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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Would you really disagree with that assessment of England?
    Lame, mundane, poor,

    These are the words I would use to describe Englands ODI team before mecurical gets a run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    Fully expecting to wake up in the morning and see that England have taken this.
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    Only a bunch of convicts having been beaten 3-0 and gone 9 tests without a win and won just 1 in 11 against England could go into the home series saying they will win. England will win in Australia again this winter as they are a better side which they have shown this summer. 3-0 doesn't lie girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Lame, mundane, poor,

    These are the words I would use to describe Englands ODI team before mecurical gets a run.
    Fine.

    All Australia had to do was beat the West Indies C team, scrape past Pakistan and beat a lame, mundane, poor England team in the semis.

    Sound less emotive?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Fine.

    All Australia had to do was beat the West Indies C team, scrape past Pakistan and beat a lame, mundane, poor England team in the semis.

    Sound less emotive?
    You make it sound like these teams are not good enough to be in the competition.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Fine.

    All Australia had to do was beat the West Indies C team, scrape past Pakistan and beat a lame, mundane, poor England team in the semis.

    Sound less emotive?

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    See I don't disagree for one second that we've had a difficult run to the finals, I mean playing this England side who are pretty much one step away from an ODI minnow without Fred and KP in the semis is as easy as you'll get. All I'm saying is that our efforts against India shouldn't be conveniently left out in discussing what we've done in this tournament and how we've gotten here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    I still think Australia are a better ODI side and both South Africa and Sri Lanka. With their batting line-up and bowling attack, beating sides such as England and the West Indies (who had a truly apalling side) should be pretty regulation.
    Nah, SA still comfortably ahead as they showed not long ago, though with Ponting, Hussey et al in good form it'd be a lot closer. Pretty even with SL, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Nah, SA still comfortably ahead as they showed not long ago, though with Ponting, Hussey et al in good form it'd be a lot closer. Pretty even with SL, IMO.
    Thats a poor assumption, becuase that Would mean Australia are a better test team than SA.

    I think it is the other way around and SA have the edge in tests but Aus have the edge in ODI's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    Thats a poor assumption, becuase that Would mean Australia are a better test team than SA.

    I think it is the other way around and SA have the edge in tests but Aus have the edge in ODI's.
    Sorry, don't get you in what way?

    SA won here 4-1 and over there 3-2. Means they're better than us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Sorry, don't get you in what way?

    SA won here 4-1 and over there 3-2. Means they're better than us.
    England beat SA 4-0 in their last ODI series and beat them here, do you consider England better than SA in ODI's. Just looking at one or two series in isolation is not how I judge which team is better. That was my point, Australia beat SA in their last test series but I not going to think oh that means Australia are better in tests than SA.

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    I'm so devo I missed Ponting's (and I suppose Watto's) innings. Ponting shows again he is far and away Australia's best batsman in both formats, and I missed it. FML.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwise View Post
    England beat SA 4-0 in their last ODI series and beat them here, do you consider England better than SA in ODI's. Just looking at one or two series in isolation is not how I judge which team is better. That was my point, Australia beat SA in their last test series but I not going to think oh that means Australia are better in tests than SA.
    It's not really in isolation when you have a home series and a return series consisting of 10 matches in total, both within the last year. It's pretty conclusive.

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    Good to see Australia reach the finals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    It's not really in isolation when you have a home series and a return series consisting of 10 matches in total, both within the last year. It's pretty conclusive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Fine.

    All Australia had to do was beat the West Indies C team, scrape past Pakistan and beat a lame, mundane, poor England team in the semis.

    Sound less emotive?
    How about:

    Slaughtered a second string WI side.
    Had the pain of a washout ruining what would likely have sealed their progression after only two games.
    Defeated the other probable finalists in a nailbighter.
    Absolutely annihilated another semi-finalist who had beat SA and Sri Lanka to be there.

    It may have been an easier path than what say New Zealand had to face, but Australia have still beaten every team they've faced (except India, but you cannot hold the weather against them).

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