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...be far to interesting an outcome for this pitch. Draw, all over it. I just want Jimmy and Harmo to get some wickets.
Actually I want KP to get a 5 for. But that would be ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as Ian Bell being allowed to bowl.
Australia 771ao. England 912-8 (Collingwood 471no)
That's awesome cricket.
that we will be batting by saturday
Innings defeat anyone? What odds?
We'll get skittled out for 27 or something, follow-on and get 500ao and lose by an innings and 1 run. Thus an innings defeat. Oui?
no-one will get to a second innings before tea on day 4 on that pitch
Always the optimist!
have faith young un!
Given the confidence-sapping first day performance, it'll take something super special to lift it for the second. I just want to hug Steve Harmison and tell him i still love him, the big homesick underconfident Geordie lump :(
like we get them all out for just over 400, before dinner?
That'd be nice.
But yeah, it would be lovely.
I predict that by the end of day 2:
Aus 546 a/o
we'll bowl them out for 405 then struggle to 220 tonight.
I feel the Aussies will declare around 500-600. Then we will struggle to about 50-2.
the night shift tonight, via Radio 4 longwave. Well until I collapse from tiredness anyway.
Aus 621-7 dec. (Ponting 235, Hussey Gilchrist 101*, Hussey 81)
Eng 70-1 (Strauss 30*, Bell 10*).