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glenferry23

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Putrid from the poms.

Overall, yes. They at least fought today to try and salvage a draw. Approx 20 overs left, how they’d love if guys like Pope and Hameed etc could blunt out at least 50-60 balls each.

Their bowling looks surprisingly average. They haven’t taken 20 wickets yet.
 

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Just scraping over 400 runs for the match while we have the two best quicks in the world sitting in the stands is horrendous. It’s embarrassing that they claim they’ve spent years preparing a team for this series.
 

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Out: Burns, Pope, Broad, Woakes
In: Crawley, Bairstow, Wood, Leach

Out: Neser, Richardson
In: Cummins, Boland
 

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That’s a lot of changes. I assume Richardson has a niggle or something, can’t be rotated after his efforts in Adelaide.

Hameed quite fortunate to be retained, at least Burns dug in the second innings. Bairstow has had a lot of chances. Leach was really targeted in the first test, haven’t seen a bowler taken apart like that in a long time.
 

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Is Neser purely out because of Cummins?
I'd keep him in ahead of Boland.
 

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Is Neser purely out because of Cummins?
I'd keep him in ahead of Boland.

Just from what I read briefly on cricinfo, Boland’s experience at the MCG was a key deciding factor it seems.

Only just switched it on. Normal service resumed it appears.
 

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It looks like England are heading towards another embarrassing defeat.
 

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Because it’s Australia and they are campaigners. I fully expect the final 3 wickets to fall for 150 runs.
 

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Nice to see England making a match of it.

Talk Sydney may not have the next test, back to back Melbourne tests?
 

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Has channel 7 (all CH7 channels) been f’ed for anyone else? Mine has been a glitchy mess.
 

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The nightly news leading with the boxing day test on a knifes edge because of a Covid scare in the England camp. Australia’s bowlers thinking not if they can get 45 minutes in tomorrow 😂
 

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Hardly saw any of the play today, was periodically checking the score though and thought England have done really well to work their way back into the match. Anderson in particular. And then, bang. It all goes to sh*t for them again. They really need two new openers.
 

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Where can I sign up to be an English cricketer?

Great job, you only ever work a 3 day week and get paid the full whack.
 

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