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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    The thing is though if the England batting fails on a pitch doing a bit what the hell will happen to the Aussie batting in similar conditions as England were able to get 20 wickets on the same deck in Adelaide without too much problem.
    You are assuming performances in this match are indicative of the batting and bowling strength in general. I would say England played better on the day, and Australia played poorly. I don't think those performances will remain consistent over the entire series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizzorno View Post
    They'll have to try and get Hughes out of Freddie's pocket before they can consider calling him up though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    It was one game, mate

    That's the nature of batting, you can get nipped out quickly.

    Jesus christ, is a FC average of 50+ over a couple of years not good enough for people?

    It's all that Hayden, Langer, Slater, Martyn etc had.
    Meh, FC average of 22 this season is a bit gash.

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    Andy - did you watch North bat? Didn't look out of touch at all actually. Hit some good shots.

    Comes a time where you can't tolerate his low scores, but definitely didn't look out of form this match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Comes a time where you can't tolerate his low scores, but definitely didn't look out of form this match.
    It's all the more vexing considering he got out after scoring 20 runs!

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    North is crap. I genuinely used to think people were being too harsh on him before this match, but not anymore. The guy is very loose technically at the start of his innings, his all-or-nothing record is not a statistical anomaly, which was what I was suspecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    It's not "random" though - the players being replaced do really need to go.
    It is random though as you dropped Johnson and picked Bollinger who may well be dropped for Perth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    He scored a fluent century just a couple of tests ago, kinda hard to call him "horribly out of touch", to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    North is crap. I genuinely used to think people were being too harsh on him before this match, but not anymore. The guy is very loose technically at the start of his innings, his all-or-nothing record is not a statistical anomaly, which was what I was suspecting.
    TBF, apparently the cut-off was 27, so he didn't actually pass that

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    It's a bit perplexing when North is seen as being in touch and fluent in this test match, yet his contribution was still ~50 runs.

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    In Affectionate Remembrance
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    which died at Adelaide Oval
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    7th DECEMBER, 2010
    Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
    friends and acquaintances
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    R.I.P.
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    N.B. The body will be cremated and the Ashes kept by England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    In Affectionate Remembrance
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    AUSTRALIAN CRICKET,
    which died at Adelaide Oval
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    7th DECEMBER, 2010
    Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing
    friends and acquaintances
    ----
    R.I.P.
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    N.B. The body will be cremated and the Ashes kept by England.



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