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23 hours ago, cultfilman said:

Sure did. Harris is untried abroad. Even at home is only good for a 30 before he has a brain fade.

Master stroke to recruit Marnus Labuchagne into the squad for Smith. This is now his second subtantive knock in two matches. Warner got rare runs finally but played and missed more times than he had runs for the series. Our usually reliable tail failed to contribute much. 

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Anyone remember Keppler Wessels?

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25 minutes ago, Bronal said:

Anyone remember Keppler Wessels?

Yep. Recruited from South Africa in 1970 by Kerry Packer for WSC.  Played his first game for Australia 12 years later in 1982. Very good cricketer.

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Then went back and played for South Africa

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1 hour ago, cultfilman said:

More good poaching than recruitment. Chris Jordan found Archer as a net bowler in his native Barbados  and seeing that West Indian cricket did not appear to want him and the fact he had an English father offered him a future contract with Sussex. Later the ECB fell over themselves to waive the current 7 yr eligibility period to 3 to fast track him into international cricket.

One mans poacher is another mans recruiter. Fortunately someone recognised a great talent.

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It takes value away from test cricket. In special circumstances it maybe alright ( Kepler Wessels ) could not play tests as his country was not allowed but went back when they could.

I think Archer was being a sook cause he got dropped in the West Indies so went some where else. If that's the case we might as well start having a draft for disgruntled cricketers who cannot get a game for there country.

 

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Josh Hazlewood with a coupla pearlers.

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Burns was stone-dead but for that miniscule inside edge. Brilliant new ball bowling by Hazlewood. Cummins is a touch too short.

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7 hours ago, wolster said:

Yep. Recruited from South Africa in 1970 by Kerry Packer for WSC.  Played his first game for Australia 12 years later in 1982. Very good cricketer.

Had a technique problem when the ball was pitched on his legs. Good bowlers worked him out.

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Pommies are in dire trouble. 5-45. Superb pressure bowling from Hazlewood brings about Denly's wicket. That was a case of the non bowler getting the wicket. 

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Who would have thought. Six wickets in the first session in bright sunshine. Well bowled. Well caught Warner.

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4 minutes ago, wolster said:

Who would have thought. Six wickets in the first session in bright sunshine. Well bowled. Well caught Warner.

Yep Warner took a couple of screamers. last test he grassed everything. Baffling. Is this series the best Hazlewood has bowled in years. Makes a big difference when he has a ball in hand that aids his impeccable accuracy.

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6 minutes ago, wolster said:

Who would have thought. Six wickets in the first session in bright sunshine. Well bowled. Well caught Warner.

Pommies gifted us a couple. Stokes for one.

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15 hours ago, metal beat said:

 

Simple.   Father is English and good recruiting.

 

Australia does it as well - Marnus Labuschagne was born in South Africa.

 

Both Archer and Labuschagne are Australian and English citizens respectively, so they are entitled to play for those countries.

 

Sounding like sour grapes Tony :P   We are good enough to beat whoever they put in front of us  - or at least I hope so.

 

All out 67!!.  Told ya  haha 

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Josh finishes it with a five fer and Englands lowest Ashes score in 60 years and lowest ever at Headingley.

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Aussies are batting again. Score too low for follow on?

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2 minutes ago, cultfilman said:

Aussies are batting again. Score too low for follow on?

Need to be more than 200  behind.

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Now Harris and Khawaja follow him with similar wide wafts with little footwork. How many blokes have tossed away their wickets today?

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179 – The lowest score in Test history to yield a 100-plus run first-innings lead.

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Just looked at the Aussie bowling figures. They bowled 27.5 overs. Poor old Hazelwood had to bowl 12.5 of them. They must be exhausted.

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It is hard to work out why the batsmen are struggling to stay in.

Are they just not very good?

Are the bowlers much better than those of the past?Or perhaps they are just more accurate which means there are more deliveries likely to take wickets.

Is there something different about the balls being used?There seems to be a lot more  seam deviation off what appears to be decent pitches.There has been comments about the Duke balls having a more raised seam than the Kookaburra balls.Perhaps they are more raised than in the past which could explain why the ball is deviating more off line?

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On 22/08/2019 at 2:47 PM, wolster said:

I'm tipping Warner to fire this evening.

You were spot on.. he did fire but not before he played and missed at least a dozen balls. Marnus Labuchagne continues to show character. A good choice to bring him in for Smithy. he must now stay for remainder of the series with one to make way.

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8 minutes ago, THOMO said:

There has been comments about the Duke balls having a more raised seam than the Kookaburra balls.Perhaps they are more raised than in the past which could explain why the ball is deviating more off line?

Therein lies the answer. The Dukes ball. It does have a more raised and a wider seam than the Kooka.. is hand made and does not soften as quickly. It will swing and seam all day. So there is always a wicket just around the corner.

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2 hours ago, mikey d said:

Just looked at the Aussie bowling figures. They bowled 27.5 overs. Poor old Hazelwood had to bowl 12.5 of them. They must be exhausted.

Hazlewood bowled with skill. Earned his 5fer whereas one or two others were gifted theirs by some atrocious batting. Cummins looked flatter than usual .. Pattinson is lacking real pace. 

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