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    TNT is kinda right for (maybe) the wrong reason.

    Warner was an 8 for mine. He pretty much did nothing wrong for 113 runs bar one ball that held up on him and he popped up. Yeah getting out for 26 isn't going to win too many games, but unbeaten 87s in the fourth innings to win aren't nothing. It might look like downhill skiing but one loose shot and it could have been so different.

    A few of the things that really impressed me about Warner were:
    - singles. A big lesson for pretty much everyone else on that pitch (bar God of course). Davey, especially early on wasn't leaving much, but neither was he playing his usual four shots. He was just dropping it into a gap and grabbing the single. Turned over the strike, eased the pressure on himself and allowed him to score at 4 rpo despite not playing many aggressive shots.
    - fixed his problem. Between the first and second innings he changed how he played the ball he got out to. There was no question of popping one up to midwicket in the second dig. He was pulling them. Sure it's obvious and easy to say. But to do it in the middle of a test match is quality.
    - patience. Not a word usually associated with D Warner, nor anyone scoring at 4 rpo in a Test match where the average rate was 2.5. And yet he was so patient. He didn't go chasing balls or looking for big shots. He wasn't in Smith's zen trance state patient of course, but he played the ball on it's merits. Even at the end when the old Warner would have been looking to pop a few into the crowd to get his ton he was still just pushing them into the gaps for a single. That is bad news for England.

    So yeah Broad and Anderson were very good. Warner was better overall.

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    I think Warner is going to boss this series, he looks really really good. But you can't mark him on just looking good given the nature of his first innings dismissal, that could really have killed us.

    If anything I'm tempted to mark Warner down for getting out like that despite batting so well.
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    Some of those scores for England by Morgieb is too high, in particular broad. He was the pick of the English bowlers but if he is getting an 8 than Smith should be on 10000000000.

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    He didn't look good. He played good. Only Smith would have played less balls without complete control in the whole match. But the one ball he didn't have complete control of got him out. Definitely marked down for that, but not to 5s and 6s. He scored 87 not to win the game. Not a single Pom scored that much in an innings, nor matched his total for the game, nor looked anywhere near as in command. Vince came closest, but still not nearly as good.

    People are rating Bancroft's second dig, and it was good stuff from the debutante. But Anderson beat his bat half a dozen times before he got to double figures. You need luck sometimes.

    Smith was in a class of his own, but Warner was the best of the batting mortals over the entirety of the match. And by quite a way.


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    You can always bank on Warner for runs in Australia. Can't see England winning a match this series unless they figure out a way to get Warner + Smith out twice for a total of 100 or so. Adelaide D/N match could be their best chance.
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    Starc does have a face like a workman's bench. I confess I cannot stand the guy. I hate the way he goes up to our bats and does a constipated expression. What a wankstain,
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    I’ve criticised Warner for being a flat track bully (and home track bully) in the past but credit where credit’s due, he’s been the pivotal reason why Australia usually start their home summers in grand fashion.

    By my count he averages 82 in the opening two home Tests of the summer over the course of his career which even if on flat tracks is impressive stuff.

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    Also I don't subscribe to the "down hill skiing" line of thought at all.

    Small totals can be a trip hazard at the best of times but realistically there is no way the Aussies weren't going chase down 170. They had the game won on day 4 and day 5 was all about twisting the knife......the most brutal way of achieving that was to get the score 0 down. I reckon Warner and Bancroft would have put the same price on their wicket in this situation as they would have if they had 400 to chase.

    If either of those two had gone out and England had managed to snag a few more wickets I think they could have walked away from Brisbane with at least a few positives.......a lot of positives if they had managed the scalp of Smith. As it is they were hammered and 170/0 leaves them asking a lot of questions of themselves.
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    Agree on the 10 wicket win part. The Ch 9 commentators were drooling over the prospect over Oz finishing it on Day 4 but in truth finishing it in the way they did was perfect as it underlined how badly England had wilted in the 2nd innings.

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    Not only that but it meant that the English had one less day to recover mentally and physically. On a schedule with a tight timeline that extra day can be valuable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S.Kennedy View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincywagstaff View Post
    I’ve criticised Warner for being a flat track bully (and home track bully) in the past but credit where credit’s due, he’s been the pivotal reason why Australia usually start their home summers in grand fashion.

    By my count he averages 82 in the opening two home Tests of the summer over the course of his career which even if on flat tracks is impressive stuff.
    Smith's average over the last 4 years must be fairly ridiculous as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quincywagstaff View Post
    Iíve criticised Warner for being a flat track bully (and home track bully) in the past but credit where creditís due, heís been the pivotal reason why Australia usually start their home summers in grand fashion.

    By my count he averages 82 in the opening two home Tests of the summer over the course of his career which even if on flat tracks is impressive stuff.
    Smith's average over the last 4 years must be fairly ridiculous as well.

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