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#996253 - Sat Jul 13 2013 05:12 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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I remember that it was such big news when Gilchrist started walking that it probably shows it's a rare thing.

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Leaving questions of sportsmanship aside, the practical lesson seems to be "Don't waste reviews on close-shave decisions: save them for cases where you have a good chance of getting the umpire's decision overturned."


oh exactly!
Can you imagine if there were no restrictions on the amount of reviews?

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#996255 - Sat Jul 13 2013 05:55 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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While I understand the pragmatic view is to 'leave it to the umpire', I'm not sure that I liked seeing it happen. I've read that none other than Shane Warne has said that Broad did nothing wrong.

Let's hope sportsmanship continues to shine through. Remember that Swann caught Agar, then ran to congratulate him on his great innings. Shades of Flintoff/Lee, there.
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#996416 - Sun Jul 14 2013 04:28 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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There is more tendency in international cricket to "walk" these days, simply because, with the review system, they pretty much know they won't get away with it. Generally if a bloke doesn't "walk", it's because he doesn't believe he's nicked it, like Michael Clarke in the second innings.
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#996446 - Sun Jul 14 2013 12:34 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Heartbreaking for Australia as they lost by 14 runs i thought for sure they would get them with Brad Haddin

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#996453 - Sun Jul 14 2013 01:10 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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It was a great game, despite the disputed decisions. From my position in the crowd, it was difficult to see (or hear) the latest ones, it will certainly be interesting to see the replays on TV later. The crowd loved every minute and to be fair, it was a shame to see either team lose.
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#997117 - Thu Jul 18 2013 02:24 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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2nd Ashes Test Team Changes


Australia:

In:
Usman Khawaja
Ryan Harris

Out:

Ed Cowan
Mitchell Starc


England:

In:

Tim Bresnan

Out:

Steven Finn


Edited by wwe84 (Thu Jul 18 2013 03:36 AM)

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#997119 - Thu Jul 18 2013 03:37 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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2nd Ashes Test


England have won the toss and decided to bat first

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#997127 - Thu Jul 18 2013 04:50 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Well, Harris is certainly justifying his selection. Root and Pietersen dismissed in his first three overs!
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#997227 - Thu Jul 18 2013 01:09 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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He is with 3 wickets & Steve Smith is a suprise as well

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#997348 - Fri Jul 19 2013 01:21 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Couldn't watch so much of it last night ... maybe after the footy tonight I can sit back and watch. Seems like England had a dodgy patch to start and to finish but were solid enough in the middle of it all!

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#997357 - Fri Jul 19 2013 02:59 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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We're just raising your hopes, ready to dash them again (I hope!).
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#997363 - Fri Jul 19 2013 04:04 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: rossian]
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Y'know it's only fair that Smith picked up wickets.

The Australian bowlers have been expected to score all the runs, so it's about time the Australian batsmen started to take wickets!
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#997431 - Fri Jul 19 2013 02:02 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Man what happen to Australia i went to bed when Australia came in to bat and were all out for 128

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#997434 - Fri Jul 19 2013 02:32 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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The BBC headline said it all: "Australia folded like napkins".

And England got in a few pleats of their own before the day ended, 31-3? What's that about?
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#997442 - Fri Jul 19 2013 03:57 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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If you're looking for me, I'll be in my backyard doing a rain dance... by proxy for London wink
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#997450 - Fri Jul 19 2013 04:45 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Can a rain event last for at least a month? That will allow us to escape with only a 1-0 loss. Things are looking extremely bleak.

I feel very sorry for Chris Rogers. He obviously wanted to review the decision but didn't so as to preserve the last team review. The less said about Watson's choice, the better. As someone posted on CricInfo, each innings has one review for Watson, another for Australia.

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#997455 - Fri Jul 19 2013 05:10 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Can a rain event last for at least a month?
Don't forget we're talking about the UK. If I start the rain, it might well last a month. I just need to turn the tap a little. For the Brits here, I don't want it to flood, you've had enough of that lately. I'd just like enough misting rain during cricket hours to prevent play. *sigh* It wasn't that long ago that were were doing as well as the Poms in sport. Enjoy it while it lasts, duckies! wink
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#997457 - Fri Jul 19 2013 06:13 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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It was St Swithin's Day this week, it was sunny - so do the rain dance all you like, it won't work. Although we could do with some rain, it's too bloomin' hot!
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#997458 - Fri Jul 19 2013 06:45 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
It was St Swithin's Day this week, it was sunny - so do the rain dance all you like, it won't work.
I'll note the date in my diary for the next tour wink
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#997464 - Fri Jul 19 2013 09:38 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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It's about time for Michael Clarke to bat at No 3

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#997471 - Sat Jul 20 2013 01:34 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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It's about time for Michael Clarke to bat at No 3


Well, Khawaja looked ok, and Clarke didn't exactly set the world on fire. Clarke is most comfortable, and most effective, at 5, so if that's where he wants to bat, then he should. If you recall, Steve Waugh and Allan Border spent a large part of their time as captain at 6, and were very effective.

Of course, Waugh and Border had some decent bats above them...
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#997491 - Sat Jul 20 2013 07:05 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: Tizzabelle]
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Originally Posted By: Tizzabelle
It wasn't that long ago that were were doing as well as the Poms in sport. Enjoy it while it lasts, duckies! wink


It's going to be one of those weekends you'll hate. Mo Farrah broke the longstanding British record for the 1500m yesterday and he's not even a middle distance runner. Chris Froome should (fingers crossed, touch wood, barring accidents) win the Tour de France tomorrow - as if a Brit winning the Tour wasn't enough to send the French into paroxysms of grief last year, another one's going to win it this year, oh la la! And then there's the cricket... but you know about that. wink
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#997499 - Sat Jul 20 2013 09:35 AM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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I just checked the rugby union trophy case and felt like Old Mother Hubbard! We'll survive the weekend somehow and plough on until we reign supreme again.... one day... in one sport or other wink
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#997518 - Sat Jul 20 2013 01:50 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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Then you just had Manchester United beat A League All Stars 5-1 last night in Sydney

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#997520 - Sat Jul 20 2013 03:34 PM Re: The Ashes 2013 [Re: wwe84]
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"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things,
Of the British and the Lions,
And all the British cyclists' wins,
While in cricket there's the Ashes -
So many sporting things."

"A game of golf," the Walrus said,
"Is what we really need:
At Muirfield there's the Open
With Westwood in the lead -
And Murray won the tennis so
Life's very good indeed!"

"Oh Aussies," said the Carpenter
"You had a pleasant run!
Shall we invent another sport
That you can play for fun?"
But the Aussies were quite silent
For trophies had they none.



With apologies to Lewis Carroll
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