Nothing more satisfying than hearing England fans whinge about being 'robbed' of victory despite their attempts on both day 2 and 3 to ensure a result was impossible and having Clarke hand them the chance of a result. I'm only talking about fans who were on the radio leaving the ground though, I haven't read back what English posters thought of all this on the forum.
We won the series 3-0, 3 or 4-0 matters not a jot. We gubbed you in the book.
man i regret reading back through this thread.
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I was on the Australian side, but seriously:
I saw the 'push'. Maybe you should let them do their job. And obviously you have an 'issue' with it otherwise you wouldn't have brought it up.When the umpires attempted to take light metre readings out of sight of Clarke, Aleem Dar seemed to gently push the Australian captain away. It left Clarke unimpressed.
"I remember Aleem touching me and I asked him politely to not touch me because if I touched him I'd be suspended for three games," Michael Clarke said. "That's all I can really remember. I just know a player is not allowed to touch an umpire. But for me personally, I have absolutely no issue with it at all."
TBF to him if Dar had pushed Watson or Harris they'd have probably been out for three months, so I can see his point....
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I don't understand people bitching about England batting slowly in this test. They're well within their rights to do so. I have a problem with the go slow stuff in terms of bowling 5 overs in half an hour with a spinner on, but you see teams do it all the time. I think England's general rate of scoring has slowed quite markedly over th epast year or so though, but it hasn't cost them in this series.
An I don't mind Clarke wanting to see the light reading one bit tbh. Nor would I mind Cook wanting to either. Let's be honest, it was ****ing dark at the end of the game. Not "a tad gloomy" but ****ing dark. Imagine if they'd stayed on when the world had seen a light reading of 5.8-6.0 after they'd previously gone off with a a better reading? There would be hell to pay. As Prior said post-game, England's attitude to staying on the park would have been very different if they were eight or nine down.
It sucks not to get a result in those circumstances, but tbh if you get to see 470 odd runs scored on a last day pitch after a delayed start, I don't really think you've got too much to whinge about.
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I repeat, I didn't read back, I just heard on ABC radio this morning some pissed off England fans as they left the ground and I was happy
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