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Despite his age he was still the best chance England had of getting Smith out early, age is irrelevant anyway.
Without Smith, Australia's abysmally thin batting stocks would have been further exposed, I posted earlier that Steve Smith retained these Ashes.
Mark Wood would have been handy but the lack of a decent spinner hurt England even more, Leach & Ali are not good enough.
Both teams batting line ups are putrid.
 

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Good technique. Whats he like with the short stuff?
He got too good at it for his own good and wore a few, poor Shaun Abbott who hit Phil Hughes leveled him. Classic case of Pucovski not paying the short ball enough respect due to being so bloody dominant since being a child prodigy who has made runs for fun. Those concussion issues certainly sharpened him up to pay the shorter stuff more respect rather than trying to murder everything.
 

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This will give an idea for those who haven’t seen him play.
He's got all the shots hasnt he? Very good driver too. Took Stoinis to the cleaners and how quick was that WACA outfield. Would have loved to have played on a ground like that
 

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Not you too, Rodney!!!
Stokes has been in England since he was ten!!!!!!!!!
What sort of accent does Manus have?
Doesn’t matter he’s a saffer.
Point is it has been a two man contest outside the bowling.
I’m not sure which top order is worse although Warner and Root have plenty of credits in the bank.
 

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Despite his age he was still the best chance England had of getting Smith out early, age is irrelevant anyway.
Without Smith, Australia's abysmally thin batting stocks would have been further exposed, I posted earlier that Steve Smith retained these Ashes.
Mark Wood would have been handy but the lack of a decent spinner hurt England even more, Leach & Ali are not good enough.
The think they don’t mention is that greener wickets would have also further exposed England’s batsman, in all likelihood would have been the same result, everybody on both sides struggled to score runs except for Smith.
 

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Doesn’t matter he’s a saffer.
Point is it has been a two man contest outside the bowling.
I’m not sure which top order is worse although Warner and Root have plenty of credits in the bank.
Of course it doesn't matter! Only mentioned it because you alluded to the "New Zealander"
Smith was a top six by himself, Root teased with some decent starts, Buttler, Bairstow, Roy very disappointing.
 

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The think they don’t mention is that greener wickets would have also further exposed England’s batsman, in all likelihood would have been the same result, everybody on both sides struggled to score runs except for Smith.
Could have played on mats and Smith would have been the difference...
 

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Of course it doesn't matter! Only mentioned it because you alluded to the "New Zealander"
Smith was a top six by himself, Root teased with some decent starts, Buttler, Bairstow, Roy very disappointing.
I meant Marnus is a South African.
Smith was a top 6 by himself but that happens, Warner is world class but has stunk it up. Those English blokes are white ball specialists apart from Root and like Aus the batting needs a shake up.
 

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I meant Marnus is a South African.
Smith was a top 6 by himself but that happens, Warner is world class but has stunk it up. Those English blokes are white ball specialists apart from Root and like Aus the batting needs a shake up.
True he was born there, but at least he moved to Australia as a young kid (10), similar to Khawaja
Not like Archer who moved when he was 20, and Keven Pietersen who moved when he was 21
At least Stokes was only 12
 

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