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Old 12-18-2016, 08:18 AM   #46
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Terrific fourth innings by Pakistan. A record at the Gabba. Asad Shafiq might be the most boring batsman in the world to watch but damn he is effective. Now holds the world record for most Test centuries at six with eight, one more than Sobers.

And over in India KL Rahul played a horrific shot to get out on 199.
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It's been one hell of a turnaround. I can't see the last two wickets staying together for 108 runs, but overnight I actually had a dream that they did and I want to see those celebrations happen for real.
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Well Pakistan have produced a miracle once this summer, maybe this could go in their favour.
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I also think they're guilty in this of only really getting pink ball/night experience in the actual match. Second go around at it, and they did alright.

I mean, I would rather take one to the Sourav Gangulys than a Starc yorker on a good day.
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Old 12-19-2016, 05:10 AM   #50
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India 7/759 declared after England made 477. It's the end of the fourth day more or less. This is just breaking down the English spirit now surely.
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Oh man, so bummed I miss the cricket over here
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Old 12-24-2016, 08:18 PM   #52
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Another wonderful article by Russell Jackson posted today. Urge you all to read it.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...closes-up-shop
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:26 AM   #53
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Younis Khan just scored his first century on Australian soil. This means that he is now the first batsman to score centuries in all countries where Test cricket has been played - the ten Test nations plus the UAE. He surpasses Rahul Dravid, who never scored a century in the UAE.

(Of course, this requires you to follow the cricket convention of counting the West Indies as a single country. He has not scored a century in all Caribbean countries that have hosted Test cricket.)
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:01 PM   #54
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How awesome was that Renegades/Hurricanes game..! Cannot believe the Renegades managed to lose that.

Squad for India has been announced, 16 players. No Cartwright (no idea why he was picked in the first place), no Jon Holland, no Fawad Ahmed, those two not being selected makes me very angry.

My first Test XI would be

Warner
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Khawaja
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Handscomb
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Agar
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O'Keefe
Lyon
Hazlewood

Taking 20 wickets is the most vital part. This way we've got five bowlers plus a top six.
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Wade? I think they're mad not picking Nevill. Much better gloveman, and apart from Friday's ODI century Wade has done nothing lately to suggest he's better with the bat.

And there's no doubt that the Renegades vs Hobart game will be the best of this Big Bash. Not just for the fireworks involved in reaching those mad scores, or the fact it got chased down, but for the crazy swings in momentum. When McDermott got out that should've been lights out. Hell, with 16 to get off 6 and no recognised batsman at the crease, that definitely should've been lights out.

I love that it was Stuart Broad who won it too.
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I'm fairly sure Wade is statistically a better bat than Nevill, which isn't particularly difficult at Test level anyway. Might need more 'noooice Gary!' when you're facing India in India, too.
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Why on earth you'd be selecting a keeper based on their batting average rather than their glovework is beyond me anyway. Australia really hasn't got used to the fact that not every keeper can be Gilchrist.
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Gilchrist was a luxury. Australia look over to South Africa and feel jealousy over the fact that they have de Kock.
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Silence from you Axver on the Test currently taking place in New Zealand..?

Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib al Hasan put on 359 for the fifth wicket, the highest partnership in Bangladesh's history. They declared just short of 600. It is so, so heartening watching Bangladesh have success. They're going to end up with a first innings lead too. Here's hoping they don't get rolled for 100 in the second innings and give NZ a comfortable chase for victory.
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