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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:54 am

But in this case, it was Cummins brilliance, not so much his own brainfart.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:55 am

Indian players hitting 100 on the opening day of tour outside Asia


Vijay Manjrekar 133 Leeds 1952
Sachin Tendulkar 155 Bloemfontein 2001
Virender Sehwag 105 B'tein 2001
Virat Kohli 119 Joburg 2013
Murali Vijay 122 TrentBridge 2014
Virat Kohli 143 NorthSound 2016
Cheteswara Pujara 123 Adelaide 2018

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:58 am

Good Stats above.Kohli twice did it

I think century in 4th innings most difficult to hit with wear and tear of tracks.Yunis hits 5 on 4th innings
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:19 am

Pujara Equalling Saurav In number of test century --16
He Left behind Umrigar, Vijay and Vishwanath

(Laxman & Vengsarkar 17 each)
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:29 am

Katto wrote:
raja wrote:Fine innings by Pujara comes to a sad end.

Always sad to see a batsman run out in Tests, even if he's a BCCI batsman.


he had a life on 89

I think he'd make that trade any day


I was watching that - and was really surprised that no one appealed.

The woman commentator (I don't know her name) was screaming at the top of her voice, convinced he was gone.

Found it really strange no one appealed at all.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:33 am

givemeahug786 wrote:Pujara Equalling Saurav In number of test century --16
He Left behind Umrigar, Vijay and Vishwanath

(Laxman & Vengsarkar 17 each)


Vijay?
Which Vijay are you talking about?
Murali Vijay has only 12.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:37 am

If true, this is SOME coincidence.
But for me, till Pujara gets runs in England like Dravid did, he will be a few notches below Dravid as a batsman.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:46 am

Dravid - average of 68.80 in England in 13 Tests
Pujara - average of 29.41 in England in 9 Tests

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:49 am

Murali Vijay is on 3944 Test runs.

Will be get to 4000 at all?
If so, how many more innings will be need to get there?

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:22 am

raja wrote:Murali Vijay is on 3944 Test runs.

Will be get to 4000 at all?
If so, how many more innings will be need to get there?


He will be thrown out of the team if he keeps performing like this along with KL Rahul and Rahane.

Clock is ticking for the 3.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Paddles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:29 am

I'd drop Rahul for Dhawan now...

Put Shikar on a plane now...
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 am

raja wrote:Dravid - average of 68.80 in England in 13 Tests
Pujara - average of 29.41 in England in 9 Tests


If I remember correctly, Pujara scored a century this time in England tour and India won that test.

He was dropped by Kohli from Edgbaston test because of 'lack of intent'.

Kohli has made the star batsman insecure of his place in the side.

Dravid was never treated so shabbily, okay he was made to keep wickets in the World Cup, but that is because Saurav wanted him in the side and need Dravid to show greater utility than batting alone.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Going South » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:57 am

what a come back. awesome pujara. I stand and clap for an amazing innings. the day belongs to you. you saved the blushes. :up:

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:18 am

raja wrote:
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he had a life on 89

I think he'd make that trade any day


I was watching that - and was really surprised that no one appealed.

The woman commentator (I don't know her name) was screaming at the top of her voice, convinced he was gone.

Found it really strange no one appealed at all.


Isa Guha

she rarely gets that excited...well not in public anyway

I find that woman extremely attractive because of her voice, but not as much when she's shouting

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:25 am

I've heard they also go soft quicker and the seam is prone to coming undone

Why Aussie debutant's baggy green looks different
7Sport•6 Dec. 2018, 2:48 pm
The old joke goes that when a New South Wales player receives his baggy blue, a baggy green is slipped into his bag at the same time.

But that doesn’t quite explain the curious case of Victorian batsman and Marcus Harris.

The 456th Australian Test cricketer received his baggy green from batting great Mike Hussey on Thursday morning ahead of the series-opening match against India at Adelaide Oval.

But when he finally got on the field, cricket fans noticed something a little odd.

Is Harris wearing a baggy blue? Is it a baggy black?

It certainly looked out of place to television viewers at home.

Fans quickly noticed the Victorian opener wasn’t the only Aussie with an odd-looking cap:


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Feel sorry for Marcus Harris. Waited his whole life to get his baggy green and he’s given something that resembles an England baggy blue #stiff #AusvIndia

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When did the Baggy Green change shade?#AUSvIND

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Is it just me or are the new baggy greens less green? Finch's baggy green as a blue hue... #ausvind

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@ShaneWarne Hi Warney, can you explain why the boys are wearing different coloured ‘Baggy Green’ caps. #AUSvIND #baggygreen

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What happened to the Baggy Green cap? Im not that blind, there black half of em

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Is it me or are the new baggy greens looking more black than green? #AUSvIND

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Any reason for Marcus Harris' exceptionally dark baggy green?

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Why isnt travis head’s (and others) baggy green, green? Who let a colour blind person pick the fabric? #AUSvsIND

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But there’s a simple truth in the matter.

In December 2016, Cricket Australia (CA) awarded the contract to produce baggy greens to Kookaburra – ending a partnership with Albion that lasted more than 50 years.

Recent financial troubles were partly behind CA’s decision to axe Albion, with Kookaburra the only other company able to suit the governing body’s criteria.

CA wanted an Australian-owned company that could use 100 per cent Australian wool.

But while the iconic design would remain, the move to a new manufacturer meant a change in process and materials.

Thus, Kookaburra’s final product – while made to the same specifications and still a baggy green – looks slightly different to Albion’s old offering.

Just why it looks much darker on television, like a baggy black or blue, can only put down to TV technology, with photographs showing less contrast between the two.

Cameron Bancroft, who made his Australian debut in November 2017, was reportedly the first player to receive a Kookaburra baggy green.

https://au.sports.yahoo.com/aussie-debu ... 56620.html

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Paddles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:30 am

Katto wrote:I've heard they also go soft quicker and the seam is prone to coming undone



Heh.

Perhaps they could try wearing Aussie made for the first half of the season, and then use an English designed one in the second half of the season?
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 am

raja wrote:Murali Vijay is on 3944 Test runs.

Will be get to 4000 at all?
If so, how many more innings will be need to get there?

He is from your and going South's community member

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:39 am

raja wrote:Dravid - average of 68.80 in England in 13 Tests
Pujara - average of 29.41 in England in 9 Tests

Why you not compares english batsman in India for 5 and 10 test?
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 am

raja wrote:
Katto wrote:
he had a life on 89

I think he'd make that trade any day


I was watching that - and was really surprised that no one appealed.

The woman commentator (I don't know her name) was screaming at the top of her voice, convinced he was gone.

No life on 89
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:54 am

Tim Paine said after the day's play he didn't realise he nicked it... but he said Hazlewood thought it was out at the time (and was proven right)
No one behind the wicket supported the appeal. Maybe the breeze was blowing the wrong way (eg North to South)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:57 am

An article on 'intent' or the lack of it.

Pujara and the intent that really mattered

What is intent in cricket? Maybe it's a question that should be circulated around the Indian dressing-room. Thursday (December 6) would be a good day to do so. Is intent all about facing the opposition head-on and "expressing" yourself from ball one? Is it about playing shots regardless of their outcome just so that you can establish some sense of dominance over the opposition, even if mostly it's in your own heads? Is it about driving at full deliveries that otherwise could be left alone just because driving at them means that you are being positive?

Or is intent what Cheteshwar Pujara brings to the crease every time he walks out to bat? The desperation to grit it out, however, innocuous he might look while at it. The desperation to face the heat, literally and figuratively like he did in the 40 degrees of merciless heat in Adelaide, and not give in to any form of temptation for 246 deliveries. The desperation to stay out on the pitch. The conviction to keep making tough choices even as your colleagues keep taking the easy way out at the other end.

It's perhaps an indicator of the present Indian camp's mind-set that the one settled Test batsman who's come under most scrutiny in the last 12 months, thereby leaving him unsettled, is Pujara. And more often than not it's got to do with, ironically, his alleged "lack of intent" with bat in hand. Pujara gets stuck. Pujara doesn't have a strike-rate required at this level. Pujara doesn't take enough singles. Pujara doesn't fit into the kind of approach that India want to adopt in Test cricket. We've heard them all. He's heard them all.

On Thursday, at the Adelaide Oval, even as the Indian top-order fell in a heap showing off their brand of intent; it was Pujara's that saved the day. While the rest refused to lift their feet off the pedal even when there were obvious obstacles on the way, Pujara held on to the hand-brake when it mattered before settling into cruise-mode once he was set, and then stepping on the gas when it was really required.

India had won the toss and elected to bat on an Adelaide pitch, which despite producing spongy bounce on occasions and providing movement with the new ball looked ripe for runs. It certainly wasn't a 127/6 kind of pitch for sure. But a day after Kohli had spoken about how his players' positive approach wouldn't involve playing "rash shots", that's exactly what they did, including the captain himself.

There were two openers, both playing for their places in the side. But their idea of trying to cement the spot was attempting extravagant drives to deliveries that could have been left alone and getting out. Murali Vijay in fact fell to a loose drive after having survived an even worse dismissal, when he flashed at a very wide half-volley and somehow squeezed it past gully. Ajinkya Rahane, who hasn't made a Test century in 15 months, got his eye in, was dropped at short-leg off Nathan Lyon, before playing a very expansive waft at a gentle away-swinger from Josh Hazlewood in a new spell. Kohli too was guilty of being too eager to go at only the second delivery outside off-stump after the Australians had started off by attacking his pads and stumps. It was a similar shot to the one in Edgbaston where Dawid Malan had dropped a catch he should have never dropped. Here, Usman Khawaja at gully leapt to his left and held on to a catch that he should have never caught.

What about Rohit Sharma then? Having helped India recover from the early collapse that left them staggering at 41/4 with a breezy knock, he gifted his wicket to Lyon after coming inches close to gifting his wicket off the previous delivery.

To Rohit's credit, he'd tackled the seamers much better than those who came before him, and his attitude towards Lyon was perhaps a sign of a larger team strategy, that didn't include Pujara of course. Lyon is a dangerous proposition on Australian wickets, and he was into his own from the moment he came on. The Indian response to get on top of him, not a bad ploy but it required the right execution.

Positive footwork against spin doesn't always mean charging at a spinner and trying to clear the in-field like Rahane did successfully early in the spell. It's about using the crease and your feet to unsettle the off-spinner subtly like Pujara did. He never used his feet in anger, but instead to nullify Lyon's ability to repeatedly hit a length and get the ball to jump off it menacingly. Pujara would leave his crease only to make Lyon change his length, and when he wasn't, the right-hander was trying to push back into his crease and wait on the off-spinner to dish out a delivery slightly shorter than usual. It took a while, but Pujara was patient enough to reap the rewards, as he cut Lyon past point for a couple of boundaries late in his innings. It was pure Test batting, puritan almost for the times. But that's Pujara for you.

He might look unsettled at the crease often. Just see him right after he's ducked under a fiery bouncer. It's like watching someone who's just received a rude shove in a Mumbai local train. You'll see him suddenly fidgety and frisking himself, adjusting every part of his equipment before regaining his position in the crease. The point is he doesn't let it affect the way he faces up to the next delivery. In that regard, he is blessed with that underestimated ability that most successful Test batsman possess - a short-term memory while they are at the crease.

Rishabh Pant perhaps played the most bizarre innings of the day, but one that sums up the different understandings of "intent" in the Indian camp. And who's to say the young wicketkeeper wasn't given a pat on the back for his intent when he walked back after a cameo that would have sat well in the death overs of a T20 contest but looked ridiculous on the opening day of a Test series. Pant had after all done what this team prides itself in, standing up to the opposition and taking them front-on. Mitchell Starc had exchanged a few words with him after bowling him a searing bouncer. Pant had then responded with a nonchalant flick for six. You wonder how many would have taken notice that he'd played that shot despite Australia having placed two fielders on the boundary for that very shot, and the fact that the ball hadn't flown over their heads but fortunately bisected them to cross the ropes. He had eventually perished tamely to an edge to Tim Paine off Lyon, but it seemed a matter of time before the left-hander would throw it away.

It's almost a different Pujara that comes to the fore when he bats with the lower-order. Just for the record, he was batting on 35 off 119 balls when Pant was dismissed, and eventually scored 77 runs off 103 balls in the final session of the day. The reasons for the contrast are understandable. Pujara obviously has more freedom when he's batting with the tail and he's in-charge. And he's always had the ability to accelerate and make up for a slow start in his first-class career. But the biggest takeaway from his century in Adelaide for the rest of his teammates should be when he chose to go for the jugular. It was only after he'd blunted the Aussie attack under the sun, waited for the Kookaburra to go flat and soft, and ensured that he'd got a perfect understanding of how the pitch was behaving. It might sound like batting tactics 101 but it's exactly what India have often lacked while showing off their "intent" in away Tests - the ability to wait for the right time.

India hit 7 sixes in all on the opening day, which itself is a rather significant statistic. The last two of those came from Pujara. There was a swivel-pull that flew off the top-edge over the fine-leg fence to take him to 95. Then came perhaps the most audacious shot of Pujara's Test career, a slapped six over point when Starc went short and wide. Somehow they stood out a lot more than the other five that came earlier in the day - even Rohit's glorious check-drive six over the covers. For, there was context to his intent. Just like there was to his decision to scramble for the single and get run out by an acrobatic Pat Cummins's effort at short mid-wicket. By then, Pujara had helped India undo a lot of the damage that they'd inflicted on themselves in the first half of the day.

But does that answer the original question? For it looks like the jury is still out on what cricketing intent really is, in the Indian dressing-room anyway.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Halo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:20 pm

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Harris the debutante dropped him at short leg very early on.
One Handscome would have swallowed.

Handscomb dropped another catch at short leg... he's not the best there either

Missed that one. :)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:27 pm

Very good piece.
I still have reservations about Pujara on English and SA wickets, but on Aussie wickets his tactics will work.
Bide your time, blunt the attack, accumulate.
Flat wicket, so it's a matter of time.
Pujara is like Jonathan Trott on a flat wicket. :-)

The best thing about this piece is that it doesn't compare Pujara with Dravid.
I'm somewhat tired of the comparison though I know where it comes from.
Both No.3, both have huge reserves of patience, both put a price on their wicket, (both are terrible runners between the wickets, though that's an unexpected extra similarity :-))
But in terms of skill and capability? Pujara is surely a few notches below Dravid.
Not saying he can't get better - he's a hard worker (again, similar to Dravid), but right now, he's not in Dravid's league at all.

For the record, I don't even consider Dravid one of the greatest.
Yes, a very good batsman - but not in the true greats league.
On a scale of 10 for Test cricket, if I'd give Tendulkar 9, I'd give Dravid 7, Pujara 5.
Kohli is at 9 too, pushing the scale all the time.
The occasional failure is normal - even Bradman failed at times - it is about structural weaknesses.

Both Kohli and Pujara had question marks about their ability to play swing.
Kohli did a lot this time to answer his critics, although we have to wonder what would've happened if David Malan had taken that catch.
Pujara got one hundred, but overall, still looked clueless most times.

I want to add that I do like Pujara.
In a team full of swashbuckling type guys, who are high on entertainment but seem to be constantly in limited-overs mode, not putting a price on their wicket, a Pujara at one end in a Test has value, as long as he doesn't get too bogged down and hand over the advantage to the opposition.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:31 pm

On an otherwise reasonably good day for us (could end up being our best day of the series), we made just 2 mistakes:
- Handscomb dropping Rahane at forward short leg (not too costly though)
- Not appealing with Pujara on 89. Not sure how many more got added thereafter but he himself went on to 123, so probably 40 runs gifted there.

If this is a low-scoring game (and we know our batting is suspect), these 40 runs might come back to bite us.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:35 pm

Just to put Pujara in perspective for me.

It's the comparison with Dravid that I commented on.

Otherwise I don't want to be harsh on him today, of all days.
When the rest of the fancied batsmen were batting like jokers, forgetting that this was a Test match, his innings was a complete contrast.
So very well done, Pujara.
Even if he'd got out at 89, I'd have said the same.
They were 89 well made runs.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Paddles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 pm

Raja, for someone who claims to be a Pakistan fan, you seem far more interested in the India matches :P

Or do you just dislike BCCI more than you like Pakistan?
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:44 pm

raja wrote:On an otherwise reasonably good day for us (could end up being our best day of the series), we made just 2 mistakes:
- Handscomb dropping Rahane at forward short leg (not too costly though)
- Not appealing with Pujara on 89. Not sure how many more got added thereafter but he himself went on to 123, so probably 40 runs gifted there.

If this is a low-scoring game (and we know our batting is suspect), these 40 runs might come back to bite us.


Finch also dropped someone off Lyon
can't remember who

they were tough chances so cant criticise too much

the worst aspect I thought was Starc's bowling. He bowled some good balls and a lot of crap ones which let BCCI off the hook in the last session.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 pm

Yes, there was some loose bowling there too, which got punished.
But I feel a bit for the bowlers - in that heat (39 degrees?), I'm willing to cut the bowlers some slack.
Now it's upto our batsmen.

If only they can bat sensibly, even within their limitations and get a first innings lead of 50-odd...

I'd like to see our bowlers come charging in second time round with the feeling our batsmen haven't let them down.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:52 pm

By the way, I might be getting one of the predictions right. Before the series, marked Pujara as the highest run getter from Indian side.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:55 pm

Paddles wrote:Raja, for someone who claims to be a Pakistan fan, you seem far more interested in the India matches :P

Or do you just dislike BCCI more than you like Pakistan?

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Haha :grin:

I'm following the Pak-NZ game very intently too, just not commenting on it.

Usually the moment I comment, a partnership gets broken. :-)

And while I am a Pakistan fan, I like NZ too - so I'd like this Test to be a draw (hopefully a nail-biting one).

NZ haven't done enough yet - need another 100 runs.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:00 pm

Paddles wrote:Raja, for someone who claims to be a Pakistan fan, you seem far more interested in the India matches :P

Or do you just dislike BCCI more than you like Pakistan?


And yes, to your question on whether I dislike BCCI more than I like Pakistan - totally.

My dislike for BCCI beats everything else, as GS will testify. :grin:

I want them to lose every match in every format.

Even the practice games.

I do like Pakistan - but I don't mind them not winning, as long as they don't lose.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:04 pm

bolero wrote:By the way, I might be getting one of the predictions right. Before the series, marked Pujara as the highest run getter from Indian side.

Yes, this is a good call.
These wickets should be much more to his liking than English wickets.

I realise I should have picked Lyon as my bowler.
He's SO good - there really isn't any respite for the batsmen.
It's a bit like in Swann's time.
Anderson and Broad were always at you - and then when one of them would be taken off, you'd get Swann coming at you.
Hardly any rest! :-)

It's like Underwood in the days of Willis and Old. :-)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:26 pm

I forgot that Kohli was the Aussie's bunny in the last series they played against the BCCI and that continued today.
He still has 7 chances to come good though.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:28 pm

raja wrote:
bolero wrote:By the way, I might be getting one of the predictions right. Before the series, marked Pujara as the highest run getter from Indian side.

Yes, this is a good call.
These wickets should be much more to his liking than English wickets.

I realise I should have picked Lyon as my bowler.
He's SO good - there really isn't any respite for the batsmen.
It's a bit like in Swann's time.
Anderson and Broad were always at you - and then when one of them would be taken off, you'd get Swann coming at you.
Hardly any rest! :-)

It's like Underwood in the days of Willis and Old. :-)


Lyon will struggle in Perth. The wickets were fairly evenly shared last summer here during the ashes so its a tough one to pick the highest wicket taker in this attack. My logic was that Starc will probably not get through the whole series and Cummins has a knack of making things happen at times when the conditions aren't helping the bowlers.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Paddles » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:35 pm

raja wrote:
Paddles wrote:Raja, for someone who claims to be a Pakistan fan, you seem far more interested in the India matches :P

Or do you just dislike BCCI more than you like Pakistan?

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Haha :grin:

I'm following the Pak-NZ game very intently too, just not commenting on it.

Usually the moment I comment, a partnership gets broken. :-)

And while I am a Pakistan fan, I like NZ too - so I'd like this Test to be a draw (hopefully a nail-biting one).

NZ haven't done enough yet - need another 100 runs.


Nah - don't need a 100 more. Pak won't score more than 2.5 an over...

I want to see a slog by NZ tomorrow in the first hour (but Nicholls will prob crawl for his ton). Give themselves 70+ overs - 250 is a nice buffer...
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Going South » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:41 pm

raja’s hate for BCCI is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> love for pakistan ;)

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Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Going South » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:04 pm

Pujara's innings today:

0-40 runs : Dravid
40-80 runs : Sachin
80-120 runs : Sehwag
after that inzamam ;)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby raja » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 pm

Going South wrote:raja’s hate for BCCI is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> love for pakistan ;)

:lmao: :lolup:
True. :grin:

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:48 pm

Halo wrote:
Katto wrote:Handscomb dropped another catch at short leg... he's not the best there either

Missed that one. :)

Rahane was dropped
It's called half chance
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby bolero » Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:59 pm

Just watched the highlights. Lyon bowled well. Some really atrocious shots by the Indians. Pujara remained undisturbed.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Going South » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:26 pm

forget highlights. watch this

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/ ... -day-award

my vote goes to no-hit sharma. yours ??

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:46 pm

bolero wrote:Just watched the highlights. Lyon bowled well. Some really atrocious shots by the Indians. Pujara remained undisturbed.


Pujara is a class act.

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby Halo » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:40 pm

Well I have delegated all commitments for today so I don't miss anything and will be watching the Aussie batting and India bowling with great interest.

As Leo would say good luck to both sides. :popcorn:

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:34 pm

bolero wrote:Just watched the highlights. Lyon bowled well. Some really atrocious shots by the Indians. Pujara remained undisturbed.


Pujara was 38 when Ashwin came out to bats & India 6 down
Now 250 so credit to Pujara and Ashwin for that 63 odd partnership otherwise our last 4 = 9-26 runs in overseas test except SL resently.
Ind trashed pak as Markande, Rajpoot
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 pm

raja wrote:
Going South wrote:raja’s hate for BCCI is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> love for pakistan ;)

:lmao: :lolup:
True. :grin:

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Love for Pakistan because yesterday after 77 overs Pakistani over rated bowlers ,Un-able to separate Williamson* & Nicholas*.
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shines.(Himmat/Nitish shared 8 sixes)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:37 pm

raja wrote:
Going South wrote:raja’s hate for BCCI is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> love for pakistan ;)

:lmao: :lolup:
True. :grin:

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Love for Pakistan because yesterday after 77 overs Pakistani over rated bowlers ,Un-able to separate Williamson* & Nicholas*.
Ind trashed pak as Markande, Rajpoot
shines.(Himmat/Nitish shared 8 sixes)

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby givemeahug786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:38 pm

louie_db9 wrote:I'm off to sleep. What will Aus lead be when I wake up?


Can you see 250 in your dream ?
Time to wake up
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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:04 am

All out first ball on Day 2. What can India bowlers do after all the hype before the series?

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 am

By the way have there been many Indian batsmen worse at facing spin than Rahane?

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Re: Australia vs India: 3 T20I, 4 Test & 3 ODI; Nov 21, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:15 am

Ishant bowls Finch for a third ball duck. Dangerously close to being a no-ball.