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Philsgone

Last time we replaced a no.3 with an all-rounder? Beats me. Still Ussie wont do any more damage to his reputation of being able to bat well at the Gabba. Second best keeper keeps his job. Lets hope its his last test, and that he takes everything that comes his way.

Fred Fanackapan

A lineup featuring four batsmen, a bunch of all-rounders, and whatever we're now calling Matthew Wade, does little to inspire.

2BarRiff

Is there a book on when Cummins gets injured and has to retire from this test?

Also, an over/under for Wade's byes?

Fred Fanackapan

Wade will concede byes both over his gloves and under his gloves.

Tony Tea

Lovin' Lippy's work these days.

Philsgone

Hopefully O'Keefe and Agar gel in the dressing room. Couldnt resist.

Carrot

Lots of talk about dropping Wade before the match. Glad sanity prevailed there. A subcontinental Test with the series on the line is no time to go in with a part-timer. Not sure what Cartwright's doing there if he's not bowling, though.

It's good that the rain has held off. The forecast was, and is, diabolical.

Carrot

Ah. That's why Cartwright hasn't been bowling.

Tony Tea

We have developed a disturbing inability to crash through opposition batting line-ups.

Carrot

Few false shots/half chances flying around here. We could have taken a wicket or two on another day.

Carrot

Honours even. Good day's play. Bangladesh completely unrecognisable from the side of even a few years ago. Good to see.

2BarRiff

Bangas all out for 305.

Prediction: OZ will battle to avoid the follow on.

Tony Tea

Follow ons don't matter anymore. And the Bangles won't want to risk batting last.

Philsgone

One world class subcontinent batsman in our team. He is out. Lets see the lesser men do some standing on their own two feet. And well done Lippy. He really does not get what he deserves in terms of press praise. Into 7th position on the table, the only off spinner in the top 7.

Carrot

Uncharacteristic innings from Warner so far. Has he ever batted so slowly? I didn't see a lot of it - a bit of the middle session - but 88 of 170 tells its own story. It's probably exactly what we needed though, and it'd be great if he could do it more often. There's a time for smash and grab, and there's a time to play proper a innings.

Philsgone

"Lets see the lesser batsmen stand on their own two feet". All we had to do was ask!

Philsgone

40 behind and 4 down. A good start.

Tony Tea

Good win by us.

Carrot

A good series, too - as much as you can call two Tests a "series". Hopefully we'll play a few more next time, and that next time will be sooner than twelve years.

Philsgone

Off topic but well done to Jimmy Anderson - 501 wickets. I think he will pass ooh aah. Doesnt make him a better bowler, the averages sort that out. But its a testament to fitness and determination. A great effort.

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