India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Bailey_C » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 am

The SOK our only hopw

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:I told you more than 150 would be too much


Not over yet


I agree. Aussies are fighters and they have the target at striking distance.

Handscomb is shepherding the chase.

Besides there is O Keefe, Lyon - who is a good bat and Hazelwood who has had an amazing day.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 am

I still believe we'll win.
Just need to chip away....bring it down to 60s...50s...40s...
Once target is down to 30, and we still have 3 in hand, BCCI will lose heart.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:19 am

when it comes down to it, first innings wickets dont mean shit if you cant do the business in the second innings

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 am

bolero wrote:
Verity wrote:
Not over yet


I agree. Aussies are fighters and they have the target at striking distance.

Handscomb is shepherding the chase.

Besides there is O Keefe, Lyon - who is a good bat and Hazelwood who has had an amazing day.


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 am

I think Brett Lee is dumb as dog shit but I like his commentary.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:20 am

Katto wrote:when it comes down to it, first innings wickets dont mean shit if you cant do the business in the second innings


Is that a dig at Lyon?
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:21 am

Warner isnt a natural sweeper, put the shot away.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am

79 needed.
As long as starc is there still anybody's game

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 am

they're not even showing runs to win anymore

its simply 3 wickets to win

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:when it comes down to it, first innings wickets dont mean shit if you cant do the business in the second innings


Is that a dig at Lyon?


yep

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:24 am

Katto wrote:they're not even showing runs to win anymore

its simply 3 wickets to win


Its just changed to 78 to win.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 am

Verity wrote:I think Brett Lee is dumb as dog shit but I like his commentary.

Oh. He is a Bollywood actor now. Indians love him

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:26 am

Katto wrote:
Verity wrote:
Is that a dig at Lyon?


yep


How was he bowling
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Bailey_C » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:27 am

And it's over

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:27 am

SOK gone
the resistance is over

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:28 am

SOK gone.
Jadeja.

I still have hope.
Yes, I do.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:28 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:
yep


How was he bowling


not that threatening
he kept complaining about his sore finger

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:28 am

Warner is in woeful Test form.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:29 am

time to get the thread up for the 3rd Test
nothing more to see here

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:29 am

ever since Smith got out, its been a procession of wickets

Aussie tail starts at #6

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:30 am

First Smith, then SOK, out to deliveries that kept really really low.
Smith to a shooter.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:31 am

Katto wrote:ever since Smith got out, its been a procession of wickets

Aussie tail starts at #6


So you keep telling us. Nevill will be reinstated by our next summer.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:32 am

Indian fielders would have preferred Sunny Leone to Nathan Lyon, but they dont have a choice.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:33 am

Poor Peter.
He couldn't hold it any longer.

Ash gets a fifer.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:33 am

well that didnt take long

well played India. They've bossed the match since day 2

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:34 am

raja wrote:Poor Peter.
He couldn't hold it any longer.

Ash gets a fifer.


Peter Principle

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:35 am

Return catch.

It's all over.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:35 am

Normal service resumed.

8 out of 11 Aussie batsmen completely shit against spin

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:35 am

:lol: did Kohli just mouth off at Lyon
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:36 am

Shocking collapse.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:37 am

6 wickets for 11

pathetic collapse

India will win this series 3-1 weather permitting - thats a demoralising loss

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:38 am

Katto wrote:6 wickets for 11

pathetic collapse

India will win this series 3-1 weather permitting - thats a demoralising loss


Demoralising? No way, they were within a mully grubber to Smith of winning.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:38 am

Smith was the only one who could blame the pitch for getting out

all the others were just inept batting and cracking under pressure

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:39 am

Warner and Shaun Marsh werent out.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:42 am

Umesh Yadev has improved out of sight.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:43 am

Verity wrote:Warner and Shaun Marsh werent out.


Warner was a walking wicket. He deserved to get out on that shot and he wouldnt have lasted much longer.
Marsh was a little unlucky, but then he did pad up to a ball outside off, which umpires hate the world over

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:45 am

cant blame the pitch or the toss
India just played better when it counted
end of story

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:45 am

Katto wrote:
Verity wrote:Warner and Shaun Marsh werent out.


Warner was a walking wicket. He deserved to get out on that shot and he wouldnt have lasted much longer.
Marsh was a little unlucky, but then he did pad up to a ball outside off, which umpires hate the world over


Hit him outside off so not out. He can't sweep.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Leo » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:45 am

Congratulations India :)
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:46 am

raja wrote:I still believe we'll win.
Just need to chip away....bring it down to 60s...50s...40s...
Once target is down to 30, and we still have 3 in hand, BCCI will lose heart.

Ahaha hahahaha
Ohohhhohohohoho
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Win!!!!

All hail 4 days test cricket !!!

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:49 am

Yadav says it's a pleasure working with ishant who gives him ideas on how to bowl.

Hmmmm

Now I know the problem.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:49 am

Verity wrote:
Katto wrote:
Warner was a walking wicket. He deserved to get out on that shot and he wouldnt have lasted much longer.
Marsh was a little unlucky, but then he did pad up to a ball outside off, which umpires hate the world over


Hit him outside off so not out. He can't sweep.


it was marginal
DRS says it hit him in line..it might have been a thread width that was enough to give an orange light

they've no one else to blame but themselves

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:50 am

I'll be honest. Pitch was dud in both the tests.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Bailey_C » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 am

What an absolute cracking game of Test cricket. Congratulations to India. Way too good.

As I said earlier. Everything Aussie fans feared coming into this series came to life in the last 2 days. An ineffective front line spinner in 2nd innings and a batting line up that can't play the turning ball.

If the Marshes play the next test then it's obvious they've been kissed on the dick.

1-1 Bring on the next test

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:55 am

I would probably bring in Khawaja at 3 next match
move S.Marsh down to #6

drop the other one

Lyon might not be fit to play, so either Agar, Swepson or Bird may be considered

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:56 am

I have a feeling Kohli will be back to his best in the third test. He is itching to have a go.

Some notable performances from Australia - Hazelwood - Superb.

Starc bowled a great fiery spell. Lyon was bamboozling in the first innings so was O Keefe in the first test.

If Indians have figured the spinners out, they would go after them.

Indian batting , the less said the better. Pujara showed his dour Dravidian technique, but somehow he has been on and off in international cricket.

Rahul was ok.

Mukund will be dropped for sure. So will Karun Nair, I think. Karun Nair is a flat track bully. Prefer Shreyas Iyer. Mishra might get a look in so also Dhawan.

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:57 am

Mitchell Marsh is the biggest dud going.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Bailey_C » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 am

Katto wrote:I would probably bring in Khawaja at 3 next match
move S.Marsh down to #6

drop the other one

Lyon might not be fit to play, so either Agar, Swepson or Bird may be considered


No love for the Big Show?

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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 am

according to Steve Smith, Mitch Marsh plays the spinners the best in practice matches

well that may be so, but he doesnt have the right stuff for the real thing

is Glenn Maxwell with the squad? he's not listed on cricinfo. He's another option at 6, but I dont think he's good enough.