Ashes 2009

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  1. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Well they are finally here and it's time for England to win back the Ashes.

    I'm hoping this series will be as exciting as 2005 and not the hammering we took in 2006-07 (that was just not funny)

    so let the sledging start (or are the Aussie's not able to do that without Warne and Gilchrist?). Sit back and watch KP smack their "fast bowlers" around all day!!!


    Here's to a great summer of cricket!
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    Aussies take the ceremonial first logo. Cricket Australia shield is sweet!

    Dale

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  3. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hopefully winning the toss is not the only thing we'll win in this series.

    Why am I so pessimistic about our chances???


    30 minutes to go and the weather looks good so far.


    Let's hope Strauss and Cook can get us off to a good start.
     
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    *Blegh*

    So much for making a good start. :(

    Cook gone for 10…
     
  5. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Bugger... Nice catch but soft shot from Cook.
     
  6. arkitect macrumors 601

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    The way Bopara's playing he's not going to last long either…

    Edit:
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    Strauss gone as well.
    I thought these two purposely didn't play Twenty20 to avoid them picking up any "bad habits"… :rolleyes:

    Edit 2:
    Ravi's gone.
    90-3 :eek:
     
  7. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Silly silly shot by Ravi.

    Not liking the score at the moment :(


    Oh bugger, Collingwood up next.
     
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    :eek:
    I can see Australia putting together a huuuuuge first innings.
     
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    Innings?
    I could've sworn it was called an over.
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Aussies are bowling well but i can see Collingwood and Pietersen making a good score after lunch if we dont get them out.

    how about Hilfenhaus' ball to Bopara? he didnt even see it, straight to the jugular.
     
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    Was a good ball to Ravi.

    Wouldn't worry too much about Collingwood.
     
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    Nope. :)
    Overs make up an innings.
     
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    I haven't been watching all day, honest :D.

    Pieterson out. I think we can make our way up to 350, 400 at a push from here. All depends on what Flintoff and Prior can do.
     
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    Our tail enders have done a brilliant job to get the score moving along, with a useful littler partnership at the moment.

    Over 400 now which puts that little extra pressure on the Australian batsmen when they come in and moves the swing of the match slightly over to England.

    I can see it being 420 - 440 all out.

    Lots of spin now, although Hauritz did just go for 16 in his last over :D
     
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    Yesterday I didn't see them getting to 300 never mind 400!
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  16. scotthayes thread starter macrumors 68000

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    from 90-3 to 435 all out is good going.

    Thought Swann was outstanding.

    Is it possible we now have 3 (Flintoff, Swann & Broad) genuine all-rounders???
     
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    The scorecard is strong all the way down and Swann did an excellent job. I agree he is looking like a strong all-rounder.

    Just a shame that Monty didn't get to double figures.

    Looking good for a great match and hopefully an English win.
     
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    looks like Collingwood and Pietersen did get the ball rolling after all and England's mid to lower order ended up with a solid score. Australia does this as well so expect to see a decent amount of runs from the all-rounders. but hopefully our openers will get a few runs.
     
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    And Australia climbs steadily towards a massive total… methinks.

    142-1
     
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    ^Indeed, good solid batsmanship displayed today, there is still a hell of a lot of batting to come. Seems like they are going to set up a massive total over the next day and a half.

    Could be quite a tense last day.

    Good 100s by Ponting and Katich.
     
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    Harrumphh…

    Day Three.

    I think if there are no early wickets Australia are heading for 600+.
    Perhaps they're planning on batting only once. :eek:
     
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    That is the most sensible plan from this point, bat all of today and then depending on run rate put England in early tomorrow or even late tonight (if we really don't pick up our bowling) and then have ample time to get all of the wickets. Of course a couple of quick wickets can destory any plan.

    Good start with the old ball.

    Flintoff's first ball, been taking lessons from Harmison. :D
     
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    Ponting doesn't look like he's going anywhere.
     
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    Ponting - 150

    Great innings by him and certainly put his side in a good position.

    Got to love Monty though :)
     

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