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    Both solid points. The easing off part is reasonable to a degree, but its mainly that Australia has just simply been outplayed/humiliated so often in the first innings, that its not exactly hard to beat a very low total.

    @tangles, Cook hardly sets overly attacking fields second time around in search of quick wickets, but agree that on many occasions the pressure has been less.
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    Brisbane 06?

    I'd argue that Australia completed both their innings in that Test.

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    The completed innings stat is a bit misleading as there are quite a lot of games which don't have every innings completed because of a high number of first innings runs. I'm sure Australia would've struggled to outscore their first innings score at Cardiff in 2009 for example. And obviously there's 2006/07.

    But there have been numerous occasions where Australia have been absolutely tragic in the first innings and have either put up 2nd innings resistance or bailed themselves out. OT and Trent Bridge (2005), Lords, Edgbaston, the Oval (2009), Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney (2010/11) so the stat does hold a lot of truth. More often than not those first innings collapses cost Australia the game as well.
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    Clarke's 187 means he has more Ashes tons (5) than any other batsman playing in this series.

    England fans can breathe easy though, as all of Clarke's 5 Ashes tons have been scored in the 2nd or 3rd Test of a series (Adelaide 06, Perth 06, Lord's 09, Edgbaston 09, Old Trafford 13).


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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Clarke's 187 means he has more Ashes tons (5) than any other batsman playing in this series.

    England fans can breathe easy though, as all of Clarke's 5 Ashes tons have been scored in the 2nd or 3rd Test of a series (Adelaide 06, Perth 06, Lord's 09, Edgbaston 09, Old Trafford 13).
    His failure to get to 200 means that Jason Gillespie is still the last crim batsman to make a double ton outside of Australia too.

    His wicket did bring up a double century tho; he was Broad's 200th scalp. Meaning this is the first attack since 1982 where we're fielding a trio of double centurions. The last threesome, anyone?
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    Botham, Willis, Underwood?
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    Botham, Willis, Underwood?
    Give that man a goldfish.

    Was faintly surprised we never played Fred, Hoggy and Harmy together when each was over 200, but apparently not.

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    Bumble told as this stat on day 2's coverage.

    Now for a new Ashes stat. That was the first time someone actually listened and took in what Lloyd was saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Give that man a goldfish.

    Was faintly surprised we never played Fred, Hoggy and Harmy together when each was over 200, but apparently not.
    Was about to respond with that until I noticed you'd mentioned the date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Give that man a goldfish.

    Was faintly surprised we never played Fred, Hoggy and Harmy together when each was over 200, but apparently not.
    Fred got to 200 pretty late didn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Fred got to 200 pretty late didn't he?
    Yeah, against SA in 2008. Harmy made a brief comeback ofc but Hoggard never did after getting dropped earlier that year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    His failure to get to 200 means that Jason Gillespie is still the last crim batsman to make a double ton outside of Australia too.

    His wicket did bring up a double century tho; he was Broad's 200th scalp. Meaning this is the first attack since 1982 where we're fielding a trio of double centurions. The last threesome, anyone?
    If ding dong gets another century soon then it'll be the first time ever that England will have had three batsman with 20 centuries and three bowlers with 200 wickets.

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    Race to 8,000 between Cook, KP (and Clarke I think) could be quite interesting.

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    Someone to work out whether tea on the 14th day of the series is an Ashes record in terms of uninterrupted play in England.

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