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What I like about Stokes is he is a fAst learner. By the time he retires he will be talked about as up there with the great allrounders. It's scared how good he may become
The Aussies were never going to win this one and rightly so. They have treated England with disdain.
7/231 looks like we are going to lose. What do I do? Use a BonZo line say we were better just lost motivation etc. No ill say well played the better team won. Australia are always out to win.
Hilarious - Stokes gives it Faulkner as he departs. That epitomises how desperate England have been for the tiniest victory. Congrats Stokes, you've just been victorious, if you were trying to win a fine that is.
What poor form by stokes. Good to see the umpire have a talk to him. its not as if they have been setting the world on fire with their form. embarrassing
Looks like the United Nations will win against Australia A
someone needs to introduce Finch to the treadmill. Aussies are walking talking adverts for KFC
Ray another 100 to Finch sport . I think his fitness is a non issue you pommy pretending to be kiwi
Yeah Ray,Every time he gets a ton, they give him a biscuit.
Ball and chain, Ball and chainThey came with backpacks, you came in ball and chain
I seem to remember Kiwis with ball and chain Ray.That is of course if you are a Kiwi not a sore losing Pom?
I now have you Ray singing it with your funny accent stuck in my head and its always so funny!! ENCORE ENCORE!!
Required run rate up past 8.0 - - Tough ask I reckon.
I'm going to get a crick neck watching the tennis as well. Maybe time to re-arrange the furniture.
Ah Mitch thank good you are back! I'm very happy thank you again you have made my point. You obviously still think I'm English. I'll be celebrating Australia Day Sunday remember? Now that I have been a Australian national for 7 years.as Long as you are happy in your circles my friend that's cool with me. Oh yeah.. Am I English or Australian in your eyes?
Come on Wade. Show us you were picked at #3. This isn't test cricket.
As an ex Victorian whilst I like to see Wade playing, I think Paine should be playing he is a better keeper and much better batsmen. What's your thoughts Stephen?
317 to get - excellent.
It would have been a shame had CA let Fawad Ahmed slip through the nets, but fortunately they were able to persuade the Aus Government that they should revoke his Visa rejection, and indeed give him full Citizenship. Having been deemed not to qualify for asylum, he was suddenly available for selection for the national side. Wow! Now that's how to poach!
along with symonds, wessels, kawaja, henriques, ronchi, bannerman, whatmore, julian and lehman!! it is apparently for the aussies to play people born overseas (and ive them express citizenship) but they love to take the mickey out of any other country that does it. haha, what hypocrites.
True he is a handy bowler for Australia A
Don't get me started on the Wallabies John! For a country about to celebrate its national day, and one that boasts of it's 'proud' record of multiculturalism, it seems there's still only a certain amount you can become integrated ;)
What do we think about the Indians taking control of cricket. Could cut out International games with 70% of the world revenues. I think drop 50 over games, reduce tests to 3 days and keep 20 over games and suddenly there may be renewed interest !
Morgan's "snick behind" replayed approx 6 times in a row and completely ignored by Sky Sports' Gower and Botham...
Why does Ben Stokes want to play for the English. They lose all the time
Short memory, the English actually win more ,
An Irishman, a New Zealander and a South African walk into a bar.....um...team....sounds like the beginning of a joke...
Yes, a very old joke. But keep telling it please. If that's all you have.
The Aussies will be turned into whipped cream by the South Africans.
As England will be turned into a rather dubious curry with suspicious ingredients by India and Sri Lanka during the pommy summer.
And the South Africans will be turned into pavlova, the whipped cream on top!
United Nations players doing the job for England
That must be one of the most difficult issues in Australia, how to integrate the 25% of those born overseas, England and Britain generally can feel so proud of their record on thus topic
Yeah Bozo... They just turn them into house servants.
Surely Costa Rica are wondering how they let David Warner slip through the net?
Don't worry Sam, after this tour the entire English side will be available for selection for Costa Rica, and they can probably show them how to play soccer as well.
Surely England are wondering how they let Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori slip through the net.Great sledge - Bailey would be proud.
Surely England are wondering how they let Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori slip through the net.
Great sledge - Bailey would be proud.
i'm sure The Congo are wondering how they let Mitchell Johnson slip through the net
Bill it is spelt Condong, and their ladies bowls team could beat the poms!
Englands run rate is impressive but this total must be built on without the loss of a string of wickets.
Big fan of Stokes. Kid as attitude and talent. I bet the Kiwis are asking how they let him slip through the net
Probably because he wasn't on their radar when he moved to the UK with his parents, aged 12.
I'm also glad we could look after our Aussie buddies by losing (when we were favourites-funny that?) to NZ in broland.
Looks like a total of well over 300 here. Im thinking more like 330. The poms have gotta win something, maybe this could be it.... finally!!
Thanks for taking the A-League into consideration. :)Melbourne Victory will of course try and bypass the heart and just buy the league's best players rather than actually scout talent.
England will post 350 and lose.As Brad Haddin astutely observed,losing becomes a habit.
I'm so happy that us kiwis were able to look after our buddies from over the ditch by beating the Indians. The Aussies deserve so much to be number one.
Agree Aussies deserve number 1 We are improving every game, have great depth of talent. Bring on the World Cup Aussies will play and beat India in the Final. AUssies are use to being number 1 this will be 4 wins out of the last 5 world cups.
Hang on didn't we flog the Indians at home not so long ago, soon Bangladesh will be higher in the rankings than the Poms, the Indians and the Black Caps.
Is that you fox hat? Not pulling the P are we? Great watching our boy Stokes playing another chanceless innings.
@ many bore but he hasn't even got to 50 yet. You poms seem to think you are born to rule some empire. Australia has absolutely trounced you- its all over.Now get your imperialist flag off ours- the invasions are finished
@ Benny More. Every dog has its day. It's taken you Aussies 6 years to get yours. Nice inferiority complex btw.
@Armchair Selector.The Australians only win at home where cheating is applauded. The SA's will cream them.
The Australians only win at home where cheating is applauded. The SA's will cream them.
Benny More Gees I thought you were from Wagga Wagga? Have you moved back to Geelong?
Gees I thought you were from Wagga Wagga? Have you moved back to Geelong?
Pete ShiltonBenny's a pom pretending to be an aussie and trying to make us look ungracious. He was caught out during the last test.
Benny's a pom pretending to be an aussie and trying to make us look ungracious. He was caught out during the last test.
Hey Bob you said it now back it up What cheating? By whom? Where? Shall we now discuss Broad in England not walking when he was clearly out? Is he cheat or is cheating allowed in England. What's the saying. " don't throw stones in glass houses"......Well look at you now lola
Bob. The need to Raise the tour of SA in a blog that covers Australia shows you are to embarrassed to try to even defend England. When unable to win an argument change subject. I've already said SA will likely win 2-1 AustraliA has number 1 bowling line up. SA has a much better batting line up with the second best bowling team. Back to today's game Go Aussies
Only took Australia 6 years to reclaim the Ashes. Last time we held them. For a 16 year period. Yes every dog has its day but Australia will keep the Ashes for many years while England recruit imports. Oops sorry rebuild
Stuff the cricket or the tennis. I'll be watching the A-League and flick back to the cricket if it's still going.
The need for soccer supporters to mention the game shows they are insecure about the game. This is a cricket blog mate please leave other codes out of it or praise your A league on an A league site
What A league site?
Aren't we sensitive armchair selector..?
@ Armchair Selector - the A-League was brought up in the poll question so why can't people comment on it? Why do you feel the need to go on the attack? I think its the other codes that are getting a wee bit sensitive over the rise of the A-League and Football in general.
@ mike. Its because Aussies cant enjoy sport even when they are winning. Its sad. Where i work its amazing listening to the locals argue to have "one up on ya''Its sad for a great sporting nation to have so many poor sports following their sporting triumphs.Still the weather is nice this time of year
@Den3ng. im enjoying it so much i almost feel sorry for you. well not really. Everyone i know is loving it. its bad form if all you can do is try to paint all Australian supporters as bad sports.shows just how well the aussies are young are doing. its ok mate the pain will go away. maybe
What will you watch tonight - the tennis or cricket?Where's the option for watching paint dry..Watch Tennis?? I'd rather get married again...
What will you watch tonight - the tennis or cricket?
Where's the option for watching paint dry..
Watch Tennis?? I'd rather get married again...
What was that?
Meanwhile at the cricket ... bad bowling by Australia, key batsmen missing (Warner, Clarke, Haddin) - if England don't win this there can be no lower low.
The pommies will probably win because the game doesnt mean anything.
There's 22 blokes who would probably disagree.
The game means the same as any. The pommies have a chance to win as Australia are resting players for SA
Are the Aussies really resting Watson or carefully grooming Marsh to replace him
The English will win when they want to bud, they are probably the best team in the world but have looked bored and demotivated all summer . As we all know cricket is a fame that us generally won by the home team because being away is such a ball ache. Australia has a better chance when away due to its players playing overseas more . C'mon what Englishman will base themselves in Australia, it's too remote
Just another payday.
Cook and Bell in scintillating form here. Lets hope they both get a ton and set the Aussies a huge total to run down.
Well, they almost got a century between them...
87 is is almost a century? right.It isn't even 90% of a ton.
87 is is almost a century? right.
It isn't even 90% of a ton.
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