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

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  1. Matthew_Lloyd

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    I asked for us to try and bat out a draw, and to avoid the usual shit we serve up after losing a few wickets. I didn't believe we could actually do it, but we did. Awesome patience from Marsh and Handscomb. They single-handedly saved the series for us. Credit to the boys, they worked their arses off, especially after the disaster to finish the second test. Only fitting that they win the final test and take the series, they deserve it.



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    Stumps Day 4 - Australia 2/23

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    Stumps Day 5 - Australia 6/204

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  3. BLERN

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    Bet the curators of dharamsala are fuming at india right now.
     
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    I'm calling it now on Handscombe, he even looks like a young Donald Bradman... :D
     
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    Well done to our boys :thumbsu:
     
  6. BLERN

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    Rofl
     
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  7. RookiePick

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    Fan bloody tastic.

    Aussie team has proved me wrong 2 out of 3 tests.

    Kiss my Smarsh haters
     
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    Just FYI, Foxtel is doing a free no lock in two week online trial.

    Stream the deciding test at one of the most beautiful grounds in the world in HD.
     
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    Hope that hurts India
     
  10. Rich

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    The team got a lot of confidence after the win in the first test - that will only grow after today's performance. What a fillip for the morale in the camp - if they aren't up for the 4th test, they never will be.
     
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    I mean I could be wrong but the difference between Clarke's captaincy and Smith's shows here. It feels like with Clarke, we would hit as many runs as possible and get out quickly but it just seems different.
     

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    If they produced a highway, they can easily shred it to bits.
     
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  13. Kram

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    Warner and even Mitch Marsh have still made more runs than Kohli :D
     
  14. matty lloyd the champ

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    We should have stayed out there and let Handscomb try and slog his way to a ton.
     
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    This test has been a rollercoaster.

    End of day 1 - Aus happy.
    End of day 2 - Ind relatively happier taking 150/6 and 1 down at stumps.
    End of day 3 - Aus ahead/happy
    End of day 4 - India happy
    End of day 5 - Australia happy

    Could say it was a dead pitch but pretty absorbing cricket and both sides had the opportunity to press home their advantage at various points.
     
  16. Sarcoidevo

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    Pressure all on India now - all we need is a draw in the final test to retain the B-G Trophy.

    Hoping Smith rams this home due during his press conference and ups the ante and comments that the momentum has now swung our way
     
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    Heh heh, and on Saturday it starts all over again.
     
  18. Blue1980

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    I will have a sense of loss when this series finishes.

    Will force me to follow the horror of what will be our footy season
     
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    I also gave us virtually no chance. Great effort from Marsh and Handscombe
     
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    Shagpile being laid,now ripping it up and using pitch forks to create holes everywhere lol.
     
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    and denied him a 10for the match too.

    according to cricinfo: Jadeja this Test: Bowling: 5/124 & 4/54 Batting: 54* - Missed becoming the first Indian to take 2 five-fors and score a 50+ in a Test.
     
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    My sporting weekend starts on Friday with the pies game too. How good is sport.
     
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    Pfffft Jadeja
     
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    To the selectors that picked out Renshaw and Handscomb many months back a big thank you.
    You get it wrong sometimes but in this case you pulled some real rippers from our Shield system.
    We got some substance now. Still lots to improve on but our Test team is on the right track after being in limbo early in our summer.
     
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  25. Stig O'Hara

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    I like good hard tough, push the edge Test cricket.

    Sitting on your arse and getting a 3 hour pedicure after falling over, then coming out and being a caricature of yourself is really disappointing.

    He's a helluva batsman Kohli, one the worlds best, and he's there not just to lead, but to make runs.

    Bit precious at the moment.

    Me, me, me.
     
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