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UnitedWarrior93

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Haha, fair enough. I thought at worst it was umpires call, and there was barely a conversation about it.

Meanwhile, all over the shop here. Interesting crowd send offs too.
Yep, 2/17 but Smith/Khawaja can get us out of this. The send offs were always going to happen, agree it’s been interesting.
 

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breath mints, picking the seam, etc etc. no other countries would have the guts to ban them for an offence which was a recommended 1 game ban and didnt even result in the ball being changed.
 

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Steve Smith, what can you say. Epic innings. Massive effort from Siddle too, last 2 wickets contributed 160+.

How things can change so quickly. 284 may not sound like a huge score, but with how the last session went and Anderson injured, could almost say it was Australia’s day?
 

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Wow, went to bed when Steve Smith just got 50 and thought we would be all out shortly thereafter. Pleasantly surprised that we somehow made 284. Turned out to be a good day in the end, think we are a real chance if we can keep the poms to around 250 in the first innings.
 

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284 could be good enough. This interesting bowling lineup could get them for under 200 or go for 450+
 

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Great recovery from Australia in all fairness. Anderson’s injury was a game-changer you feel.

Good to have a cricket thread without the Aussie sooking, although I did spot quite a bit of sooking from one or two of you guys over on the cricket thread. That’s ok, it’s good to release your inner-bogan every now and then
 

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My finger went up straight away, unbelievable to not review that. Again, hardly a discussion amongst them. Geez. Some poor non usage of DRS already this test.
 

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Great recovery from Australia in all fairness. Anderson’s injury was a game-changer you feel.

Good to have a cricket thread without the Aussie sooking, although I did spot quite a bit of sooking from one or two of you guys over on the cricket thread. That’s ok, it’s good to release your inner-bogan every now and then
Can be a very toxic forum over there, I venture in and then sometimes wonder why did I bother. Very reactionary and yes lots of whinging at times.

Anderson potentially out for a few tests depending on the scans, and perhaps only bowling 4 overs this match is a huge blow to England. Archer you’d think will slot in however he’s a massive loss for the second innings.
 

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You can probably forgive the error where the noise was the ball clipping the stumps with the bail not coming off to Root. Dar is having a shocker with LBW decisions how many have been overturned or should have been?
 

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hopefully the errors of this game can get rid of the ridiculous 'neutral' umpire rules. best umpires should umpire the biggest games. it's a huge discredit to the likes of kettleborough and others that he is incapable of being a professional.
 

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hopefully the errors of this game can get rid of the ridiculous 'neutral' umpire rules. best umpires should umpire the biggest games. it's a huge discredit to the likes of kettleborough and others that he is incapable of being a professional.
Particularly seeing these days with the DRS, any mistakes that those umpires would make could be referred. It’s not as if it’ll be like playing in India/Pakistan in the 80s/90s where decisions like these could occur
 

Doctor Gero

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hopefully the errors of this game can get rid of the ridiculous 'neutral' umpire rules. best umpires should umpire the biggest games. it's a huge discredit to the likes of kettleborough and others that he is incapable of being a professional.
England and Australia I have no doubt would happily have one from each country. Those rules came in to stop the corrupt Indian and Pakistan umpires.

They’ll remain.
 
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