Cricket Player Manager
Page 338 of 341 FirstFirst ... 238288328336337338339340 ... LastLast
Results 5,056 to 5,070 of 5106
Like Tree13Likes

Thread: *Official* Third Test at the WACA

  1. #5056
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    33,058
    Really? Didn't notice the rest. Nice moment anyway.
    + time's fickle card game ~ with you and i +


    get ready for a broken ****in' arm

  2. #5057
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    42,078
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Really? Didn't notice the rest. Nice moment anyway.
    Yeah but Smith was fairly pegging them at people. Reckon there might have been a copule of people hurt. Ponting was telling him where to throw them.

    Hopefully at English supporters.

    Hard.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"

    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

  3. #5058
    Global Moderator Spark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    A Blood Rainbow
    Posts
    33,058
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Yeah but Smith was fairly pegging them at people. Reckon there might have been a copule of people hurt. Ponting was telling him where to throw them.

    Hopefully at English supporters.

    Hard.
    Haha I don't think he realised how hard he was throwing them. They were clearly supposed to be lazy lobs, but he forgot he wasn't throwing it to Brad Haddin.

  4. #5059
    Cricketer Of The Year ripper868's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    The Nest
    Posts
    8,427
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Really? Didn't notice the rest. Nice moment anyway.
    Did it at the Gabba as well at the end of day 3. ****ing Clarke threw it over my head...Wac.
    Parmi

    Avatar now by choice. 5-0 in the Ashes and all.


  5. #5060
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    42,078
    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Haha I don't think he realised how hard he was throwing them. They were clearly supposed to be lazy lobs, but he forgot he wasn't throwing it to Brad Haddin.
    Haddin would have dropped it tbf.
    Last edited by Burgey; 19-12-2010 at 10:04 PM.

  6. #5061
    International 12th Man Rant0r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Country West Australia
    Posts
    1,534
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Haddin would have dropped it tbf.
    Hahaha

  7. #5062
    Cricket Web Staff Member Woodster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    5,521
    Well, well, well, a convincing Aussie win to level the series and promise a thrilling end to this Ashes series. Much credit has to be given to the hosts for battling back from a hammering at Adelaide to inflict there own confidence crushing victory, and thoroughly deserved it was.

    Johnson and Harris found the Perth conditions very much to their liking, while Hussey's frustrating yet outstanding form continues to ensure he carries the Aussie top six.

    As for England's batting it was inept and hopefully a performance that will not be repeated in this series. We have seen England struggle when conditions are spicy like at Perth, Jo'burg, Headingley, etc, and there was a number of dismissals over the two innings that the batsmen should be fuming with. It also seems to take a pitch like this for the Aussie attack to look effective. We know on flatter tracks they struggle to remain disciplined, lack any real penetration, and so it'll be interesting to see what's prepared at Melbourne.

    I do believe we can bounceback though, just like we did after Headingley. This doesn't seem to be a group of guys that will mope around and feel sorry for themselves.

    As for the next Test, rumours abound that Finn may be rested, ie dropped, and I for one am all in favour of that move, which brings Bresnan and Shahzad into the equation. At this moment in time I personally would edge towards Bresnan being included but I'm sure there'll be much speculation over that in the following days.

    Collingwood is another player whose position in the side may come under scrutiny, but I believe England will, and should, persevere with him. Maybe a sensible move would be to demote a place in the batting line-up, but he should for me certainly take to the field at the MCG.
    http://batallday.blogspot.com/ - Cricket blog dedicated to domestic cricket.

  8. #5063
    Cricketer Of The Year wpdavid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    8,948
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Well, well, well, a convincing Aussie win to level the series and promise a thrilling end to this Ashes series. Much credit has to be given to the hosts for battling back from a hammering at Adelaide to inflict there own confidence crushing victory, and thoroughly deserved it was.

    Johnson and Harris found the Perth conditions very much to their liking, while Hussey's frustrating yet outstanding form continues to ensure he carries the Aussie top six.

    As for England's batting it was inept and hopefully a performance that will not be repeated in this series. We have seen England struggle when conditions are spicy like at Perth, Jo'burg, Headingley, etc, and there was a number of dismissals over the two innings that the batsmen should be fuming with. It also seems to take a pitch like this for the Aussie attack to look effective. We know on flatter tracks they struggle to remain disciplined, lack any real penetration, and so it'll be interesting to see what's prepared at Melbourne.

    I do believe we can bounceback though, just like we did after Headingley. This doesn't seem to be a group of guys that will mope around and feel sorry for themselves.

    As for the next Test, rumours abound that Finn may be rested, ie dropped, and I for one am all in favour of that move, which brings Bresnan and Shahzad into the equation. At this moment in time I personally would edge towards Bresnan being included but I'm sure there'll be much speculation over that in the following days.

    Collingwood is another player whose position in the side may come under scrutiny, but I believe England will, and should, persevere with him. Maybe a sensible move would be to demote a place in the batting line-up, but he should for me certainly take to the field at the MCG.
    Brave man pointing out that our batting was inept - one or two of the locals won't be happy about you not giving enough credit to the Aus bowlers. But you're right - especially in the 2nd innings, where they really didn't appear interested in guttsing it out against some decent test match quality bowling.

    It would be hard to see us coming back from this if there hadn't been one or two precursors over the years. I'm hoping for a repeat of the SA tour in 2004/5 when we played like absolute amateurs in the 3rd test but then cleaned up in the 4th.

    I suppose it all boils down to Johnson. If he bowls like he did in the first innings, then we're pretty much stuffed. If not, then our batsmen just need to stand up and be counted instead of only fighting over who could find the biggest white flag to wave.

    As for Finn vs Bresnan vs Shahzad - I dunno. Finn looked a real liability in the 2nd innings despite taking a few wickets. I really don't rate Bresnan, but I suspect that Shahzad isn't quite all he's cracked up to be. If this is another 'result' pitch and Swann ain't going to get a bowl after Day 3, then perhaps we'd actually be better playing four quicks. Maybe. It'd be a brave man to make that particular call.

    Strauss needs a better game as captain though. Sloppy for much of Day 1 and ill-judged for much of day 3. Not his finest effort imo.

  9. #5064
    Cricket Web Staff Member Woodster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    5,521
    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Brave man pointing out that our batting was inept - one or two of the locals won't be happy about you not giving enough credit to the Aus bowlers. But you're right - especially in the 2nd innings, where they really didn't appear interested in guttsing it out against some decent test match quality bowling.

    It would be hard to see us coming back from this if there hadn't been one or two precursors over the years. I'm hoping for a repeat of the SA tour in 2004/5 when we played like absolute amateurs in the 3rd test but then cleaned up in the 4th.

    I suppose it all boils down to Johnson. If he bowls like he did in the first innings, then we're pretty much stuffed. If not, then our batsmen just need to stand up and be counted instead of only fighting over who could find the biggest white flag to wave.

    As for Finn vs Bresnan vs Shahzad - I dunno. Finn looked a real liability in the 2nd innings despite taking a few wickets. I really don't rate Bresnan, but I suspect that Shahzad isn't quite all he's cracked up to be. If this is another 'result' pitch and Swann ain't going to get a bowl after Day 3, then perhaps we'd actually be better playing four quicks. Maybe. It'd be a brave man to make that particular call.

    Strauss needs a better game as captain though. Sloppy for much of Day 1 and ill-judged for much of day 3. Not his finest effort imo.
    Yes I'm sure they won't be happy for a lack of credit for their bowlers, but they do derserve some, well Harris and Johnson anyway.

    You don't know what you're going to get with Johnson the following session let alone the following Test, so it could conceivably be back to the Johnson that gets slapped about at Melbourne. He's had his one Test where he looks a potential world class bowler and clean striking lower order batsman.

    It would be a brave man to leave Swann out, and possibly a crazy one. Without knowing whether the pitch will turn later in the game or at least offer enough for Swann to be effective, then to leave him out would be a huge gamble. Although he wasn't brilliant at Perth was still underbowled in that second innings.

    I agree I don't think it was Strauss anywhere near his best as captain in that last Test.

  10. #5065
    International Regular stephen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    aus
    Posts
    3,779
    Johnson looked more than world class - if he bowled all the time as he did in the first innings we'd already be pronouncing him an all time great. He was getting that late inswing that is so deadly to right handers and was incredibly accurate. It really was a case of Dr Jekkyl and Mr Hyde when you compare his Brisbane and WACA performances.

  11. #5066
    Cricket Web Staff Member Woodster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Manchester, England
    Posts
    5,521
    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Johnson looked more than world class - if he bowled all the time as he did in the first innings we'd already be pronouncing him an all time great. He was getting that late inswing that is so deadly to right handers and was incredibly accurate. It really was a case of Dr Jekkyl and Mr Hyde when you compare his Brisbane and WACA performances.
    Steady on, looked more than world class would be a slight overstatement, and if he was producing performances like that on anything like a consistent basis, rather once a year, he would soon be thought of as a top bowler.

  12. #5067
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,811
    I think it's fair to describe him as something a bit above world-class when on form. As an ardent McGrath fan I'm pretty unwilling to disregard consistency just for the sake of it. But I've certainly never seen anyone else bowl a spell as good as Johnson can. I've seen bowlers match his express pace, awkward angle, hooping inswing, raw aggression and pinpoint accuracy, but not all at once.

    I guess it's all a bit surplus to requirements when any of those attributes coupled with the last one is generally more than enough, but it's pretty damn good to watch.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

  13. #5068
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    The Castle
    Posts
    42,078
    That spell was as good as anything I've seen since Ambrose 7-1 at Perth in 92-93 tbh. It doesn't mean he's necessarily above world class, but that spell would have troubled anyone, from any era. It was fast, accurate and physically threatening. I still can't get over the ball that got Collingwood. Honestly, he's no Bradman but FMD, how often does a bloke batting five in a test line up miss a defensive shot by a foot?*










    *Current Clarke and Ponting excepted

  14. #5069
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Brisbane, Australia
    Posts
    17,229
    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Yes I'm sure they won't be happy for a lack of credit for their bowlers, but they do derserve some, well Harris and Johnson anyway.
    Think you're also under-rating the effect going for not many runs off 10 overs whilst holding down an end had too (Hilfenhaus).

    The difference in this test (apart from the extra juice in the wicket) was the lines our bowlers bowled. Siddle was (apparently) a bit sloppy, but the other 3 were on target for most of the match. Makes it hard to rack up scores of 500+ when you have guys bowling decent lines for 4 days.

    As I said before, I think the main difference overall between the two teams was the efforts of the bowlers. With England being much better for most of the first two tests. The Australian effort was much improved as a whole this test. I think the English batsmen being 'in the form of their lives' was played up in the media after they got runs on flat decks against a very poor bowling effort. Full credit to them for doing so, but the only bat who truly looked like he was in some form and could score runs anywhere during this test was Bell.

    You may be right about the Aussie bowlers being ill-disciplined on flat wickets though. I guess we might have the opportunity to find out in Melbourne. If Australia can keep bowling consistent lines it'll be interesting. If not, England will probably find themselves 'in the form of their lives' again.
    Last edited by Son Of Coco; 20-12-2010 at 07:09 PM.
    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

  15. #5070
    International Regular stephen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    aus
    Posts
    3,779
    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    That spell was as good as anything I've seen since Ambrose 7-1 at Perth in 92-93 tbh. It doesn't mean he's necessarily above world class, but that spell would have troubled anyone, from any era. It was fast, accurate and physically threatening. I still can't get over the ball that got Collingwood. Honestly, he's no Bradman but FMD, how often does a bloke batting five in a test line up miss a defensive shot by a foot?*


    *Current Clarke and Ponting excepted
    Exactly. The one that got Tremlett was the ball I thought was unplayable by anyone. It angled across the right hander, landed just outside the off stump, came back in late and hit the exact top of off. A total jaffa and unplayable by anyone.

    His bowling at the WACA was some of the best fast bowling that I've witnessed. The batsmen didn't throw their wickets away, Johnson earned their wickets with unplayable deliveries.

    Johnson's problem has always been consistency. When he's on song he's virtually unplayable, particularly for right handers. When he's off he's no better than a third grade trundler.



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Test Cricket World Champion (idea)
    By testfreak in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20-03-2010, 09:13 AM
  2. **Official** England in New Zealand
    By James in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 6035
    Last Post: 17-04-2008, 02:38 PM
  3. CW XI Test History
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum Statistics and Records
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 29-11-2007, 06:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •