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The Ashes Series (Cricket: Australia Vs England)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Darth_Asabrush, Nov 16, 2006.

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  1. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    so apparently play began before 11 this morning I assume this was to make up for lost time due to the rain.



    What was Ponting thinking? A stupid choice of shot. Currently 3/64
     
  2. jp-30

    jp-30 Manager Emeritus star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    84/5, looks like ENgland are making a game of it, but it only needs one of those normal Aussie mid-order 150 partnerships to pull the game away.
     
  3. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    And I expect they will.
     
  4. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    JP is psychic
     
  5. Kyp

    Kyp Jedi Master star 4

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    MS Panesar 12 1 52 0 4.33
     
  6. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    [face_dancing]

    279 run partnership for Hayden and Symonds. Great stuff from the both of them; seeing Symonds getting another test century is just awesome. For Aussies. :p This century for Hayden is also his 27th - which equals Alan Border's amount.

    At stumps, Australia is 7/327, 213 runs in front.




    So is Everton. :p
     
  7. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Actually that was his maiden test century.
     
  8. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    :oops: For some reason I had that one day century in my mind as a test century. [face_blush]



    Well, today is all but over. Currently at 8/127, England is about to go down without even forcing Australia to bat again off what seriously was only a meager total to win a match with. But great work by the Aussies. :D


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    Australia: 4
    England: 0
     
  9. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    And Warne was 'Man of the Match'... pathetic, just coz it was his last game at his home ground. There were better players over-all!
     
  10. Kyptastic

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    I'd say he was a justified choice, especially as it would have been difficult to split Hayden and Symonds, whilst Warne set up the win on the first day with his 5 wicket haul.
     
  11. epic

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    Symonds should have got man of the match because his innings, at 85-5, was the most crucial.

    absolute demolishing, though. England's batsmen have looked a sorry sight since the capitulation in Adelaide.

    nice to see Warne and McGrath walk off together.
     
  12. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Australia has now won 11 Tests in a row, equal second all time (of course we also the record holders :))

    In that run we have only beaten one other teams by a innings. That was Bangladesh. :)
     
  13. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Australia has now won 11 Tests in a row, equal second all time (of course we also the record holders happy )

    Nice! :)


    As well, we haven't had a complete Ashes whitewash since the 1920-21 tests. C'mon the Aussies! :D
     
  14. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Day 1 of the 5ifth test begins today! It will most likely be interupted by the rain which is good coz it means I will get to see them actually play on day 4 when I go to the SCG!
     
  15. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    Play has stopped on the second day due to rain, I think i definately will get to see some cricket on Friday!
     
  16. Kyptastic

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    Good day to go Rebel...


    Australia 5-0

    Extremely accurate representation of the difference between the teams this time around. Hopefully England can get their act in to gear for 2009
     
  17. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    It was a good day to go!

    McGrath was on song!

    It was a short day of play but it was well worth it!
     
  18. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    England completely outplayed the entire series. poor performance all round.

    emotional last day for the Aussie team, though. was a nice touch seeing McGrath and Warne at both ends to finish off the England tail. bring on the new era!
     
  19. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Ignoramus speaking here... but why on Earth isn't the next Ashes series until 2009??? Shouldn't it be summer 2008?
     
  20. jedichef1

    jedichef1 Jedi Master star 5

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    I was under the illusion it was until I was corrected here, it should be earlier, I thought the ICC were trying to make the bigger rivalries played more often now???
     
  21. Kyptastic

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    Every four years has historically been when Ashes series have been played. So 2009, being 4 years after 2005 is when the next Ashes in England is.

    I think that the ICC works on the basis that every team has to play easch other home and away at least once within a six or seven year period - not sure if that last bit is right however.
     
  22. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    yeah, i think it's just the way the draw of both teams have worked. there was only 16 months difference between the last Ashes and this one because of both teams cycles and now they're like on the other end of the cycle, thus the huge wait. or something like that.

    so, Gilchrist to retire after the WC or to carry on?
     
  23. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Because he started later than people like Warne and McGrath he may have another year left in him, especially since the next year Australia plays India at home, which is likely to be a hard fought series. It wouldn't surprise me if he (and Hayden) did go, especially if Australia win, but there may be some pressure put on both to stay, at least for another year
     
  24. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    And I only realised that aussie Coach John Bucannon (bad spelling) is calling it a day after the World Cup. I do wonder how much affect that will have on the team.
     
  25. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    I couldn't say anything before, because I wasn't here and I actually missed seeing any of the last test. :(

    But 5-0 brings warm feelings to my heart.

    That is all.

    :D
     
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