Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:50 am

Katto wrote:amazing? really? is that so amazing?


I reckon I'd give that a crack on these roads :lol:
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:58 am

That Warner dismissal was funny, video umpire kept saying "I see no hotspot" then he looked up and seen Warner was half way off the field and he goes "I see a small hotspot and a tiny noise on snicko" haha if Warner didn't start walking he would have got away with that 100%.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:24 am

this pitch is doing absolutely nothing

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 am

as the risk of jinxing, Handscomb looks a really good player

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 am

Misty wrote:
Katto wrote:this pitch is doing absolutely nothing


But if Aus.get 200 runs lead (somehow) they still have chance to win series 2/0 I say some how because not trust rest of batting much vs Yasir.


yes, not much batting to come after this partnership

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:02 am

Katto wrote:as the risk of jinxing, Handscomb looks a really good player


oh well :D :oops:

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:01 am

Katto wrote:as the risk of jinxing, Handscomb looks a really good player


I've been talking him up for 2 years and you came back with stuff like "his only got 8 FC hundreds, doesnt deserve a chance" :lmao:
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:10 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:as the risk of jinxing, Handscomb looks a really good player


I've been talking him up for 2 years and you came back with stuff like "his only got 8 FC hundreds, doesnt deserve a chance" :lmao:


Did I ever say he doesnt deserve a chance?

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:40 am

Katto wrote:
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I've been talking him up for 2 years and you came back with stuff like "his only got 8 FC hundreds, doesnt deserve a chance" :lmao:


Did I ever say he doesnt deserve a chance?


you said you wouldn't pick him a couple times and was very negative whenever I said he should be there ahead of Voges.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:57 am

Verity wrote:
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Did I ever say he doesnt deserve a chance?


you said you wouldn't pick him a couple times and was very negative whenever I said he should be there ahead of Voges.


I cant believe I would've said anything to defend Voges
that doesnt sound like me at all

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:02 am

God forbid don't let the light slightly fade we might see a few wickets, what a joke.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:47 am

There's abit of talk around Johan Botha will go to India, I don't even think his playing for a state is he?

He would be a better allrounder then anyone we have for the Indian tour.

David Warner
Matt Renahaw
Usman Khawaja
Steven Smith
Peter Handscomb
Matthew Wade
Johan Botha
Steven O'Keefe
Mitchell Starc
Josh Hazlewood
Nathan Lyon

I reckon that team would give India a run for there money.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Boycs » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:52 am

Um, isn't he South African?

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:15 am

BoyCaught30 wrote:Um, isn't he South African?


he was
he's now naturalised

I dont think there's any chance of what Verity is suggesting happening

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:16 am

this match is all but over
draw is unbackable

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:28 am

Katto wrote:
BoyCaught30 wrote:Um, isn't he South African?


he was
he's now naturalised

I dont think there's any chance of what Verity is suggesting happening


Yea probably not, he had a press conference at Sixers training today and he said he'd be keen if the selectors come knocking and it'd be a great honour but even he said it probably wasn't likely.

I still reckon that'd make out chances in India a lot higher.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:44 am

seriously if Pakistan F*** this up its facepalms all around

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:12 am

commentators are confused

reverse swing swings towards the rough side not shiny

this is conventional swing

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:43 am

not a no ball.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:21 am

Mitchell Starc.

should be MoM he gave them a chance with his batting and finished off with the ball

I missed the last hour :x

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Misty » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:25 am

http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia-v ... 00883.html

You should watch,i enjoyed MS 's 84 more than his 99 vs Us(india)

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:26 am

probably ...actually easily the best win since Steve Smith became captain

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:41 am

one significant thing Handscomb provides over Voges is he's a decent field

Voges was an absolute spastic in the field

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Misty » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:12 am

Katto wrote:Mitchell Starc.

should be MoM he gave them a chance with his batting and finished off with the ball

I missed the last hour :x


India gave two awards
Player of match
M.o.match

But Australia only gave player of match: Captain Smith

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:22 am

Misty wrote:
Katto wrote:Mitchell Starc.

should be MoM he gave them a chance with his batting and finished off with the ball

I missed the last hour :x


India gave two awards
Player of match
M.o.match

But Australia only gave player of match: Captain Smith


what's the difference? :?

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:38 am

Pakistan are a joke of a team and it even further highlights the rankings currently are determined by a run of good fixtures.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:41 am

Katto wrote:one significant thing Handscomb provides over Voges is he's a decent field

Voges was an absolute spastic in the field


Voges was the first slipper wasn't he?
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:42 am

Katto wrote:commentators are confused

reverse swing swings towards the rough side not shiny

this is conventional swing


whenever wickets fall to quicks these days its due to the magical "reverse swing", nothing to do with shit batting.
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:03 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:one significant thing Handscomb provides over Voges is he's a decent field

Voges was an absolute spastic in the field


Voges was the first slipper wasn't he?


I cant remember if he was first or second.
He dropped a lot of catches though.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:04 am

Katto wrote:
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Voges was the first slipper wasn't he?


I cant remember if he was first or second.
He dropped a lot of catches though.


oh, fair enough; I hated Voges but I can't remember him dropping alot/
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:21 am

Katto wrote:
Misty wrote:
India gave two awards
Player of match
M.o.match

But Australia only gave player of match: Captain Smith


what's the difference? :?


Player of the match is a woman.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby louie_db9 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:28 am

Steven Smith averaging 60.63 in Tests now. Yikes.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:29 am

louie_db9 wrote:Steven Smith averaging 60.63 in Tests now. Yikes.


Indian series is his test of how good he is
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:31 am

Verity wrote:
louie_db9 wrote:Steven Smith averaging 60.63 in Tests now. Yikes.


Indian series is his test of how good he is


he did ok against Pakistan away and he was probably the best of a bad bunch in the last Indian series.

he's easily the best batsman in the side although not a great captain :up:

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Verity » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:59 am

Katto wrote:
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Indian series is his test of how good he is


he did ok against Pakistan away and he was probably the best of a bad bunch in the last Indian series.

he's easily the best batsman in the side although not a great captain :up:


If Renshaw doesn't come of which I don't think he will I think Smith should move to #3 and Khawaja open with Warner
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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:12 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:
he did ok against Pakistan away and he was probably the best of a bad bunch in the last Indian series.

he's easily the best batsman in the side although not a great captain :up:


If Renshaw doesn't come of which I don't think he will I think Smith should move to #3 and Khawaja open with Warner


we've talked about this adnauseum and I agree

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby raja » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:15 pm

Was on holiday, so checked scores only intermittently.
Pakistan made a right mess of it - from what I've read, there was nothing in the wicket for the bowlers, except for maybe the odd bounce.
Most Pakistani batsmen just gifted their wickets - not the first time we've seen that!

Anyway, credit to Smith, Starc, Warner, Lyon. Good to see Lyon among the wickets, though clearly Smith still doesn't have too much confidence in him. Mind you, he picked quality wickets (even if Misbah's was gifted).

Let's see if Pakistan can come back from this. If Australia show even slight hunger at the SCG (considering it's a dead rubber now), I reckon this could be 3-0. At the start of the series, I said I didn't trust Pakistan's batting, but had some faith in their bowling. At the MCG, their bowling got mauled too.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Going South » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:31 pm

There is no challenge so Pakistan messed it up ? Agree. Sounds like Pakistan team. Haha.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:43 am

Katto wrote:this match is all but over
draw is unbackable


RJ of the year :rj:

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby raja » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:57 pm

We've fought back well.
Hope Younis and Azhar can continue like this tomorrow morning.
I have a feeling there'll be an early breakthrough and this will all be for nothing.

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby Katto » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:39 pm

raja wrote:We've fought back well.
Hope Younis and Azhar can continue like this tomorrow morning.
I have a feeling there'll be an early breakthrough and this will all be for nothing.


wrong test :slap:

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby raja » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:36 am

We were going so well - and then one stupid run-out, and we're back in our familiar, desperate situation! :evil:

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Re: Australia vs Pakistan: 2nd Test; December 26-30, 2016 at Melbourne

Postby raja » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:37 am

Sorry, I've posted in the wrong thread again.

Gone senile.