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stixstudios 26th August 2019 04:18 PM

Any POMS want to gloat about the 3rd Ashes Test?
 
I'm an Aussie. We screwed up for sure, but Stokes effort cannot be denied.

That was the best game of Test Match Cricket I've ever watched!!!! Except for the fact that England won... grrr gooof

[EDIT]
Sorry, the 3rd Test. Can't seem to edit the title??..

[email protected] 29th August 2019 07:08 PM

No gloating. Not until the urn is where it rightfully belongs...

Ben Stokes has now had two “innings of a lifetime” in 6 weeks.

Bring on Archer and Anderson vs Smith and Labuschagne (forgive spelling)

stixstudios 29th August 2019 08:28 PM

What a formidable foe is Archer! Fantastic to watch him bowl.

I'm a WOG (Greek) Aussie, and pathetic at playing the game. I got into cricket via the one-day format, then I got sucked into watching Test Cricket.

I dropped out of watching cricket last year when the "sand-paper" scandal happened. Disgraceful conduct, and I still find it hard to get over it. I still find it difficult to accept. I hate that they did that. Cheating is always bad.

I suppose one could ponder the question of Smith's almost knockout blow, delivered by Archer, as being "comeuppance"??

I'm looking forward to the next battle at ummmm... dunno "Old Trafford"?? according to the fixture that I saw.

I love a game that potentially takes 5 days to resolve. A true game of attrition. You know what I mean...?

Go Aussies :)

[email protected] 29th August 2019 09:11 PM

Imagine the summer my 11-year old fast bowler son is having- World Cup and now the ashes... just like me watching Botham in 1981 turn the ashes at Headingly as a 7-year old.

Can’t beat the Ashes.
Far superior to Baseball (cue flames)

stixstudios 29th August 2019 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by [email protected] (Post 14174453)
... Far superior to Baseball (cue flames)

Agreed, Indeed.

psycho_monkey 31st August 2019 09:41 AM

Moved because a) not audio related and b) I don’t see what there is to moan about :)

stixstudios 31st August 2019 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by psycho_monkey (Post 14176666)
Moved because a) not audio related and b) I don’t see what there is to moan about :)

Yep. I agree with "a" but not "b" hidz

[EDIT]: BTW. psycho_monkey, thanks for fixing the error in the title.

Syndey via London??
I guess you have the best of both worlds :)

Monkey Man 1st September 2019 03:35 AM

Can't wait for the 4th test.

Hope Smithy's got his edge back by then and isn't "dazed" in the slightest.

Just like "everyone else", I was convinced the Aussies had it in the bag when the Poms started batting. Definitely the most-epic comeback I've seen in tests, at least that I can remember.

psycho_monkey 1st September 2019 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by stixstudios (Post 14176687)
Yep. I agree with "a" but not "b" hidz

[EDIT]: BTW. psycho_monkey, thanks for fixing the error in the title.

Syndey via London??
I guess you have the best of both worlds :)

I’m English but married a (sport hating) Aussie and moved over here :)

I’m not even that into cricket; it’s just nice not being kicked at a game we invented for a change.

hello people 1st September 2019 01:40 PM

Since the 3rd Test I've successfully blocked cricket from my mind completely. I'm not sure I have the strength to watch the 4th Test at all. That loss did something to me psychologically that I'm not sure I'll ever recover from. Well, winning the Ashes would go some way to making that 3rd Test all go away...but I can not see that happening after what...happened...I've felt physically sick since what...what...happened...

shiee

Monkey Man 1st September 2019 10:23 PM

Imagine how the Poms felt all those years, mate.

They've already gotten over it by and large. You will too! kfhkh

hello people 1st September 2019 11:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Monkey Man (Post 14179054)
Imagine how the poms felt all those years, mate.

They've already gotten over it by and large. You will too! kfhkh

I hear ya. But that was a devastating loss. It was like a slow, waking nightmare. One of the all time great losses.

Winning the Ashes will make it go away. But I can't see Australia getting themselves up off the floor after that.

Still...cricket is a funny old game.

Monkey Man 2nd September 2019 12:16 AM

Indeed it is.

Yeah, that was a slow burn that night for sure, thinking, "they couldn't, could they?".

The uncharacteristic fumbles when critical wickets were gifted to us made the whole affair all-the-more ridiculous.

We'll get over it, you and I; let's just hope the team's already put it behind it by-and-large, 'cause if it hasn't the boys are gonna feel weak in the knees as soon as the pressure's on.

hello people 6th September 2019 12:33 PM

Rain around for day 3. Not good.

Steve Smith! What form!

Monkey Man 6th September 2019 11:05 PM

Yup. The rain could save the Poms.

5 for 200 at the end of play so the only hope for the Aussies might be to go hard at it and try to force a follow-on, then keep the Poms to a low-enough score to win outright or through a blitzin' 2nd-innings slog.

If Steve keeps this up his test average is gonna be insane. His Ashes record is already amazing. Been a huge fan of his batting since he chose to focus on it rather than his bowling back in the day. I love watching him bat and will never forget or take these days for granted that he's here, now. Easily the most-interesting / entertaining batsman I've ever seen. rockout

So far this series the only way to get him out is... to wait 'til he runs out of partners and slogs himself out. Even knocking him out with the ball doesn't get him out! :lol:

hello people 8th September 2019 01:02 PM

Very impressed with Australia in this Test. To bounce back from the Stokes incident is great to see.

Now Stokes is gone, England 4/87 and the Ashes nearly in reach...

C'mon Aussie c'mon

kfhkh

stixstudios 8th September 2019 02:04 PM

5/93

Dare I say things are looking good for us Aussies.

hello people 8th September 2019 04:31 PM

England hanging on. Pitch isn't playing too many tricks. 4 wickets might be hard to get here. Still, 1 will open things up.

stixstudios 8th September 2019 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by hello people (Post 14193537)
England hanging on. Pitch isn't playing too many tricks. 4 wickets might be hard to get here. Still, 1 will open things up.

Your prediction may well come true. 8/173 with 29 overs to go.

[email protected] 8th September 2019 05:08 PM

Watch your reviews chaps...
Only 1 left

stixstudios 8th September 2019 06:09 PM

9/196 with 15 overs to go.

It would be very impressive if you guys can hold on.

hello people 8th September 2019 06:21 PM

Australia win! Well played all. First time in 18 years in England. No Stokes miracle this game.

2 - 1 Australia. They'll be keen to take the series in the last Test.

kfhkh

stixstudios 8th September 2019 06:30 PM

Yippeeeee rockout

Great cricket all round.

Monkey Man 8th September 2019 08:23 PM

Yet again Steve got himself out yesterday by lashing out and taking one for the team when it was decided that it'd be best to have a quick slog and declare, allowing a quick bowling stint at the end of the day to try to make some inroads into the Poms' top order. So many champions are selfish in the way they play, favouring their own statistics over the successes of their teams, but not our Steve. He was only 18 runs short of another consecutive-tonne record. Champion!

Wuddun, Aussies. Now, will we go with the left-handed openers or be daring? I predict that the selectors will stick with Warner et al seeing as they'll only have to face Broad for two more innings.

hello people 9th September 2019 12:02 AM

The nightmare of Headingley seems like just a bad dream now

kfhkh

Monkey Man 9th September 2019 10:31 AM

Indeed.

For bowlers, we're set, but we still need some more batsmen. If you take Steve out of the equation, we only really have Warner (when he's not facing Broad) and Labuschagne.

I'm saying this 'cause technically we're a good side with flaws, and the Poms are a good side with more flaws. Neither IMHO is a great side, which is what we're all aiming for of course.

hello people 9th September 2019 11:45 AM

Yeah both sides were pretty much billed before the series as quite evenly matched. England unlucky to lose Anderson. Australia struggling with Warner missing in action...and as you say, the rest of the batsmen (bar Smith) are inconsistent.

Hope they can take the series in the 5th

Monkey Man 9th September 2019 11:52 AM

Yeah, that'd be good for their confidence I reckon.

To be fair, Labuschagne's the only one who's been consistently-good besides Steve.

Warner's been consistent, but in the wrong way. :lol:

hello people 9th September 2019 01:34 PM

Yeah Labuschange has done very well.

Monkey Man 10th September 2019 04:05 AM

He took the breakthrough wicket on the final day too.

I like his attitude, and he values his wicket. This is something I feel has been missing from the Aussie team ever since Warner et al entered the fray with their "new-breed" attitude of slogging from the get-go.