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    O/T 5th test England v Australia

    Well itís not raining and at a quick glance it looks like a decent start at 80-1

    However, England seem to have learned nothing from the previous matches, still playing in a white ball format. They were trying to play expansive scoring shots in the first hour of the game.

    Root now on 26 but heís been dropped twice, catches that an average weekend player would have held.

    Bowling ok but not brilliant, but we seem to want to score off every ball so are making the bowlers job easier.

    Less than two hours in and the experts are already commenting that the wicket is wearing out!

    Chances of this going to 5 days are slim.

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    Root might as well open the batting because the openers are not there long enough to take the shine of the ball.Half the time he's coming in too early.

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    Dropped three times now. I might send Root a text to see if he can put my lottery numbers on this Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Dropped three times now. I might send Root a text to see if he can put my lottery numbers on this Saturday
    Put it on Friday Grist 143.000.000, then you can by that midfield general the Millers are short of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolmorgan View Post
    Put it on Friday Grist 143.000.000, then you can by that midfield general the Millers are short of.
    Good idea, but even then PW might play him in goal.

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    England have just won by 135 runs
    Series drawn 2-2
    Australia retain the Ashes

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    Today was a bit more test match, rather than a white ball bash.

    Well done England

    And grudgingly well done Australia

    Root had a good game

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    Root should bat 4 and Buttler 7 for me. Why move them from positions where they are making runs to cover off other weaknesses. Buttler is the best we have batting with the tail - crucial runs.

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    Of course it was a pure coincidence that this game didn’t go into day 5

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    Pride restored, as they didn't lose the whole series but drew. Of course the Aussies retain the little urn and I'm not taking about Mr Wise.

    Been some exceptional bowling and batting which I've thoroughly enjoyed.

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    Yes Brin it’s been a good series

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    As I said in a previous post. Fascinating series , overshadowed by all theAshes nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jocksgloves View Post
    As I said in a previous post. Fascinating series , overshadowed by all theAshes nonsense.
    Yes, entertaining series. The bowlers were generally on top, with only Smith in great form with the bat throughout. If he hadn't missed one Test due to concussion, he would probably have broken Bradman's Ashes series batting record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikemiller View Post
    Yes, entertaining series. The bowlers were generally on top, with only Smith in great form with the bat throughout. If he hadn't missed one Test due to concussion, he would probably have broken Bradman's Ashes series batting record.
    Yes probably but comparisons to Bradman are rediculous anyway. He batted in a very different era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grist_To_The_Mill View Post
    Yes probably but comparisons to Bradman are rediculous anyway. He batted in a very different era.
    You would know Grist. Everyone else is too young

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAMiller View Post
    You would know Grist. Everyone else is too young
    Thatís you off the christmas card list

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