Originally Posted by tooextracool
The new ball will always do something irrespective of how old the pitch is. The difference between Cook and Strauss and Watson and Katich this series has been that when that when Cook and Strauss got starts they have gone on and scored big runs. Accepting 50 is accepting mediocrity, there is absolutely no one in the history of cricket that has consistently managed to score 50 every game. Bottom line is that Watson is the man in form and him not converting is a problem because when hes out of form he's going to regret the time he didnt score the 100s that he should have.
By that theory Cook/Trott/KP will get out to a cheap score for every match this entire series and Aus will win the Ashes?