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    Dumped for Adelaide and top wicket taker for Australia in the series, well in Mitch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    Australia 2 England 1

    Leading run scorer: Ponting, is an obvious point but he really is so crucial to this series and got a nasty feeling he is going to have a good one.

    Most Wickets: Broad, will win England their test match.

    Finn to do better than a lot of people expect but Tremlett to come in and do well when someone gets injured.

    North to play every test.

    Collingwood to be dropped by the 5th test.
    Delighted to be wrong about pretty much everything apart from Tremlett.

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    There did seem to be quite a lot of Australian optimism we could win the series. I guess the end of the drought caught us by surprise as swing hasn't really played a part in Australian summers for ages, England improved a lot since 09 and we have declined.

    If we want to retrospectively look back at a key turning point: 517/1 for mine

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    Nah, 98 at Melbourne. After thrashing us to square the series, Boxing Day at Melbourne was the time to really grab the momentum and run with it. The pathetic capitulation summed up Australia's series perfectly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    3-1 to the good guys, that's England
    Top runscorer - Kevin Pietersen. Watson for the filthy horrible crims.
    Top wicket taker - Stuart Broad. Bollinger for the filthy horrible crims.
    Dumpings - Many Aussies to dump their passports in a state of embarassment
    Debutant/Returning players - Allan Border from the desperate convicts
    Surprise Packet - wdfu_ben91 returns to congratulate England
    Er, got the score right
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
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    5-0 Australia
    Top runscorer - Dogscratch, Mussey, Strauss
    Top wicket taker - Dougeh, Swann
    Dumpings - KP's missus, Bronte's Surf
    Debutant/Returning players - Siddle, Flintoff, Spofforth
    Surprise Packet - Cheese and Onion Samboy's
    Well got the run scorer for aus, and i'm pretty sure someone got dumped at Bronte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Interesting to see no one as yet predicting against their team to win.

    Result: 3-1 Australia
    Runs: Ponting and Strauss
    Wickets: Hilfenhaus and Broad
    Dumpings: North and possibly Hauritz
    Returns/debuts: Usman Khawaja, Phil Hughes, Steve Smith
    Surprises: Watson to get injured by the third Test, after which Hughes will gun it. Also, one hattrick will be taken (worth a shot).
    Picked the scoreline, just the wrong team. Runs and wickets all wrong. Returns were on the money, though obviously a few missing.

    And I've said it before but still so chuffed about the hattrick call.
    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Well got the run scorer for aus, and i'm pretty sure someone got dumped at Bronte.
    Nice avatar mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Some very astute shouts in there, mixed with some frankly dreadful ones...
    The worst one is that last one. You would've been on the plane by then so how would you have taken the gloves?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Nice avatar mate
    ****. Yours will be mine in due time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Scoreline: 3-1 Australia
    Top Runscorers: Ricky Ponting and Paul Collingwood
    Top Wicket Takers: Peter Siddle and Graeme Swann
    Debutant/Returning Players: Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle
    Suprise Package: Siddle's Sizzling Summer
    Scoreline is the wrong way around.
    Run scorers were easily the two most disappointing batsman, a big no for me on this one.
    Wicket takers finished in 2nd and 3rd for their country.
    Debutant/Returning players was a decent call and I'm happy with Siddle's summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Us in 1986/7 comes to mind.

    As for predictions:

    Score: 2-2 draw thus England retain blah blah.. Hmm much too under-confident there.

    Top Runscorers: Ricky Ponting overall; Ian Bell for England. Gah. Horribly wrong with the first and just wrong with the second. Did anyone see Cook coming?

    Top Wicket Takers: Mitchell Johnson, so good on home conditions, overall; Stuart Broad for England. Correct about Johnno (though not overall), majorly out with Broady, although hard to predict an injury.

    Failures: Have a feeling Steven Finn might get dropped - not playing too badly but because Tremlett is more useful at this stage, also Colly might have a tough time; Hauritz at some point. Woohoo got the Finny bit right, although Tremmers came in under different circumstances. Colly did have a tough time but didn't get dropped. Hauritz should have come in, i'm claiming that one.

    Returning: Tremlett, Morgan; Siddle. Morgs wrong, others right

    Surprise Packages: Marcus North will be very good and consistent ; Belly. Belly surprised the aussies and...North...well...
    As above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MW1304 View Post
    Did anyone see Cook coming?.

    *cough*

    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    Not bad, except for the result.
    Why? 3-1 to the good guys was spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    The worst one is that last one. You would've been on the plane by then so how would you have taken the gloves?!
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