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philsgone

surely at least one comment has to be registered. The WACA is a moribund surface, more suited to baseball than cricket.

Tony Tea

Amazing game between Arizona and Green Bay.

philsgone

If Kholi ever gets sick of living in India, he should move here. He bats as well as anyone on our wickets.

Big Ramifications

Jinx. I was doing the same thing, Tony.

Until my mate's cricket mad sons arrived and took control of the remote [and fair play to them - I felt ashamed for being so un Australian].

Tony Tea

I love NFL. I also love the commentary. Yesterday's game was Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels. The contrast between them and Nine's boys was stark. It made our local boys seem like the provincial hacks they are.

Big Ramifications

THE FINISHER, indeed.

Big Ramifications

4 4 1 6 4 4 dot 4 out.

Now THAT'S an entertaining finish! Note: Big Show's single was farming the strike on the last ball of the 49th over.

Big Ramifications

What was Sharma's story?!! Staring back down the pitch like he'd been wronged. Obviously a cultural thing.

Big Ramifications

Bailey's catch was clearly not out.... but Tubby reckoned even if it hadn't hit the grass he wasn't sure if Baily had control of the ball. He repeated this 3 or 4 times during the replays which CLEARLY showed Bailey held it for ages before it popped loose.

Jesus, Tubby is a moron.

Professor Rosseforp

After a spectacular Indian batting collapse, Australia has won another match of some description in some form of the game.
The ABC newsreader repeated the term "unbelievable" in describing the collapse, and although collapses do happen, this one might warrant a closer inspection. In the highlights, a couple of the catches looked like regulation fielding practice hits from the batsmen.
Hmm.

philsgone

Hmmmm. did the tennis match fixers turn their gaze to Canberra for a brief period? What odds India losing by 25 runs at 1/277?

Professor Rosseforp

Exactly.
Could be coincidence, but I saw one catch taken by the keeper and the batsman was on his way before he finished the tentative shot, and didn't look to see if he had been caught. The stroke and the leaving were virtually (or virutally) one action.

Tony Tea

Indian was gripped by slog fever. There was not the remotest effort to steady the situation after Charlie Dhawan and E-Kohli got out.

philsgone

I wonder if there is enough time to bet on a skied cathc as to whether it will be taken or dropped. Fast internet connection would help I guess.Slip cathces would be problematic

Tony Tea

A trifecta of dropped catches was on the cards, but Bailey took the catch and ruined the bet.

Vindicate

Bumrush gets his first wicket, not a bad scalp either. Weird action though.

Bruce

Some shit fielding and dropped sitters added to a stall in the last 8 balls when batting equals a loss.

Is the return of El Nino going to see a resurgence of flat run friendly decks and we will get a new batch of FTBs to humiliate at home and be humiliated away? A shit load of runs have been scored this summer.

Big Ramifications

I swear I'll pistol whip the next person who says "Nathan Lyon normally has a safe pair of hands". How did this ever become a THING? I've seen him grass plenty of catches over the years.

Last night's was an absolute shocker. Needs to hand in his "safe pair of hands" card with that effort.

ps: Because I love all youse AGBers I made youse all short cricket video just then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8pvRCGhVPA

Tony Tea

The older I get, the more I'm convinced the Aussies are great catchers thing is a myth. And that's regardless of the fact I have been slamming our catching for years.

I tweeted that video. Excellent.

Big Ramifications

Funny, coz I had my YouTube home page open and wondered why it went viral. It suddenly jumped from 2 views to 15 views.

I was also going to tweet it, so I was a bit dark at you.... only for about 5 seconds. Then I realised it would get more EXPOSURE coming from you.

Loving how you tweaked my video description and made it rhymey and punny. We're a regular comedy duo.

Tony Tea

Actually, looking just now, I realise I must have deleted my tweet.

Bruce

It was true back in the Bob Simpson as coach days.

One way to make a mediocre team competitive is to take every single chance and half chance that comes your way. Bobby drilled them hard and they were very good.

Tony Tea

I'm no doubt overshooting my brief here, but I reckon cricketers are trying too hard to catch. Just let it come to you and pouch it. RELAX!

philsgone

whait ball, white bright lights? is that a reason, both were high balls

Vindicate

Might as well replace the bowlers with a machine and be done with it, not sure there's much else they won't be allowed to do soon - gotta keep those boundaries coming to entertain the masses!

Tony Tea

I'm with Deano (for a change) and agree that we simply need better bowlers and bowlers who can perform on roads.

philsgone

and fieldsmen who can catch. The tough ones win you the match

Big Ramifications

There is no T20 TIME! discussion thread so I'll leave this here....

Shane Watson: 124 not out with a 174.64 SR. In all forms of international cricket, that was his first century in 49 innings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKY91kK6l3k [Posted that video previously but the final delivery is worth another look. Carrying your bat in an ODI for 161 not out in a record run chase. That's pretty rare air.]

Bruce

Shaun Tait can consistently send down a match changing over.

I reckon I've seen him turn it to the good once and to the bad at least a dozen times.

8 overs 0/91 in his last international starts.

Bolland is as threatening as I was.

Tony Tea

And Tye bowled a Bruce Reid to Allan Lamb-like last over. A day in infamy.

Big Ramifications

That was a heart breaker. The whole of Australia thought we were certainties going into that last over. Lamb only needed 5 balls, too, just to rub salt into the wound.

Tony Tea

Iwas driving in Geraldton at the time Lamb took to Reid, and I nearly pulled over to yell at the radio.

philsgone

Reid was our best bowler of that era, but that over will haunt him to his grave, whihc given how injury prone he was, he may already be in.

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