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    Ponting, Martyn and Gilchrist were 4, 6th and 7th in the world resectively
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    Yeah Martyn was one of those guys like Gillespie who came into that series off great periods in their careers but as soon as the series began seemed to be immediately past it. Probably a combination of being given a thorough working over by a good team and time actually catching up with them. But they were probably Australia's best players the year before in the successful India tour, and Martyn scored tons of runs in the home series before the Ashes. Certainly would have been expected to contribute against England. At least with Gillespie there were some warning signs in New Zealand in the previous series.
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    Martyn also seemed to suffer disproportionately from shocking umpiring decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    Martyn also seemed to suffer disproportionately from shocking umpiring decisions.
    I'm obviously biased cos I ****ing love the guy, but he got absolutely sawn off that series. His struggles were very different to say Gilchrist or Hayden who genuinely didn't even look like making any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    I'm obviously biased cos I ****ing love the guy, but he got absolutely sawn off that series. His struggles were very different to say Gilchrist or Hayden who genuinely didn't even look like making any.
    Saw you'd posted and knew it would be defending Martyn

    Fairly I might add. There's one that sticks in the mind where we appeal for lbw, Slater goes 'inside edge' finger goes up, he says, 'oh I thought I heard an inside edge!' and then lo and behold replay shows huge edge

    I mean hey I don't specifically remember that the batsman was Martyn so I could be making myself look very silly but
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    You could probably also consider him facing a Giles delivery that actually spun the unluckiest of the lot, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
    You could probably also consider him facing a Giles delivery that actually spun the unluckiest of the lot, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Saw you'd posted and knew it would be defending Martyn

    Fairly I might add. There's one that sticks in the mind where we appeal for lbw, Slater goes 'inside edge' finger goes up, he says, 'oh I thought I heard an inside edge!' and then lo and behold replay shows huge edge

    I mean hey I don't specifically remember that the batsman was Martyn so I could be making myself look very silly but
    It was 2nd dig at Old Trafford and Slater's line was "I thought I heard 2 noises."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furball View Post
    It was 2nd dig at Old Trafford and Slater's line was "I thought I heard 2 noises."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggins View Post
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    Pretty sure he hit his LBW first dig at Trent Bridge as well.
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