith has a good coin toss, holds the key to the entire series sadly.
     
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    It is a factor but I wouldn't go that far. You can still win batting 2nd.
     
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    Not likely though. It's not a pitch it's a goat track and skill isn't a big part of batting on it.
     
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    Can we at least see how the pitch plays first?

    At least we don't have Mitch Marsh being a useless dud at 6. That can help us actually making runs.
     
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    As long as you're chasing less than fifty, any more than, and whoever bats last will be long odds to win.
     
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    As the away side the coin toss is vital, we won't win from batting second but India might
     
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    How abut the side actually show some patience- apart from Renshaw who has done this? Now look at the last test in the 2nd dig, apart from Sith and Renshaw, which players got unplayable balls? It shows that even then it was possible to bat 2nd. Instead we decide to gift wickets and make it easier for India. I don't believe for 1 second that it was impossible to bat on.
     
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    You've not seen a ball bowled on it you pleb
     
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    Exactly.... how many pitches are meant to be impossible and yet turn out to be tough but fair for both sides? Can we at least watch a session first before calling the pitch a disgrace!
     
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