Great performance by England, congrats to all English fans on this site.
No Australia lost!
Oh well, expected, considering how well England outplayed Australia.
R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best
R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi
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Have a man crush on Ponting. Love listening to him talk as well, so direct, no cliches and always very interesting.
Bring back Brad Hogg.
Rest In Peace Craigos
Not sure how Midge Johnson is suddenly the answer again...he hasn't played a match since the debacle in Brisbane.
Would personally back Bollinger to come good (if fit) over Midge at the moment.
All credit to England, massively disappointed with the Australian effort. Really want to see some heads roll, yet can't for the life of me think of who would come into the side to make a difference, nor who is really responsible for playing so poorly. I suppose a 1-0 scoreline flatters the fact that the last 6 wickets for England have cost 1,000,000 runs each. Hopelessly crashing on batsmen-friendly conditions is inexcusable as well.
Lots to ponder, lots to worry about from an Australian perspective. Time to take out my frustration on my liver.
Honestly, I did not expect Australia to lose this match. I guess the pitch deteriorated a little more than I thought it would, and England were brilliant with the ball, but you would still back Australia to do well when they have their backs against the wall.
It is hard to put a finger on what the problem exactly is. No batsman seems to be horribly out of touch, the bowlers have toiled away hard in unforgiving conditions only to be let down by their fielders. It is hard to put all the blame on Ricky Ponting either, it is apparent that he is giving it his all, both as captain and batsman.
I checked the weather last night and it was something like 100% chance of 45mm of rain and I lost my footing a little bit. Morning it was sunny and nice, got some time on the river, but even though it was mad funs it was enough time for Australia to collapse in on themselves. If only it rained earlier waaaah.
Australia have serious problems at present summed up by the fact they will be chopping and changing their side again for Perth in much the same way England used to in the 90's, picking various combinations randomly hoping to find the magic formula. From experience it rarely works.
It's not "random" though - the players being replaced do really need to go.
Whether or not we could do the same thing as England at the moment with either the bat or the ball is highly debatable. Australia would have to raise its game a long way to get there.
This is in no way making excuses for Australia or belittling England's effort though. As I said, they're much better than we are at the moment. If they maintain this form and we can't pick our effort up then it's as good as over.
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