Originally Posted by WindieWeathers
I understand we had Australia in trouble in that Test, but it seems that these days our big performances seem to be in vain, the senior players seem to always turn up when we are already behind (one nil down in the series), why didn't they play like this in the first test?
that's my argument.
And it's a bit redundant when you consider OZ haven't come close to losing on the 'Gabba since the WI were here in 1988. Every
team struggles there most get killed, the only draws since '88 have been rain affected. NZ only got close almost 10 years ago because of a very friendly declaration in what was, again, a rain-affected match. Why do you think it's always the first Test of the tour?
EDIT: OZ's 'Gabba record since 1987. Simply awesome.
Only 8 losses there ever
, half of them in the 80's when the Aussies were pretty damn average.