Now I can go home and go to bed. Don't get out while I'm en route ****s.
All up a pretty good day and after lurching towards disaster on a couple of occasions, we straightened up and eventually got what needed to be done done. Most frustrating was Kane's dismissal. He's now got something like 7 50's and just 1 hundred in his last 8 first class. C'mon Kane, I know you're easily our best no. 3 since Fleming, but lets just leave it like that and not over-extend the connection between the two of you. I'll concede Anderson looked pretty yuck against the seamers, but I still loved watching him bat. Would have to think that he's secured his place in the team for the series vs the Windies. Really feel for Brownlie.
Sodhi and Waddles to bat through to lunch and make PEWS weep salty tears of sadness and rage tomorrow.
Hope experiment with domestic bully Razzak in test ends with this match for ever
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You have got to earn the right to be aggressive.
Well done to the 2 almost debutants Anderson and Sodhi. Both came out to bat at crucial times with the innings in the balance, and both played well and built crucial partnerships.
We already knew Boult was our best bowler without Southee
We already knew Williamson was godly against mediocre spin
We didn't know Bartin could be so awful
We already knew Bracewell was prone to spraying it around.
The only positive that Watling batted superbly with the tail
We know Sodhi definitely has potential (I was a doubter)
We know Anderson can be good against mediocre spin, if a bit poor against mediocre pace
Wagner has proven that he deserves his spot
Watling has reaffirmed that his style of batting with the tail can be very effective (if only against a mediocre attack)
His two best bowlers (by far) are Shakib and Gazi).
They barely ever bowled together. But even worse is that Mushfiqur bowled Shakib until he was dead - all the while with a mediocre bowler at the other end giving away freebies. He didn't allow any pressure to build up.
I really think the coach should've done something about that as well.
Anyone found a good highlights source?
Exit pursuing a beer
If they have their thinking caps on, they will give Brownlie the spot for the West Indies series and not select Sodhi.
I know that Flem and others don't subscribe to horses for courses selection policies, but the reality is that Anderson and Sodhi weren't the top picks at the start of this tour anyway, and that shouldn't change because they performed.
Sorta like how PEWS wants the Aus selectors to handle Johnson - sure, pick him at the WACA, but just because he gets wickets doesn't mean he should play in the other tests.
We'll see though. I'm obviously a big fan of Anderson, but I would prefer they go with Brownlie for WI.
Also anderson looks like he belongs on Baywatch
Watling was smoking crack on that call.
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