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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    All this talk of conversion rates, yet Ponting received a huge amount of praise for reaching 70+ three times out of four innings in the recent Indian series, even though he didn't go on with it.
    Yeah he should have been given praise, because he had a good series average of 56 or something. But considering before that series he had been averaging poorly, one would like to think he should have been able to get somewhat better returns than that.

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    Since the topic of Ponting's performance in India is being discussed, imagine if Ponting had scored 150 in the first innings at Bangalore. Australia's first innings score in that scenario would have been at least around 575. And it is highly unlikely that they would have lost the test, even if he followed that up with a golden duck in the second innings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool View Post
    Think the point is that adequate = average = ordinary = Watson's career thus far. If a guy isnt making match winning contributions then it is a problem irrespective of whether he is averaging 50. Ultimately cricket is about winning games, not chipping in with minor contributions.
    But when you remember that in addition to making a fifty nearly every innings at the top he's a genuine wicket-taking threat and fields at first slip, questioning his contribution becomes a bit lol.
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    Yeah I don't think Watto is the problem.

    Australia have regularly been getting good starts. The problem has been that we have been putting on like 80 runs for the last six wickets. That is largely because Hussey has been out of form and North is dire.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool View Post
    Think the point is that adequate = average = ordinary = Watson's career thus far. If a guy isnt making match winning contributions then it is a problem irrespective of whether he is averaging 50. Ultimately cricket is about winning games, not chipping in with minor contributions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
    Yeah I don't think Watto is the problem.

    Australia have regularly been getting good starts. The problem has been that we have been putting on like 80 runs for the last six wickets. That is largely because Hussey has been out of form and North is dire.
    Yep very true. We've been putting on good starts, say, 0/80, then it goes to about 3/150, then if one of Katich or Clarke get out (the two batsmen usually in by now), boom, it all falls to pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    But when you remember that in addition to making a fifty nearly every innings at the top he's a genuine wicket-taking threat and fields at first slip, questioning his contribution becomes a bit lol.
    Please don't mention his slip fielding...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Jono defending Watson? Well I never.
    Yeah I feel dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
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    The sight of Ponting smiling is so arousing...and unfortunately, just not seen enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got_Spin View Post
    The sight of Ponting smiling is so arousing...and unfortunately, just not seen enough

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    wtf did you post that for. Disgusting. I've reported your post as indecent

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    Dirty Englishman has our trophy. He should learn to not touch other peoples' stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
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