Posts Tagged "Test cricket"
How valuable was George Bailey’s half century under pressure? What is a par score on this new drop-in pitch? Will England’s unexpected selections pay off?
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Match fixing is a crime, no doubt about it and there need to be criminal repercussions for those found guilty.
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Australia enter the second Ashes Test at the splendid-looking Adelaide Oval against England as favourites but the nature of the pitch could have a lot of say. Join us for live scores and updates from 11.00am AEDT.
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After its 381-run drubbing at the Gabba in the opening Test of this Ashes series England now has to guard against a similar poor performance at Adelaide.
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England have been give major boost ahead of the second Test by the availability of Tim Bresnan and a drop-in wicket likely to play in similar manner to those pitches England dished up during the winter Ashes series.
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The second Ashes Test starts at the redeveloped Adelaide Oval today, and a bullish Australian side come into this match on a massive high after their incredible performance in the first Test in Brisbane.
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It seems a strangely long time ago that Australia’s bowling tore through England in Brisbane. The feeling around this series is now very different.
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Australian captain Michael Clarke has opted to retain the XI that handed England a 381-run defeat at the Gabba in the first Ashes Test.
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“Better stop dreaming of the quiet life/’Cause it’s the one we’ll never know” – Town Called Malice, The Jam.
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If head curator Damian Hough’s not too sure how the new drop-in wicket at Adelaide Oval will play, where does that leave Michael Clarke and Alastair Cook at toss time tomorrow?
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Promoting Ian Bell to first drop, recalling Tim Bresnan or handing Test debuts to Ben Stokes or Gary Ballance are all risky options for England at Adelaide.
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If recent Ashes history is anything to go on, Kevin Pietersen will have a field day when he gets his chance to bat in tomorrow’s highly-anticipated Adelaide Test.
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The upcoming Test series between New Zealand and the West Indies, taking place on the colder part of the Tasman Sea, will be unlikely to steal cricket’s headlines.
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‘Ashes’: The word itself (in a cricket context) evokes much sentiment, especially among Australian and English cricket fans.
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Will the rejuvenated Australia beat the deflated Englishmen in the Adelaide Test starting on Thursday to take a commanding 2-0 lead?
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In the wake of their shocking handling of Jonathan Trott’s departure from England’s Ashes squad due to mental health issues, the Australian media should be asking how far are they willing to go just to sell a few newspapers?
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I did some stand-up gigs recently. They didn’t go particularly well. I didn’t exactly die on stage, but my vital signs were less than robust.
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It has been suggested by some Australia should rest Ryan Harris for the Adelaide Test to protect him from being over-bowled in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair on a placid pitch.
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The 381-run first Ashes Test loss saw the English battered and bruised in the body as well as brutalised in mind. So does the loss represent a standing eight count or indeed a knock-out blow?
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As a relatively neutral New Zealander, I find the Ashes series to be intriguing. I lean towards supporting Australia, but more than anything else, I enjoy a close Test match.
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