The Ashes

    • Laggsy
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      Everyone, the ashes are about to begin within about five minutes. England versus Australia, the greatest challenge in sport. There is nothing better than this moment people.

      Australia has the goods, but England are feilding one of the strongest sides in years. Its gonna be a freaking awesome series.

      p.s. Prepare to lose poms.
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    • Laggsy
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      and 1/0.

      YOU LITTLE BEAUTY!!!!!!

      ON YA HILFY!!!!
    • jass1960
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      .... 50 for 2

      C'mon England :D
    • Waiboy
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      Originally posted by Laggsy
      Everyone, the ashes are about to begin within about five minutes. England versus Australia, the greatest challenge in sport. There is nothing better than this moment people.
      Ummm... debateable.

      Still, lets hope it's a decent watch. What odds of an Ashes hatrick for Punter? 1:1?
    • nibbana
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      I think the match is gonna hinge on the first session of tomorrows play. 100/0 and 75/3 are both plausible, Broad and Anderson can make the difference. Like Ian Bell said, 260 isn't a million miles from a par score and it could be the case that one sick spell from Siddle is the difference between the two sides come the 4th/5th day.
    • justkyle88
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      go aussie go
    • jass1960
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      Fightback by England - at last :D

      122-0

      And Johnson has just dropped an easy one!!!!
    • jass1960
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      135-0 at lunch and its off to bed for me...........
      :f_biggrin:
    • Laggsy
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      this is just embarressing. It is painful to watch. Mitchel Johnson should be dropped he is useless.

      0/145. its gonna be a hard day to watch i think.

      on a side note england are paying $20 for the win. not bad odds there i think.
    • pogodon
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      without a doubt the most boringist sport in the world
    • nibbana
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      Originally posted by pogodon
      without a doubt the most boringist sport in the world
      I think you came in the wrong door my friend. Searching for my masculinity anonymous is down the hall --->
    • Laggsy
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      Originally posted by pogodon
      without a doubt the most boringist sport in the world
      You really did choose the wrong thread to bless with your incorrect spelling and ideas.

      Anyway, its looking like its gonna be draw i think. i cant see england declaring and giving Australia a chance to win, which will cause the wickets to fall easier. And it is looking impossible that Australia will be able to bowl a team out.

      Im glad ive got my money on england, cos australia will not be able to bowl a side out this summer. maybe Bangladesh. But other than that...

      GO AUSTRALIA!!!!
    • jass1960
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      Continuing to put Australia to the sword 360-1 - England lead 139 -could be a brief blast from Pietersen and a declaration!!!
    • jass1960
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      Originally posted by Laggsy
      this is just embarressing. It is painful to watch. Mitchel Johnson should be dropped he is useless.
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      Just bowled 5 wides :D

      "Johnson to Trott, 5 wides, oh. Dear. Wow. That's Mitchell Johnson at his worst. He's around the wicket and bangs it in short, with such angle that it sprays about three metres down leg side, Brad Haddin has no hope of getting to that. One of the worst deliveries I've seen for a while."
    • jass1960
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      388 - 1, 200 partnership for trott and cook :D
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      England rattling along at 6.5 per over... 72 overs left.... could be a knee trembler for the aussies... and its taking spin........
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      Lunch 439 - 1, Trott 100, Cook 201, Partnership 251, Lead 218, Overs left 62

      and off to bed

      Cheers

      Jass :D
    • Laggsy
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      Ok well im glad that game is over.

      1-500. omg how does that even happen.

      I guess a draw is a pretty fair result. Such sa swinging game though. First Australia was on top after rolling england for 260. then England fought back to put Australia's batting order under pressure, only for Hussey to deliver a huge score (finally).

      From then on it looked like Australia was going to win.

      Next thing you now its 1-500 and im thinking that we could actually lose.

      But it all turned out pretty fair.

      Well done to Cook for a freaking awesome knock.

      And i loved Ponting's post match interview where he said it was a really nice wicket, therefore down grading cook's double ton. lol. good old ricky, not giving the poms any credit. gotta love him.

      anyway, gg. wp.

      cya on friday for the second test.
    • jass1960
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      Yep c ya friday :D
    • nibbana
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      So here we go again, Adelaide and another good batting track. Something tells me if we win the toss and bat we won't be declaring on 550 this time around, those horrible memories from 4 years ago should put paid to that !

      With the Aussies dropping Johnson I think they'll be little to pick between us and I was going to sit on the fence and say draw until I read that
      "Although two of the last three have been drawn, only one of the previous 16 failed to produce a positive result."
      and that
      "In the last five Tests, first-innings runs have been scored at an average of 48.76 runs per wicket, a figure that plummets to 28.54 in the second innings. In the last eight Adelaide Tests there have been nine first-innings scores in excess of 500."

      So I'm going to back whoever bats first !