DeusEx's posts relating to the law of averages and his generally poor understanding of basic probability infuriate so much.
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Poor England - gonna get thrashed by around 10 wickets I reckon.
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Australia v England: England take the hard knocks | Cricket Features | The Ashes 2010-11 | ESPN Cricinfo
Remember when Dale Steyn bowled that incredible spell at Paul Collingwood but he just kept somehow holding on.
Probably wasn't as good as Jimmy's spell yesterday but still a really good comparison, I feel.
A massive test for England tomorrow. Cook and Strauss succeeded in getting us to the close of play withhout any damage to the wickets column, and we should remember this is not a great Aussie attack. There was little threat in that last hour, and if, and I appreciate it is a big 'if', we bat anything like we could register a decent 2nd innings total tomorrow.
The pitch currently is not doing loads, the cracks are appearing but once the hardness of the ball diminishes, it's still a good track to bat on. Not much happened for Aussies with the new ball, they don't have that magic bowler of years gone by, so we should be hopeful of really making them work for these 10 2nd innings wickets.
We were unlucky first session on day 3, absolutely no doubt about that, but massive credit to Hussey and Haddin who were fantastic. Our plans were not very good, and I agree with Botham, in regards to bowling well outside off stump is a terrible plan in these circumstances.
Finn's figures were flattered with some cheap wickets, thought he was probably the least likely of the three seamers to penetrate, but there you go. He finally found the weakness in Mike Hussey with the short ball, it only took about 20 pull/hook shots for boundaries before he finally got one wrong!! We fed him so much in this area, Finn especially, they weren't quick bouncers, just gentle half trackers!
Swann was ineffective today, not much help around for him, we were drilled into the ground in that afternoon session, but hit back with a good final session.
A very tough ask for us now to come out of this Test at 0-0, but you never know. We have been resillient in the face of adversity in the past, and we need that attitude on day 4.
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That innings not only saved his skin but caused Eng (and the rest of the world tbh) another decade of pain including the very next test
As someone else said "opposition batsman scoring runs = bad"
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