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    WICKET! Roy c & b Hazlewood 3 - England 7-1


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    Top quality test match bowling from Hazelwood

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    This new ball spell from Hazlewood is as good as anything I have seen in a while with new white ball.

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    Bairstow is 7 from 20, very unlike him and England a team which usually try to put pressure back. Exceptional spell from Hazlewood havent allowed them to do much I guess

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    Australia really missed Hazlewood at the World Cup last year.


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    4 overs 2/3 . What a spell by Josh. Memories of Curtly and Pidge from back in the day.


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    Wow Aus with their endless supply of good bowlers in ODI and Tests!


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    Hazelwood is the best bowler of Australia in all formats.

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    My prediction of England winning at a canter is looking altogether dodgy at the moment.

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    Brilliant bowling from Hazelwood, the break has helped him. England can still make a match of this.

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    Root is finished

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    Quote Originally Posted by asadee View Post
    Root is finished
    Everthing happens in seconds on PP. Maxwell was finished a couple of hours earlier. Aus were rubbish when they were 100 odd for 5. Literally every match thread.

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    He has lost it for over a year now

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    Looks like Hazlewood will bowl out his quota.

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    6 runs off first 6 overs

    Then 10 runs in 3 balls

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    Quote Originally Posted by asadee View Post
    He has lost it for over a year now
    Yes, only averages 49.00 at 91.03 in the last 18 months, shocking stuff...

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    Eng had Aus 123/5, letting them of the hook and allowing them to reach 294 was poor. They still have Buttler so you never know

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    Hole dug by England’s top order was so deep that even Buttler fell in that

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    Surely that is the match for Australia.

    What a catch by Labuschagne!

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    Great catch by Labuschagne. Australia have this one.


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    i am trying to understand this Malan not playing ! ummmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    My prediction of England winning at a canter is looking altogether dodgy at the moment.
    It's Old Trafford. Wicket didn't become a belter even after that 2015 revamp of English ODI pitches. Even last time around, England struggled to chase a modest score against a depleted, unmotivated Australian side and only managed to do so thanks to some other-worldly brilliance from Buttler. They won by 1 wicket only


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    Zampa getting exciting coz the turn lol


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    So, England need 180 runs from 23 overs. 6 wickets in hand.

    It is doable but Bairstow needs to stay there till the end.



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    Nice little partnership between Billings and Bairstow. 62 runs came from 11.2 overs (this partnership).



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    What a shot, took on Cumins nicely!


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    Everytime Maxwell misses fielding, commentators usually go very rare for Maxwell to miss something, there needs to be a fielding stat as well.. for us to see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikhil_cric View Post
    It's Old Trafford. Wicket didn't become a belter even after that 2015 revamp of English ODI pitches. Even last time around, England struggled to chase a modest score against a depleted, unmotivated Australian side and only managed to do so thanks to some other-worldly brilliance from Buttler. They won by 1 wicket only
    True, although I don't think this pitch necessarily makes it difficult to chase down scores around 280-290.

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    Finch is over-trying, should have persisted with Marsh only for a few more overs.

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    These "Clumsy 15 mins" Aus of 2015 never had..


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    Ganguly,Sachin would had got Baristow out lol ,some lazy shots there but ends with a 4


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    150 runs are needed from 114 balls (6 wickets in hand).

    England are starting to be back in the game.



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    Last 5 overs: 46/0.

    Great acceleration from England.



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    Moeen, Woakes and Wood to follow. England are well in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Moeen, Woakes and Wood to follow. England are well in it.
    If this pair stays for another 10 overs, England should win.



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    150 is up for England.

    151/4.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    If this pair stays for another 10 overs, England should win.
    Starc and Zampa are key. If Billings can survive through Zampa's spell, England can win it.

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    Lol another throw.

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    Moen out


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    England may lose this now. Only 3 wickets are left.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    England may lose this now. Only 3 wickets are left.
    WICKET! Rashid c Maxwell b Cummins 5 – England 234-8

    Chances of victory very low now.


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    52 runs are needed from 4 overs. Billings can still steal the game from Aussies.



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    I doubt they can pull it off. No wickets left.

    But if they do, than england will only prove that they are a beast team as they pull off wins from unlikely situations


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    I doubt they can pull it off. No wickets left.

    But if they do, than england will only prove that they are a beast team as they pull off wins from unlikely situations
    The fact they took the game this far despite being 68/4 shows how good their LOI side is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by sweep_shot View Post
    The fact they took the game this far despite being 68/4 shows how good their LOI side is.
    Thats true. They really pull off amazing wins. England is just a beast team


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    Over wasted. Billings is just looking for his 100


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    Roy has been out of form for a while. He also struggled against Ireland.



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    Are they bowling very good or does billing just suxk in power hitting


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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Are they bowling very good or does billing just suxk in power hitting
    Not an easy pitch to hit. Mitch Marsh also faced 100+ balls, yet struggled to hit when needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Are they bowling very good or does billing just suxk in power hitting
    Billings is facing Starc, Hazlewood, and Cumming. Also, the pitch isn't very flat.

    Furthermore, Billings is no Butler.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Major View Post
    Are they bowling very good or does billing just suxk in power hitting
    Billings has proved in this match that he is an excellent 360į player, the bowling has been top notch though and he had run out of partners after Bairstow's wicket. Top class inning still.

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    Great game in the end.

    Well done, Aussies.



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    Must say that the quality of cricket this summer has been exceptional. Haven't enjoyed a bilateral ODI match so much in years.

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    Mitch Marsh fetching the ball from the car park after a Billings six:

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    England skipper EOIN MORGAN was left to rue his side's struggles with the bat...

    "It probably slipped away from us after the first 10 or 12 overs with the bat. Australia bowled outstandingly, made early inroads and didn’t give us much to get away with. We did a reasonable job with the ball but we didn’t establish partnerships with the bat and Australia put us on the back foot. Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings, in particular, kept us in the game and if we had extended that partnership past the 40th over we could have really been in a commanding position but full credit to Australia, who outplayed us."


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    Excellent win for Australia. Marsh and Maxwell saved the day with the bat. And the bowlers did the job.

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    England have outstanding depth. Even their reserve batsmen are capable of scoring a brilliant hundred against a world class bowling attack.

    A pretty good game. England are still favorites to win the series 2-1.

    The absence of Stokes has made a fairly one-sided series competitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    England have outstanding depth. Even their reserve batsmen are capable of scoring a brilliant hundred against a world class bowling attack.

    A pretty good game. England are still favorites to win the series 2-1.

    The absence of Stokes has made a fairly one-sided series competitive.
    Lol even Pak reserve batsman scored 2 100s vs Aus. Ah I see you have already prepared an excuse if Eng lose. Smart chap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    England have outstanding depth. Even their reserve batsmen are capable of scoring a brilliant hundred against a world class bowling attack.

    A pretty good game. England are still favorites to win the series 2-1.

    The absence of Stokes has made a fairly one-sided series competitive.
    England should drop Moeen. He is ridiculously mediocre, not good enough to bowl or finish off games in the latter overs.

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    For second spin option, continue with Root only.

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    Good fightback by England. Losing is immaterial if you make a habit of always fighting to the very end. This English side even in its defeats has been stretching the opposition close

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    England should drop Moeen. He is ridiculously mediocre, not good enough to bowl or finish off games in the latter overs.

    Roy
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    For second spin option, continue with Root only.
    Moen Ali is a good cricketer. He reminds me of Saeed Anwar with his stroke play, very pleasing to the eye. He needs to utilized at the top of the order. He is a very handy spinner and someone who can be relied to get break throughs. He is better than any offspinner in Pakistan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    England have outstanding depth. Even their reserve batsmen are capable of scoring a brilliant hundred against a world class bowling attack.

    A pretty good game. England are still favorites to win the series 2-1.

    The absence of Stokes has made a fairly one-sided series competitive.
    England is the most overrated cricket side of one time, and only won the world cup in extremely dubious conditions.

    Stokes is the only player in the English team who would have made the Australian ODI sides of the 2000s


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    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    England is the most overrated cricket side of one time, and only won the world cup in extremely dubious conditions.

    Stokes is the only player in the English team who would have made the Australian ODI sides of the 2000s
    Yeah they are not comparable to Australia of 2000s. However, they are brilliant in this era and have dominated Australia home and away since the 2015 World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    Lol even Pak reserve batsman scored 2 100s vs Aus. Ah I see you have already prepared an excuse if Eng lose. Smart chap
    Donít need to make excuses for world champions who are missing the best all-rounder in the world. You cannot win every series.

    Excuses are made by fans of Pakistan who lose 99% of their series against the top sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    England is the most overrated cricket side of one time, and only won the world cup in extremely dubious conditions.

    Stokes is the only player in the English team who would have made the Australian ODI sides of the 2000s
    lol that Australian side played in a weak era vs unfit teams under different ppowerplay rules You can't compare era's.

    current England can beat them in the modern era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamoon View Post
    Yeah they are not comparable to Australia of 2000s. However, they are brilliant in this era and have dominated Australia home and away since the 2015 World Cup.
    Australia are a second rate limited overs team as evidence by the fact that Finch is captain and the likes of Stoinis are getting matches.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebat View Post
    Mitch Marsh fetching the ball from the car park after a Billings six:

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    This is bizarre, why would the ECB let him do that? This is a huge liability issue, allowing a contracted professional sportsman to fetch a dead ball in a parking lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Australia are a second rate limited overs team as evidence by the fact that Finch is captain and the likes of Stoinis are getting matches.
    Thatís a bit harsh. Their bowling attack is as good as any in the world and overall, they are only inferior to England and India, the two best sides in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    Australia are a second rate limited overs team as evidence by the fact that Finch is captain and the likes of Stoinis are getting matches.
    Are we talking about the same Finch that averages 41 @ 89, had a brilliant World Cup and averages 47 when he is captain.
    Just checking?

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    australia is still a strong odi side. They just can't win major tournaments in subcontinent or in England.


    2015 Australian odi side was their best ever team to play on Australian/n.z conditions imo.

    In those bouncy pitches they were the best. come at me!!
    Yes overall as a team they wouldn't have beaten india in India or England in England in 2015 either to win a major tournament. However in this specific conditions they were real good.

    Australia of 2000- 2009 were strong in most countries but they did play vs more unfit unathletic teams. That's the truth. That's my only knock on their prowess. Especially the subcontinent teams were absolutely awful in terms of fitness regiments etc. post 2010 ish is when we saw major changes in the fitness levels to Asian players. Not saying they can't win post 2010 but it would be a alot harder vs a much stronger indian and English team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convict View Post
    England is the most overrated cricket side of one time, and only won the world cup in extremely dubious conditions.

    Stokes is the only player in the English team who would have made the Australian ODI sides of the 2000s
    That’s a bit ungracious. England have been beating everybody home and away for a few years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    That’s a bit ungracious. England have been beating everybody home and away for a few years now.
    And need to win a world cup outright away from home to earn the overtop hype they have received.


    Quote Originally Posted by Saqs on Steve Smith
    And who taught him to bat? Chris Martin? Is he the Australian equivalent of ....wait, I'm struggling to think of another useless player of his calibre.

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    In a current world XI, I expect eight names from Big Three.

    England- Archer, Stokes, Buttler
    Aus- Warner, Starc
    Ind- Rohit, Kohli, Bumrah

    Australia will do good if one of Smith or Labu becomes a more consistent 50 averaging ODI batsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    In a current world XI, I expect eight names from Big Three.

    England- Archer, Stokes, Buttler
    Aus- Warner, Starc
    Ind- Rohit, Kohli, Bumrah

    Australia will do good if one of Smith or Labu becomes a more consistent 50 averaging ODI batsmen.

    Really ? Just eight ? The whole ODI world XI now is just a big 3 combined XI.

    David Warner
    Rohit Sharma
    Virat Kohli
    Steve Smith
    Eoin Morgan (C)
    Ben Stokes
    Jos Buttler (WK)
    Mitchell Starc
    Joffra Archer
    Jasprit Bumrah
    Kuldeep Yadav/ Adil Rashid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    Really ? Just eight ? The whole ODI world XI now is just a big 3 combined XI.

    David Warner
    Rohit Sharma
    Virat Kohli
    <B>Steve Smith</B>
    Eoin Morgan (C)
    Ben Stokes
    Jos Buttler (WK)
    Mitchell Starc
    Joffra Archer
    Jasprit Bumrah
    <B>Kuldeep Yadav/ Adil Rashid</B>
    Steve Smith will not be featuring in any ODI XI in the world, it has to be Babar or Kane or Root for that slot, probably Babar.

    Spinner slot is also not clear, Rashid khan probably has an edge over Kuldeep or Rashid or Chahal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ab Fan View Post
    Steve Smith will not be featuring in any ODI XI in the world, it has to be Babar or Kane or Root for that slot, probably Babar.

    Spinner slot is also not clear, Rashid khan probably has an edge over Kuldeep or Rashid or Chahal.
    Steve Smith is arguably the most clutch ODI player active right now. Averages close to 50 since 2015 WC. Averages 102 in world cup knockouts. Kane Williamson may be a close call but Babar and Root ? Nowhere near.

    And Rashid khan has zero performances against top teams. So there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    Steve Smith is arguably the most clutch ODI player active right now. Averages close to 50 since 2015 WC. Averages 102 in world cup knockouts. Kane Williamson may be a close call but Babar and Root ? Nowhere near.

    And Rashid khan has zero performances against top teams. So there you go.
    Since the 2015 world cup:

    Root 57.23 @ 90.63
    Babar 54.17 @ 87.08
    Taylor 64.90 @ 86.69
    Williamson 49.81 @ 81.30
    Du Plessis 60.84 @ 92.00

    Smith 43.55 @ 85.14

    He's not even in the discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesozoic View Post
    Steve Smith is arguably the most clutch ODI player active right now. Averages close to 50 since 2015 WC. Averages 102 in world cup knockouts. Kane Williamson may be a close call but Babar and Root ? Nowhere near.

    And Rashid khan has zero performances against top teams. So there you go.
    Spinner choice is a question mark, there isn't anyone that good. I always rated Kuldeep high but he is not even in the team now. Right now, a case can be made for quite a few.

    However, Smith doesn't really stand a chance to Taylor, Kane, Root and Babar. His average is very less and ODI hundreds are also lesser than even Babar, it's like Grant Elliott. I will give that no.4 position in the team to either Taylor or Babar if I have Morgan as my captain at 5 or else with Kane as captain can drop Morgan for someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitWicket View Post
    Since the 2015 world cup:

    Root 57.23 @ 90.63
    Babar 54.17 @ 87.08
    Taylor 64.90 @ 86.69
    Williamson 49.81 @ 81.30
    Du Plessis 60.84 @ 92.00

    Smith 43.55 @ 85.14

    He's not even in the discussion.

    Oops. Apologies. Read somewhere that he averages close to 50. But apparently not that close.

    But I think I'll still stand by my point. The guy is absolutely clutch. He'll always store his best for the best occasions. There's no way any team will pick Root or Kane ahead of Smithy.

    Faf and Ross are on their last legs too.


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