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    Martyn is just superb in India. Hope this win gets us on a roll for the other games. I'm a very happy Aussie tonight. Marvellous win over the Kiwis in the League and Anhiliating the Poms in the cricket. Does it get anymore sweet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy
    Wouldn’t go that far but he should be left out of the West Indies game for sure. Can't bowl with the new ball and seemingly he can't bowl with the older one too. Still got a big fan in Scaly though.
    The bloke can't bowl away from home. I'ts a bit embarassing really. Martyn hammered the **** out of him.

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    Just got back from football, expected result, good to see Saj and Jimmy give them a scare first up though. Did Jimmy bowl well? looks like he was decent from his figures, good to see him back.

    Harmison needs to be dropped for Lewis

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    Anderson bowled well in his first spell but was all over the place after that. Watson and Gilchrist were on fire until a stop in play because of the lights gave England momentum. Martyn took that right away from them by hammering Harmy everywhere.


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    great stuff by the Aussies...under immense pressure... Martyn is finally under the runs and that is pivotal to Australia winning as he is a matchwinner that goes unnoticed at times

    very happy that it was the young guys Watson Johnson who really make Australias future not look that bad as ppl think..good stuff

    Key moment of the match :
    28.6 Symonds to Strauss, out Caught by Gilchrist!! delivery tossed up on the off, jets off the track, Strauss is caught on the crease, edges it straight to Gilchrist and this time he pouches it safely, no dropping that this time!!!
    Play of the day
    19.1 Johnson to Pietersen, no run, banged in short, that rose on Pietersen who was very late in playing it, he tries to fend it of his shoulder and the ball lobs safe on the off side

    19.2 Johnson to Pietersen, OUT, and the second wicket goes! Johnson bowls the offcutter, it pitches around off stump and moves away from Pietersen who gets drawn into the drive and edges it tamely to Gilchrist

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideshowtim
    Feels really good to get one back on England. Reeeally good.
    Here here

    oh btw don't get my lankan friend into the colosseum haha... it'd be embarassing for me so don't

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    "Disgrace" is an overused word, but it's exactly what Harmison's been in this tournament. At his age and with his experience he should be the mainstay of our attack, but all we get is garbage & excuses. I cannot think of another bowler in the last 35 years who's given us less return for being a fixture in the side and, if anything, he's getting worse. In terms of lazy underachievement he's in a league of his own, and I wish someone would call time on this fiasco. Surely the last 7 days have spelt the end of his oneday career. No doubt he'll be a fixture in the Ashes, but he shouldn't be. Anderson is already a better bowler and Mahmood will be before long.

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    Interesting game with some interesting signs going into the Ashes.

    Firstly for Australia, McGrath even though his pace was down again i won't be too worried since he said himself a stint bowling in Indian conditions will help him in the lead up to the Ashes, Johnson's performance with the ball now would have surely made him a serious contender for Brisbane, Watson continues to impress with bat and ball, Martyn innings was a timely reminder that he is still a extremely valuable member to Australia's middle order, while Gilly's dismissal would have made the England bowlers smile.

    For England Mahmood initial spell would have done him good & would only have increased the faith that the selectors have in him, wont be surprised if he plays in the 1st test, Harmison was extremely disappointing needs a kick up the backside, Anderson is looking good on return, Collingwood continues to be the middle-order rock while Freddie's form with the bat is a temporary worry.

    Looking at the tournament unfortunate that England have to go out, would have prefered them and Australia to qualify, but i guess at this stage i'd say Australia & West Indies will qualify for the semi's

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    Interesting game with some interesting signs going into the Ashes.

    Firstly for Australia, McGrath even though his pace was down again i won't be too worried since he said himself a stint bowling in Indian conditions will help him in the lead up to the Ashes, Johnson's performance with the ball now would have surely made him a serious contender for Brisbane, Watson continues to impress with bat and ball, Martyn innings was a timely reminder that he is still a extremely valuable member to Australia's middle order, while Gilly's dismissal would have made the England bowlers smile.

    For England Mahmood initial spell would have done him good & would only have increased the faith that the selectors have in him, wont be surprised if he plays in the 1st test, Harmison was extremely disappointing needs a kick up the backside, Anderson is looking good on return, Collingwood continues to be the middle-order rock while Freddie's form with the bat is a temporary worry.

    Looking at the tournament unfortunate that England have to go out, would have prefered them and Australia to qualify, but i guess at this stage i'd say Australia & West Indies will qualify for the semi's
    Maybe. Of course, India are still unbeaten. If they win their last 2 games and England beat WI, then there'll be 3 sides with one win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid
    "Disgrace" is an overused word, but it's exactly what Harmison's been in this tournament. At his age and with his experience he should be the mainstay of our attack, but all we get is garbage & excuses. I cannot think of another bowler in the last 35 years who's given us less return for being a fixture in the side and, if anything, he's getting worse. In terms of lazy underachievement he's in a league of his own, and I wish someone would call time on this fiasco. Surely the last 7 days have spelt the end of his oneday career. No doubt he'll be a fixture in the Ashes, but he shouldn't be. Anderson is already a better bowler and Mahmood will be before long.
    Agreed, I'm fed up with it.

    Don't care if he has potential (or inconsistent brilliance), that was rot today. Pure and simple. He's always got an excuse too, I wish he could hear a piece of our minds (or someone giving a rocket that he doesn't know) rather than being what appears to be molly-coddled and allowed to continue being awful. You can't have someone leading the attack who can't bowl consistently or do a job for England....

    He was wayward and took wickets, then he was accurate and took wickets, then he was accurate and didn't take wickets, now he's wayward and doesn't take wickets.

    Every time he does take wickets, it only seems when he sees the pitch doing something for him and it makes him put effort in. Use your brain man, think people out sometimes. You're certainly not a young sprog anymore with no experience.
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    Ian Chappell on today’s game…
    http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/talk/...ia/263991.html

    Quite enjoying these “Turning Points”, fantastic edition to an already great website and Chappell is pretty much spot on (today).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PY
    Agreed, I'm fed up with it.

    Don't care if he has potential (or inconsistent brilliance), that was rot today. Pure and simple. He's always got an excuse too, I wish he could hear a piece of our minds (or someone giving a rocket that he doesn't know) rather than being what appears to be molly-coddled and allowed to continue being awful. You can't have someone leading the attack who can't bowl consistently or do a job for England....

    He was wayward and took wickets, then he was accurate and took wickets, then he was accurate and didn't take wickets, now he's wayward and doesn't take wickets.

    Every time he does take wickets, it only seems when he sees the pitch doing something for him and it makes him put effort in. Use your brain man, think people out sometimes. You're certainly not a young sprog anymore with no experience.

    Couldn't agree more. His attitude is ****, and he had a real shocker today. Jon Lewis out-performed him by a country mile in the Pakistan ODIs, yet he is dropped, it's a disgrace. Harmison should not get a contract next time, unless he can prove that he can sort himself out.

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    I Agree with all of you who think Harmison needs a huge kick up the backside by being dropped at least for the Windies match. Although doubtlesly he'll have a blinder and all will be forgotten until he stinks in the Ashes.

    Just wondering how overs has he bowled this year? Not an excuse for the utter crock of **** he produced today but worth taking into consideration.

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    Also the batsmen are more to blame then the bowlers, we were never going to defend that miserable total against aus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy
    Ian Chappell on today’s game…
    http://content-uk.cricinfo.com/talk/...ia/263991.html

    Quite enjoying these “Turning Points”, fantastic edition to an already great website and Chappell is pretty much spot on (today).
    '18 of ten overs from a guy who didn't turn a single ball'

    haha, good stuff.

    Harmison is a bit of a joke, what's more annoying is that next match he'll be slightly better and the selectors will still not give Lewis ago because he isn't 6'4 and inconsistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Great Birtannia
    Johnson bowling well is bonus. I think he is the 3rd best seam option for the Ashes. Gillespie shouldn't even come into consideration after his county stint and start to the Aus summer. It's down to MacGill and Johnson for the 4th bowling slot for mine.
    The selectors love Tait as well. If Watson keeps taking wickets i reakon Macgills chances improve.

    Johnson was quite impressive last night, a very solid follow up to his performance in the tri series. Lee also bowled with very good economy.
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