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Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 26 Dec 2017, 01:08

Steven Smith won his first Test toss in this series and Australia are batting.
It's going to be tough for England to get any wickets before lunch.
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Post by tonyp » 26 Dec 2017, 07:29

And they didn't.
It's now 226 for 3 and the new ball is due.
Warner went for 103
Anderson and Broad have bowled better today.
For England to have any hope they really need to take a couple more wickets before stumps.
SPD Smith not out 55
SE Marsh not out 25
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Post by stuie » 26 Dec 2017, 12:45

tonyp wrote:
26 Dec 2017, 07:29
And they didn't.
It's now 226 for 3 and the new ball is due.
Warner went for 103
Anderson and Broad have bowled better today.
For England to have any hope they really need to take a couple more wickets before stumps.
SPD Smith not out 55
SE Marsh not out 25
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 28 Dec 2017, 04:40

Well it's about 1:30pm here in Brisbane and i've just returned from a shopping trip.
The first thing I did was get a cricket score.
England are 335 for 6. So, leading by 8 runs with 4 wickets remaining.
Cook is still there on 168. Good on him. Making a game of it.
Don't be surprised if Cook gets 200+.
Whether anyone can stay with him who knows?
Someone must if England are going to get anywhere near 500. Which I think they'll need to win this game.
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 28 Dec 2017, 07:47

It's now 4:45 pm here. (6:45 am there?)
Broad was a great partner for Cook but was just dismissed off a controversial catch for 56.
Cook is on 236.
Game is definitely on.
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 28 Dec 2017, 08:05

Stumps Day 3
England 491 for 9
Cook 244 not out
Where are all of the pessimists?
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 29 Dec 2017, 09:41

Stumps Day 4
England 491 all out
Australia 327 and
103 for 2
Rain stopped play.
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Post by ashman » 29 Dec 2017, 09:49

Day 4 of 5.
Australia (103 for 2) trail England by 61 runs with 8 wickets remaining
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Post by bristleposh » 29 Dec 2017, 10:13

at least the weather has helped us, we should manage to avoid the whitewash now.
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 29 Dec 2017, 10:40

bristleposh wrote:
29 Dec 2017, 10:13
at least the weather has helped us, we should manage to avoid the whitewash now.
Correct.
Shame it had to be rain that saved England.
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 30 Dec 2017, 07:27

Stumps Day 5
England 491
Australia 327 and 263/4 declared
Match drawn
Australia lead the series 3-0
England could have won this match but they weren't good enough.
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by superposh80 » 30 Dec 2017, 13:55

Pleased we didn't get whitewashed..as they didn't deserve it.

It's horses for courses...They beat us over there as the bouncy pitches suit them better.

We beat them over here as they...especially Smith...Can't play swing bowling.

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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by stuie » 30 Dec 2017, 23:18

superposh80 wrote:
30 Dec 2017, 13:55
Pleased we didn't get whitewashed..as they didn't deserve it.

It's horses for courses...They beat us over there as the bouncy pitches suit them better.

We beat them over here as they...especially Smith...Can't play swing bowling.

Roll on 2019 when we get the urn back
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Re: Ashes Fourth Test

Post by tonyp » 30 Dec 2017, 23:36

There is no doubt that the rain saved England in this match.
Without the rain and the sub standard pitch Australia would have won and we would have been heading for a whitewash. As it is Australia will have to make do with 4-0 or even 3-1.
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