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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Swann with 11 wickets at 38.63 so far. Third highest wicket taker (behind Finn and Anderson) at the moment, though. What would the bloke have to end up with to claim this as a successful tour down under?
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    Ended the series with 15 wickets at 39.8. Thoughts?
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    The Aussies' second innings scores were higher than their first innings scores in every Test, with the sole exception of the Gabba, where their second innings was left uncompleted at 107-1.

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    Is this the first time ever that an Australian top 4 has gone through a 5 match series without a century?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
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    Ended the series with 15 wickets at 39.8. Thoughts?
    Hard to say. I'm sure he would have liked some more wickets but with the seamers on fire, he had a different role which he performed quite well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
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    Ended the series with 15 wickets at 39.8. Thoughts?
    Economical partnership bowling, took a five-for on the only helpful deck. Done his job. I bet his economy would be stunning without Hussey.

    Probably one very good game, two good and two ordinary. A decent tour by anyone's standards.
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    Of the 33 England bowlers with 30+ wickets over the last 25 years, the two with the best averages are Tremlett and Finn.

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/eng...s;type=bowling

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
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    Ended the series with 15 wickets at 39.8. Thoughts?
    Slightly disappointing overall figures, but he can be largely satisfied with his work. Took 5 and bowled us to victory on the one deck which gave him assistance, and while I'd have liked him to take more wickets, you can't really argue with his economy. He was never going to be a crucial bowler if we were to win the series, he's supported the quicks superbly in the 3 Tests we did win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
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    Ended the series with 15 wickets at 39.8. Thoughts?
    Figures don't tell the full story IMO. As I said when you asked the question originally, for him to have had a successful tour all that was needed was England to have won the series.

    For the record I expected him to get around 18 wickets and probably make 2 match-winning or turning spells.

    He only got the one in the end but doubt he'll be complaining about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Conversely, England's overall batting average of 48.26 is currently the best they have ever got in a series down under, topping the 43.18 they managed in 1928/9.

    The only touring team to have bettered this in a series in Australia is India, who averaged 62.46 in 1985/6 and 49.22 in 2003/4.

    During Australia's dominant home period of 1993-2008, touring teams only scored an overall batting average of 26.92, with India the only team to get above 30 runs per wicket. Australia's own home batting average during this period was 44.50.
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