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Old 12-27-2015, 05:12 AM   #201
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I guess he wouldn't be the only superstar leggie to test positive for a banned substance.
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I'm on the Handscomb train. Get him in the Test squad, fuck Voges off.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:14 AM   #203
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Weren't there some connections between the two before?
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Oh god van Zyl gets bowled by Broad second ball. What a start.
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:34 AM   #205
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Thank god Test cricket somewhere in the world is entertaining.

I'm travelling back to Melbourne tomorrow. I leave Port Macquarie about when the first ball is bowled, and by the time I get back home around 3pm I won't be shocked if the Windies are all out - after having to follow on.
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:42 AM   #206
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Now Amla's gone! This could be a corker. Shame I need to get some sleep!
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"Who buys U2 records anyway? It's just music for plumbers and bricklayers. Bono, what a slob. You'd think with all that climbing about he does, he'd look real fit and that. But he's real fat, y'know. Reminds me of a soddin' mountain goat."
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:17 PM   #207
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Official Cricket Thread Part 302

Sri Lanka: 117 all out off 27.4 overs, with Kulasekara top scoring on 19 and Matt Henry continuing his love affair with Hagley Oval by taking another four wickets.

New Zealand: 0/118 off 8.2 overs, with Guptill scoring 93 off 30.

Simply ridiculous. Basically the entire game took place while I flew from Port Macquarie to Sydney.

I should perhaps repeat that this was an ODI against Sri Lanka, not Kiribati or Swaziland.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:02 PM   #208
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Guptill. Maybe he does Baz better than Baz does Baz?
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Hilarious.
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:58 AM   #210
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South Africa all out for 214. Elgar with an unbeaten century.
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Geez, Sydney Thunder demolished Adelaide in the Big Bash. André Russell smashed a massive six right near the end, according to Freddie Flintoff the biggest of the tournament so far but suffice it to say he can be prone to exaggeration. He was off the hook tonight; I hope somebody makes a compilation of his best commentary moments. Between innings he did some crowd catches with Mark Waugh, culminating in him throwing a pie at Junior, who caught it and threw it back, and Freddie tried to catch it in his mouth.

Also, for those who care and have Foxtel access, there's a replay of NZ vs SL right now - the fourth wicket just fell, but if you're watching on Foxtel Go like I am you can rewind a bit to see some of the earlier events.

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South Africa all out for 214. Elgar with an unbeaten century.
Shit he got over half their score! South Africa sure have been posting some low scores of late... will this Test culminate in another epic block-a-thon like in India?
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Wish I'd read your post 20 minutes ago, I'd have flicked over. SA/Eng just got back from the tea break. Elgar's century was fantastic, watched him get to 50. Crazily, until his century, de Villiers was the only SA batsman to have gotten a Test half-century in months. They're all horrible out of form. Watching Amla struggle hurts my soul.

But what hurts me more is the fact that England should be four down right now but SA dropped two extremely straightforward catches in the 10 mins before tea. I fear from here they'll reach an unassailable position.
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Also, yes, loving the BBL (mostly just because there's something on TV every night haha) but Flintoff has easily been the highlight. He is fucking hilarious, like the new Bumble or something. And he made a pretty ordinary game very entertaining, particularly when he admonished the "support staff" member for dropping a six catch, when it was Pat Cummins

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de Villiers dropped another catch, it was a regulation first slip catch but he dived for it and fluffed it, but thankfully Morkel had him feathering down the legside two balls later. enthralling..!
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Seriously, can Freddie commentate every game? He's got no filter and goes on the most random tangents, like he's the Ross Noble of commentating cricket or something.

And what the fuck is happening to South Africa? I figured they'd get a reasonable distance ahead of England, and instead they're now 261 behind at stumps on day three! It's going to be a block-a-thon fourth innings, you can tell already.

Speaking of block-a-thons, imagine if the Windies could pull one off! I was not expecting an Aussie declaration this morning; I thought Smith would go on for his century and bat long enough so that the likes of Nevill can get time out in the middle.
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I was going to watch the BBL match but after the first ball wicket I decided, nah, not having that.
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You should've kept watching just for Freddie - he was barracking hard for Adelaide too!

Holder and Ramdin have offered good resistance today, both getting past fifty. They even brought up a century partnership, but shame Ramdin then got out next ball. Looks like we'll get a fifth day out of this!
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I may have spoken prematurely about a fifth day. They're now eight down with Holder dismissed for a gutsy 68. He looked absolutely heartbroken as he walked off the field.
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OK folks, let's say it together, the line I'm sure you know so well from a video I post all the time but with a couple of appropriate substitutions:

"You still watching that Boxing Day Test?"

"Yeah but it's nearly over, the Windies are batting. ...Aaaaaand it's over."

If Australia had enforced the follow on and the Windies had put in the same performance, Australia would've been required to chase two.
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Dan Christian just hit one of the biggest sixes you will ever see! He put it onto the roof at the 'Gabba. Even he was stunned.
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