Aus v NZ 2nd Test


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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 1:48 PM
Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 1:44 PM

DC I cant see why Tim batted into today. Did they misread the pitch this morning.. This deck now looks the easiest to bat on for the entire match. Even Blundell with little footwork looks reasonably comfortable. Those three important Patto wickets has sealed the deal but the BCs will battle it out.

Lovely piece of stumping by Paine. Nothing wrong with this old man's reflexes.
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Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 2:07 PM
Baggers, Grazor, et al,  Nicholls seems  to be getting his bat close to his pad with his vertical shots.

Is that correct?

sadly my stream isn't working so I switched on netflix!
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Blundell is proving this is now a good batting pitch. No movement to speak of for our quicks. If he and Watling can take the BCs into the final day they are back in the contest. 

Cummins and Patto were rather ragged in their last spells. Gifted too many freebies to Blundell. Tighten up after the break boys.. back to building pressure. Still 357 runs for them to get.

Why is Bobbie not  posting ?
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grazorblade - 29 Dec 2019 2:55 PM
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sadly my stream isn't working so I switched on netflix!

The closer the bat and pad are the less chance for error. You have heard the expression bowled thru the gate. No batsman wants that.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:26 PM
Blundell is proving this is now a good batting pitch. No movement to speak of for our quicks. If he and Watling can take the BCs into the final day they are back in the contest. 

Cummins and Patto were rather ragged in their last spells. Gifted too many freebies to Blundell. Tighten up after the break boys.. back to building pressure. Still 357 runs for them to get.

Why is Bobbie not  posting ?

yeah the pitch got worse for seemers and better for spinners. Its been an interesting pitch all game
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:26 PM
Blundell is proving this is now a good batting pitch. No movement to speak of for our quicks. If he and Watling can take the BCs into the final day they are back in the contest. 

Cummins and Patto were rather ragged in their last spells. Gifted too many freebies to Blundell. Tighten up after the break boys.. back to building pressure. Still 357 runs for them to get.

Why is Bobbie not  posting ?

TB once said she wasn’t sure what she could contribute to Test cricket. 

I thought she made some insightful  contributions from the Perth Test. 
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grazorblade - 29 Dec 2019 3:45 PM
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yeah the pitch got worse for seemers and better for spinners. Its been an interesting pitch all game

Lyon has bowled some good stuff.



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Keyboard Warrior - 29 Dec 2019 3:47 PM
baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:26 PM

TB once said she wasn’t sure what she could contribute to Test cricket. 

I thought she made some insightful  contributions from the Perth Test. 

TB you can contribute plenty. We are all interested in your observations and viewpoints on the match in progress. Please dont feel uncomfortable Bobbie.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:28 PM
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The closer the bat and pad are the less chance for error. You have heard the expression bowled thru the gate. No batsman wants that.

I've heard it a lot.

I've learnt a bit  about looking for it in batters from you, Baggers.

Ta.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:51 PM
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Observations. We are all interested in tb's observations on the game.. viewpoints. Please dont feel uncomfortable Bobbie.

Absolutely. 

Always interested.
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Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 3:52 PM
baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:28 PM

I've heard it a lot.

I've learnt a bit  about looking for it in batters from you, Baggers.

Ta.

I am no expert mate. Thanks anyway for the compliment.

Joe Burns was bowled thru the gate in the first innings. How foolish did that look. It was a good ball but Joe played it poorly.  Looked a complete goose when his stumps went cartwheeling.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:51 PM
Keyboard Warrior - 29 Dec 2019 3:47 PM

TB you can contribute plenty. We are all interested in your observations and viewpoints on the match in progress. Please dont feel uncomfortable Bobbie.

which one is bobbie?
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starc could be useful as the pitch flattens and dries up. Wonder if he'll get some reverse
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 3:59 PM
Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 3:52 PM

I am no expert mate. Thanks anyway for the compliment.

Joe Burns was bowled thru the gate in the first innings. How foolish did that look. It was a good ball but Joe played it poorly.  Looked a complete goose when his stumps went cartwheeling.

Cummins is struggling to reproduce the quality of his first innings. 
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grazorblade - 29 Dec 2019 4:01 PM
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which one is bobbie?

@thingybob. We all called her Bob until we found out she was female.. so I christened her Bobbie.
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Cummins is struggling to reproduce the quality of his first innings. 

The Fox crew had stats saying he was bowling faster in this innings than for some time. So much for raw speed. 
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Impressed with this Kiwi  fightback from 3 for very few to 4 -161.
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Spoke too soon as GOAT strikes removing Watling for 22. The  delivery bounced, span and dipped.  

Caught at leg slip in an unusual dismissal.  Good  field  setting from GOAT or Paine.

Kiwis 5-161 and in big trouble. Lyon now has many close in fielders around the bat.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 4:04 PM
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@thingybob. We all called her Bob until we found out she was female.. so I christened her Bobbie.

Lyon gets Watling with what cricinfo called " a lovely piece of bowling".

game, set and match now..
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@thingybob. We all called her Bob until we found out she was female.. so I christened her Bobbie.

posters who feel like they know little probably actually know a lot! And whether they do or don't they are likely to be pleasant company!
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GOAT strikes again , as CDG plays an aerial ball to Warner at  Fine Square Leg. Out for 9.

GOAT 3-34.

GOAT is fresh too.

Kiwis 6-172.
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posters who feel like they know little probably actually know a lot! And whether they do or don't they are likely to be pleasant company!

True.

TB is pleasant company online. She used to be a TCA Member too - before my time.
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With the stump mikes on, Paine’s comments, banter and encouragement of Lyon is funny! 

Australia right on top. 

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Fantastic knock from Blundell under pressure. 

90 NO. 
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 4:20 PM
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Lyon gets Watling with what cricinfo called " a lovely piece of bowling".

game, set and match now..

Agree.

It is very hard for the Kiwis to come back now.

Blundell given out LBW Patto. 

Kiwis review. 

Not Out - too high. 

Kiwi Army go silly.
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Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 4:41 PM
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Agree.

It is very hard for the Kiwis to come back now.

Blundell given out LBW Patto. 

Kiwis review. 

Not Out - too high. 

Kiwi Army go silly.

Excellent knock Tom Blundell. Of the two tons in this match this was made under the most pressure.

Labuchagne picks up the final Kiwi wicket.
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The Trans Tasman Trophy remains in Aussie hands.
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baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 5:48 PM
The Chappell/Hadlee trophy remains in Aussie hands.

Good news! 

Aus wins the 4th series in a row, three being at home and the Ashes retained away. 

Paine’s captaincy record is improving. He took a lot of straightforward catches off potent pace bowling, plus some slick catches and a stumping off spin. 

This Test he scored 79 with the fastest strike rate of any of the top seven in the  Aussie team. 

Good innings from Head, but he still has technical flaws to rectify. 

The Aus attack was very good. Patto was a terrific addition. 

Blundell played a classy innings under great pressure. 



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Decentric - 29 Dec 2019 6:58 PM
baggygreenmania - 29 Dec 2019 5:48 PM

Good news! 

Aus wins the 4th series in a row, three being at home and the Ashes retained away. 

Paine’s captaincy record is improving. He took a lot of straightforward catches off potent pace bowling, plus some slick catches and a stumping off spin. 

This Test he scored 79 with the fastest strike rate of any of the top seven in the  Aussie team. 

Good innings from Head, but he still has technical flaws to rectify. 

The Aus attack was very good. Patto was a terrific addition. 

Blundell played a classy innings under great pressure. 



Perfect summation DC.
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Pretty sure Aus aint won in England since 2001...

I just checked the world test championship, Aus did not win in England :P

They lost 2 tests and won 2 tests, with 1 seemingly certain england victory rained out to a draw...

https://www.icc-cricket.com/world-test-championship/standings

On the bright side, england is 150 runs with 5 wickets in hand of upsetting the Saffirs...

(I really think the Saffirs have this in the bag, tbh - but care less either way)
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