Aus v NZ 2nd Test


Aus v NZ 2nd Test

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Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 3:07 PM
Another tight De Groundhomme medium pace over. 

He must be one of the top all rounders in world Test cricket. 

He bowls 120k dibbly dobblers. His best asset is accuracy. He does stand up the seam so can get swing or seam if it is there. He is the sort of change bowler any team will value.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:45 PM
Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 3:07 PM

He bowls 120k dibbly dobblers. His best asset is accuracy. He does stand up the seam so can get swing or seam if it is there. He is the sort of change bowler any team will value.

Wagner is bowling conventional balls since tea. There is swing and seam in this deck. Sensible to pitch it up then.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:47 PM
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Wagner is bowling conventional balls since tea. There is swing and seam in this deck. Sensible to pitch it up then.

Burns is really struggling.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:20 PM
Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 2:52 PM

Yep it is. Proves my point about he and Head.. Wade too.. Smith and Marnus are our most technical batsmen. Warner has improved his technique the past coupla years. 

The game is now in a holding pattern. When are we going to start lifting the rate or is Tim's plan to bat till stumps and send em in tomorrow morning.

I’m also thinking he wants to give the bowlers a spell. 
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 4:17 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:47 PM

Burns is really struggling.

Given the state of the game, with Aus right on top, he is. 
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Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 4:23 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:20 PM

I’m also thinking he wants to give the bowlers a spell. 

There is chance of rain late on the 5th day. 
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:47 PM
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Wagner is bowling conventional balls since tea. There is swing and seam in this deck. Sensible to pitch it up then.

There seem to be two schools of thought. 

1. This pitch will keep deteriorating. 

2. The MCG pitches traditionally improve for batting as the game progresses. 
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They’ve bowled a few loose balls to Burns. 

He has smacked a few boundaries and is accelerating the score. 

Like most batters, his stats show over time he struggles against good length balls just outside off stump. 
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Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 4:44 PM
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There seem to be two schools of thought. 

1. This pitch will keep deteriorating. 

2. The MCG pitches traditionally improve for batting as the game progresses. 

Mike Hussey says it is still a good deck. Little sign of deterioration as yet. If the pitch is expected to be easier to bat on tomorrow and last day.. then I see Tim batting till perhaps lunch. Put any slim chance of the BCs chasing a target beyond their reach.
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:23 PM
Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 3:09 PM

 His coach will say not. But Davey has always relied on his eye and has scored mountains of runs doing that.

The shot Warner got out for by stepping outside leg to have a swat was awful. 
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 4:51 PM
Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 4:44 PM

Mike Hussey says it is still a good deck. Little sign of deterioration as yet. If the pitch is expected to be easier to bat on tomorrow and last day.. then I see Tim batting till perhaps lunch. Put any slim chance of the BCs chasing a target beyond their reach.

Heard Huss say it is a good deck too.  
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Keyboard Warrior - 28 Dec 2019 4:54 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 4:51 PM

Heard Huss say it is a good deck too.  

Well thank you KW for backing me.
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Keyboard Warrior - 28 Dec 2019 4:52 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 3:23 PM

The shot Warner got out for by stepping outside leg to have a swat was awful. 

Dumbfounding actually. Looked like a shot to signal that they intended getting a crack on and perhaps have 10 overs at them before stumps. But Marnus and Burns are just going along steadily since tea.
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Labu run out! 

What a waste- good fielding NZ and I think Latham in particular. 
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Aus now 2-100. 

I think 419 in front, which could be enough for a declaration. 

The Kiwi Army chanting like the Barmy , have more fans here than NZ! 
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Nice tennis forehand drive from Smith for plenty! 
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Hard to believe Burns who has looked easily our batsman struggling most, still there. 

No -he’s gone! 

Santner takes a wicket, caught behind by the keeper. 
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Another horrible looking downwards chop by Smith to a Wagner short ball. 
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smith is going to get out hit wicket with these bradmenesque strokes right?
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Next ball Smith holes out to an innocuous Wagner short ball at deep square leg. 

4-110. 

Kiwis 430 behind. 
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Wagner has Smith his bish. Sell it it anyway you want.  Wagner averages less than 15 to Smith. He owns him...

More short balls coming Steve...
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O'Keefe talkign the truth right now.

Wagner has exposed Smith...

And the rest of the worst will copy...
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grazorblade - 28 Dec 2019 5:17 PM
smith is going to get out hit wicket with these bradmenesque strokes right?

Caught this time! 

Head comes in higher than Wade at number five. 

Wade was number five in first innings - I think? 
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Congrats Wganer on 200 wickets...

\give us 4 more years and make it 300...

Love you champion military medium.....

No batsman can handle you champion... Not even Smith... :)
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Decentric - 28 Dec 2019 5:20 PM
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Caught this time! 

Head comes in higher than Wade at number five. 

Wade was number five in first innings - I think? 

Didn’t realise Wade was already in. 
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Wagner is in the 2019 icc team of the year already.

Calling it first.

He is.

If not - dissolve the icc and get rid of them. :)


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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 5:01 PM
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Dumbfounding actually. Looked like a shot to signal that they intended getting a crack on and perhaps have 10 overs at them before stumps. But Marnus and Burns are just going along steadily since tea.

Smith holes out now. This is what I dont like about not keeping the foot on the throat by sending the BCs back in. You can take things too easy by adding to what maybe already a winning score. When Steve Smith was asked what were his plans for the rest of the day.. he said have some fun. We needed to be having that fun by sending the Kiwis back to the dressing room.. not giving them a morale boost and a miniscule sniff of saving this game.

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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 5:27 PM
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Smith holes out now. This is what I dont like about not keeping the foot on the throat by sending the BCs back in. You can take things too easy by adding to what maybe already a winning score. When Steve Smith was asked what were his plans for the rest of the day.. he said have some fun. We needed to be having that fun by sending the Kiwis back to the dressing room.. not giving them a morale boost and a miniscule sniff of saving this game.

not great for the stats but there are back to back tests with four specialist bowlers and heat wave. I would have followed on. If we lose 6-30 from here its still not a sniff
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baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 5:27 PM
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Smith holes out now. This is what I dont like about not keeping the foot on the throat by sending the BCs back in. You can take things too easy by adding to what maybe already a winning score. When Steve Smith was asked what were his plans for the rest of the day.. he said have some fun. We needed to be having that fun by sending the Kiwis back to the dressing room.. not giving them a morale boost and a miniscule sniff of saving this game.

We have struggled to score at a reasonable clip with a few partnerships, I agree. 
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grazorblade - 28 Dec 2019 5:35 PM
baggygreenmania - 28 Dec 2019 5:27 PM

not great for the stats but there are back to back tests with four specialist bowlers and heat wave. I would have followed on. If we lose 6-30 from here its still not a sniff

I wonder if Paine wanted to rest the bowlers a bit? 
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