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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Well what about the rest of his career then? It's not like it's his first good match - he's played 28 Tests and averages 40+. He's a quality bat for someone who bats seven and keeps to a decent standard. Of those who have kept in as many games as him, he has the fifth best average of all time.

    You can have doubts about his keeping (I don't, personally, but that's because I've seen a lot more of him at state level - he's underachieved in Tests a little with the gloves so far), but he's definitely a better keeper than Prior and Flower for example - two of the only four above him, and his batting isn't "average".


    No.

    Just no.

    Can't keep to spin and turd when the ball swings after pitching. Prior's not great shakes, but Haddin's a stopper at best.
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    Good stop. Fielding needs to be much sharper than first session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post


    No.

    Just no.

    Can't keep to spin and turd when the ball swings after pitching. Prior's not great shakes, but Haddin's a stopper at best.


    No.

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    England $20?!



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    All requisite props to Strauss, but this bowling is utterly dire.
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    Sadly, Siddle excluded, it wasnt much better in the 1st innings either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post


    No.

    Just no.
    Seriously, if Haddin's a good keeper he's hidden it well. Don't rate him even slightly with the gloves.

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    The disappointing thing is that Hilf has all the movement he needs to get wickets, but he just can't or won't pitch it where it might actually matter.

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    Oh dear, watched the replay of the dropped catch by Mitch. What a clanger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool View Post
    Sadly, Siddle excluded, it wasnt much better in the 1st innings either.
    All of their bowlers (bar obv. colly) were better than ours apart from Siddle imo.

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    I don't think Sky much rates the camera work for whatever reason. We get getting "match coverage provided by Channel 9" disclaimers shown.

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    Why do I get the feeling that a collapse is imminent?
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, wow, what a shot, that is awesome...it's a repeat of his six off Muralitharan at Edgbaston, as he switches his grip and reverse-hits Styris over deep cover (or should that be deep square-leg) for a memorable maximum.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cricinfo
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    Styris to Pietersen, SIX, that's the most extraordinary shot, he switches his grip to that of a left-hander and launches Stryis high over long-off for a might six. That is one of the more incredible shots you'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Why do I get the feeling that a collapse is imminent?
    because you are watching England. does it really need to be said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Pietersen View Post
    Why do I get the feeling that a collapse is imminent?
    'Cos yer English, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I don't think Sky much rates the camera work for whatever reason. We get getting "match coverage provided by Channel 9" disclaimers shown.
    Well, of course it would seem weird as it's filmed to suit whatever the C9 comms are doing. So there's going to be some weird shots and weird timings that won't have anything to do with Sky's stuff as they can't pull up replays as they demand.



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