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Philsgone

Every member of this team has made a dramatic contribution at some stage. Except one. Time to step up Mr Warner.

Patard

Brilliant riposte! And a pretty good opening to the day's play...

m0nty

e-Kohli out.

Which is a shame, because he has been a cheap wicket in this series.

m0nty

Warner dropped first ball of the Test! We have got a live one here. Hopefully that swarm of killer bees from Thailand doesn't wander over.

Philsgone

Dropped first ball, he will now go on to top score in this innings.

m0nty

Cow Corner now charging the spinners trying to tonk them out of the attack. It's not Perth, Davey.

m0nty

Batting like it's an ODI. Too fast, slow down!

Patard

Warner failed to cash in. Again.

Carrot

Come on, Quaggy!! We all love you at the AGB....

Carrot

Nah, shit....

Patard

What did I say SE Marsh c †Saha b Yadav 4 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

Philsgone

never a truer word spoken Patard. Once he gets a good score should drop him immediately. Looks like I called Cow Corner a little early on the top score too...

m0nty

We have lost 3/24. Will we make 200?

Patard

Pitch has hypnotised us into a state of wrongful mastery.

Have to dig ourselves out of this hole, now.

Patard

Maxwell is a joke who should never represent Oz again. This is looking dire.

Carrot

To be fair, the last two wickets fell to very good bowling.

Wade being left-handed might help, here.

Carrot

Steve Smith, absolutely mental figures lately. Will he credit the Dalai Lama for this one, I wonder?

Patard

Nothing at all to do with Dalai Lama and 100% to do with the last of ...something else

We are watching here the end of Australia

m0nty

Great first session, shit second session.

Patard

Most pathetic performance by Oz all tour

Tony Tea

Gunga galunga - which is nice.

https://youtu.be/X48G7Y0VWW4

Tony Tea

And, why not.

https://youtu.be/cQLv7CG10B4

Carrot

Pretty rubbish scorecard when you consider that it includes a ton and two fifties. Smith, Warner, Wade - fuck all. I'm not sure we should abandon hope just yet, though. There's plenty of time to get something out of this match.

Tony Tea

Last I heard we were 3 for 150 (after being 1 for 131 at lunch and retaining the BorG). My phone then carked it and I was spewing when I got home and saw we were all out 300 after being ambushed by a newbie.

Patard

That newbie also coached by Warne: Kuldeep Yadav given tips by Shane Warne before game-changing Test debut

Kuldeep started the slide by dismissing David Warner with a flipper that he learned from Warne during the first Test in Pune.

"It's fun to learn it from him and then dismiss batsmen from his country itself," Kuldeep said in an interview translated from Hindi.

No doubt about our Warney. Shitbags Oz constantly, promotes his mates at our detriment, and coaches the opposition to get us out.

Thanks, Warney.

Patard

Good news is that a thunderstorm is predicted for day 4 and a shower for day 5.

Philsgone

Well theres always the "lets see how many they get" card.

Patard

Excellent bowling from Hazo to Vajayjay. Persistence pays off nagging away for it.

Patard

1st drop of the day. Renshaw's not having a good Test.

Patard

Lippy you fucking beauty!

m0nty

Rahahahahane the big pole.

m0nty

Nice Garry! Spun right off the blister.

Carrot

SOK has been rubbish in this spell, though. TIme for the new ball.

m0nty

Take the fvcken new ball Flasheart. Just gave up 19 runs in two overs being too cute.

Carrot

Oh Renshaw, what have you done?? Again!

m0nty

Bloody hell.

m0nty

Renshaw? More like Renfield.

m0nty

We are still behind after day two, but not by much. Win another session and we're in front again.

Carrot

We needed that wicket at the close of play. That probably would have put us on top. These two could be a nuisance, we need an early wicket tomorrow.

So far this match has been symbolic of the series so far, i.e. no-one has had anything like the ascendancy. 10 or 20 runs and/or an expensive over or two really make a difference. We bought those late wickets in a way - Lyon was bowling hand grenades, but SOK was getting taken to at the other end.

Let's see if India can perform like this in our backyard. I don't think they can. Do away goals make us the better side, then?

PS - #1 priority for Australian cricket in the next year or so - or maybe 10 years or so, come to think of it: keep Pat Cummins fit.

Philsgone

Along with Koo, Pattinson, Haze and every other fast bowler who draws breath. I still reckon we have the worst record for keeping fast bowlers on the pitch. Broad/Anderson have played a lot more cricket than any of our fast bowlers over the last 2 years. Hot summers? Poor medical advice? Drop in non responsive wickets demanding more overs and longer spells? There needs to be an investigation.

Tony Tea

"Renfield" is a good call.

m0nty

The Varks have had a shit run with injuries lately too IIRC. Steyn is probably going to have to retire, admittedly he is pretty old. Philander had a shoulder, ABDV has missed a lot of cricket though that may be more shits-cracking than injury.

NZ also without Boult and Southee at the moment.

Philsgone

Too bad we didnt clean them u 50 runs ago.

m0nty

We are well behind the eight ball here. Can't rely on Smith to score a big ton every innings. Warner also unlikely to back up his 50. I foresee doom.

Patard

Pray for 1) we can last the day 2) torrential rain.

m0nty

Warner cuts his first ball to the third man ropes. Hmm.

m0nty

Effectively 3/5 at the midway point of the Test. We are so fvcked.

Philsgone

By the way, our no. 6 allrounder has bowled around a dozen overs in 4 test matches. If this isnt the best reason to pick a batsman at no.6, I'll give up following cricket and watch the netball. Which is a bloody good game and we win more often. Has anyone asked Smivvy why he doesnt bowl his allrounder?
If we get 150 ahead it wont be enough, but with Pat Cummins throat balls it might be fun to watch.

Philsgone

"Good news is that a thunderstorm is predicted for day 4 and a shower for day 5." Fingers crossed

nick

Marshmellow dismissal.

Carrot

Looks like all our hopes rest on Maxwell now. Feels funny writing that. He's done well so far, though.

Patard

Just don't want us to be all out today. If the last 5 can see out the day and get 120 I'd be stoked.

m0nty

This will be over by stumps.

m0nty

Fvck me that was not out by any definition other than the bullshit DRS rules.

Tony Tea

Remember when Smith was LB skipping down the wicket in Perth? Another statement decision by ambitious Muppet umpires.

Carrot

Oh well. 2-1 loss. It was better than we thought it was going to be.

Professor Rosseforp

I suggest Australia drop the idea of an all-rounder in the team and select a greenkeeper.

Tony Tea

Farken momentum claimer.

Carrot

Must admit to feeling a bit gutted, here. Not only because we're going to lose, but also because it's been a fantastic series and it's nearly over. Only Test cricket can do this for me - I felt the same way last European summer when Pakistan played England and made it to number one. Can't we dispense with every other series and just keep playing this one?

Can't hide from the fact that I'm disappointed with the result, though. We have played so well, and have come so close. It's so cruel that we only needed a few more things to go our way and we could be walking away with the series. Renshaw's drop last night off Cummins is a good example, as is maybe Maxwell's elbee today. That's cricket, though - and sport and/or life.

Really happy with the team we've got though, the thinking and the set-up. We haven't only played good cricket, we've played intelligent cricket. If we want to be the best side in the world, we need to do this away from home more often. If we keep Cummins and Starc fit, and tinker away with other things like Marsh versus Khawaja, surely we'll be doing well in the future though. It's really exciting that Cummins is back in the side, and same goes for Maxwell for mine. If he manages to crack Test cricket he could be absolute dynamite, and so good for the game.

It's been a pleasure following it all here, too! What would we do without the AGB? Many thanks Tones, and all.

m0nty

Palus delenda est.

Philsgone

There will be a twist in the tail of this game yet. Just not a big enough twist for us to win it.

Tony Tea

Deinde Palus in paludem iacere debemus.

m0nty

Well that was disappointing.

Tony Tea

Wet dish cloth of a finish.

Philsgone

If the only lesson we learn from this series is that we need to play 6 specialst batsmen, then a 2-1 loss will be worth every cent the cost of sending MMarsh and Big Show to India business class.

Nick

What a great series! It certainly deserves to be up there with India 2001 and Ashes 2005 - but a little bad taste in the mouth from Kohli and the BCCI whining while they're winning. Perhaps Kohli will mellow with age. Perhaps not.

Tony Tea

Kohli clearly has issues. He's not right in the head.

Philsgone

Pat Howard reappointed for another two years. On what basis has he been reappointed. Greater success overseas - no. Better management of player injury - no. Improved focus on first class cricket in Australia - no. Please explain Mr Sutherland, because
I cant work it out

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