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Old 11-12-12, 07:42
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Aus 4/487 at stumps day 4

Clarke 218 n.o.
Hussey 86 n.o. and looking VERY good.
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To be fair quite a lot of green pitches were produced last year. Was good to watch.
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I'd have Prior keeping wicket.

My team would be: Cook, Compton, Trott, KP, Bell, Prior, Patel, Broad, Swann, Anderson, Finn.

Assuming Broad, Finn and Swann are all OK.

Well done Jacques Kallis!
You almost got your team but except for Cook, Swann and Prior the team has been very weak both bowling and batting. Since there will be no Bell next game it will be interesting to see the team, will it be five bowlers with Panersar added and Finn instead of Bresnan? There are many alternatives, you could always dith KP for an extra bowler...

Tim Southee is turning into one of the finest pace bowlers of the game.
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Luckily we still have Tasmania....great pitch.
I agree, Hobart really is brilliant.

But we shouldn't be complaining about **** pitches in Australia, they are miles ahead of a lot of places in the world. For example, try watching a test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. That place seems to exist for no other reason than to permit Mahela Jayawardene to keep his test average above 50. No bowler has a decent record there other than Muttiah Muralitharan, and he probably would have been battered as well had he not been the best bowler in the history of the sport.
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I agree, Hobart really is brilliant.

But we shouldn't be complaining about **** pitches in Australia, they are miles ahead of a lot of places in the world. For example, try watching a test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. That place seems to exist for no other reason than to permit Mahela Jayawardene to keep his test average above 50. No bowler has a decent record there other than Muttiah Muralitharan, and he probably would have been battered as well had he not been the best bowler in the history of the sport.
True, at least Australian pitches break up after a few days and offer something to aim at. Too many flat, dusty tracks in the subcontinent. Especially Colombo
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There isn't a problem with dusty/low/spin friendly pitches per se, so long as they offer enough for batsmen to score well if they take their time getting used to the conditions. Where subcontinental pitches get it wrong is that short of a miracle in the second innings (see what Dravid and Laxman did to us in 2001 at Calcutta), you will lose the match if you can't score 500 in the first innings.
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Goodness me, Imran Tahir is a terrible cricketer . How can there not be a better spinner in South Africa?
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Living in CET is not very good if you want to watch cricket atm, but the game in Australia seems to be over since SA lost Kallis on top of Australia's batting.
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Next session is crucial for both sides. RSA can't afford to lose any wickets this session.
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I wonder whether Australia can bowl out SA again without Pattinson.
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