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India vs Australia, 1st Test

Goodsy

Goodsy

Captain Clarke comes to the rescue, yet again... another century to continue on his incredible form.

7/316 after the first days play. 
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Goodsy

Goodsy

Well that was a crap result... I must say Moises Henriques surprised me, he played well. Test for him now is to back it up..

Looks like Jackson Bird is not right, sent home for scans.. shame, thought he could have done well against India.

Now that India have the lead will be interesting to see what type of pitch they will put up for the 2nd Test. 
zepha75

zepha75

MacGill

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[TR]
[TH="bgcolor: #B0C4DE, colspan: 5, align: center"]Career statistics[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=QVU6MTM1NzA6OTY6Y29tcGV0aXRpb246NTJiNDRmN2RiZDlmYjYzNDUyZGE3ODE4ODRkZjQ3OTY6ei0xMDkwLTI5NDI1OmVuLndpa2lwZWRpYS5vcmc6MDow Competition [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_cricket Test [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_International ODI [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-class_cricket FC [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_A_cricket LA [/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Matches[/TH]
[TD]44[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD]184[/TD]
[TD]107[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Runs scored[/TH]
[TD]349[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]1,536[/TD]
[TD]171[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average_(cricket) Batting average [/TH]
[TD]9.69[/TD]
[TD]1.00[/TD]
[TD]9.90[/TD]
[TD]7.77[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]100s/50s[/TH]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[TD]0/2[/TD]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Top score[/TH]
[TD]43[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]56http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_out * [/TD]
[TD]26[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delivery_(cricket) Balls bowled[/TH]
[TD]11,237[/TD]
[TD]180[/TD]
[TD]41,418[/TD]
[TD]5,228[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicket Wickets [/TH]
[TD]208[/TD]
[TD]6[/TD]
[TD]774[/TD]
[TD]193[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_average Bowling average [/TH]
[TD]29.02[/TD]
[TD]17.50[/TD]
[TD]30.48[/TD]
[TD]22.52[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]5 wickets inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innings innings [/TH]
[TD]12[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]43[/TD]
[TD]4[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]10 wickets in match[/TH]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]n/a[/TD]
[TD]6[/TD]
[TD]n/a[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Best bowling[/TH]
[TD]8/108[/TD]
[TD]4/19[/TD]
[TD]8/108[/TD]
[TD]5/40[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Catches/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump_(cricket)#Manner_of_dismissing_a_batsman stumpings [/TH]
[TD]16/[/TD]
[TD]2/[/TD]
[TD]76/[/TD]
[TD]22/[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Matthews

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[TR]
[TH="bgcolor: #B0C4DE, colspan: 5, align: center"]Career statistics[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Competition[/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_cricket Test [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_International ODIs [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-class_cricket FC [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_A_cricket LA [/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Matches[/TH]
[TD]33[/TD]
[TD]59[/TD]
[TD]190[/TD]
[TD]122[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Runs scored[/TH]
[TD]1,849[/TD]
[TD]50[/TD]
[TD]8,872[/TD]
[TD]1,366[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average_(cricket) Batting average [/TH]
[TD]41.08[/TD]
[TD]16.72[/TD]
[TD]38.91[/TD]
[TD]18.71[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]100s/50s[/TH]
[TD]4/12[/TD]
[TD]-/1[/TD]
[TD]13/49[/TD]
[TD]-3[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Top score[/TH]
[TD]130[/TD]
[TD]54[/TD]
[TD]184[/TD]
[TD]61http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_out * [/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delivery_(cricket) Balls bowled[/TH]
[TD]6,271[/TD]
[TD]2,808[/TD]
[TD]39,103[/TD]
[TD]5,584[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicket Wickets [/TH]
[TD]61[/TD]
[TD]57[/TD]
[TD]516[/TD]
[TD]119[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_average Bowling average [/TH]
[TD]48.22[/TD]
[TD]35.15[/TD]
[TD]31.80[/TD]
[TD]31.85[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]5 wickets in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innings innings [/TH]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]-[/TD]
[TD]22[/TD]
[TD]2[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]10 wickets in match[/TH]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]-[/TD]
[TD]5[/TD]
[TD]-[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Best bowling[/TH]
[TD]5/103[/TD]
[TD]3/27[/TD]
[TD]8/52[/TD]
[TD]4/22[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Catches/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump_(cricket)#Manner_of_dismissing_a_batsman stumpings [/TH]
[TD]17/-[/TD]
[TD]23/-[/TD]
[TD]149/-[/TD]
[TD]42/-[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]
Nathan Lyon
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[TR]
[TH="bgcolor: #B0C4DE, colspan: 5, align: center"]Career statistics[/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan_Lyon_(cricketer)# Competition [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_cricket Test [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Day_International ODI [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First-class_cricket FC [/TH]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty20 T20 [/TH]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Matches[/TH]
[TD]19[/TD]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]34[/TD]
[TD]15[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Runs scored[/TH]
[TD]178[/TD]
[TD]4[/TD]
[TD]375[/TD]
[TD]14[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batting_average_(cricket) Batting average [/TH]
[TD]13.69[/TD]
[TD]4.00[/TD]
[TD]11.71[/TD]
[TD]4.66[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]100s/50s[/TH]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[TD]0/0[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Top score[/TH]
[TD]40*[/TD]
[TD]4*[/TD]
[TD]40*[/TD]
[TD]11[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delivery_(cricket) Balls bowled[/TH]
[TD]4,077[/TD]
[TD]96[/TD]
[TD]7,203[/TD]
[TD]269[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicket Wickets [/TH]
[TD]61[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]96[/TD]
[TD]14[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowling_average Bowling average [/TH]
[TD]32.16[/TD]
[TD]77.00[/TD]
[TD]38.96[/TD]
[TD]24.92[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]5 wickets inhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innings innings [/TH]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]2[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]10 wickets in match[/TH]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Best bowling[/TH]
[TD]5/34[/TD]
[TD]1/41[/TD]
[TD]5/34[/TD]
[TD]3/14[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TH]Catches/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stump_(cricket)#Manner_of_dismissing_a_batsman stumpings [/TH]
[TD]5/0[/TD]
[TD]1/0[/TD]
[TD]7/0[/TD]
[TD]3/0[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

Are you sure you aren't related to Gillard, as she's a Bi**h and Australia knows it :lol: 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

My side for 2nd test:

Cowan (nearing last chance)
Warner
Hughes
Watson
Clarke
Henriques
Wade
Siddle
Pattinson
Doherty
Lyon 
zepha75

zepha75

:thumbs: 
Goodsy

Goodsy

Yeah I would agree with that run on team. No need for wholesale changes after one defeat, but definitely need that 2nd spinner.

Michael beer would bowl allright in these conditions, he likes to give it some air and can spin.. he has played india previously hasn't he ?

Hopefully Hughes scores some runs 2nd Test.. 
Goodsy

Goodsy

Actually, if anything further, change Siddle for Johnson. He can provide that scare factor if bowls well. Maybe for the 3rd depending how Sidsy performs in the 2nd. 
SydneyRaider

SydneyRaider

A lot depends on the pitch we must remember ;) 
Dogga

Dogga

Matthews was a woeful test spinner, just woeful .
Look at those stats - tells it all really 61 wickets @ 48.22 , those are part-timer stats (at best) 
Dogga

Dogga

Lyon is out of his depth, you just have to keep throwing him to the Lyons (sic) 
BringbackBRL

BringbackBRL

Yeah, still wondering why all those stats were posted - didn't help his case. 
Goodsy

Goodsy

Was thinking the same thing.. 
Goodsy

Goodsy

It will be interesting to see if by the end of the series Lyon has made adjustments to his bowling, or if he keeps doing the same thing.

Lets hope the right people speak to him and he receives good advice.. and that he improves as the series goes on. As long as he learns than I am happy.. no use starting all over again with another spinner of similar ability.. 
Dogga

Dogga

Yep I agree, have never been a fan of Lyon, never thought he was good enough to play for Australia BUT I'd be happy to be proven wrong . Still would have liked to seen O'Keefe on the tour, I hate when they don't pick blokes just because of some bullshit personality clash . 
zepha75

zepha75

Do you guys and Gals remember the 80's? If not, well, after Lillie, Chappell, Thomo, Marsh and a few others retired Australia was s**t. Then alderman got back the ashes after a 3 year ban. So, smoke your bong :lol: 
Dogga

Dogga

Yep I remember the 80's,just because Australia were bad it doesn't change the fact that Matthews was a very poor test spinner, and too mention him the same breath as front-line spinners is laughable. Do you consider Mark Waugh a spinner along the lines of Macgill, Warne and May? 
zepha75

zepha75

No, I don't understand your point! I realise I was in a coma on life support, but maybe that may help you with that reasoning you made, if it was any :lol: 
BringbackBRL

BringbackBRL

So, what's your point? 
Dogga

Dogga

Well Waugh has a better test bowling average than Matthew with around the same number wickets. So not sure how you can count Matthews but not Waugh ?

I don't consider either to be test class spinners btw 
zepha75

zepha75

 
zepha75

zepha75

80's was different and BTW I wasn't fond of mo anyway. It least he could bat, Lyon certainly can't. 
Dogga

Dogga

I wasn't comparing Lyon and Matthews, I was comparing Matthews and Warne/May/Macgill (actual spinners) after you put Matthews in the same category 
zepha75

zepha75

Well, the mid 80's was different and that was might point. Windies dominated cricket and the poms use to dominate us to a bit. Them inbreds over the ditch :P use to dominate us occasionally sometimes. I apologise to my distant cousins over the ditch :D 
Goodsy

Goodsy

To smoke a bong ? :scratch:................... Great idea !! Yippppeeeeeeee:yay: ........ I'm hungry :popcorn: 
zepha75

zepha75

I live in Qld now and it's a past time there :lol: 
Goodsy

Goodsy

Might get your wish yet... Bird is not returning to India, you would think they would not send another pacey over considering we already have Johnson waiting on the sidelines and India being spin friendly. Beer is injured I have since learned.. surely O'Keefe gets the nod now..

Whatever happens.. they better not play Steve Smith. 
Dogga

Dogga

Oh no! I forgot about him ! Steve Smith dear oh dear 

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