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    Good comment on Guardian:

    Quote Originally Posted by JahConvict
    as I said the other day, England seem to be paying for their stubborn unwillingness to change anything about their set-up. Australia, by way of contrast have moved an opener down to 6 (OK the replacement opener did nothing special - but the other guy seems to be batting in a better spot) they have tweaked their bowling line-up (some injury related I know) and as a result have improved through the series. Anderson looked knackered at OT, what's wrong with giving the bloke a rest and letting Onions have crack on his home pitch? Well played Chris Rogers, you've got to ride your luck on days like this, he did that with a smile on his face and got his reward, genuinely pleased for the bloke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
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    Can someone get just that celebration?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Have to say, I'm not really digging the press on Rogers' ton being all scratchy, ugly, etc. He was only beaten regularly in the middle because Broad was getting such big movement and was in the middle of a great spell. Other than that, he was rock-solid in defence, smart about what he left and was harsh on anything loose, as evidenced by the fact he hit half his runs in boundaries. He gave one sharp chance and was only really scratchy on 96. It's was an immense, characterful knock.
    Yeah, it was such a memorable knock and the articles I've read at least haven't really captured any of the drama, skill or emotion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swingpanzee View Post
    England's bowling attack has become way too samey. I don't know why the selectors chose Bresnan over Onions for this test.
    Because Bresnan is better than Onions. Why is this hard to understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Can someone get just that celebration?
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    Someone gif his twitches that he does between every ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swingpanzee View Post
    Good comment on Guardian:
    No it ****ing isn't. Australia's selection policy has just been to throw a huge pile of **** at a wall and seeing which **** sticks.

    So far this series they've:

    Called up Steve Smith from outside the initial squad
    Dropped the incumbent spinner for a 19 year old.
    Moved Watson back up to open
    Batted Hughes at 6.
    Dropped Cowan after one (admittedly poor) Test where he was ill
    Dropped Starc
    Batted Hughes at 4
    Moved Hughes up to open in a tour game
    Dropped him after he made 80 odd in the first Test and 80 odd in the tour game
    Dropped Agar and brought back Lyon
    Moved Clarke to 4.
    Batted Warner at 6
    Moved Warner to open
    Moved Watson down to 6
    Moved Clarke back down to 5 then back up to 4
    Dropped Starc again.

    How the **** is that a model to admire or follow?
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    swingpanzee is so gash
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    You can't really blame Australia, our combinations aren't as set or as experienced as England's, selection has been strange, but ultimately it's the players that failed when they did, management not doing too badly I feel. While England are very stable with their system, it's the stubbornness of their on-field plans and combinations that I think they could improve upon, some more creativity needed IMO. At the end of it all though, I'd rather have the stability of England than the mess of Australia.
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    It's weird that we've outbowled England when it comes to bowling a dry, suffocating line with a packed field. A few years ago that was England's MO, they seem to have vaguely forgotten how to do it.
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