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General sports discussion => Cricket => Topic started by: PowerBug on October 23, 2016, 01:14:38 PM

Title: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on October 23, 2016, 01:14:38 PM
Well, we aren't far away from the Tests starting! Poll up for us all to vote on, I don't think I missed a possible outcome.

And remember to keep it civil :)

Poll Result (What will the scoreline of the series be?)
AUS 3-0    - 1 (5.3%)
AUS 2-0    - 4 (21.1%)
AUS 1-0    - 0 (0%)
AUS 2-1    - 7 (36.8%)
Draw 1-1    - 2 (10.5%)
0-3 SAf    - 0 (0%)
0-2 SAf    - 3 (15.8%)
0-1 SAf    - 0 (0%)
1-2 SAf    - 2 (10.5%)
Draw 0-0    - 0 (0%)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on October 23, 2016, 08:03:56 PM
Can't see the Aussies winning this series our batting line up seems far from settled not what you want against SA
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 23, 2016, 09:39:10 PM
goin the Aussies 2-1

we're a much better team at home. Smiddy and Warner will go nuts... hopefully. I want Head to play as well

not sure what the injury list is looking like but hopefully our bowlers are good to go. mostly Starc
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on October 23, 2016, 11:47:28 PM
Not sold on our team at all, but we'll probably win. Maybe a different story if De Villiers was playing.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on October 24, 2016, 12:29:59 PM
What is the lineup going to look like?

Warner
Burns
Khawaja
Smith
Voges
MMarsh
Neville
Starc
Siddle
Hazlewood
Lyon

I have no idea who the 3rd seamer will be. Damn I'd love Ryan Harris nibbling away :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on October 24, 2016, 12:31:58 PM
If they're not gonna bowl Marsh (which has seemed to be the case in our last few tests), then there is no point in playing him as his batting isn't good enough. I actually rate his bowling but bloody hell, he never gets given a run at it.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on October 24, 2016, 12:59:25 PM
I hope the players are all rested up I saw Hazelwood was rested , going out and bowling 10 overs a couple weeks before a test could exhaust him same with the batsmen the last thing we want is players actually playing competitive cricket before test matches  ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on October 24, 2016, 04:50:01 PM
Throw in Bracken or Stuart Clark imho
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on October 25, 2016, 09:39:59 PM
The Ch9 commentary team this summer:
2x Mark
2x Ian
2x Michael
1x Shane
1x Kevin
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 25, 2016, 10:06:51 PM
happy with KP. he should stay down here like Mark Nicholas and Tony Greig
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on October 25, 2016, 10:11:20 PM
happy with KP. he should stay down here like Mark Nicholas and Tony Greig
Shame about the 2 Michael's though :-\

Talk of one of the ex-Pakistani quicks (Forgot who) doing spells too during the later tests :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 25, 2016, 10:13:59 PM
happy with KP. he should stay down here like Mark Nicholas and Tony Greig
Shame about the 2 Michael's though :-\

Talk of one of the ex-Pakistani quicks (Forgot who) doing spells too during the later tests :o
one particular Ian gets on my nerves more than the others
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on October 25, 2016, 10:14:58 PM
happy with KP. he should stay down here like Mark Nicholas and Tony Greig
Shame about the 2 Michael's though :-\

Talk of one of the ex-Pakistani quicks (Forgot who) doing spells too during the later tests :o

Pups a good commentator.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on October 25, 2016, 10:16:58 PM
yeah I like Pup. he was my favourite player for 10 years (or for however long he played), so I love that he's commentating
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on October 25, 2016, 10:22:15 PM
Because of him Brett Lee and Mike Hussey left though... :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on October 26, 2016, 06:13:34 PM
Will love the ABC radio on with the TV on mute
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on October 26, 2016, 07:59:46 PM
happy with KP. he should stay down here like Mark Nicholas and Tony Greig
Shame about the 2 Michael's though :-\

Talk of one of the ex-Pakistani quicks (Forgot who) doing spells too during the later tests :o

Waqar!

Will love the ABC radio on with the TV on mute

Indeed
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on October 27, 2016, 02:15:23 PM
I hope Jackson Bird gets the nod over Peter Siddle. Not sure whether they will go with Burns or SMarsh though...
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on October 28, 2016, 06:08:51 PM
wtf selectors?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 03, 2016, 11:26:18 AM
Todays the day!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 12:04:29 PM
It sure is! (Well tomorrow is the real day, because Sheffield Shield :P)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 12:13:25 PM
bring it on!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 12:18:20 PM
Word is South Africa will roll with 4 pace bowlers
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 12:27:13 PM
Word is South Africa will roll with 4 pace bowlers
dangerous tactic. have they learned nothing from Greg and Trevor Chappell?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 01:00:55 PM
Apparently Maharaj is warming up and not Morkel :o Untried left arm spinner over the bloke who loves the WACA? Gutsy move if so.

Peter Siddle (Well, Australian selectors) are going to cop so much if Peter fails with the bat ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 01:10:36 PM
winning a toss every now and then would be nice
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 01:13:54 PM
South Africa XI: Amla, Cook, Elgar, Du Plessis (c), Duminy, Bavuma, de Kock (wk), Philander, Rabada, Steyn, Maharaj
Australia XI: Warner (vc), SMarsh, Khawaja, Smith (c), Voges, MMarsh, Nevill (wk), Starc, Siddle, Hazlewood, Lyon

I believe that is how the South African batsmen order themselves, not sure on the bowlers though.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 01:18:30 PM
Starcy to pick up a wicket in the first over
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 03, 2016, 01:28:17 PM
Lel KP is about 2 foot taller than Clarke
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 01:28:46 PM
South Africa XI: Amla, Cook, Elgar, Du Plessis (c), Duminy, Bavuma, de Kock (wk), Philander, Rabada, Steyn, Maharaj
Australia XI: Warner (vc), SMarsh, Khawaja, Smith (c), Voges, MMarsh, Nevill (wk), Starc, Siddle, Hazlewood, Lyon

I believe that is how the South African batsmen order themselves, not sure on the bowlers though.
Yeah bowlers looks the right order. Philander is a pretty handy batsman.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 03, 2016, 01:33:03 PM
If SA crumble to 5/110 I reckon they could really use KP back... wait... never-mind.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 03, 2016, 01:43:34 PM
YEEEEEAHAHHHAHAHHHHHHHHHHH

1/0 1/0 1/0
1/0 1/0 1/0
1/0 1/0 1/0
1/0 1/0 1/0
1/0 1/0 1/0
1/0 1/0 1/0
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 03, 2016, 01:45:13 PM
Marsh spot secure for the rest of the series!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 01:46:59 PM
Marsh spot secure for the rest of the series!
Ahaha ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 03, 2016, 01:47:58 PM
So it should be, will probably make 100 and take 9-fa now.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 01:48:41 PM
flower yeah Starcy abd a great catch from Marsh too
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 01:56:01 PM
that's a huge wicket. cmon boys
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 01:57:21 PM
JOSHYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: valkorum on November 03, 2016, 02:03:43 PM
Cook and Amla gone for ducks - LOVE IT
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 02:10:29 PM
Khawaja drops a sitter

sitter in the sense it nearly put him on his ass. that woulda been something!

it stuck in his left but his right knocked it out
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 02:17:19 PM
GONESKI 3/20
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 03, 2016, 02:17:40 PM
Brilliant stuff boys!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 02:18:43 PM
JOSHYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 02:39:25 PM
I didn't think he hit it
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 02:40:47 PM
THERES A MARK
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 03, 2016, 02:41:50 PM
Not even surprised, the HGA in cricket is way over the top these days
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 02:43:54 PM
flower yeah

although even though there was a mark there I'm not entirely convinced he hit it

but he was given out on field so there was only one decision that could be made after the hotspot showed up
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 02:45:49 PM
Snicko from rear shows a snick before hiting thigh.  Also when viewed in super slow mo there is a deviation onto thigh as well.  So no real evidence to overturn then.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 02:46:36 PM
What a great decision by Nigel L-L-L-L-Llong. I'm happy with the inside edge/2 noises with that one. Wish my decisions were as good as that one :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 03:32:48 PM
cmon Lyno one more before lunch
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 03:38:14 PM
Advertising doesn't get me, but that 5 for $5 at KFC is tough to ignore.... ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 04:06:28 PM
KP = Funny
Warney = Knowledgeable
Nicholas = sounds and looks good :P

The rest... Don't really care about ;)

Notice they've gone with only 2 commentators at a time :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 04:08:47 PM
lovin KP
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 04:29:06 PM
flower yes Faf gone
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 05:42:59 PM
LYNOOOOOOO and great catch by Marsh. 1 all for them

needed that
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 05:43:43 PM
Not wrong. Why Lyon was kept back so long is the real query.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 03, 2016, 05:51:39 PM
KP = Funny
Warney = Knowledgeable
Nicholas = sounds and looks good :P

The rest... Don't really care about ;)

Notice they've gone with only 2 commentators at a time :o

Might be unpopular here but I love Ian Chappell. Him, Nicholas & Pietersen  :-*

Although I miss Huss :(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 06:16:19 PM
ahhh hit the stumps
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 06:18:32 PM
flower yes

over rate is so slow. anyone know if Smiddy has a warning yet? hate to lose him for a test
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 03, 2016, 06:18:44 PM
Get them under 200 now Aussiessss!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 06:32:05 PM
KP = Funny
Warney = Knowledgeable
Nicholas = sounds and looks good :P

The rest... Don't really care about ;)

Notice they've gone with only 2 commentators at a time :o

Might be unpopular here but I love Ian Chappell. Him, Nicholas & Pietersen  :-*

Although I miss Huss :(
Chappell is another I like yeah. The only remaining of the older crew :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 06:47:48 PM
Lyno missed the stumps by a flowerin mile

just terrible. really is
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 06:49:10 PM
Lyno missed the stumps by a flowerin mile

just terrible. really is
He probably had nearly all three to aim at as well. Shocking as you say.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 06:52:57 PM
not hitting enough inside off to review it

...nowhere near it actually
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 06:55:21 PM
Outside the line was my first thought.

Now Dar the trigger finger needs another Agar/Broad howler to infuriate Australian fans and team.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 06:56:06 PM
not hitting enough inside off to review it

...nowhere near it actually
Useless review - so we now have 25 overs without a review. Hope no howlers but to be fair umpiring has been good today.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 06:59:22 PM
Now that is a nice swing!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 07:03:01 PM
Gee that outfield is quick.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 07:15:36 PM
Gee that outfield is quick.
it's puck on ice quick
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 07:17:38 PM
good innings by de Kock
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 07:31:29 PM
Starcy finishes with 4
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 07:47:33 PM
24 overs to face Remains to be seen whether we get them all in.  Shocking over rate by Australia.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 07:50:43 PM
24 overs to face Remains to be seen whether we get them all in.  Shocking over rate by Australia.
Was roughly 15 overs behind I thought I worked out??

No way we get through 24 in 75 remaining minutes.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 03, 2016, 07:53:20 PM
Marsh????? :o :o :o What was that?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 08:04:47 PM
pitched outside leg

...not that it matters cos it's a no-ball  ;D

oh how wrong was I. pitched inside, hit inside, smashing the stumps. would've been out if not for the no-ball
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 08:06:35 PM
HOW DOES THAT WASTE A REVIEW THE UMLIRE MADE THE ERROR

Was my thought too Billy but it was gonna be out!!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 03, 2016, 08:07:23 PM
pitched outside leg

...not that it matters cos it's a no-ball  ;D

oh how wrong was I. pitched inside, hit inside, smashing the stumps. would've been out if not for the no-ball
That was my first thought as well.

Lucky the no-ball saved us
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 08:07:55 PM
HOW DOES THAT WASTE A REVIEW THE UMLIRE MADE THE ERROR

Was my thought too Billy but it was gonna be out!!
yep agreed. shouldn't lose a review for that
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 08:09:56 PM
HE'S OFF THE MARK
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 08:12:15 PM
THAT MAKES ME MAD THAT A REVIEW IS WASTED FOR THAT

Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 08:14:40 PM
So Warner averages 96 at the WACA. Just put this into perspective for a minute. What's he's done at the WACA, is not even as good as what Bradman did everywhere!

Maybe Ringo or Grazz that are old enough to remember watching Bradman in the 1930s can help us out here ;D :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 08:16:37 PM
HOW DOES THAT WASTE A REVIEW THE UMLIRE MADE THE ERROR

Was my thought too Billy but it was gonna be out!!
yep agreed. shouldn't lose a review for that
They get to keep their review apparently
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 03, 2016, 08:20:24 PM
HOW DOES THAT WASTE A REVIEW THE UMLIRE MADE THE ERROR

Was my thought too Billy but it was gonna be out!!
yep agreed. shouldn't lose a review for that
They get to keep their review apparently
Yep apparently because umpire should have called the no ball they keep it.  Prpbably fair call as without the no ball definitely out and SA would have kept review.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 08:26:24 PM
There's definitely a time when they do get to keep their review so yeah hopefully this is the case :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 08:27:15 PM
We did it boys.

We avoided the follow-on :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 08:29:05 PM
shot Davey
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 09:11:46 PM
good day boys! couldn't have hoped for a better start to the series
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 03, 2016, 09:25:16 PM
Yeah not a bad day
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 03, 2016, 09:36:13 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 09:50:53 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 03, 2016, 09:55:45 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
we're only one day in to a 3 test series, still a lot of cricket to be played. 3-0 is definitely a possibility but South Africa can play a lot better than they did today, and our team is susceptible to the odd collapse and poor bowling

I voted 2-1 Aus, but I'd love to see 3-0!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 03, 2016, 10:18:41 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
But that is like saying the day would have been much different if the South African top order didn't fall over...
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 03, 2016, 11:17:13 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
But that is like saying the day would have been much different if the South African top order didn't fall over...
242 isn't a bad score. The non-wicket and the non-selection of Morkel I think will hurt/have hurt.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 12:05:03 AM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
But that is like saying the day would have been much different if the South African top order didn't fall over...
242 isn't a bad score. The non-wicket and the non-selection of Morkel I think will hurt/have hurt.
242 is a bad score when the other team makes 430!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 04, 2016, 12:27:34 AM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
But that is like saying the day would have been much different if the South African top order didn't fall over...
242 isn't a bad score. The non-wicket and the non-selection of Morkel I think will hurt/have hurt.
242 is a bad score when the other team makes 430 700!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 04, 2016, 12:44:15 AM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(


"Bird confused by selectors' message"
No kidding! :P
But that is like saying the day would have been much different if the South African top order didn't fall over...
242 isn't a bad score. The non-wicket and the non-selection of Morkel I think will hurt/have hurt.
242 is a bad score when the other team makes 430 700!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 11:10:26 AM
KP = Funny
Warney = Knowledgeable
Nicholas = sounds and looks good :P

The rest... Don't really care about ;)

Notice they've gone with only 2 commentators at a time :o
Warne > Chappell > KP > Clarke > Taylor > literally anyone else > Slater > Nicholas > Healy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 04, 2016, 11:44:43 AM
Bill Lawry > Everyone 8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 11:51:42 AM
Bill Lawry > Everyone 8)
hell yeah. and Greigy and Richie :(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 01:01:10 PM
I only just turned it on, why are they talking about sledging and punishments? what happened?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 02:28:14 PM
Flower those OLED TV's look good!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 04, 2016, 02:38:05 PM
Flower those OLED TV's look good!

If Davey Warner thinks so then I'm definitely getting one!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Adamant on November 04, 2016, 02:45:32 PM
Yeah good one Nicholas. ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 02:46:00 PM
Mark flowerin Nicholas. I liked you man. I really did. but you don't put the mozz on someone like that. flower me
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
Steyn :(

looked in pain. hope he's alright
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 02:58:47 PM
Steyn :(

looked in pain. hope he's alright
I heard yesterday that he managed to break his collarbone trying to bowl slower balls (really ripping the off spinner), so he'd have a weak shoulder from that :-\
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:01:53 PM
Steyn :(

looked in pain. hope he's alright
I heard yesterday that he managed to break his collarbone trying to bowl slower balls (really ripping the off spinner), so he'd have a weak shoulder from that :-\
he's getting on in age. hope it's not too serious because it could just about end his career
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:09:45 PM
that's a great ball. no footwork from Khawaja but still an awesome delivery

KP fired up. love it  ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 03:10:15 PM
Steyn :(

looked in pain. hope he's alright
I heard yesterday that he managed to break his collarbone trying to bowl slower balls (really ripping the off spinner), so he'd have a weak shoulder from that :-\
he's getting on in age. hope it's not too serious because it could just about end his career
And he's only 5 wickets away from being South Africa's all time leading wicket taker.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:13:58 PM
the flower?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:15:21 PM
seriously what kind of a decision was that
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:16:22 PM
Outside the line was my first thought.

Now Dar the trigger finger needs another Agar/Broad howler to infuriate Australian fans and team.

there it is
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 03:16:39 PM
What a bullshower decision
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 04, 2016, 03:17:23 PM
Jesus flower...
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 03:18:50 PM
Dar is a trigger but keeps getting so much credit for being the best umpire. Not a fan of him making split second decisions the way he does.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Football Factory on November 04, 2016, 03:29:55 PM
What a bullshower decision
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 03:38:01 PM
in a bit of trouble now
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 04, 2016, 03:44:39 PM
Smith was down the pitch, but ultimately with the ball clipping the stumps, giving it out probably is the right decision.

Perfect opportunity for Mitch Marsh to show something, need a big innings from him to get a decent lead here. He will probably get out in single figures though based on his record.....
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 04:35:40 PM
goneski

Voges and Nev gonna go big so it don't matter
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 04:36:31 PM
Only 100 short of what was required of him! 0 short of what we expected from him

Australia is better off picking a batsman in his place. Even when they had the unbeatable top 4/5 they still played guys like Katich, Clarke, Symonds at number 6.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 04, 2016, 04:36:32 PM
Australia showing how to throw away an advantage. Marsh plumb.

Australia now lost 5/23 worse than SA.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 04, 2016, 04:37:23 PM
Only 100 short of what was required of him! 0 short of what we expected from him
Pretty much.

Tbh Nevill should have batted 6.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 04, 2016, 04:39:25 PM
I've been a big fan of Mitch Marsh for years, but I think it's time he goes back to the Shield and gets runs under his belt.

I'd probably be bringing in Travis Head at 6, can bowl some handy offies so he effectively fills that all-rounder role. Stoinis is an option too but is his game up to test match level?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 04:41:29 PM
Only 100 short of what was required of him! 0 short of what we expected from him

Australia is better off picking a batsman in his place. Even when they had the unbeatable top 4/5 they still played guys like Katich, Clarke, Symonds at number 6.
reckon Hussey batted at 6 a few times as well

but yeah it's about time to start delivering Mitchy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 04, 2016, 04:43:02 PM
I've been a big fan of Mitch Marsh for years, but I think it's time he goes back to the Shield and gets runs under his belt.

I'd probably be bringing in Travis Head at 6, can bowl some handy offies so he effectively fills that all-rounder role. Stoinis is an option too but is his game up to test match level?
I'd like the Head inclusion, or even Handscomb.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 04:44:25 PM
yep I'd be all for Head
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 04:45:52 PM
Marsh has got to go. This was his big chance to make an impact. Very disappointing.

Need the tail to wag here!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 04, 2016, 04:51:25 PM
yep I'd be all for Head
I bet you would.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 04:52:24 PM
yep I'd be all for Head
I bet you would.
you know it
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 05:13:09 PM
that's a big wicket

so much for the batting paradise

won't get much of a lead now you wouldn't think
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 05:19:50 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(
R.G. Ssshhhhh ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 04, 2016, 05:24:26 PM
Well the third bowler spot was selected based on batting ability. So let's hope Siddle scores a few..
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 05:36:11 PM
Well the third bowler spot was selected based on batting ability. So let's hope Siddle scores a few..
I was about to say this! :D

I saw Jackson Bird today, he made a solid 6, and he was concentrating very hard on every ball he faced. ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 04, 2016, 05:36:46 PM
Would have been nice to have Libba in the middle order after his Ashes hundred
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 04, 2016, 05:39:30 PM
On that review, they should've just gone straight to ball tracker then figure out if he hit it or not rather than waste 60-90 seconds seeing if he hit it first. Quit wasting my time umps
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 05:43:47 PM
On that review, they should've just gone straight to ball tracker then figure out if he hit it or not rather than waste 60-90 seconds seeing if he hit it first. Quit wasting my time umps
That's not how the process works Julesy :o


There's my howler! :D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 04, 2016, 05:46:25 PM
Agree PB Real Howler for Neville but with no reviews.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 04, 2016, 05:47:39 PM
flowering Marsh bros ruining everything tbqh
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 05:47:49 PM
gotta start calling him Aleem DUUUHHHHH CWIGGIT N DUMPRIRE
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 05:49:53 PM
Shaun Marsh getting the Watto curse?

If the DRS rules aren't going to drastically change, then any Umpires Call decision shouldn't lose a review.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 04, 2016, 05:50:18 PM
poker night so I'm off. hopefully get a few wickets tonight. maybe DUUHHHH can help us out this time. shower cow
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 06:02:21 PM
Starc will still take 2 before South Africa erase the lead :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 04, 2016, 06:06:48 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(
R.G. Ssshhhhh ;)
That's exactly what I wanted, carn South Africa
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 06:42:40 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
One day of cricket ;) Would've been much different if Philander was a tiny bit further back! >:(
R.G. Ssshhhhh ;)
That's exactly what I wanted, carn South Africa
Oh, in that case you are forgiven :D

Only 100 short of what was required of him! 0 short of what we expected from him

Australia is better off picking a batsman in his place. Even when they had the unbeatable top 4/5 they still played guys like Katich, Clarke, Symonds at number 6.
And yeah been mentioned that Hussey was also at 6. the 5-0 win here? George Bailey (Even though he sucked). Boof himself was another guy that occupied that spot.

Some names worth bringing up:
Callum Ferguson
Michael Klinger
Marcus Stoinis
Kurtis Patterson
Joe Burns
Peter Handscomb
Moises Henriques

Which way should they go guys?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 06:57:07 PM
So apparently Mitchy Starc bought Jennifer Hawkins old house for $5mil last night :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 04, 2016, 06:57:56 PM
Shane Watson? ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 04, 2016, 07:54:01 PM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 04, 2016, 08:11:36 PM
Shane Watson? ;D
Can not afford the wasted reviews.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 04, 2016, 08:25:55 PM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
His tone definitely seems very up and down, but insight sounds pretty valuable thus far.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 04, 2016, 09:15:15 PM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
No, definitely not alone :o

Poor Mark Taylor, he asked David Warner some nice questions and he got answers of similar value to those Malcolm Turnbull gives :P

Seriously, what does Mitch Marsh bring with the BALL that Marcus Stoinis wouldn't? And Stoin would provide a heap more with the bat.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 04, 2016, 09:52:03 PM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
He is far from the worst imo. Has an excellent cricket brain and provides insight from the perspective of someone who has only recently left the game.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 01:10:09 AM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
He is far from the worst imo. Has an excellent cricket brain and provides insight from the perspective of someone who has only recently left the game.
I can kiiiiiiinda understand it if you're talking about the way he talks. like he's teenage girl or something and he has that upward inflection

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tqNhEzrWQpY

but I love the man so he could talk like Hitler and I wouldn't care. he has a great cricket brain

morning edit: guess that's not just limited to teen girls, reckon we all talk like that sometimes
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 05, 2016, 10:49:43 AM
Is it time for Voges to go too? His average is still the best in the world, but most of those runs came against the West Indies. In England and Sri Lanka he really struggled, and doesn't score runs down the order when the top order struggles.

I'd probably be dropping Marsh and Voges and bringing in Burns (he can play at 5) and Head/Stoinis.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 05, 2016, 12:59:10 PM
Am I the only one who can't stand Michael Clarke's commentary?
He is far from the worst imo. Has an excellent cricket brain and provides insight from the perspective of someone who has only recently left the game.
I can kiiiiiiinda understand it if you're talking about the way he talks. like he's teenage girl or something and he has that upward inflection

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tqNhEzrWQpY

but I love the man so he could talk like Hitler and I wouldn't care. he has a great cricket brain

morning edit: guess that's not just limited to teen girls, reckon we all talk like that sometimes

Yes he has a terrible commentators voice but saying that I have never been a fan of him ever so could be a bit biased  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 05, 2016, 01:12:53 PM
How does that much ego fit around one table? Warney, KP and Pup all at once  :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 02:06:37 PM
bout time for a wicket
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 05, 2016, 02:10:25 PM
How does that much ego fit around one table? Warney, KP and Pup all at once  :o
Somebody sounds salty.  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 02:13:55 PM
a beautiful straight drive to bring up Duminy's fiddy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 02:46:40 PM
a drinks break fit for a king
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 02:50:03 PM
yeah what's goin on with Lyno. give him a flowerin bowl!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 05, 2016, 03:38:57 PM
yeah what's goin on with Lyno. give him a flowerin bowl!
Did not bowl at all this session.  Surely worth a go given the success of SA spinners yesterday.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 05, 2016, 03:42:14 PM
Marshy was probably our best bowler that session in terms of providing opportunities, wouldn't be surprised if Lyno got given a bowl first up after lunch.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 04:18:41 PM
wickets taken in the first session = 0
overs Lyno bowled in the first session = 0

coincidence? I THINK NOT
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 05, 2016, 04:26:02 PM
FFS Smith bowl Lyon now. It is getting too late. Surely the fours off Hazelwood is the indicator.
Smith fail as C
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 05:01:30 PM
...well... Lyno should have a wicket. not even sure you can call it a drop catch cos he didn't lay a flowerin finger on it!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 05, 2016, 05:03:44 PM
Yep badly misjudged.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 05, 2016, 05:06:32 PM
This test seems to be slipping away jeez Voges bowling  :-\
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 05, 2016, 05:07:36 PM
Turn on the TV to watch some cricket and Voges is bowling, is Coxy's Big Break still running?  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 05, 2016, 05:15:19 PM
New Ball taken - By delaying bringing Lyon on not a big rest for Hazelwood and Starc
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 05, 2016, 05:36:04 PM
Hey selectors,

Do you remember 10 months ago when you selected your squad for New Zealand, and you selected bowlers who would be “ideally suited” to “swinging” NZ conditions?

Yeah. While we’ve been unable to take a wicket at all today, and are playing 2 underdone bowlers, the guy that was riding the drinks in NZ has 6/108 & 8/32 (so far, on the Adelaide Oval!) in the 2 shield games.

Don’t deny the Australian team is not a boys club. ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 05, 2016, 05:37:44 PM
Surely if Sayers is moving them a mile on the Oval, imagine him at Bellreive! :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 05, 2016, 06:01:26 PM
Hey selectors,

Do you remember 10 months ago when you selected your squad for New Zealand, and you selected bowlers who would be “ideally suited” to “swinging” NZ conditions?

Yeah. While we’ve been unable to take a wicket at all today, and are playing 2 underdone bowlers, the guy that was riding the drinks in NZ has 6/108 & 8/32 (so far, on the Adelaide Oval!) in the 2 shield games.

Don’t deny the Australian team is not a boys club. ::)

We never pick players batters or bowlers on form have not for years we just seem to keep picking old names to fill spots on the team
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 06:08:23 PM
Can't believe I was the only person to pick 3-0 Aussies. Cricket being played home&away is crap. All neutral games would be worth watching
we're only one day in to a 3 test series, still a lot of cricket to be played. 3-0 is definitely a possibility but South Africa can play a lot better than they did today, and our team is susceptible to the odd collapse and poor bowling

I voted 2-1 Aus, but I'd love to see 3-0!
only took a day and a half
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 06:23:13 PM
Aleem DUHHHH has gone full retard. legit

finally. well batted Duminy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 05, 2016, 06:47:06 PM
Lift Aussie's. Just hit the pads and Aleem will trigger.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 07:34:36 PM
onya Joshy

well batted Elgar
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 05, 2016, 07:49:47 PM
PICK SAYERS AND PICK A BATSMAN AT NUMBER 6 YOU NUMBNUTS
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 05, 2016, 07:59:29 PM
PICK SAYERS AND PICK A BATSMAN AT NUMBER 6 YOU NUMBNUTS
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 05, 2016, 08:03:48 PM
come on run through em. keep it under 400

but that might be too much anyway
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 05, 2016, 08:06:52 PM
Imagine if Australia picked a bowler who could BOWL
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 05, 2016, 08:59:34 PM
SIDDLE WHAT A WORKHORSE GOES ALL DAY!*

*at 125kph and bowling slower than South African bowlers would at training. Good thing he was picked for his batting eyyy. If they picked a bowler instead Australia might be batting already. At least we get to see the master at work


Mitch Marsh confirmed IN for Hobart test ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 05, 2016, 10:10:25 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5zmTnld.jpg)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 05, 2016, 10:57:33 PM
I just fell off my chair, that has made my week Jukesy  ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 01:28:03 PM
Lehmann just said Australia's 12 for the Hobart test is the same as it was for this test.

So no Jackson Bird for his home test, and Lehmann prefers the extra 15 Siddle runs in exchange for lots of wickets and movement when bowling from Bird.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 01:39:48 PM
But surely Joe Mennie will come in to give the night-watchman option?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Purple 77 on November 06, 2016, 01:51:49 PM
I'll spewin if Smith gets suspended for the Hobart test. First de Villiers missing was bad enough, then Steyn... I wanna be watching the best!

Can't wait really, watching cricket is the perfect post-exams activity  8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 06, 2016, 02:00:37 PM
I can get why the squad was named for the first two tests, but if the right men aren't selected, then you've set yourself up to lose the series before any changes are made.

Siddle needs to go get some match fitness, can't be bowling mid 120s like he was last night. Bird should be in, or Mennie at the very least. Actually Sayers should be in at Hobart really.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 06, 2016, 02:10:34 PM
thigh pad DUHHH
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 06, 2016, 02:12:48 PM
That looked all thigh pad in real time to me. Good one Aleem.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 02:16:01 PM
Sayers, Mennie, Worrall, Zampa to be the bowlers for the 3rd test. Travis Head at 6. Rest of the lineup can be the same :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 02:17:05 PM
Who is having the bigger shocker?

Aussie's in the field or Aleem?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 02:18:47 PM
Who is having the bigger shocker?

Aussie's in the field or Aleem?
Aleem the trigger finger >:(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 06, 2016, 02:22:35 PM
We're in world record run chase territory now and so it's gg because Mitch Marsh at 6 who bats as well as I do.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 02:23:36 PM
I'm sold. I'm gonna go get an OLED for Christmas.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 02:37:41 PM
Outside the line I thought.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 02:39:39 PM
NUP
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 02:39:43 PM
And QDK shows why DRS was introduced twice this morning.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 06, 2016, 02:39:44 PM
Aus getting BTFO by DRS this test
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 06, 2016, 02:40:50 PM
Fuark, Watto would be proud of the amount of reviews this test.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 06, 2016, 03:13:38 PM
Mitch Marsh cemented his place in the side for the next 3 years with that wicket.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 06, 2016, 03:17:22 PM
I can't lose this test unless it's a draw

Aussies get destroyed vs run chase of the ever
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 06, 2016, 03:27:54 PM
Would definitely make us bat a few overs before lunch if I was Faf.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 03:29:06 PM
Voges is on lads! Here we go!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 03:45:55 PM
If you're too depressed to watch the Aussie's and Aleem then check out some real cricket:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpXgrzU1oss
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Purple 77 on November 06, 2016, 03:47:00 PM
Meanwhile, Bird is 39no in a meaningless 10th wicket stand with George  ::)

That's pretty much a "flower you Rod Marsh"
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 03:54:04 PM
So Jackson Bird made 39 for Tasmania, against the best bowling lineup in the country ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 06, 2016, 03:54:55 PM
Ok what will the Aussies make predictions wanted

My guess all out for 283
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 04:29:25 PM
Smiddyyy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 06, 2016, 04:29:34 PM
Smithy  :-* Anyone else think he should bowl a little more?

Safrica declared now as well
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 06, 2016, 04:31:27 PM
That ball from Smithy was a gem.

Pity it didn't happen this time yesterday.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 06, 2016, 04:34:53 PM
Smiths really good at bowling to bowlers who are trying to quickly run up the score, sign of a great spinner

Still better than that spud Lyon tho
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 04:55:45 PM
MCGAIN'S RECORD STAYS! Lyon only 146/0 didn't quite pass McGain's tally of 149?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 06, 2016, 05:24:22 PM
you've gotta wonder if commentators remember the things they say

because they repeat themselves 783 times a day

just shut up and watch the cricket
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 05:31:27 PM
Shocker
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 06, 2016, 05:31:42 PM
Far out what was that??
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 06, 2016, 05:32:40 PM
I can't fathom what would possess them to go for such a risky run.

Well that's the game then, what's the collapse going to be today? All out for 50?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 06, 2016, 05:33:06 PM
that's the difference right there. we had multiple chances for run outs in crucial moments, and missed the stumps

funnily enough it was Warner who missed the stumps once or twice

need Smiddy to make a triple now
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 05:34:18 PM
Smith's never made a ton in the 2nd innings.

Perfect time to get the first though.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 06, 2016, 05:34:23 PM
SA hit the wickets Aussies miss, How many times did we miss run oout chances by missing stumps.Bit of lazy running by Warner as well did not even start the bat slide till nearly at crease. Rule 101 never take a risky single when on back foot.

And now Marsh goes. Game Over
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 05:36:56 PM
2
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 06, 2016, 05:38:58 PM
No way
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 05:40:51 PM
Triggered!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 05:41:51 PM
That whole sequence was insane.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 06, 2016, 05:43:35 PM
that's the difference right there. we had multiple chances for run outs in crucial moments, and missed the stumps

funnily enough it was Warner who missed the stumps once or twice

need Smiddy to make a triple now
He can make a triple and I still wouldn't trust the rest to make 240 odd.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 05:44:34 PM
Well, in good news, Australia's biggest run loss margin is 675 runs, so it won't be that bad. 2nd worst is 408 runs though... ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 06, 2016, 05:50:03 PM
Game is lost so Mitch Marsh to come out, play his natural game, score 100 and save his spot in the team?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 06, 2016, 05:56:39 PM
Should we start a poll as to when test will end. I reckon just after lunch tomorrow.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 06:08:14 PM
Should we start a poll as to when test will end. I reckon just after lunch tomorrow.
Done! Split it up into hour by hour blocks :)

Game is lost so Mitch Marsh to come out, play his natural game, score 100 and save his spot in the team?
Was how Watson kept his spot for so long ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 06, 2016, 06:42:30 PM
The quality is always fantastic when you're watching through the OLED TV.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 06:46:20 PM
Hereeeeeee we go. Review time!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 06, 2016, 07:12:28 PM
Stephen Cook a part-timer or is that too generous?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 06, 2016, 07:59:07 PM
gg
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 06, 2016, 08:01:17 PM
Smiths really good at bowling to bowlers who are trying to quickly run up the score, sign of a great spinner

Still better than that spud Lyon tho

I hated Nathan Lyon before hating Nathan Lyon was cool  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 06, 2016, 08:13:46 PM
Smiths really good at bowling to bowlers who are trying to quickly run up the score, sign of a great spinner

Still better than that spud Lyon tho

I hated Nathan Lyon before hating Nathan Lyon was cool  :P

He's an Aussie international cricketer that isn't from the West, it's automatically a hate from me until he proves otherwise!

I like Siddle but that's it from the non-WA guys
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 01:51:12 PM
hey DUUHHHH, how bout you do your job and get him off the pitch
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 07, 2016, 02:02:13 PM
You know the commentators are in damage control when they whinge (Australian custom) about a bowler apparently stepping somewhere that every bowler does
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 02:07:35 PM
that ball tracker was wrong. that was missing leg by a few inches
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 02:10:38 PM
What did I miss? :o I like DRS chat because Australians laugh at Indians for not using it, and then complain about DRS all day.

"How do they not use DRS? It's technology it's practically perfect!"
(Aussies gets out controversially)
"DRS is wrong, even I can see that"
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 02:15:57 PM
that particular one was wrong. 100% wrong. even if that wasn't Australia I'd say it was wrong
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 02:22:29 PM
haha look how much the ball is swinging

ball tracker has him bowling dead straight

unbelievable
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 02:34:14 PM
The ball wouldn't swing after it's bounced though, it just follows the line it was going before it bounced.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 02:38:34 PM
The ball wouldn't swing after it's bounced though, it just follows the line it was going before it bounced.
and even it did that it still misses leg stump. it clips at at best. and when I say clips I'm talkin a few millimeters
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 07, 2016, 02:46:59 PM
whinge (Australian custom)

This isn't the hypocrisy thread man
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 02:52:48 PM
haha that woulda been pretty funny if it wasn't a no-ball. that whole build up
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 07, 2016, 03:05:03 PM
whinge (Australian custom)

This isn't the hypocrisy thread man

Hahahaha speak for yourself

-Indians are stupid for not using DRS
-DRS is shower and makes mistakes that screw Aus

-No Australians have ever walked apart from one time
-When Broad was apparently out and didn't walk everybody cries

-Literal best player is Pakistani, have had more Waughs play test cricket than Aboriginal Australians
-England can't have English-heritage South Africans play

-English fans are sooks
-Majority of Aus fanbase are bandwagoning tools who cry at everything
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 07, 2016, 03:08:43 PM
I was out withg the Marsh decision and have reviewed it a couple of times.  The other thing with the decision is how quick they said fair ball still not sure on that one either but not enough views to confirm whether he grounded foot behind. Also ball was swinging not going straight on.
Now we have another DRS where ball just clips stumps and stays with umpire call. Agree with Warnie here and do away with umpires call if less than 40% is hitting stumps. How many times in England did we see decisions overturned by this rule.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 07, 2016, 03:11:48 PM
whinge (Australian custom)

This isn't the hypocrisy thread man

Hahahaha speak for yourself

-Indians are stupid for not using DRS
-DRS is shower and makes mistakes that screw Aus

-No Australians have ever walked apart from one time
-When Broad was apparently out and didn't walk everybody cries

-Literal best player is Pakistani, have had more Waughs play test cricket than Aboriginal Australians
-England can't have English-heritage South Africans play

-English fans are sooks
-Majority of Aus fanbase are bandwagoning tools who cry at everything

Hahahaha and English people have NEVER EVER EVER complained about anything!

- Voted in favour of Brexit
- Complained about Brexit

Top lel. Pretty obvious how hard you're baiting here btw, as expected though.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 03:17:56 PM
What does Brexit have to do with cricket? Nothing is the answer I want, so back to the cricket talk thanks :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 07, 2016, 03:34:00 PM
no doubt about that one
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 07, 2016, 03:45:25 PM
What does Brexit have to do with cricket? Nothing is the answer I want, so back to the cricket talk thanks :)

Sorry for picking up on the under-handed sledging. One is ok, but the other isn't, interesting.

Amusing for supporters of England, who just lost a test to Bangladesh. I'd rather lose to South Africa just quietly.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 07, 2016, 03:55:00 PM
Jeez pretty shower batting against a team with a bowler down can't see them having much success in this series honestly
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 07, 2016, 04:00:15 PM
On the brightside, basically every bat has got a start this innings.

On the downside, basically every bat has failed to go on.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 07, 2016, 04:11:41 PM
Why is it that we never give young batsmen a good go in test cricket seems to me you have to be close to thirty or older before you get a look in , is it there is not many young guys good enough ?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 04:28:22 PM
What does Brexit have to do with cricket? Nothing is the answer I want, so back to the cricket talk thanks :)

Sorry for picking up on the under-handed sledging. One is ok, but the other isn't, interesting.

Amusing for supporters of England, who just lost a test to Bangladesh. I'd rather lose to South Africa just quietly.
No, but I know you will listen ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Shihan7 on November 07, 2016, 05:25:16 PM
The word bed looks like a bed. 

Did that swing. Well, your head did when nodding in agreement with this post.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 07, 2016, 06:54:45 PM
Let's get off this topic and on to more important ones.

Like discussing how shower Nathan Lyon is.  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 07, 2016, 07:02:28 PM
Why is it that we never give young batsmen a good go in test cricket seems to me you have to be close to thirty or older before you get a look in , is it there is not many young guys good enough ?

look in to the boys club*

Bancroft - 23 averaging 37.86, admittedly out of form now but wasn't when he should've gotten a gig.
Joe Burns - 27 averaging 39.51 (41.52 in tests) and is out of form in the Shield apart from his ton last game, headspace screwed?
Jake Weatherald - 22 averaging 49.11 as an opener in limited shield opportunities. That 135 inflating his average. One to certainly watch
Jake Lehmann - 24 averaging 48.96
Hilton Cartwright - 24 averaging 50.53 in 12 matches
Nic Maddison - 24 averaging 37.61 - From NSW so would expect to see around the mark soon. Ears disproportionate to face which makes me uncomfortable
Travis Head - lol

Others include Patterson, Handscomb, Stoinis etc all averaging in the 30's.

Older guys such as Ferguson (still dunno who he pissed off to not still be playing ODI's), Bailey and Klinger still making runs too.

But don't worry though, Glenn Maxwell will be back in the team on the subcontinent, and we'll continue to persist with Shaun Marsh despite his 8 years or whatever of failed opportunities. We don't even need an AR at 6 if we have someone who can bat properly. (shock horror :o) and 1 or 2 people to take  a few overs here and there. (Which should be Steve Smiths job, but yknow, its not like every other team doesn't have someone like that or anything.)

Not sure about the stats for Tasmania or Queensland, but would expect them to be similar, but SA hasn't had a South Australian born player play a test for over 6 years. Hughes being the only one in the meantime. (and Lyon but he got money thrown at him until he came back to good old NSW) 10 of the 11 of the Australian team on the park were born in NSW or WA. :o You're telling me for 6 years SA hasn't produced a cricketer capable of pulling on the baggy green? Let alone ones moved from other states?  I mean sure we were bad for a few years but... Same probably goes for QLD and TAS but too lazy to do research.

EDIT: Queensland has had 3 since the turn of the century. MJ, Hauritz & Burns.

It's a boys/mates club, it has been for as long as I can remember, and it will continue to be until crisis hits, when we bring in someone who should've got an opportunity many moons ago (Rogers, Voges, even Ryan Harris) and we'll just rinse and repeat that formula while we bully everyone bar SA on our home decks. Surely Mennie comes in for Lyon in Hobart? Surely?

Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 07, 2016, 07:11:46 PM
FERG IN THE TEST SQUAD YOU flowerING RIPPER FINALLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 07, 2016, 09:19:53 PM
Interesting that Ferguson gets the call-up to cover Voges. He didn't play for Aus A in the Winter, but he may have been injured then?

I'd expect Burns to come in for the injured Marsh to partner Davey.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 07, 2016, 09:25:21 PM
Interesting that Ferguson gets the call-up to cover Voges. He didn't play for Aus A in the Winter, but he may have been injured then?

I'd expect Burns to come in for the injured Marsh to partner Davey.
Did his ACL start of last season so I would assume yes
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 08, 2016, 04:43:14 PM
Sids has been ruled out of the 2nd test, Mennie likely to make his debut
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 08, 2016, 04:51:54 PM
Sids has been ruled out of the 2nd test, Mennie likely to make his debut
Where's Sayers?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 08, 2016, 05:58:06 PM
Now Jackson Bird has been added to the squad. :D

So it's gone from "we are picking the same 12 with the intention that we will go with the same 11" to "we have 3 injured players and we will possibly see two debutants out there in Honart"
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 08, 2016, 09:28:14 PM
Not sure about the stats for Tasmania or Queensland, but would expect them to be similar, but SA hasn't had a South Australian born player play a test for over 6 years. Hughes being the only one in the meantime. (and Lyon but he got money thrown at him until he came back to good old NSW) 10 of the 11 of the Australian team on the park were born in NSW or WA. :o You're telling me for 6 years SA hasn't produced a cricketer capable of pulling on the baggy green? Let alone ones moved from other states?  I mean sure we were bad for a few years but... Same probably goes for QLD and TAS but too lazy to do research.
I agree with basically everything else you've said, but we've been horrendous at Shield cricket and that was with a full squad, so the non selections on our players are probably justified. But now we have Ferguson, Mennie, Sayers, Lehmann, Head and I reckon it's possible that we could see them all in the Test team at some point, maybe even see 3 of them in the team at the same time!


So many things wrong with Australian cricket it's kinda laughable, but if they pick Ferguson and/or Mennie I'm barracking for Australia next test! ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Purple 77 on November 08, 2016, 09:59:49 PM
There is every chance that the first 3 days might get washed out  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 09, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
There is every chance that the first 3 days might get washed out  :'( :'( :'(

Yes it is looking like being a bit wet , oh well it might help our brittle batting line up  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 11, 2016, 04:12:55 PM
Both teams refusing to name their sides early. I think Ferguson is going to play over Mitch Marsh though! :o

"Australia have gone in with the same 12 players from the first test to the second test", and now they are going to make a change that isn't forced bringing in a player from outside that 12 ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 11, 2016, 04:35:41 PM
at least they were willing to change their minds though instead of being stubborn

might not matter if what Purps said is true. flowerin rain!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 11, 2016, 04:44:37 PM
This will be the first time that neither Steyn or De Villiers are playing in a South African test match since both players  made their debut in the same game in 2004!

Also very confident on Joe Mennie coming in for Peter Siddle. I wouldn't be surprised if they dogged Mennie and went Bird. Really want Callum to play though <3
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 12:04:19 AM
man I got no chance of waking up for this

they should just always play in Perth. always. best starting time
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 12, 2016, 10:03:09 AM
Ferg and Joe received their baggy greens, it's happening boys!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 10:13:37 AM
Faf won the toss and elected to field

Warner
Burns
Khawaja
Smith
Voges
Ferguson
Nevill
Starc
Mennie
Hazlewood
Lyon

do this!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 10:35:53 AM
loved the Safrican anthem. chick was wicked!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 10:44:51 AM
flower
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: RaisyDaisy on November 12, 2016, 10:51:36 AM
2/2

Solid Start...
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 12, 2016, 10:52:30 AM
 :-[
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 12, 2016, 10:55:53 AM
Another DRS I think was wrong.... :-X
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 12, 2016, 11:32:59 AM
Flower... At least we have a deeper middle order to cope with a top order collapse :-\
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 11:33:37 AM
all good. set up for a debut ton from Fergie
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: RaisyDaisy on November 12, 2016, 11:46:18 AM
4/12

That's just getting lolz now  :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 11:50:10 AM
that's the shower Smiddy!

...review though

all good
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 11:53:03 AM
I hope he's alright but I did laugh at that. full elbowed him ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 11:54:16 AM
how the flower did he hit the stumps

how. the. flower.

by the sub as well. probably karma for laughing
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 12, 2016, 11:54:27 AM
Nooooooooooo
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 12, 2016, 12:00:42 PM
Just got home and turned the Cricket on  :o they need to start from scratch with the batsmen , selectors and there training methods pathetic effort
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 12:23:43 PM
moving too much live
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 12:24:47 PM
well shower
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 12, 2016, 12:25:24 PM
flowering useless retarded flowers you cows dont deserve to wear the baggy green
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 12, 2016, 12:34:38 PM
So let's review

Jackson Bird was told he would never play because of his batting.

6 of top 7 score 12 runs between them
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 12:35:47 PM
Joe flowerin Mennie! surely he opens 2nd innings
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 12, 2016, 12:45:59 PM
Based Joe Mennie will deliver us from all that is evil.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 01:42:24 PM
decent catch
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 12, 2016, 01:43:11 PM
Pathetic South Africa, couldn't even bowl them out for 60.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 12, 2016, 01:47:33 PM
Call me old fashioned if you like but T20 and ODI has a lot answer for. Where are the classic openers who can battle for hours against the swinging new ball? Who cares about runs on the first morning of a test. It's should be about occupation at the wicket and taking the shine off the new ball for the middle order to cash in.
Pretty disappointing effort if you ask me. Imagine if Burns and Warner had actually valued their wicket and dug on only playing the balls they have to rather than slashing at balls outside the stumps hpw much easier it woulkd be for the batsmen following.
Surely it is time for Voges to go now and give a youngster a fair go. 
Ferguson a little unlucky but he did defy the unwritten law of do not take extra runs on a misfield.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 12, 2016, 01:58:59 PM
their fielding has been flowering sublime
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 12, 2016, 02:02:48 PM
Call me old fashioned if you like but T20 and ODI has a lot answer for. Where are the classic openers who can battle for hours against the swinging new ball? Who cares about runs on the first morning of a test. It's should be about occupation at the wicket and taking the shine off the new ball for the middle order to cash in.
Pretty disappointing effort if you ask me. Imagine if Burns and Warner had actually valued their wicket and dug on only playing the balls they have to rather than slashing at balls outside the stumps hpw much easier it woulkd be for the batsmen following.
Surely it is time for Voges to go now and give a youngster a fair go. 
Ferguson a little unlucky but he did defy the unwritten law of do not take extra runs on a misfield.

Everything about this post is absolutely spot on!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 12, 2016, 02:03:59 PM
They're showerty
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 12, 2016, 02:30:56 PM
Cook and Hameed...enough said
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 12, 2016, 02:34:41 PM
(http://i913.photobucket.com/albums/ac332/showstealer1829/73111526_zps878tup9h.jpg)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 12, 2016, 03:14:33 PM
Gerard Whateley's Team for the next test:
Warner
White
Khawaja
Smith
Bailey
Ferguson
Wade
Mennie
Starc
Hazlewood
Lyon

Thoughts on that?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 12, 2016, 03:18:53 PM
Gerard Whateley's Team for the next test:
Warner
White
Khawaja
Smith
Bailey
Ferguson
Wade
Mennie
Starc
Hazlewood
Lyon

Thoughts on that?
Spot on, I've been calling for White the last 2 years he is playing fantastic cricket now so surely he gets a game. Also Wade is the best all round wicket keeper batsman in Australia. And I'm not even Victorian haah
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 12, 2016, 03:53:55 PM
Gerard Whateley's Team for the next test:
Warner
White
Khawaja
Smith
Bailey
Ferguson
Wade
Mennie
Starc
Hazlewood
Lyon

Thoughts on that?
Spot on, I've been calling for White the last 2 years he is playing fantastic cricket now so surely he gets a game. Also Wade is the best all round wicket keeper batsman in Australia. And I'm not even Victorian haah
Bit harsh on Nevill imho

I like the White inclusion though
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 12, 2016, 03:54:41 PM
Also, where was this at the start of the SA innings Starcy :p
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 12, 2016, 03:54:57 PM
Just catching up on the days play so far. I'm not as harsh on some of Warner's dismissals as others because I think you have to accept the bad with the good because of the way he plays. However there was a bit of talk this week about him replacing smith as captain. There's no way a captain should be getting out to a shot like that in the first over of a test match after being sent in!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 12, 2016, 03:59:59 PM
Turn the tv off and goto the gym and we start playing cricket finally. Guess i better stay here for a while or atleast til Amlas gone
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 12, 2016, 04:27:57 PM
Yeah Joshyyyy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 12, 2016, 04:28:46 PM
Would be getting nervous if I bought day three tickets
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 12, 2016, 04:29:28 PM
Would be getting nervous if I bought day three tickets
Ahaha ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 12, 2016, 04:29:34 PM
Great bowling boys!

I'd never review a Kettleborough decision..
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 12, 2016, 04:33:29 PM
Would be getting nervous if I bought day three tickets
There isn't going to be play tomorrow, so shouldn't be any issues.  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 12, 2016, 04:50:20 PM
Joe Burns is having a mare of a fielding day.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 12, 2016, 04:51:26 PM
I had two exams today, did I miss much? :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 12, 2016, 04:53:03 PM
Joe Burns is having a mare of a fielding day.
Was hardly his fault just before. Those chances either stick or go down.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 12, 2016, 05:46:08 PM
Can we get pitches like this at every Aus ground pls (or just play more games in Hobart)

Much prefer this to those boring, 1000-1500 run draws
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 12, 2016, 06:46:09 PM
Joe Burns is having a mare of a fielding day.
Wasn't just fielding where Burns had a mare today.. His dismissal was almost as bad as Warner's imo, no footwork at all!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 12, 2016, 10:28:46 PM
Thoughts on the following team:

Cameron Bancroft
Michael Klinger
Kurtis Patterson
Peter Handscomb
George Bailey
Travis Head
Chris Hartley (wk, c)
Stephen O'Keefe
Chadd Sayers
Jackson Bird
Scott Boland

Just tried chucking together a team that played in the last round of the Sheffield Shield and isn't playing the current test. Also got names like: Moises Henriques, Adam Zampa, Chris Tremain, Cam White, Ed Cowan, Marcus Stoinis.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 12, 2016, 10:47:06 PM
I'd put Tremain in over Boland. Take out Hartley, have Handscomb as keeper and put Bear in over Bailey. Not even Vic bias.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 12, 2016, 10:51:44 PM
Yeah any combination of those players could work, I guess you could say Wombat bias by me? :P I did have Cowan in the XI originally haha Also this is probably why the Wombats are so pro in Shield, 5 players in that lot ;)

Hartley brings patience and a calm head which I like, and the Australian batsmen at the moment don't have.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 13, 2016, 02:29:30 AM
I like Nevill as the test keeper.

Definitely think Voges needs to go... bring in a kid in good form (don't play players on potential *cough* MMarsh *cough*)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 13, 2016, 09:05:23 AM
Yeah I like Nev as well.

Who would replace Voges through the middle order? Head?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 13, 2016, 02:22:24 PM
Play called off. Dissapointing. I was looking forward to seeing Hazles bowl a few down the corridor of uncertainty.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 13, 2016, 02:23:48 PM
Play called off. Dissapointing. I was looking forward to seeing Hazles bowl a few down the corridor of uncertainty.

Today is Australias best day of the series confirmed.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 14, 2016, 10:45:43 AM
Number 6 and 7 scoring runs! Australia should try picking players that can do the same ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 14, 2016, 10:53:28 AM
Come on Mennie get a few more down the Avenue of Apprehension.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 11:31:46 AM
missed stumping maybe
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 14, 2016, 11:35:20 AM
Come on Mennie get a few more down the Avenue of Apprehension.
The hallway of hesitation, the doorway to departure, the corridor of uncertainty. Bowl it there!!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 14, 2016, 12:00:13 PM
Come on Mennie get a few more down the Avenue of Apprehension.
The hallway of hesitation, the doorway to departure, the corridor of uncertainty. Bowl it there!!

I personally think not enough have been put down the Highway of Heebie-Jeebies.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 12:24:11 PM
farkin finally

stairway to the stumps? :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 12:30:31 PM
in what world was that review 'worth it' Warney...?

it hit him 37 metres outside off and it looked that way live
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 14, 2016, 12:37:55 PM
in what world was that review 'worth it' Warney...?

it hit him 37 metres outside off and it looked that way live

Yet it was still a million times better than their first review haha
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 12:39:50 PM
in what world was that review 'worth it' Warney...?

it hit him 37 metres outside off and it looked that way live

Yet it was still a million times better than their first review haha
yeah first was a shocker. 2 wasted reviews, wouldn't wanna get a dodgy decision. be our own fault

Mennie should have had one there
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 14, 2016, 01:40:47 PM
Lets stop this rain so I can see Nathan Lyon finally land one down the Path of Problems.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 01:45:09 PM
Mennie's on the board
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 14, 2016, 02:02:28 PM
Mennie's on the board

That's what happens when you land one on the Route of Reservation.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 02:40:25 PM
hahaha  ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 14, 2016, 03:23:44 PM
so surely Burns doesn't play next test
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 03:30:18 PM
good decision Kettle
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 03:31:48 PM
so surely Burns doesn't play next test
hopefully they give him more than one test to do something
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 03:51:02 PM
haha good duck Elgar
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 14, 2016, 03:54:10 PM
so surely Burns doesn't play next test
hopefully they give him more than one test to do something

Yes that is our problem we keep changing the lineup due to form or injuries it needs to be settled and stick with it , time to give Marsh the flick for good he is horrible with the red ball if it is doing a bit
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 14, 2016, 04:42:12 PM
Given that the series is lost, might as well leave Burns in for the dead rubber test.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 04:44:27 PM
Given that the series is lost, might as well leave Burns in for the dead rubber test.
series ain't lost yet!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 05:01:15 PM
flowers sake

just the tiniest bit of luck would be nice
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 14, 2016, 05:02:53 PM
Just two weeks ago those elbows were giving discipline to the kids when watching cardoons on the OLED  :-\
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 14, 2016, 05:05:51 PM
Davey gone. Should have just kept playing the ones that were down the Course of Concern.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 05:36:08 PM
Mark Nicholas talking about aggressive roots now
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 14, 2016, 05:51:44 PM
onya K Waj. keep goin. need a biggie
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 10:45:27 AM
Trigger finger Aleem wrong again.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 10:49:56 AM
Smith has to calm down his aggression, taking 40 minutes to get a run today
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 15, 2016, 10:55:06 AM
...bye Voges
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 10:57:45 AM
Ferguson to ton up, it's his time
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 15, 2016, 11:02:07 AM
...bye Voges
That was an ugly dismissal. Think his time might be up. I'd like to see Patterson get a crack in the middle order.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 15, 2016, 11:07:45 AM
flowers sake
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 11:15:31 AM
No I totally see why we chose Ferguson instead of Maxwell or White or Bancroft or Head or etc, etc, etc  ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 11:17:13 AM
All these haven't even been good balls. Legit none of them landed on the Freeway of Fear.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 11:30:55 AM
WHAT THA HECK!!??!?!?!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 15, 2016, 11:33:48 AM
innings defeat coming up
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 11:36:04 AM
Drop the entire flowering side except Smith, Warner, Starc and Hazlewood
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 11:36:32 AM
5 for 29 today BOIZ
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 11:47:52 AM
Drop the entire flowering side except Smith, Warner, Starc and Hazlewood

I take it back, flower Smith too.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 15, 2016, 11:51:19 AM
No I totally see why we chose Ferguson instead of Maxwell or White or Bancroft or Head or etc, etc, etc  ::)
Not serious right? ??? Other 3 I understand (Add in Handscomb, Patterson), but you'd really have given that potato another chance over Ferguson?


It all gets back to Australia having no idea how to play a moving ball. Straight up and down bounce like you would get on the freeway they are fine with, any sideways movement and all hell breaks loose.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 12:04:33 PM
Absolutely flowering useless
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 15, 2016, 12:08:45 PM
dad just told me when I was a kid I said to him "dad, why do we have to be St Kilda supporters"

now he's like "why do we have to be Australians"
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 15, 2016, 12:10:04 PM
Oh boy.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 12:12:11 PM
8 for 32 today.

Fire the flowering lot of the useless cows
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 15, 2016, 12:17:35 PM
What a shocking team needs a total clean out including coaches and selectors and whoever is responsible for the schedule , to think a lot of these guys get million dollar + contracts they should be ashamed of themselves and all this talk of they are tired there is to much cricket rubbish go back to playing the best players all the time no rests if they break down replace them it used to work in the past and lay down the law to them you have a contract to play for Australia no IPL's and such , fancy not being able to bat in your own country and conditions what a pathetic setup we have with CA ........  WAKE UP ALL YOU CLOWNS RUNNING THIS SHOW  >:(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 15, 2016, 12:22:04 PM
Useless - Surely it is a time for a complete shake up of the team 5 test losses in a row not good enough. 

Thought first innings was bad enough but today was a debacle. No clue on how to bat against a swinging ball and the South Africans exploited it.

Think it is time to put the emphasis back on the sheffield shield to develop players properly rather than the 50 overs and T20. We need to find players who can play a long innings and play each ball on their merits. Players in the Lawry. Boycott and Edrich moulds for those old enough to remember.  Really valued their wickets and were hard to dislodge.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 12:42:33 PM
Can't wait to watch Inside Cricket tonight and see Mark Waugh try to defend this rubbish team.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 15, 2016, 12:47:33 PM
(https://cdn.meme.am/i/ghtqe.jpg)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 15, 2016, 01:53:46 PM
I was sitting an exam this morning and missed the cricket, figured I'd be able to watch a bit this arvo...  ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 02:32:28 PM
I was sitting an exam this morning and missed the cricket, figured I'd be able to watch a bit this arvo...  ::)

Me too :'(

Such a brutal mauling by SA without their best batsman and bowler (ABDV and Steyn). Still one test to go this series and 3 at home against the Pakis so plenty of time to make amends for the last 5 losses

Bring back the Marshes!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 15, 2016, 02:43:59 PM
I was sitting an exam this morning and missed the cricket, figured I'd be able to watch a bit this arvo...  ::)

Me too :'(

Such a brutal mauling by SA without their best batsman and bowler (ABDV and Steyn). Still one test to go this series and 3 at home against the Pakis so plenty of time to make amends for the last 5 losses

Bring back the Marshes!

Why would they want to bring back the Marshes Shaun is hopeless on wickets that do a bit and Mitch well his batting is shower and our bowlers are not the problem
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 15, 2016, 02:48:58 PM
I was sitting an exam this morning and missed the cricket, figured I'd be able to watch a bit this arvo...  ::)

Me too :'(

Such a brutal mauling by SA without their best batsman and bowler (ABDV and Steyn). Still one test to go this series and 3 at home against the Pakis so plenty of time to make amends for the last 5 losses

Bring back the Marshes!

Why would they want to bring back the Marshes Shaun is hopeless on wickets that do a bit and Mitch well his batting is shower and our bowlers are not the problem
Because Jukes is from Perth and they are Warriors players 8) Same way I want Sayers, Head and Ferguson all in the side :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 15, 2016, 02:55:37 PM
I was sitting an exam this morning and missed the cricket, figured I'd be able to watch a bit this arvo...  ::)

Me too :'(

Such a brutal mauling by SA without their best batsman and bowler (ABDV and Steyn). Still one test to go this series and 3 at home against the Pakis so plenty of time to make amends for the last 5 losses

Bring back the Marshes!

Why would they want to bring back the Marshes Shaun is hopeless on wickets that do a bit and Mitch well his batting is shower and our bowlers are not the problem
Because Jukes is from Perth and they are Warriors players 8) Same way I want Sayers, Head and Ferguson all in the side :P

Well I'm from Vic and I could not care less where the players come , maybe we should import some from the Netherlands they would be able to bat better  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 15, 2016, 02:57:08 PM
I reckon we need to bring back Bailey's "cheeky cow" grin
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 15, 2016, 03:15:44 PM
Dropping Mitch Marsh and Shaun Marsh getting injured clearly had a negative impact on the team ;)

Honestly the selectors should start with this template and fill the gaps with players with upside and in good sheffield shield form.

Warner
--------
Khawaja
Smith
--------
--------
Nevill (I prefer him to Wade as the test keeper, Wade can do ODI's and T20s)
--------
Starc
Hazlewood
--------

Some controversial selection calls there I know, but here's my ideal 3rd test team.

Warner
Marcus Harris
Khawaja
Smith
Michael Klinger
Marcus Stoinis
Steve O'Keefe
Nevill (I prefer him to Wade as the test keeper, Wade can do ODI's and T20s)
Starc
Hazlewood
Chadd Sayers

Which means:

Burns out for Harris (MH has been in good form, and I'd like to see him given a chance but Burns has upside + good history with Warner so wont happen).
Voges out for Klinger (I like the idea of having an older head in the middle order, Voges is done).
Ferguson out for Stoinis (I like Stoinis, Ferguson probably deserves another crack in front of his home crowd though).
Lyno out for SOK (Lyon is bowlig as badly as a part timer at the moment, so give SOK a chance who is a better bat).
Mennie out for Sayers (Mennie probably gets another chance too, but Sayers... :o )
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 15, 2016, 03:57:56 PM
Lyno out for SOK (Lyon is bowlig as badly as a part timer at the moment, so give SOK a chance who is a better bat).
Sorry, but this is what the selectors are currently doing and need to stop doing. If Lyon is a better bowler than SOK then he plays ahead of SOK. Pick a top 6 that can bat, a number 7 that you pick because they can keep,  and a bottom 4 that can bowl
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 15, 2016, 04:08:25 PM
3 quicks, 1 alrounder quick, 3 part time spinners and enough batsman to get the team to 100
1. Dave Warner
2. Marcus Harris
3. Usman Khawaja
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Matthew Wade
8. Cam White
9. Mitch Starc
10. Josh Hazlewood
11. Jackson Bird
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 15, 2016, 04:14:11 PM
Lyno out for SOK (Lyon is bowlig as badly as a part timer at the moment, so give SOK a chance who is a better bat).
Sorry, but this is what the selectors are currently doing and need to stop doing. If Lyon is a better bowler than SOK then he plays ahead of SOK. Pick a top 6 that can bat, a number 7 that you pick because they can keep,  and a bottom 4 that can bowl

Nathan Lyon isn't a better bowler than SOK

Nathan Lyon isn't a better bowler than ME.

Nathan Lyon is shower.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 15, 2016, 05:14:31 PM
3 quicks, 1 alrounder quick, 3 part time spinners and enough batsman to get the team to 100
1. Dave Warner
2. Marcus Harris
3. Usman Khawaja
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Marcus Stoinis
7. Matthew Wade
8. Cam White
9. Mitch Starc
10. Josh Hazlewood
11. Jackson Bird
Marcus Harris is so not ready for test cricket. But the idea of part time spinners is one I like :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 15, 2016, 05:15:04 PM
I prefer the full-time cheeky cow grin at short leg
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 05:16:19 PM
It wouldn't be this hard if Australia could just land a few in the Channel of Controversy.

Seriously though get some proper batsman in the team.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 15, 2016, 05:19:53 PM
Bring Back Marcus North
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 05:27:39 PM
Bring Back Marcus North

Agreed, gun batsman and could bowl - and all 7 of his test 80+ scores and his two 4+ wicket innings' were overseas (although that wouldn't help right now it's still a big weakness of these Aussie batsmen)



Ele's side is great tho, I'd vote for that. Lyon is an absolute spud
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 15, 2016, 06:19:19 PM
Smith's press conference was fire! Absolutely love the guy. Wish there were a few more like him.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 15, 2016, 06:28:14 PM
bring back MJ Clarke
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 15, 2016, 06:52:15 PM
Out Boof

In Warney
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Football Factory on November 15, 2016, 07:01:36 PM
(http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M7bfaac9680e7c7d2908e723be8da8a6fo1&w=300&h=250&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0&r=0)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 15, 2016, 07:59:07 PM
Nothing can save this team the fish rots from the head they say and the head is on the nose complete overhaul starting at the top then start to worry about what players get chosen after that is sorted we can then build again , really they have no idea what to do now or the next test or series until they change the people responsible for this mess I can't see any improvement at all.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 15, 2016, 08:03:12 PM
t20 is the poison that has killed us.

They should change first class cricket to 5 day games.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 15, 2016, 08:10:15 PM
Warner
Burns
Smith
Khawaja
Patterson
Ferguson
Nevill
Mennie
Starc
Hazlewood
Lyon

This would be my 11, ideally for the rest of the summer. I wouldn't have necessarily picked Ferguson or Mennie, but now we have, they deserve to get a fair crack at it. They certainly weren't the only two players who didn't perform in this test.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 15, 2016, 08:40:43 PM
"The definition of optimism is an Australian cricketer putting on sunscreen when going out to bat." Remember when we used to use this joke on the English more appropriate to Austrlia these days.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 09:42:54 PM
Jacques
Cowan
Forrest
Manou
McDonald
Ronchi
Noffke
Dorey
Casson
Beer
McGain

Thoughts?

(c) Smart and cool cricket memes that don't toe the line
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 15, 2016, 10:27:35 PM
How about this squad of chaps who all received their test caps in the 2000s (not including 2010s)

Katich
Rogers
Hughes
Clarke
Hussey
Symonds
Haddin
Watson
Siddle
Johnson
Hauritz

Marcus North > Watto but you gotta keep the selectors happy.
I wouldn't pick Hauritz either but you probably should carry a spinner other than Clarke.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 15, 2016, 10:45:37 PM
No love for Stew Clark?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 15, 2016, 10:53:14 PM
We need Libba hes the most recent to score an Ashes ton!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 15, 2016, 11:06:07 PM
We need Libba hes the most recent to score an Ashes ton!
Listen to this man
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 16, 2016, 04:34:47 AM
Lyno out for SOK (Lyon is bowlig as badly as a part timer at the moment, so give SOK a chance who is a better bat).
Sorry, but this is what the selectors are currently doing and need to stop doing. If Lyon is a better bowler than SOK then he plays ahead of SOK. Pick a top 6 that can bat, a number 7 that you pick because they can keep,  and a bottom 4 that can bowl

Don't apologise man, I get where you're coming from. But at the moment is Lyon really bowling any better than SOK could? Dropping Lyon for a test could give him the kick up the ass he needs, plus gives us another geez at SOK.

Ele's side is great tho, I'd vote for that. Lyon is an absolute spud

In shock, but glad you liked it haha! #JusticeForMaxyKlinger
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 16, 2016, 09:10:02 AM
Love this from Hughesy
Dave Hughes ‏@DHughesy 20h20 hours ago

"Aussie cricketers should be made to swim back to mainland if want to be picked for Adelaide Test. Need to find out who's committed."

As said previously think we need to make the Sheffield Shield more relevant for developing test players.   Believe we need to revert to the past and do away with bonus points as this does not assist in developing batsmen to play the line. So I would still leave shield games at 4 days but have the points as 2 points for a first innings win with an additional 4 points for an outright win. Think this will allow some batsmen to develop as a true test bat who will dig in.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: R.Griffen on November 16, 2016, 10:33:45 AM
Is there a reason we can't load up with Allrounders? Henriques, Faulkner, Stoinis, along with a specialist quick or 2. Then 2 part time spinners which could be White and Smith. Kinda what SAF use to run with prior to Styen

And if the side can't make a decent score we know majority of our batsman in Australia are shower
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 16, 2016, 11:19:30 AM
Is there a reason we can't load up with Allrounders? Henriques, Faulkner, Stoinis, along with a specialist quick or 2. Then 2 part time spinners which could be White and Smith. Kinda what SAF use to run with prior to Styen

And if the side can't make a decent score we know majority of our batsman in Australia are shower
What England run now with Broad at 11 and Ansari (county opener) at number 10, but that's partly because the only spinners in England are All Rounders.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 16, 2016, 11:32:58 AM
Why can't we just stick with the old structure of 6-1-4?

Get the young batsmen in rather than 30 year old debutantes, a third quick who can actually swing the ball, and give the team the rest of the summer to see how they go.

We've hit bottom with this current team, so make some big changes and they can't do any worse for the rest of the summer.


My XI would be

Warner
Burns
Khawaja
Smith
Handscomb
Head
Wade
Starc
O'Keefe
Hazlewood
Sayers

Ferguson and Mennie join the one-test club. Ferguson shouldn't have been selected at 30, Handscomb should have been given the run instead. And Sayers/Bird should have got the nod ahead of Mennie. Wade comes in to show a bit of fight in the middle order, I think his keeping has improved and Neville wasn't the best behind the stumps last test.

Burns has a good record with Warner apart from the last test so he should be given the rest of the summer to prove himself - he did play a very good innings in NZ earlier in the year to prove himself. If he doesn't perform, Bancroft is in for India.

Head can bowl a few offies if needed as well. Lyon is out of form, should go back to the shield, and possibly play 2 spinners at the SCG if the pitch is like the shield games so far. SOK's FC record is so superior to every other spinner in the country that he has to play.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 16, 2016, 04:45:48 PM
Rod Marsh just stood down.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Football Factory on November 16, 2016, 06:27:45 PM
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Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 16, 2016, 07:10:29 PM
Heads just a slogger, we dont want him in there.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 16, 2016, 08:39:55 PM
Heads just a slogger, we dont want him in there.
I think Head has the potential to play test cricket, but I wouldn't go with him just yet. Peter Handscomb deserves to play I reckon, and Ferguson may as well keep his spot and bat at 5 ahead of Voges.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 17, 2016, 10:55:24 AM
Rod Marsh just stood down.

And they replaced him with Trevor Hohns, who didn't have a flowering clue last time. Nothing will change
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Grazz on November 17, 2016, 01:38:57 PM
Rod Marsh just stood down.

And they replaced him with Trevor Hohns, who didn't have a flowering clue last time. Nothing will change

Thought exactly the same thing when I heard it on the car radio this morning.
By the way, how shower are we at the minute ?  >:(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 20, 2016, 05:27:49 PM
3rd Test side:
Australian squad: Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers

Selectors wield the axe. Couple of surprises no all rounder, Maddison in over Patterson and retention of Lyon although O'Keefe's injury probably helped. Bird, Syaers and Lyon maybe battling for 12th man duties.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 20, 2016, 05:30:52 PM
Not mens related, but a fair knock by Meg Lanning (134 off 122 balls) in the womens ODI vs Saffers today!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 20, 2016, 05:37:21 PM
Maddinson over Patterson?? Gotta be joking!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 20, 2016, 05:42:10 PM
Not mens related, but a fair knock by Meg Lanning (134 off 122 balls) in the womens ODI vs Saffers today!

I know a few of the boys have some interest in Ellyse Perry, just finished on 95* as well, pretty decent effort!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 20, 2016, 05:50:50 PM
Holly Ferling >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ellyse
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 20, 2016, 06:01:57 PM
I like the selected squad. On form it should be Patterson over Maddinson, but he's not the worst choice either - a better pick than Ferguson in my view.

Lyon only holds on due to SOK's injury, if he doesn't perform in this test, he is gone for Brisbane.

Good to see the selectors finally rewarding a bit of form for Renshaw, Handscomb, Bird and Sayers, hopefully a better result awaits in Adelaide.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 20, 2016, 06:23:01 PM
Dont agree with Wade over Neville, think Mennies a bit unlucky as well.

Other than that looks alright
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 20, 2016, 06:23:13 PM
3rd Test side:
Australian squad: Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers

Selectors wield the axe. Couple of surprises no all rounder, Maddison in over Patterson and retention of Lyon although O'Keefe's injury probably helped. Bird, Syaers and Lyon maybe battling for 12th man duties.

It's Adelaide the only place when Lyon isn't completely shower. He'll play.  I'm guessing Sayers gets the drinks,
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 20, 2016, 06:29:39 PM
3rd Test side:
Australian squad: Matt Renshaw, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith (capt), Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Chadd Sayers

Selectors wield the axe. Couple of surprises no all rounder, Maddison in over Patterson and retention of Lyon although O'Keefe's injury probably helped. Bird, Syaers and Lyon maybe battling for 12th man duties.

It's Adelaide the only place when Lyon isn't completely shower. He'll play.  I'm guessing Sayers gets the drinks,

I'm detecting a bit of Lyon love in that comment see deep down you really are a big fan  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 20, 2016, 06:45:01 PM
Hoping the bowlers can land a few in the Track of Trepidation this game.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 20, 2016, 08:01:10 PM
Maddinson over Patterson?? Gotta be joking!
Did you know that scores of 116, 0, 6, 33 are better than 111, 38, 60, 13, 55, 1?

Not to mention that an ex test player has gone: 64, 47, 6, 142*, 24 and 58* this season. Another ex-test player (Although he played for his bowling back then, is now a lower order bat) has managed: 64, 6, 104*, 75* and 3 (?) centuries in the Matador Cup.

Oh and Wade's scores of 78, 26, 3, 6 really highlight how his extra batting will outweigh the drop catches!

Also would like to point out that Matt Renshaw is born in the UK ;) (Reverting to stealing talent from other countries I see)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 20, 2016, 08:14:35 PM
Maddinson over Patterson?? Gotta be joking!
Did you know that scores of 116, 0, 6, 33 are better than 111, 38, 60, 13, 55, 1?

Not to mention that an ex test player has gone: 64, 47, 6, 142*, 24 and 58* this season. Another ex-test player (Although he played for his bowling back then, is now a lower order bat) has managed: 64, 6, 104*, 75* and 3 (?) centuries in the Matador Cup.

Oh and Wade's scores of 78, 26, 3, 6 really highlight how his extra batting will outweigh the drop catches!

Also would like to point out that Matt Renshaw is born in the UK ;) (Reverting to stealing talent from other countries I see)
You can not call someone who moved to Australia at aged 7 stealing talent  ;) Spent a year in NZ as well prior to arriving in OZ so in effect left England at aged 6
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 20, 2016, 08:17:35 PM
You can not call someone who moved to Australia at aged 7 stealing talent  ;) Spent a year in NZ as well prior to arriving in OZ so in effect left England at aged 6
UK-born still holds though ;) Nah good on him, I don't particularly think he should play just yet but if he proves me wrong, well Australia have a good batsman for the future :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 20, 2016, 08:23:35 PM
Maddinson over Patterson?? Gotta be joking!
Did you know that scores of 116, 0, 6, 33 are better than 111, 38, 60, 13, 55, 1?

Not to mention that an ex test player has gone: 64, 47, 6, 142*, 24 and 58* this season. Another ex-test player (Although he played for his bowling back then, is now a lower order bat) has managed: 64, 6, 104*, 75* and 3 (?) centuries in the Matador Cup.

Oh and Wade's scores of 78, 26, 3, 6 really highlight how his extra batting will outweigh the drop catches!

Also would like to point out that Matt Renshaw is born in the UK ;) (Reverting to stealing talent from other countries I see)
You can not call someone who moved to Australia at aged 7 stealing talent  ;) Spent a year in NZ as well prior to arriving in OZ so in effect left England at aged 6

I assume you've always respected the right of Strauss, KP, and Prior to represent England then? ;)

He was in NZ between 7 and 10 btw - but yeah he seems like a gun, this whole mass change-up for Aus has been a while coming and will certainly have a positive effect
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 20, 2016, 08:53:41 PM
You can not call someone who moved to Australia at aged 7 stealing talent  ;) Spent a year in NZ as well prior to arriving in OZ so in effect left England at aged 6
UK-born still holds though ;) Nah good on him, I don't particularly think he should play just yet but if he proves me wrong, well Australia have a good batsman for the future :)
Yep and as I said earlier maybe a bit young but now hopes he takes the chances and does not fade.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Gigantor on November 21, 2016, 10:42:49 AM
God I love the internet :)

(http://i.imgur.com/4v8yxXF.jpg)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Purple 77 on November 21, 2016, 03:28:11 PM
^^ gold haha
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 21, 2016, 04:11:06 PM
I clicked and tried to like that... and then realised I wasn't on Facebook.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Gigantor on November 21, 2016, 05:06:38 PM
I clicked and tried to like that... and then realised I wasn't on Facebook.

Haha

This page plus the AFL version are by far my favorite FB pages :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 22, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
Yesterday, Matthew Wade announced he is colour blind, going into the Pink Ball test.
Today, Steve Smith said he could not identify Matt Renshaw.

Nothing but great news for Cricket Aus at the moment  ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 22, 2016, 09:05:05 PM
Wades colour blindness has been known for at least 4 years so nothing new there.

Can understand Smith not knowing Renshaw. Renshaw is only in second year of Shield cricket so Smith has probably not yet came across him.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 22, 2016, 09:15:02 PM
Wades colour blindness has been known for at least 4 years so nothing new there.

Can understand Smith not knowing Renshaw. Renshaw is only in second year of Shield cricket so Smith has probably not yet came across him.

And tbh I don't think anybody outside of Queensland knew about him until a week ago :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 22, 2016, 09:22:00 PM
Wades colour blindness has been known for at least 4 years so nothing new there.

Can understand Smith not knowing Renshaw. Renshaw is only in second year of Shield cricket so Smith has probably not yet came across him.

And tbh I don't think anybody outside of Queensland knew about him until a week ago :P

I should have been a little clearer regarding Wade's colour blindness, he said in an interview that it takes him a lot longer to pick up the pink ball, as opposed to a red ball, when batting due to his colour blindness, surely not ideal ahead of the day/night test?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 22, 2016, 09:45:06 PM
Wades colour blindness has been known for at least 4 years so nothing new there.

Can understand Smith not knowing Renshaw. Renshaw is only in second year of Shield cricket so Smith has probably not yet came across him.

And tbh I don't think anybody outside of Queensland knew about him until a week ago :P
Besides Scrads who owns him in D6s ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 23, 2016, 03:05:32 PM
David Warner
Matthew Renshaw
Usman Khawaja
Steve Smith (c)
Peter Handscomb
Nic Maddinson
Matthew Wade (wk)
Mitchell Starc
Josh Hazlewood
Nathan Lyon
Jackson Bird

loving the fresh looking team
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 23, 2016, 03:32:49 PM
Where is Sayers?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 23, 2016, 03:35:44 PM
Where is Sayers?
12th man :( So he will be available for the Redbacks shield match hopefully! :D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 23, 2016, 03:47:50 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 23, 2016, 04:10:53 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
I find it amazing how time at the crease was one of the major issues they had and proceeded to pick Maddinson over Patterson (Maybe it was autocorrect or something?) and picked Wade over Hartley! Hartley does will stop a collapse at number 7, Hartley will not keep like a spud. He is 34 I guess... :-\
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 23, 2016, 05:48:37 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
It would be pretty hard to beat Rob Quiney's 'most exciting' 6 runs from 3 innings a few years back.

Hartley should have been in years ago, too old for an international cap now unfortunately.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 23, 2016, 05:54:18 PM
Mark Waugh's got a pretty serious hard on for Maddinson I believe which probably explains it. Must want Patterson available for the Thunder's title defense.  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 23, 2016, 06:07:22 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
It would be pretty hard to beat Rob Quiney's 'most exciting' 6 runs from 3 innings a few years back.

Hartley should have been in years ago, too old for an international cap now unfortunately.
Over Hads? I don't think so.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 23, 2016, 07:01:56 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
It would be pretty hard to beat Rob Quiney's 'most exciting' 6 runs from 3 innings a few years back.

Hartley should have been in years ago, too old for an international cap now unfortunately.
Over Hads? I don't think so.
He should have come in over Wade 4-5 years ago when Haddin was out for that period.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 23, 2016, 07:33:01 PM
Mark Waugh's got a pretty serious hard on for Maddinson I believe which probably explains it. Must want Patterson available for the Thunder's title defense.  :P
Oh that explains it then. It's anti Sixers bias
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Koop on November 23, 2016, 07:33:51 PM
Keen to see Nic Maddinson make the world's most exciting 5 runs across two innings!
It would be pretty hard to beat Rob Quiney's 'most exciting' 6 runs from 3 innings a few years back.

Hartley should have been in years ago, too old for an international cap now unfortunately.
Over Hads? I don't think so.
He should have come in over Wade 4-5 years ago when Haddin was out for that period.

This 100%, was robbed at the time.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 01:50:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/62gjBZX.png)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 24, 2016, 02:41:15 PM
Can definitely see Aus winning this one

But could just as easily see a 500 run win for SA
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 02:51:18 PM
beautiful bowling Starcy

...minus the flowerin no-ball. flower me
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 24, 2016, 03:00:47 PM
get the foot behind the line easy.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 03:24:24 PM
get your eyes checked Warney
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 24, 2016, 03:30:07 PM
Yep was always leg side
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 03:33:06 PM
nice catch Renshaw!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 24, 2016, 03:46:20 PM
Isn't that 4 from 4 now for Hazlewood snaring Amla this series?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 03:48:00 PM
flower yeahhhh Joshy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 24, 2016, 03:49:19 PM
Isn't that 4 from 4 now for Hazlewood snaring Amla this series?
I believe so
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 03:49:50 PM
why boo him? morons
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 24, 2016, 04:13:34 PM
Du Plessis and Cook looking in here.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 24, 2016, 04:15:59 PM
I was disappointed when Bird got the nod over Sayers, and this is only reiterating my disappointment.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 24, 2016, 04:18:33 PM
Isn't that 4 from 4 now for Hazlewood snaring Amla this series?

To be fair though, we've only had two bowlers actually take wickets all series haha
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 24, 2016, 04:20:21 PM
Isn't that 4 from 4 now for Hazlewood snaring Amla this series?

To be fair though, we've only had two bowlers actually take wickets all series haha
From 33 balls apparently though, pretty exceptional effort. All class from Josh, and really his efforts are under saturated by his stats because he is always run into the ground.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 04:22:03 PM
can someone please tell Faf he's batting, not fielding
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 24, 2016, 04:25:03 PM
can someone please tell Faf he's batting, not fielding
+1

Lyno getting some TUUUURN
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 24, 2016, 05:09:30 PM
Gotta say, these two at the crease are both very cliche 100s - one should've been out early but wasn't taken (eg bad umpiring, dropped catch, or, in this case, a no-ball), and the other has been in the headlines negatively all week.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 05:18:14 PM
no no-ball this time!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 24, 2016, 05:21:18 PM
Gotta say, these two at the crease are both very cliche 100s - one should've been out early but wasn't taken (eg bad umpiring, dropped catch, or, in this case, a no-ball), and the other has been in the headlines negatively all week.

Your wicket there Jukes  8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 24, 2016, 05:32:04 PM
Gotta say, these two at the crease are both very cliche 100s - one should've been out early but wasn't taken (eg bad umpiring, dropped catch, or, in this case, a no-ball), and the other has been in the headlines negatively all week.

Your wicket there Jukes  8)

Haha cheers ledge
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 05:59:44 PM
Birdy's on the board

now we gotta get de Kock early. first ball would be nice
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 06:23:48 PM
get flowered. lucky cow. or lucky kock in this case

Lyno should have had him twice now
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 06:33:31 PM
flower yeah Joshy!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 24, 2016, 06:37:21 PM
Needed that
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 06:41:12 PM
I wonder how many runs go through mid-on compared to third man
I reckon I'd have a third man over a mid-on
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 06:49:29 PM
the fiiiiiiiinest of edges

dunno but once it was given there was only one decision that could be made
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 24, 2016, 06:51:04 PM
RTS picks it up but very fine as you say still out.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 24, 2016, 06:54:31 PM
Joshy <3
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 24, 2016, 07:06:32 PM
Bryce McGain >>> Lyon
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 24, 2016, 07:10:12 PM
Jason Krejza > Bryce McGain >>> Lyon
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 08:31:56 PM
sounded like 2 noises live but no review so all good
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 08:45:12 PM
THE LYNO AND WADEY COMBO

HE'S ON THE BOARD
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 09:14:14 PM
aggressive captaincy, I like it
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 24, 2016, 09:18:38 PM
Damn I'm good. I saw that before the ad break about Warner. He always runs off the field which was the give away
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Gigantor on November 24, 2016, 09:19:05 PM
Warner can't open because he was off the field to long lol
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 24, 2016, 09:19:33 PM
So what's the deal with Warner? Went off the field and now can't open the batting?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 24, 2016, 09:21:21 PM
As an umpire I should know the rule when it comes to batting. I assume it's the same as when it comes to bowling. If you spend 15+ off the field you need to spend that amount on the field before you can bowl.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 09:23:27 PM
be pretty funny if K Waj goes on to score a ton and Warner comes in against the old ball and smashes it everywhere ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 24, 2016, 09:24:43 PM
Do you think that would have contributed to the declaration with Warner of the field.  Make some in roads with makeshift opener in Kwaja and debutant Renshaw. Makes sense
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 09:26:09 PM
absolutely no doubt about it Ringo. smart captaincy, and aggressive as I mention before
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 24, 2016, 09:28:42 PM
What the hell was Warner doing off the ground for so long?

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/nbN2ClKHlePb38WTEDH4RjxKjX21KRgvo_2SKariFqRE3nNbQe49EAU0RFVoq3IDlxsySt4sgmrcQXPHvEikW8vqAwKhYcvwcdgTD79tUPpaPdMabH1q6Y4W3qzivL2lTG10YBXiJljAKOFbP8kYumQGtHcmzfg=w489-h301-nc)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Grazz on November 24, 2016, 09:31:26 PM
absolutely no doubt about it Ringo. smart captaincy, and aggressive as I mention before

+1
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 24, 2016, 09:35:13 PM
Also a good decision to declare because the not out boosts his average, gotta love stat-padding
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 24, 2016, 09:39:14 PM
What are these guys doing leaving the ball early in their innings?! I haven't seen this from Aussie openers for a while!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 09:39:46 PM
What are these guys doing leaving the ball early in their innings?! I haven't seen this from Aussie openers for a while!
how good is it!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 24, 2016, 09:41:09 PM
What are these guys doing leaving the ball early in their innings?! I haven't seen this from Aussie openers for a while!
how good is it!
Every leave is making me like Australian cricket just that little bit more ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 09:50:42 PM
he looks like a footy player I reckon. I can't think of the guy's name though. it's killing me

christ slow down son. 2 boundaries
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 24, 2016, 10:10:23 PM
Yes boys! Renshaw could be my new fav, got that special feeling about him!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 10:15:18 PM
can't wait for this rap Tubby keeps talking about

uh...yeah..Straya n Saffies..3rd test 

well it started out like any other test
and Faf did what Faf does best
they tossed the coin and he called heads
looked at us said getinyourbeds
Starcy started off alright
then we knew we wouldn'tbebowlinatnight
but then of course they had to check
he looked around and said oh feck
he thought he'd sent him to the pine
but offlowerincourse his foot was overtheline
didn't matter we flowered em right up
Smiddy had guidence from the Pup
and that's enough cos I'm outta time
if only I knew how to flowerin rhyme
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Grazz on November 24, 2016, 10:16:57 PM
Lol well done mate. ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 24, 2016, 10:17:51 PM
Lol well done mate. ::)
haha I'm sorry I really am :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Grazz on November 24, 2016, 10:27:32 PM
Lol well done mate. ::)
haha I'm sorry I really am :P

I liked it.  ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 25, 2016, 12:48:47 AM
If I'm South Africa, I'd have wanted Warner to come out for that tricky little period. He can't help himself!

Renshaw looked good, I think I'm going to like him. Entertaining day's play :) Faf's innings was superb.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 25, 2016, 01:01:44 AM
If I'm South Africa, I'd have wanted Warner to come out for that tricky little period. He can't help himself!

Renshaw looked good, I think I'm going to like him. Entertaining day's play :) Faf's innings was superb.

(http://i.imgur.com/VsU0v2Y.png)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 25, 2016, 01:41:32 AM
Warner Australia's new number 3 :o
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: shaker on November 25, 2016, 12:28:49 PM
he looks like a footy player I reckon. I can't think of the guy's name though. it's killing me

christ slow down son. 2 boundaries

Would it be Cripps from the Blues ?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Gigantor on November 25, 2016, 12:46:02 PM
Sportsbet.com.au ✔ @sportsbetcomau
In fairness to De Kock, it's come to light that he got out in memory of Harambe. Just to restate that: De Kock got out for Harambe. #AUSvSA
3:34 PM - 24 Nov 2016

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 02:10:56 PM
he looks like a footy player I reckon. I can't think of the guy's name though. it's killing me

christ slow down son. 2 boundaries

Would it be Cripps from the Blues ?
nah I think he might have played for Collingwood...but not too sure
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 02:52:27 PM
how the flower did that carry
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 25, 2016, 03:02:26 PM
God dammit first ball I see when I turn the telly on..
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 25, 2016, 03:34:46 PM
Abbott is a gun

And just to think he is (or at least was) SA's fourth best quick behind Steyn, Philander, and Rabada
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BB67th on November 25, 2016, 03:44:16 PM
We've definitely had a really poor series with the bat, but the way SA have bowled for the series has been nothing short of superb.

They really do have far and away the best pace attack in the world at the moment, especially when you have Abbott as their 4th quick on tour who averages below 25 with the ball. And then you have Morkel as a spare 5th quick.

I can see this South African side getting back up the world rankings very quickly.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 04:23:48 PM
fiddy partnership between Smiddy and K Waj. been awesome. keep goin boys
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 05:41:31 PM
lucky Smiddy... that went in slow motion when he first bobbled it. thought for sure he'd get it on the second attempt
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 25, 2016, 05:48:53 PM
Cheers Amla

Onya Smiddy 8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 06:21:14 PM
flowering... runouts.....

waste. it's just a waste. flower sake
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 25, 2016, 06:23:17 PM
Only way they looked like getting out. No way a single there anyway. Kwaja started but Smith overcommitted
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 25, 2016, 06:24:52 PM
Smith :'(

What the heck happened! Massive score on the cards but it's just thrown away :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 25, 2016, 06:27:00 PM
Both at fault there tbh
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 06:32:17 PM
I reckon there's a run there. if Khawaja just goes head down he gets there

easy to say with a second look. that's a spot where if you have a good connection with the guy at the other end then you make it
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 06:38:53 PM
flower yeah K Waj, that's an great ton

on to the double  8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Levi434 on November 25, 2016, 06:39:34 PM
Ussie ton.

On a side note how damn good is Chrissy Rogers commentary?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 06:41:00 PM
be pretty funny if K Waj goes on to score a ton and Warner comes in against the old ball and smashes it everywhere ;D
well I'm not gonna say I called it (cos I didn't really) but I still find it pretty funny. wonder what would've happened had Warner opened
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 25, 2016, 06:42:10 PM
Looking back how important were those 12 overs last night without losing a wicket. Really loved seeing the old fashioned leave etc even though run rate was only just over 1 an over,
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 25, 2016, 06:53:20 PM
Doesn't mind the old late cut does he Handscomb
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 08:37:05 PM
watching the draft but flicked it over to see Handscomb get his 50!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 25, 2016, 08:37:37 PM
Amazing what happens when we pick guys in form. Well done Pete, keep going son!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 25, 2016, 09:08:57 PM
Maddinson you scrub, bring back Watto
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 25, 2016, 09:09:34 PM
 ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 25, 2016, 09:11:26 PM
Duck on debut, ouch. Perhaps we might've been better off selecting a quality long-form batsman rather than simply a player the captain is mates with?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 25, 2016, 09:15:51 PM
After all the promising signs our lead is gonna be pretty much nothing  :'(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 09:16:54 PM
flower me what've I done. sorry boys switching back to the draft

bit easy on Maddinson, wasn't a bad nut
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 25, 2016, 09:18:08 PM
Clearly there is only one person to blame for this

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/cricket/images/0/02/Nathan_Lyon.png/revision/latest?cb=20131220045753)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 09:21:58 PM
blame Lyno for being in front in the test?

deal. always knew you had a soft spot for him :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: BratPack on November 25, 2016, 09:33:11 PM
blame Lyno for being in front in the test?

deal. always knew you had a soft spot for him :P

For the collapse and for being useless
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 09:36:16 PM
nup you love him, and that's understandable
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 25, 2016, 09:38:01 PM
Lucky Review there -
Reckon we need consistency if less than 50% of ball shown as hitting wickets umpires call - Yet in this decision only 50% of ball was outside the line and allowed to overturn. Go figure,
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 25, 2016, 10:09:36 PM
and Ussie sees out the day. beautiful batting and a great innings... so far! I want a double!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 25, 2016, 10:55:34 PM
Lucky Review there -
Reckon we need consistency if less than 50% of ball shown as hitting wickets umpires call - Yet in this decision only 50% of ball was outside the line and allowed to overturn. Go figure,
So the ball is round. So when the ball hits the ground, only one point of it hits the ground. That is the point that we are meant to consider when umpiring, and it's no doubt the point that technology would use. So whilst it may be interpreted as 50% or more needs to be in line, it's pretty much a "was the bit of the ball that made contact with the ground in line with the wickets?" In this case it was a no (I was there so haven't seen many Hawkeye closely), so not out.


Maddinson and Wade did exactly what the whole nation knew would happen, although Nic did get an alright ball.

I worry for Handscombs future too, he looked good, but his first movement is a little back step, and plays full balls from deep in the crease. Reminds me of Gary Ballance so I wish him all the best and i hope he executes what I believe is a very smart way of batting (it's my personal belief when it comes to batting too) but like Gary he might find himself in technical trouble, his dismissal showed that perfectly.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 26, 2016, 12:44:34 AM
Home - 17 innings, 940 runs, 67.14 average, 55 SR, 4 tons
Away - 18 innings, 515 runs, 30.29 average, 49 SR, 1 ton

Khawaja may not be born here but he sure has embraced the Aussie way of being a lion at home and a kitten away :P

Handscombe looked great out there, not so much Maddo and Renshaw but not everybody can gun it on debut. Hoepfully they can get a few more shots.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 26, 2016, 09:24:05 AM
As I said Jukes whilst Renshaw did not score many runs he was an old style opener whose main aim was to occupy the crease and not get out.  He fell in the 16th over so did his job to see the new ball off for others.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 26, 2016, 01:28:37 PM
Home - 17 innings, 940 runs, 67.14 average, 55 SR, 4 tons
Away - 18 innings, 515 runs, 30.29 average, 49 SR, 1 ton

Khawaja may not be born here but he sure has embraced the Aussie way of being a lion at home and a kitten away :P

Handscombe looked great out there, not so much Maddo and Renshaw but not everybody can gun it on debut. Hoepfully they can get a few more shots.

Australian cricket at absolute rock bottom and you're not even pinging us. In fact, your posts have actually been infinitely more constructive lately, sick work man :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 26, 2016, 01:30:27 PM
Home - 17 innings, 940 runs, 67.14 average, 55 SR, 4 tons
Away - 18 innings, 515 runs, 30.29 average, 49 SR, 1 ton

Khawaja may not be born here but he sure has embraced the Aussie way of being a lion at home and a kitten away :P

Handscombe looked great out there, not so much Maddo and Renshaw but not everybody can gun it on debut. Hoepfully they can get a few more shots.

Australian cricket at absolute rock bottom and you're not even pinging us. In fact, your posts have actually been infinitely more constructive lately, sick work man :P
Yeah all of Jukes' posts have left me speechless tbh. I am literally without speech.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 26, 2016, 01:58:43 PM
Jukes = Impostor?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 26, 2016, 01:59:32 PM
Possible conversion?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Gigantor on November 26, 2016, 02:55:19 PM
Hopefully we can see some Starc fireworks in this first session
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:09:16 PM
plumb as flower

kept low
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:10:48 PM
great innings K Waj
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 26, 2016, 03:25:12 PM
STARCY
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:27:09 PM
STARCY
nice catch by the guy in the crowd too. took it easy!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:40:03 PM
Starcy fiddy! on to the ton!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 03:41:06 PM
Very well batted by Starc, hopefully he can go on and make a ton
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:45:38 PM
god dammit
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 03:45:51 PM
Starc  :(
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:48:22 PM
what a shot Lyno!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:54:08 PM
hang on... was that even out?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 03:55:14 PM
Off the glove I think
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:57:03 PM
Off the glove I think
looked like arm guard

but if the arm guard is touching the glove isn't it counted as the glove?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 26, 2016, 03:57:48 PM
Yeah Lyno walked pretty much instantly so I spose he was pretty sure
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 03:58:48 PM
ah yeah super slowmo looked like a wrist job

head out of the gutter

tits
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 04:12:09 PM
lead of 124 pretty good
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 04:13:08 PM
tricky little 20 mins before lunch for Safrica

or tea

nup they've lucked out for some unknown reason. tea
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 26, 2016, 04:18:34 PM
After 3:30 local time I think, all good. Gives our bowlers a little breather before heading out again
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 26, 2016, 04:25:05 PM
Home - 17 innings, 940 runs, 67.14 average, 55 SR, 4 tons
Away - 18 innings, 515 runs, 30.29 average, 49 SR, 1 ton

Khawaja may not be born here but he sure has embraced the Aussie way of being a lion at home and a kitten away :P

Handscombe looked great out there, not so much Maddo and Renshaw but not everybody can gun it on debut. Hoepfully they can get a few more shots.

Australian cricket at absolute rock bottom and you're not even pinging us. In fact, your posts have actually been infinitely more constructive lately, sick work man :P
Yeah all of Jukes' posts have left me speechless tbh. I am literally without speech.

Moreso a fan of young state cricketers getting a shot for the underdogs!

And that sneaky Seinfeld reference tho <3
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 04:35:18 PM
you flowerin beauty Starcy abd a great catch Smiddy!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 06:11:33 PM
this is on you Wadey
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 26, 2016, 06:21:31 PM
Why hasn't Agar been talked up more as a replacement for Lyon? He's been great for WA recently, hell of a lot better than Nathan "One wicket in like 150 overs and that was by stumping a #10" Lyon - Agar is a better bowler and obviously a far better batsman.

This season in the shield he's taken 13/233 (17.9 average) with a 10fer and scored 89 runs (22.25 average), considerably better than Lyon's output of nothing vs SA. Not that huge of a sample size but it's still very good production so far.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: RaisyDaisy on November 26, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
Amla the goose, just insta appeals without even talking it over with his partner

You only do that if you know for sure you didn't hit it!

Goose
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 06:28:23 PM
Joshy got him again  ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 06:31:12 PM
got iiiiim and a wasted review

on Agar I'm not really sure if he's under consideration by the selectors. that does look like he's in form so I dunno. maybe he gets a crack against the Pakis

or maybe they'll stick with Lyno. he's been pretty reliable over the years, just going through a bit of a dry spell
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 07:40:06 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 26, 2016, 07:42:16 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
He definitely used to once upon a time.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 26, 2016, 07:45:27 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
He definitely used to once upon a time.
Weren't half bad either! Would've liked either him or Smiddy to have really worked hard on their leggies.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 07:45:49 PM
I think he switched a little while ago. I can't remember when but I've seen him bowl medium pace a couple times before
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 07:47:07 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
He definitely used to once upon a time.
Weren't half bad either! Would've liked either him or Smiddy to have really worked hard on their leggies.
absolutely. I wouldn't mind the odd half tracker if they broke a few partnerships every now and then
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 07:48:54 PM
I think he switched a little while ago. I can't remember when but I've seen him bowl medium pace a couple times before
Actually now I think about it he bowled seam at the gabba the other year against India
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 26, 2016, 07:50:00 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
He definitely used to once upon a time.
Weren't half bad either! Would've liked either him or Smiddy to have really worked hard on their leggies.
Well Smith was the best spinner in Australia at one point in time ;)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 26, 2016, 08:14:17 PM
I thought Warner bowled leggies?
He definitely used to once upon a time.
Weren't half bad either! Would've liked either him or Smiddy to have really worked hard on their leggies.
Well Smith was the best spinner in Australia at one point in time ;)
Hahah I remeber when he was hailed as the next great leggy.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: nrich102 on November 26, 2016, 08:33:58 PM
GARY LYON THE GOOOOOOOOOAT
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 08:34:22 PM
flower yes Lyno that's the shower
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Football Factory on November 26, 2016, 08:35:21 PM
Niiiiiiiiiice Gaaaaaaarrryyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 26, 2016, 08:59:29 PM
Are the eclipse mints ads a new addition for this test?? ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:02:39 PM
Are the eclipse mints ads a new addition for this test?? ;D
don't be ridiculous
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:03:29 PM
how awesome is that sky... god damn
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 26, 2016, 09:08:46 PM
Are the eclipse mints ads a new addition for this test?? ;D
don't be ridiculous
I've seen them before obviously but not in the last few weeks ;)

how awesome is that sky... god damn
That's Adelaide for ya 8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:10:44 PM
Are the eclipse mints ads a new addition for this test?? ;D
don't be ridiculous
I've seen them before obviously but not in the last few weeks ;)
nah I know I was being the chick :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 26, 2016, 09:11:53 PM
Are the eclipse mints ads a new addition for this test?? ;D
don't be ridiculous
I've seen them before obviously but not in the last few weeks ;)
nah I know I was being the chick :P
I was too busy laughing at the fact they have those ads that line went wayyyy over my head :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
Handscomb that's a ripper of a first catch!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 26, 2016, 09:13:18 PM
PETERRRRRRRRR!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:28:41 PM
put 6 slips in there for this bloke
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 09:58:05 PM
LYNOO9OOOO

and the review comes 9 minutes after the decision

and turns out he smashed the cover off it

flower yeah baby
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jay on November 26, 2016, 10:01:04 PM
GARY LYON THE GOOOOOOOOOAT
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Rusty00 on November 26, 2016, 10:01:12 PM
Bavuma knew he was out then, Cook talked him into using a review.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 10:03:08 PM
Bavuma knew he was out then, Cook talked him into using a review.
yep, guessing he was thinking they get em back after the 80th over anyway

they wouldn't wanna get a dodgy decision before then though
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 10:06:37 PM
THE MAGICIAN
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 26, 2016, 10:09:36 PM
got his confidence back  8)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 26, 2016, 10:11:09 PM
Yeah the boys  ;D
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 02:56:52 PM
good start Birdman!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 27, 2016, 03:00:39 PM
Good review by Smiddy - Think Birdman was a little unsure.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Torpedo10 on November 27, 2016, 03:01:32 PM
Absolutely plumb is what that was.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 03:33:32 PM
Starcy

reviewed, hitting middle bout halfway up. close...
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 03:36:19 PM
Is Davey Warner personally gonna come and install my OLED TV?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 03:51:04 PM
great catch Wadey!
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 03:54:51 PM
beautiful Starcy

alright, 127 to win. one of those tricky low scores. it's not over yet
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 03:55:23 PM
So how do the Aussies manage to lose this?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: GoLions on November 27, 2016, 04:02:09 PM
So how do the Aussies manage to lose this?
By playing our natural game
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 27, 2016, 04:04:14 PM
So how do the Aussies manage to lose this?

O - Overthink things
L - Lose wickets in succession
E - Everyone bats like Nic Madinson
D - Don't play any shots
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 04:10:03 PM
Did South Africa just challenge Kettleborough and get it wrong again?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Nige on November 27, 2016, 04:10:15 PM
So how do the Aussies manage to lose this?

O - Overthink things
L - Lose wickets in succession
E - Everyone bats like Nic Madinson
D - Don't play any shots
Nifty.

Now try cardoons.  :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: fanTCfool on November 27, 2016, 05:50:13 PM
C - Could
A - Australia
R - Really
D - Do a choke (rip english)
O - On
O - Our
N - Nice
S - Situation from here?
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Jukes on November 27, 2016, 05:57:51 PM
Does Smith really have to come in here rather than let Maddo or Handscomb get another shot on debut (or Wade another chance to keep his spot)? What a prick tbh
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: JBs-Hawks on November 27, 2016, 06:00:37 PM
The way we like to collapse theyll all get a shot
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 06:15:49 PM
South Africa again testing Richard. That was so clearly outside the line.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: elephants on November 27, 2016, 06:21:16 PM
The way we like to collapse theyll all get a shot

+1

South Africa again testing Richard. That was so clearly outside the line.

Think they were hoping it was deemed Renshaw wasn't playing a shot
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 06:30:18 PM
The way we like to collapse theyll all get a shot

+1

South Africa again testing Richard. That was so clearly outside the line.

Think they were hoping it was deemed Renshaw wasn't playing a shot
Mmmm yeah saw that in the end. Thought it was clear to me that he was, oh well their loss :P
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 06:45:03 PM
Seriously these commentators need to give Renshaw a break. The bloke is clearly struggling/nervous/something which is causing him to play an miss and not time things perfectly or whatever. But you know what, HES STILL BATTING AND HASNT THROWN AWAY HIS WICKET. Hasn't tried to force himself to score runs to release pressure, just kept battling along and is playing like a true opener should :)
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 07:04:24 PM
haha I'm loving this. keep goin Matty
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on November 27, 2016, 07:15:45 PM
flower yeah boys. disappointing to lose the series but finishing off with a win is always nice
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: PowerBug on November 27, 2016, 09:15:45 PM
Andy Zaltzman ‏@ZaltzCricket 1m1 minute ago
STAT: Renshaw & Handscomb was only 2nd instance of 2 Test debutants together at crease for winning runs, after WG & Frank Penn, Oval1880

How cool is that stat!! ;D Ftr that match was the 4th test match ever played.
Title: Re: Australia vs South Africa (3 Test Series)
Post by: Ringo on November 27, 2016, 09:26:24 PM
Like this stat better PB

Stat Alert: Renshaw has faced more balls in this series than Voges, MMarsh and Burns combined.