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Offline Agafaster

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2006, 09:00:57 PM »
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@ Agafaster

I dunno what your blokes can do now, but it will be an uphill slog from now on, even
if victory is attained. History is not on your side though, because nobody has won the
Ashes from a 2-0 starting deficit.


actually,
The Aussies did it in the '30s IIRC (1936/7 ?)
won the series 3-2 from a 2-0 start by England.
;-)
still - its a tall order - just have to remember to play until the end this time!
\\"New Bruce here will be teaching Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud.\\"
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Offline X-ray

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2006, 09:11:41 PM »
Well, I stand corrected. The dude on the TV must have said that England has never done it from 2-0 down. Either way, as you say it is a big ask.
 

Offline Agafaster

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2006, 12:22:40 PM »
y'never know though - we may get more luck too - Strauss was apparently given caught in the 2nd inns when the analysis showed the ball didnt touch bat or pad.

to Paraphrase Alex Ferguson: Cricket ? bl00dy hell! :o)

still-nothing like blind optimism in the face of impossible odds to see us through, eh!
\\"New Bruce here will be teaching Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud.\\"
\\"Those are all cricketers, Bruce !\\"
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Offline X-ray

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2006, 01:57:01 PM »
I see Monty did a good job for your boys, eh? You were right about him.
 

Offline Agafaster

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2006, 03:34:04 PM »
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X-ray wrote:
I see Monty did a good job for your boys, eh? You were right about him.


Ta! shame about the rest - good bowling performance (even Harmy came to the party!) undone by poor shot selection - the Aussies were really only bowling good line and length nowt special, but it got the job done - only Pietersen Harmison and (him again!) Panesar had an innings of any real worth.

still if the test ends with the series 3-0 I guess the series sponsors wont be happy!

on the upnote, if we can get Ponting with a 1st ball like the one that did for Langer, and then bat like never before, we COULD turn it around! looking forward to the summer now really !
\\"New Bruce here will be teaching Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud.\\"
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Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2006, 09:10:09 PM »
Oy yoy yoy, the Aussies know how to bat, innit?

Gilchrist again.

I remember seeing him go on the rampage in Johannesburg in 2002 and I was impressed then. He did it again.
 

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Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2006, 05:28:24 AM »
Woot!!! Australia won!!! :pint: :-)
 

Offline Agafaster

Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #22 on: December 18, 2006, 04:14:50 PM »
I hope that was celebration, and not mock surprise! ;-)

in reference to this discussion, conclusive proof that god isnt an Englishman!

on paper, quite a close match between the sides (once Panesar* got a look in), but in reality a miss is as good as a mile. we were shot down in flames in Brisbane, lost it really only on the final day in Adelaide and lost it when Gilchrist made his tonne in almost-record time (Viv's record is safe for a bit then!) despite a magnificent tonne from Cook in Perth.
Still, two more to go!

Happy Christmas Australia!

high points - Freddie's Bowling, KP, Colly and Cook tonnes, Hoggy's 7-fer, Monty's 5-fer (8 in the match)*
low points - Jones either side of the sticks!

*so. it seems Panesar justified Fletchers' decision not to pick him for the 1st two tests. I mean he only got a 5-fer!!  :pissed:

its been interesting!
\\"New Bruce here will be teaching Machiavelli, Bentham, Locke, Hobbes, Sutcliffe, Bradman, Lindwall, Miller, Hassett and Benaud.\\"
\\"Those are all cricketers, Bruce !\\"
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Re: Obligatory Ashes thread
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2006, 07:16:35 PM »
Maybe you guys must recruit more South Africans before the next Ashes, if you want the little urn back  :-P