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 bolero » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:59 am

Warner has a problem against quality spin. Steve Smith always scores against India. Starc has been a revelation with the bat.

Promises to be a good series.

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

Postby Misty » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:00 am

Misty wrote:Player of match Ash
M.O.M Rahul 90 and 51


BS

Once again southzone

Ignores
West zone
Jadeja and Pujara
Aug.18 WI were 61 All out:Caddick took 4 wickets in one over, TWO day test.

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

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:04 am

Even though I dont think Maxwell is good enough..and its true there are question marks over Khawaja against spin on the SC

if it were a choice between Marsh and Maxwell, I would take Maxwell because at least he gives you some energy in the field and he has a positive attitude which may come off on his day. (I stress 'may' with no confidence it will happen)

Mitch Marsh just seems down on himself and with no plans against Ashwin & co. I see no way out for him.

I cant believe we dont have a better #6 in all of Australia, in spinning SC conditions than Mitch Marsh
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:09 am

Warner is shit here too, but he can get away with it at the top of the order and steal a few runs against the new ball

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

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:10 am

Misty wrote:
Misty wrote:Player of match Ash
M.O.M Rahul 90 and 51


BS

Once again southzone

Ignores
West zone
Jadeja and Pujara

Oh shut up.

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

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:11 am

Raja is hiding. It will take some time for him to recover from the shock. ROFL.

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

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:14 am

Kohli yelled at Smith f**k off when he got out :lol:
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:16 am

Travis Head should've been groomed as a future test player via the ODI team. He probably should've been picked for this tour and taken out of all T20 games.

instead, he played the BBL and various international T20's games which has ruined his season and he's lost form dramatically

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

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:17 am

Verity wrote:Kohli yelled at Smith f**k off when he got out :lol:


yep, I saw that :lol:

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

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:25 am

Lol. Kohli always give back with interest.
Wonder what was said to kohli when he got out cheap 4 times. Hmm

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

Postby Mick180461 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am

Verity wrote:Kohli yelled at Smith f**k off when he got out :lol:

Should be getting fined then, could be a sin bin under the new Laws.

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

Postby Verity » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:27 am

Smith said something like we've got the skipper cheap again boys
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:27 am

Mick180461 wrote:
Verity wrote:Kohli yelled at Smith f**k off when he got out :lol:

Should be getting fined then, could be a sin bin under the new Laws.


new laws are supposed to protect umpires from intimidation according to the MCC

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

Postby Katto » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:29 am

Verity wrote:Smith said something like we've got the skipper cheap again boys


if your response is abuse then you got trolled
India won though so Kohli can laugh last

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

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:45 pm

India cricket team assured of No. 1 Test ranking after victory against Australia

Dubai: The Indian cricket team will retain its number one position in the ICC Test rankings owing to the series-levelling 75-run win in the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru.

By retaining the No.1 position till the April 1 cut off date, Virat Kohli's men will receive a cash prize of USD 1 million.

"Victory in the 2nd Test against Australia assures India a No.1 finish on the April 1 cut-off date and a cash prize of USD 1 million," the ICC confirmed in a tweet after India defeated Australia by 75 runs here today.

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

Postby raja » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Going South wrote:Raja is hiding. It will take some time for him to recover from the shock. ROFL.


*Coming out from under my rock*

So what happened today? Did we thrash BCCI?

Congrats, GS, Misty, bolero and other BCCI supporters here. It's not easy for me to digest a BCCI victory (tomorrow's papers are going to be all about this... :twisted: ) but credit where it is due. Well done, Ashwin, Jadeja, Ishant, Umesh - great job defending this total.

Glad Rahul got MoM. He did get 50s in both innings, in such a low-scoring game!

Was happy to see my adopted BCCI kid, Saha, take a wonderful catch today. He took an excellent one in the first innings as well.

I hope Mukund is dropped. Bring back Dhawan, if you must. Unless Vijay is fit again.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:00 pm

Where was the mental staminia, the starch, the grit when the game was on the line, a test match to be won and the Border/Gavaskar Trophy retained?

Warner--FAIL
Renshaw-- Pass- off a crack... unplayable
Smith--Pass-an shooter... unplayable
SMarsh--FAIL
Handscomb--Pass
MMarsh--FAIL
Wade--FAIL
Starc--FAIL
SOK-- FAIL

Pass mark for their bowling Hazlewood, Lyon (1st inn only), Starc.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Going South » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:00 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:My squad Test 3.

Warner/Khawaja
Renshaw
Smith
Handscomb
SMarsh/Khawaja
MMarsh/Agar/Maxwell
Wade/Handscomb
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Agar/Swepson/Bird
Lyon

That's too many picks.
Name 5 bowlers and 5 batsmen.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:09 pm

How is seeking an opinion from your support staff considered cheating? There had been no replays.. so no definitive proof. Nothing to garner toward making a decision. It just shows an immaturity by Handscomb and Smith. Or as Smith called it "a brain fade". Nothing more. Storm in a teacup from an over the top Virat Kohli.

I do question Smith's ability to captain under pressure. He often looks bewildered when things are not going Australia's way and at a loss to find ways to turns things round. Take for instance, the SMarsh dismissal. A shocking brain explosion by SOS it must be said .

But why did Smith not review it on the off chance it was missing. Was a chance worth taking. As it turned out the computer showed the ball missing. I doubt it would have made a great deal of difference in the long run as Marsh looked shot as a duck out there. Not up for the battle. Something that has plagued his career.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby louie_db9 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:10 pm

Very satisfying (and surprising!) win for India given the state of play at close on day 1. I thought it was over then. I'm still wondering why India haven't prepared wickets like the ones in the England series. More traditional wickets good for batting then help spinners as match goes on. India won on those pitches even when losing the toss.

Anyway, series set up nicely, now we wait to see what pitch is like for 3rd Test.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:16 pm

Going South wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:My squad Test 3.

Warner/Khawaja
Renshaw
Smith
Handscomb
SMarsh/Khawaja
MMarsh/Agar/Maxwell
Wade/Handscomb
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Agar/Swepson/Bird
Lyon

That's too many picks.
Name 5 bowlers and 5 batsmen.


Ok I will.
Khawaja (vc)
Renshaw
Smith (c)
Handscomb
SMarsh?
Agar
Wade?
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Lyon
Bird
Swepson (12)

Handscomb is as capable with gloves as Wade. A problem is we have no reserve specialist batsman to bat #6 if Khawaja is picked. An option then could be move Warner there. He has been next to hopeless against the moving pace and spin new ball.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:29 pm

After proving there are some in this Australian side that do not deserve to wear the iconic Baggy Green cap.. heads are now firmly placed on the chopping block with the executioner's axe set to fall if they fail to bring home the Border/Gavaskar Trophy.

They are Mitchell Marsh, and Mathew Wade while Davey Warner's place is a little less secure than it was before this tour. SMarsh probably saved his place with his gritty first innings half century.

The thing that upsets me the most and no doubt thousands of dejected Aussie supporters..is that Australia dominated more of that match than did India. We had one hand on the coveted Border/Gavaskar Trophy up until the Monday afternoon session when our attack failed to dislodge Rahane and Pujara. That was when the momentum swung in favor of India and when I believe we began to lose that match.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby baggygreenmania » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:38 pm

Yes Agar is an attacking left arm orthodox bowler.. An action similar to Kiwi great Dan Vettori IMO. His batting would add some starch at #6 I believe.

He could also come in for either SOK or Lyon who failed miserably as well when the chips were down and the real pressure was on. Maxwell will also be considered at @6. With no MMarch as back up paceman, Bird should play.

I guess it will depend on what pitch the BCCI prepares. The momentum anyway is a1ll with India now after that pathetic capitulation. At least one good thing came out of the game.. I have Ashwin as one of my IHAG team.

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

Postby louie_db9 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:39 pm

Misty, surely these grounds have hosted at least first-class cricket before so curators should have a rough idea of the kind of pitch that will be prepared and adjust it accordingly? Unless these are definitely the kind of tracks BCCI wanted?

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

Postby MikeR68 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:16 am

You're a bit lenient on the pass marks Baggers, The bowlers lost it for us at the close of Day 3. Only having 4 /213 and India were approaching a 125 lead which was proven enough to win the test. What ever happened with the bowlers from then on is irrelevant. The fact is the Australian bowling attack gave the Indian batsmen a full 80 overs of rubbish.(5th wicket fell in the 85th over and they fell quickly just like the Australian batsmen fell quickly, nothing to cheer about there) India took advantage of it and won the test. Lyon bowled well in the 1st innings which covered the lackluster performance of the others, but when he failed to take wickets in the 2nd innings, what were the options, more of the same from O'Keefe, no threat for India. Why is Starc in the side? Reason because Hazelwood bowled poorly in Sri Lanka and made him look good. Since Sri Lanka, Starc has taken 33 wickets at an average of 32 from 8 tests. That's back to the Starc of old and everyone keeps remembering his performance in Sri Lanka, and it keeps him in the side. Bet you were jumping up and down about Hazelwood's 6/67, previous 3 innings out of a possible 30 wickets what did Hazelwood get.... 1/60. The 6/67 keeps the selectors off his back for the remainder of the tour, if he didn't take them (in a losing performance) we would be questioning his place in the side. M Marsh....yeah I saw that his ability to reverse the ball has come in handy...Waste of a position there. But what are the options.....Bird?

David Warner will never be dropped, because if he hasn't been dropped by now based on his away performances, he never will be. S Marsh did well in this test, got a dodgy decision in the 2nd innings, and Smith admitted it was his fault for the non-review..... it happens. M Marsh has to go and Khawaja in the side, the only other change may be O'Keefe for the leggie, Swepson, but I doubt that will happen. But then again if Kholi gets his way Khawaja may be coming in for Smith, it doesn't appear that he is going to back down on the cheating charge.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:09 am

Read the last para of my earlier post Mike I said the same. I was jumping up and down and so should have you. That Hazlewood spell turned the test in our favor. I keep telling you Haz is still learning how to bowl in overseas conditions. He will benefit greatly from that outing.

It was the ensuing overs and poor bowling by the rest of the attack in that last session that undid the earlier good work. The spinners went from diamonds to rocks. Starc started spraying them all over and Marsh was next to useless.

Why did Smith not bowl himself? Could have jagged a wicket with his big turning leggies. Bird is a good option. He swings the ball and is accurate. Did sufficient in Aussie summer to be permanent third seamer for the foreseeable future. If MMarsh is dropped then we could need another seamer. Who the hell do we bat at #6. Agar, Maxwel? Do we move Warner there and bring in Khawaja to open. At least we will then have greater batting depth.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:17 am

SOS may have got a dodgy decision but he played a brain dead shot.. weak.. stupid. Why would you shoulder arms when a bloke is targeting your stumps. Madness.. I was infuriated with him after that. We needed his vast experience at a crucial time. Smith should have reviewed. I touched on that situation in earlier post. Cheating..what bulldust.

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

Postby MikeR68 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:40 am

Kholi's adamant Smith was doing it, and he did the right thing in his complaint procedure. The umpires did have a word to Smith, so there may be a case there, who knows. You too have admitted that if we drop M Marsh we may need another seamer. Why? if the bowling attack can't do it with 4 then change the 4 bowlers, the 5th bowler only covers ineptness in a bowling attack and shortens the batting lineup, something Australia can't afford.
No I wasn't jumping up and down about Hazelwood, nor was I about Lyon's 8/50, nor O'Keefe's 1st test performance. I would trade all those for a consistent performance in every innings. 4 bowlers, 2 take 3 wickets, 2 take 2 wickets every single innings. One off performances mean nothing if they follow them up with garbage performances, which has been the norm now for numerous tests since Harris and Johnson retired, and that is why Australia have been losing tests at a frequent consistency. You keep saying Hazelwood's still learning, but most bowlers in Australia's history only played 70 matches maximum (McGrath and Warner are the only exceptions) and Hazelwood is approaching 30, at what point does the learning stop and experience takes over. Can't keep using that as an excuse.

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

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:41 am

baggygreenmania wrote:My squad Test 3.

Warner/Khawaja
Renshaw
Smith
Handscomb
SMarsh/Khawaja
MMarsh/Agar/Maxwell
Wade/Handscomb
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Agar/Swepson/Bird
Lyon


what is the point of picking every player in the squad?

you can only have 11

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:14 am

I said he was still learning to bowl in overseas conditions. He has had two overseas trips before this. All different locations which need a different approach. I expect all the other past greats took their time to acclimatize to overseas conditions. I am saying bring in Bird if Marsh is dropped and play the three seamers. Unless they doctor another spinners track then one spinner should be suffiient. Let us try the three seamer method.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:15 am

Misty wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:
Ok I will.
Khawaja (vc)
Renshaw
Smith (c)
Handscomb
SMarsh?
Agar
Wade?
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Lyon
Bird
Swepson (12)


Warner is vice captain, he will play, bird for Dharamshala only.
No Agar but not Ruled out, is he Left arm orthodox?

I changed it.. look. I later posted perhaps move Warner to #6 to strengthen the batting. Yikes. Well he is a specialist bat. Agar would add some starch to the lower order batting and is an attacking bowler. He could be dangerous in conditions which suit.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:19 am

MikeR68 wrote:Kholi's adamant Smith was doing it, and he did the right thing in his complaint procedure. The umpires did have a word to Smith, so there may be a case there, who knows. You too have admitted that if we drop M Marsh we may need another seamer. Why? if the bowling attack can't do it with 4 then change the 4 bowlers, the 5th bowler only covers ineptness in a bowling attack and shortens the batting lineup, something Australia can't afford.
No I wasn't jumping up and down about Hazelwood, nor was I about Lyon's 8/50, nor O'Keefe's 1st test performance. I would trade all those for a consistent performance in every innings. 4 bowlers, 2 take 3 wickets, 2 take 2 wickets every single innings. One off performances mean nothing if they follow them up with garbage performances, which has been the norm now for numerous tests since Harris and Johnson retired, and that is why Australia have been losing tests at a frequent consistency. You keep saying Hazelwood's still learning, but most bowlers in Australia's history only played 70 matches maximum (McGrath and Warner are the only exceptions) and Hazelwood is approaching 30, at what point does the learning stop and experience takes over. Can't keep using that as an excuse.

Kholi was adamant about what? Smith looked to the dressing room. What of it. How is that cheating when there had been no definative proof either way. No replay in other words. It was dumb thing to do as Smith admitted but it was not cheating.

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

Postby Mick180461 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:36 am

baggygreenmania wrote:My squad Test 3.

Warner/Khawaja
Renshaw
Smith
Handscomb
SMarsh/Khawaja
MMarsh/Agar/Maxwell
Wade/Handscomb
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Agar/Swepson/Bird
Lyon

Baggers thats the entire touring team mate.
My changes for the 3rd test, Khawaja & Maxwell for the Marsh's, no change to the attack, they done their job in Banglaru.

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

Postby raja » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:48 am

baggygreenmania wrote:I do question Smith's ability to captain under pressure. He often looks bewildered when things are not going Australia's way and at a loss to find ways to turns things round. Take for instance, the SMarsh dismissal. A shocking brain explosion by SOS it must be said .

But why did Smith not review it on the off chance it was missing. Was a chance worth taking. As it turned out the computer showed the ball missing. I doubt it would have made a great deal of difference in the long run as Marsh looked shot as a duck out there. Not up for the battle. Something that has plagued his career.


I've heard many ridiculous things in my life but this thing which I read in today's paper takes the cake.

Apparently Smith told Shaun to go for DRS, but he just turned around and walked!

So, a communication problem!!!!

This is what he said in an interview, relating to the Shaun Marsh dismissal (as reported in today's Times of India):

"We weren't entirely sure. I said "go" as in "go have a look at it". But he turned around and started walking. Maybe I should have just put my hands up and done it. We then saw the replay and it was missing the stumps. It would have been a nice one to review".

How ridiculous is that? Now THIS is a brain fade.

We still don't know what difference it would have made - maybe none at all. But this will remain in the realm of "what-if".

Another thing. With all this talk about Marsh not taking the review, we overlook the fact that it was a horror of a decision to start with. That was SO clearly outside off, how did the umpire give it out in the first place?

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:57 am

Mick180461 wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:My squad Test 3.

Warner/Khawaja
Renshaw
Smith
Handscomb
SMarsh/Khawaja
MMarsh/Agar/Maxwell
Wade/Handscomb
Starc
Hazlewood
SOK/Agar/Swepson/Bird
Lyon

Baggers thats the entire touring team mate.
My changes for the 3rd test, Khawaja & Maxwell for the Marsh's, no change to the attack, they done their job in Banglaru.

Ignore that. Have a look at my revised team.

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

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:09 am

Llong gave it out raja because he is a ordinary umpire. Not the first time he has missed a howler. I posted earlier Smith seems to lose it when he is under pressure as a captain.. this was a prime example of that.

It may have been a howler of an umpire decision but what a shocker of a shot by Marsh.. shouldering arms to a bowler who was clearly attacking the stumps. That is a major brain fade for mine. Marshs sub continental experience was really needed at that stage. I think that incident threw Smith as he was out not long after. A shooter that barely reached above his ankle did not help.

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

Postby vandy » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:11 am

Katto wrote:
Verity wrote:Kohli yelled at Smith f**k off when he got out :lol:


yep, I saw that :lol:


Oh really, :lolup: :lmao: :oops:

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

Postby Mick180461 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:17 am

raja wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:
Another thing. With all this talk about Marsh not taking the review, we overlook the fact that it was a horror of a decision to start with. That was SO clearly outside off, how did the umpire give it out in the first place?

You can be given out LBW if struck outside the line of offstump if you are not playing a shot.

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

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:18 am

baggygreenmania wrote:Llong gave it out raja because he is a ordinary umpire. Not the first time he has missed a howler. I posted earlier Smith seems to lose it when he is under pressure as a captain.. this was a prime example of that.

It may have been a howler of an umpire decision but what a shocker of a shot by Marsh.. shouldering arms to a bowler who was clearly attacking the stumps. That is a major brain fade for mine. Marshs sub continental experience was really needed at that stage. I think that incident threw Smith as he was out not long after. A shooter that barely reached above his ankle did not help.


If Shaun Marsh reviewed that Aussies probably win.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:18 am

What was with the whole pointing to the head when Ashwin bowled Starc?
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:13 am

WTF is this bias against Khawaja about.?

He is our second best bat and a matchwinner.

Selectors once in become bureaucrats and refuse to admit mistakes hoping to eventually be proven right.

What did Einstein say about insanity?

Trying to prove a theory and getting it wrong then repeating the process over and over hoping to succeed.

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

Postby raja » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:17 am

Verity wrote:What was with the whole pointing to the head when Ashwin bowled Starc?

Apparently Starc did the same thing when he was bowling and got a wicket.
So Ashwin just returned the compliment. :-)
This sort of thing, I'm ok with.
Harmless. Not abusive

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

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:27 am

Insanity

doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"?

Was alberts actual quote.

Seriously these selectors have just about ruined Ussie. He would have been a much better player with the experience on these ridiculous wickets.

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

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:02 am

Loose halo wrote:WTF is this bias against Khawaja about.?

He is our second best bat and a matchwinner.

Selectors once in become bureaucrats and refuse to admit mistakes hoping to eventually be proven right.

What did Einstein say about insanity?

Trying to prove a theory and getting it wrong then repeating the process over and over hoping to succeed.


Ponting wouldn't have got a game in the subcontinant if they went of his early results

Pontings Indian series.

96/97 - 1 Test 27 runs @ 13.50

97/98 - 3 Tests 105 runs @ 21

00/01 - 3 Tests 17 runs @ 3.4

04/05 - 1 Test 23 runs @ 11.5

08/09 - 3 Tests 266 runs @ 38

Overall

14 Tests 662 runs @ 26 :lol:

Seems odd they haven't given Khawaja time to prove himself over there.
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:44 am

Verity wrote:
baggygreenmania wrote:Llong gave it out raja because he is a ordinary umpire. Not the first time he has missed a howler. I posted earlier Smith seems to lose it when he is under pressure as a captain.. this was a prime example of that.

It may have been a howler of an umpire decision but what a shocker of a shot by Marsh.. shouldering arms to a bowler who was clearly attacking the stumps. That is a major brain fade for mine. Marshs sub continental experience was really needed at that stage. I think that incident threw Smith as he was out not long after. A shooter that barely reached above his ankle did not help.


If Shaun Marsh reviewed that Aussies probably win.


thats a stretch :lol:

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

Postby Katto » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:48 am

CA logic would be that Khawaja lost his place to Shaun Marsh in Sri Lanka, so only way Khawaja comes back in is if S.Marsh gets injured.
They've decided in their infinite idiocy that #6 is a position for allrounders and Cartright is the logical replacement.

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

Postby Loose halo » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:16 am

Actually Katto that is a very interesting point.

I will kick off a thread about past allrounders and where they played.

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

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Katto wrote:CA logic would be that Khawaja lost his place to Shaun Marsh in Sri Lanka, so only way Khawaja comes back in is if S.Marsh gets injured.
They've decided in their infinite idiocy that #6 is a position for allrounders and Cartright is the logical replacement.


Stoinis has been called into the Test squad, will he play?
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Re: India vs Australia: 2nd Test; March 4-8, 2017 at Bangalore

Postby baggygreenmania » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:45 pm

How does a man averaging @16 yes a piddling @16 in this Shield season possibly warrant a call up to the test side? The inmates continue to run the asylum.

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

Postby Verity » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:52 pm

baggygreenmania wrote:How does a man averaging @16 yes a piddling @16 in this Shield season possibly warrant a call up to the test side? The inmates continue to run the asylum.


You should know by now, if your a allrounder you get special treatment by the Aussie selectors.
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