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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    If Ian Bell scores a century against us, I will reassess my opinion that the mid-80s was the nadir of Australian cricket.
    Hmm, Interesting question......

    This is the 1985 Australian side that lost to NZ by an innings & 41 runs when Hadlee went berserk;

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    DC Boon
    AR Border*
    GM Ritchie
    WB Phillips†
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    Do you think that team is stronger on paper than this current Australian line-up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    How is Bell a cheat for not being given out by the umpire?
    He was given out by the umpire.

    Anyhow, I would bat until lunch tomorrow. Aus can no longer win this game and given the way they have batted, 250 odd maybe enough for an innings win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    He was given out by the umpire.

    Anyhow, I would bat until lunch tomorrow. Aus can no longer win this game and given the way they have batted, 250 odd maybe enough for an innings win.
    Who reversed it on reconsidering.

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    Yes, Beer looks decent enough and doesn't bowl too many loose deliveries, but to be honest, I reckon Haurtitz would have done alright if he'd have got the nod, I personally think he bowls pretty good at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacknife View Post
    Yes, Beer looks decent enough and doesn't bowl too many loose deliveries, but to be honest, I reckon Haurtitz would have done alright if he'd have got the nod, I personally think he bowls pretty good at home.
    Haven't seen the series against SA then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Hmm, Interesting question......

    This is the 1985 Australian side that lost to NZ by an innings & 41 runs when Hadlee went berserk;

    KC Wessels
    AMJ Hilditch
    DC Boon
    AR Border*
    GM Ritchie
    WB Phillips†
    GRJ Matthews
    GF Lawson
    CJ McDermott
    DR Gilbert
    RG Holland


    Do you think that team is stronger on paper than this current Australian line-up ?
    No, definitely not. That side had one well established test level batsman in Border. Boon, McDermott and Matthews were just coming to prominence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    You're pissing into the wind there. Was as much applause as booing tbf. You telling me the Poms haven't booed opposition players who've been involved in controversy when they've gone on amd reached a milestone? Sorry mate, you're still asleep and dreaming.
    Meh, I was at Headingley in 08 and there were boos for De Villiers but I didn't agree with that. Just because English people might do it doesn't make me a hypocrite. I said I didn't agree with Clarke getting booed the other day.
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    I would read too much into his series against SA. He was nowhere near as good as he was in 09.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hazsa19 View Post
    Bet you're one of the muppets who says 'You always know when you've snicked it'.

    If he's heard something, but not felt it, then fine by me. No worse than bowlers going for a speculative appeal.
    Well I reckon you do know when you've nicked it and he definitiely knew it too
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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Who reversed it on reconsidering.
    After being reviewed by a guy who obviously knew he just edged it. It doesn't matter much to me, game was well over for Aus but I can see how Bell's actions have rubbed people up the wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Meh, I was at Headingley in 08 and there were boos for De Villiers but I didn't agree with that. Just because English people might do it doesn't make me a hypocrite. I said I didn't agree with Clarke getting booed the other day.
    So given there were boos in that situation at Headingly, you're saying your own home crowds have no class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    No, definitely not. That side had one well established test level batsman in Border. Boon, McDermott and Matthews were just coming to prominence.
    And that side wasnt as bad as the first test 86/87 Ashes, or one of the 87/88 teams vs NZ. Any team with Chris Matthews in it is awful.

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    I'm amazed as to how a team with a middle order of Ponting/Clarke/Hussey, all averaging close to 50, are labelled as so terrible.

    Surely more credit should go to England rather than talking about how pathetic the opposittion are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TumTum View Post
    Haven't seen the series against SA then.
    No can't say it comes to mind, I just remember thinking he did pretty good last summer for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Pupwatch: Decent, liked how he kept three attacking men in when Cook was 170-odd. We'll know more when he gets a proper set of bowlers, which could be quite a while. Didn't fall to pieces though, which is encouraging I suppose.
    Thought he was decent as well. Hard to judge with bowlers who throw it away.



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