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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    Nothing to do with the bowling attack?
    Obviously bowling attack was good. But had Hughes not played those blinders, Aus could not dream of a chance of winning the series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Obviously bowling attack was good. But had Hughes not played those blinders, Aus could not dream of a chance of winning the series.
    IIRC they already had a 250-run first innings lead in the first test before Hughes scored a run.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Hussey bowled again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Point is Aus's success owes primarily to Hughes. But for him, one can say Aussies would have not won the series.
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    It's a team sport, he is our best player in that position and he did his role well. If he wasn't there Rogers or someone else might have made a double hundred in both innings.

    your pathological hatred of the Australian cricket team is hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Obviously bowling attack was good. But had Hughes not played those blinders, Aus could not dream of a chance of winning the series.
    Ridiculous. There's no way you can know that for the reasons Redbacks said. Sliding doors, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Obviously bowling attack was good. But had Hughes not played those blinders, Aus could not dream of a chance of winning the series.
    If if if. I could state the obvious, and say if Aus had bowled 6 more wicket taking balls in Perth on day 5 we would have won the home series.

    Besides even if Hughes hadn't scored a run the entire series, Aus would still be 1-0 up imo (would have won at the Wanderers anyway). Possibly 1-1. Still with a huge hope of getting a result this game and winning the series.

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    Not having a backup batsman really looks like hurting us here. The selectors just can't get a squad right, whether we win or not, our batting is just too skinny in this game for an away test match IMO.

    We have gone from extreme to extreme. White and McDonald playing as bowlers in the past two tours, to essentially having the bowlers starting at 7. McDonald's FC batting record isn't too bad, but he is one guy you would just never back to score much more than 50 in a test match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inbox24 View Post
    Just thought about this, but in about 5 years time Australia are gonna have another mass exodus of retirements of almost 70% of the team. That will really screw us over.

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    It's sickening to think about, we'll have to be relying on guys like Marsh and White in tests which is absolutely wrong.

    You're right, of course there'll be absolutely no new talent come along between now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sean View Post
    I'd be pretty surprised if Australia ever won another game of cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Please check out the series averages for the Aussie batsmen.

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    Player	Mat	Inns	NO	Runs	HS	Ave	BF	SR	100	50
    BE McGain	1*	-	-	-	-	-	-	-	-	-
    PJ Hughes	3*	5	0	383	160	 76.60 	663	 57.76 	2	1
    SM Katich	3*	5	0	206	108	 41.20 	444	 46.39 	1	1
    RT Ponting	3*	5	0	198	83	 39.60 	310	 63.87 	0	2
    BJ Haddin	3*	4	0	147	63	 36.75 	236	 62.28 	0	1
    MG Johnson	3*	4	2	99	96*	 49.50 	152	 65.13 	0	1
    MJ Clarke	3*	5	1	94	68	 23.50 	145	 64.82 	0	1
    MEK Hussey	3*	5	0	93	50	 18.60 	236	 39.40 	0	1
    PM Siddle	3*	3	1	31	22*	 15.50 	55	 56.36 	0	0
    BW Hilfenhaus	3*	3	0	16	16	 5.33 	18	 88.88 	0	0
    AB McDonald	3*	4	2	13	7	 6.50 	36	 36.11 	0	0

    Probably should check out the South African averages too while we're at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    And you are Butters.
    As much as I chuckle when I read inboxs posts to the voice of Butters, isn't Butters an innocent eternal optimist?

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    Why didn't the selectors fly a batsmen in if north was sick.poses the question why didn't we have any reserve batsmen.



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