All good, I credit your original post saying India will get torn a new one resulting in my boy Kohli tonning up
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Iím thrilled we won but assuming our fast bowlers can stay fit and the team can retain form the prospect of SA v Aus actually has me more excited.
'It is hard to recall a batsman quite so serene, so unrushed, so unflappable.' Chris Ryan on ... look to the left. Ahhhh.
OK got that one totally wrong, glad I did though.
It's certainly been a comprehensive win. Some observations on the team:
Lehman - has from all reports lightened the atmosphere, and brought commonsense back to the table.
Johnson - has bowled straight at the stumps or straight at the body. To me, it was always a Channel Nine myth that he bowled best when he swung the ball back into the right handers (he's only really done this with the white ball). Johnson's X Factor has always been his pace, and in this Series he made the most of this by bowling straight at the stumps or at the body.
Clarke - His batting in the first three Tests was great. I've always thought that his runs are the most valuable thing he can bring to this current team. That said, his captaincy was sound, not so much because of the funky fields, but him not letting things drift.
Warner - he has a genuinely good technique. Like Clarke, his batting in the first three games was outstanding. I think his game is more suited to the truer, faster Australian pitches.
Haddin - What a great series. He certainly proved me wrong. That partnership with Johnson in Brisbane turned the Series. Before that, at 6/103, it was "here we go (down the gurgler) again".
Last edited by howardj; 29-12-2013 at 10:25 PM.
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For all that England's performance has been utterly abject, I think every England supporter would have to pay tribute to the outstanding quality of Australia's cricket in this series. Johnson, Haddin and Harris in particular have had the series of their lives. Brilliant stuff, and I would be pleased if England could bounce back from this half as strongly as Oz have from their previous run of poor results.
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