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    Cricket

    Zimbabwe win a tight one in Perth. Australia A's upper order let them down badly but the final three combined to add 84 runs between them.

    Australia A's last wicket fell 8 runs short of a reasonably modest 240 on the sixth ball of the 49th over.

    Hondo seemed to be having some problems with his run up and to me it looked like the ball that dismissed Thornely should have been called a no ball for overstepping. Did anyone else have a look at this? The television commentators did mention it but the side no replays they did show, his foot position looked highly suspect to me. I would have like to see the popping crease close-up no that delivery.

    Anyway, good team performance by the tourists and of the Aust A batsmen Sean Marsh distinguished himself. Haddin also look good for a while but in the end was dismissed cheaply by Ervines first ball of the match.

    Michael Clarke did not have a good day with the bat, along with most of the top order - 4 of the top 5 being dismissed in single fingures. Still the end result was close and AusrA is effectively an under-26 side so it is not fair to be too harsh on them I suppose.
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    When does the aus-ind decider start? Thats gonna be an interesting one!!

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    Tomorrow!!!!
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    Is that tommorow (sat) or you mean today (fri)

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    Friday, sorry. Today!!!

    By tomorrow, I meant, "One sleep to go!"

    Jan 2 - 6. SCG. Play starts daily at 11am (usually).
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    Yeah, I was suspecting that

    Anyway, cant wait..

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    latest wisden power rankings, had Ponting as thw world number 1 batsman, then lara, then hayden, and Dravids fourth

    Other than Potning and hayden, our batsman have been having a pretty ordinary time - no one averaging more than 40

    The world's nbumber 1 bowler is the chucker, Murali, who now has 485 test wickets. Shane warne has 491, and the race is between them two to break the 519 record of Walsh

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    Murali is a chucker eh :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chesslover
    Other than Potning and hayden, our batsman have been having a pretty ordinary time - no one averaging more than 40
    Martyn is averaging 51.75 for the series thus far. Katich Waugh and Langer are averaging inthe thirties with reasonable scores against their names which isn't hopeless for a three test stat.

    Langer's susceptability to Agakar is a worry though. Interesting o see how that goes.

    Gilchrist has been disappointing but he did have the order moved about on him in one occasion and things doesn't always go as planned when you're a hard hitting number 7. Again 3 matches is too short to write anyone off.

    Whatever happens the Sydney test match will be one to follow closely.


    Anyway, regarding the Ponting topping the batting chart. It's amazing was a change of climate can do for your form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Anyway, regarding the Ponting topping the batting chart. It's amazing was a change of climate can do for your form.
    I mentioned this on another thread - Tassie press awareness of Ricky living outside the state is zero. What's the deal - does he live there full-time or is it just one of many strategic retreat bunkers for when his drinking abilities are unfavourably compared to Boonie's?

    Boonie must be still spending some time down here, because we nearly ran him over at a suburban roundabout a few weeks ago. :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Cox
    Anyway, regarding the Ponting topping the batting chart. It's amazing was a change of climate can do for your form.
    I mentioned this on another thread - Tassie press awareness of Ricky living outside the state is zero. What's the deal - does he live there full-time or is it just one of many strategic retreat bunkers for when his drinking abilities are unfavourably compared to Boonie's?
    it may have been because his wife was studying here.But she has graduated now, and our press showee him at his wife's graduation.

    However she seems not to want to work fulltime, and more interested in charities. I think that Ponting has moved here permanantly, due to his wife, as there is more scope for her in NSW

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    Looks like Sehwag gave Lee a good bashing. Looking good for india *so far*.

    Situation can quickly turn around I guess, especially against Australia.

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    Yeah. India had a little luck in the first half hour but going along pretty comfortably now. Australia need a little luck sometime in the next 30 minutes or else lunch will be very bitter indeed. Especially for Simon Katich.
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    And Bowden calls Lunch!

    poor katich

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    Sehwag gone for 72 (c Gilchrist b Gillespie). Katich will at least enjoy his tea now.
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