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The Ashes

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by epic, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    start tonight (UK time).

    England's best chance at winning on Australian soil in a good 20 years. last time around they lost 5-0 but this Australian team is a shadow of its former glory. should be the most interesting series for a long time.

    hopefully there's one or two others interested in discussing. or else i'll just post random updates jp30-style.
     
  2. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was just thinking the other day that we didn't have a cricket discussion in the Arena. I've never seen a game so I can't even begin to be helpful in this thread for you, but I am excited that it is here.
     
  3. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think that I've ever seen cricket, either. Seems like an interesting sport, though. I'll be sure to follow along in this thread.
     
  4. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://www.espncricinfo.com/

    that site'll keep you updated/informed over the course of the next 6 weeks or so, for those who can't watch the games live.


     
  5. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks for the link, looks like a helpful website.
     
  6. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Excited to go the the Adelaide Test (the Ashes always have incredible atmosphere) but I'm fairly certain Australia is going to get trounced this series. All our batsmen are out of form and our bowling is mediocre at best. I'm more pragmatic than many Aussie fans though that seem to think a team of McGrath/Warne/Hayden/Gilchrist/Ponting 5 years ago level stars is a usual state of affairs.
     
  7. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Great start for Australia, particularly that effort from Siddle.

    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3iXyAwdaMw]Hattrick Ball[/link]
     
  8. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks for the link, kyptastic!
     
  9. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    important for England to get a few early wickets with the new ball.
     
  10. Kyptastic

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Probably should have had one or two then, but the Aussies have toughed it out. Anderson probably bowled the spell of the match just then, but was very unlucky. Good to see Huss and Haddin back in form however.
     
  11. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    What a start for England!

    Katich run out without facing a ball, Ponting out for a golden duck!
    Clarke out too, his mobility is very limited.

    Australia just got Pommed.
     
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