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Live cricket commentary: Australia v Sri Lanka - 1st ODI, Melbourne

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Bailey takes a sitter at mid-on to remove Kulasekara after a slower ball from McKay.

McKay finishes with four wickets after dismissing Ajantha Mendis first ball. Australia win by 107 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

Join smh.com.au for game two at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.

Sri Lanka need 112 off 68 balls with three wickets in hand. Maybe there should be a mercy rule for one-day cricket!

Brilliant catch by Haddin off the bowling of McKay ends Chandimal's night for 73. Haddin is relishing his return to national duties. A former NSW Country representative wicketkeeper mate of mine says "it's a pleasant change to see a wicketkeeper making the skill of catching the ball look easy." Make of that what you will.

Sri Lanka really do need a miracle now.

Good bowling change by Bailey produces a wicket for Johnson, who dismisses Mendis. Chandimal is fast running out of partners.

Jeevan Mendis sends a Doherty delivery into the crowd. Huge strike, 108 metres to be exact. Sri Lanka need more of them.

The only good thing to come out of that carnage is that Chandimal is still at the crease.

Two in two balls for Maxwell, who runs out Thirimanne for a diamond duck. Sri Lanka need a miracle now.

Australia's fielding is winning them the match. Glenn Maxwell runs out a diving Angelo Mathews with another direct hit.

Run-rate has risen to 8.5. Australia are right on top again.

Fighting 50 to Chandimal, including five fours and a six. He needs to go on and make a century.

Direct hit from Khawaja finds Dilshan short of his ground. End of a potentially match-winning innings. Brilliant fielding from a bloke not renowned in that area.

Half-century to Dilshan off 65 balls, his 28th in ODIs.

Chandimal finds the boundary again; gutsy innings on one leg. This is a crucial period of the match.

Dilshan cuts nicely for a much-needed boundary as the run-rate required climbs to 7.5 an over.

Close lbw call for Chandimal, given not out after Australia referred the decision. Very little in it. Chandimal looks to be really struggling with a hamstring injury - just what Sri Lanka need!

Maiden over from Mitchell Johnson. They're like gold at this stage of the match.

Run rate required is already over seven. Sri Lanka need to take the attack to Australia.

You've got to love Sri Lanka's fans. Regardless of how their team is faring, they always look as though they're having fun. A cricket tour of Sri Lanka is certainly on my bucket list.

Sri Lanka are (Richie Benaud's favourite score) 2-22.

Clint McKay removes Jayawardene, well caught by debutant Finch at first slip, to leave Sri Lanka reeling.

Tharanga's dismissal brings Mahela Jayawardene to the crease; the man who has played more ODIS (387) than the entire Aus team combined. If either Jayawardene or Dilshan don't get a century, or thereabouts, then Sri Lanka can forget about winning this one.

Starc's outstanding summer continues as he removes Tharanga, caught behind by Haddin.

Mitchell Starc opens the bowling for Australia and is bang on target, as the late Tony Greig used to say, straight away.

Australia finish with 5-305 (Hussey not 60no). If that's our B-team then we're doing OK.

Now let's see if they can back it up with the ball and in the field.

See you after the tea break when Sri Lanka begin their massive run chase.

Back-to-back boundaries to Hussey. He should be playing this match alongside his brother but that's another story ...

Four overs to go and Australia need 39 to make 300. Can they do it?

Australia bring up 250; 300 is right in their sights.

Maxwell departs looking for quick runs.

Bailey's hopes of a maiden ODI century are dashed as he holes out to deep midwicket for 89. Would have been six at any other ground except those with similar-sized boundaries.

My cousin reckons Phillip Hughes and Matthew Mitcham are dead ringers for each other. I must say I agree.

One super-fit bloke is replaced by another, David Hussey. A mate of mine played against the Huss in a media touch football day in Melbourne and reckons he is an absolute machine.

All great things come to an end ... Hughes caught behind off Malinga for 112. This will be the first of many ODIs for the former Blue Bagger.

One hundred to PJ Hughes! Superb innings on debut.

Guess Hughes on 99! One more run and Macksville NSW and Macksville SA will erupt.

Hughes moves onto 97 with a boundary, overtaking Phil Jaques (94) as the highest scoring Australian on ODI debut.

How fit is Phillip Hughes? He barely looks as though he's raised a sweat despite making 90-odd. They breed 'em tough in Macksville NSW, as opposed to Macksville Qld and Macksville South Australia!

Bit of trivia for you: My sources tell me the Sydney Thunder website lists Chris Gayle's weight at 98kg and Mark Cosgrove's as 95kg. I think Cossie's numbers need, er, updating ...

Apparently Macksville is in South Australia, too.

Congrats to GJ Bailey on a well-made 50. Wonder if Chappelli rates him now.

The crowd is getting into the spirit of things ... apparently.

Here's an interesting stat, PJ Hughes is now only 18 runs away from becoming the first Australian to make a century on his ODI debut, according to my stats guru Steve Samuelson. Did I mention he comes from the NSW Mid North Coast? Hughes that is, not Samuelson.

B-team Bailey has brought his A-game today ... he's just cleared the boundary, Australia's first six of the day. What were Ian Chappell, Shane Warne and co saying about him not being up to it?

Much-maligned skipper Bailey has rocketed along to 25 off 27. He's got a bat sponsorship with the illustrious maker Gray-Nicolls, so he can't be all that bad, can he?

Hughes brings up the hundred for Australia, who are well placed to make at least 250.

Take that, Channel 9. George "B-team" Bailey drives classically to the boundary.

Almost another run out, Bailey makes his ground by the skin of his teeth, and only because of a wayward throw. Wry smiles all round on the MCG.

Drinks are on the field. Is it just me, or are those Gatorade drink carriers getting bigger every season? Fair dinkum, you could fit a Sheffield Shield crowd in them.

Oh no, Hughes is involved in another run-out. Khawaja on his way after being sent back by his partner while attempting a quick single. There goes Khawaja's hopes of a dream ODI debut. Cricket's a cruel game sometimes.

No one in this Australian team would love a win more than Uzi Khawaja, whose Sydney Thunder finished stone motherless in the BBL this season, failing to win a match. At least his finished the season with his face in one piece, unlike poor old Marlon Samuels.

Mendis comes into the attack and strikes almost immediately removing Finch, who never looked comfortable at the crease despite debuting at his home ground.

Hughes brings up a half-century opening partnership with a cracking cut shot that most of us can only dream about.

Channel 9 complain about Australia's co-called B team, yet throw James Brayshaw into their commentary team! I'm sure James is a lovely fella and all, but where has he been all summer?

Finch and Hughes are now positively racing along at 0-28 off 6.1 That's more like it!

0-17 off 5 ... Hughes and Finchy truly are the new Boon and Marsh, minus the facial hair and drinking prowess.

Macksville NSW roars as one as Hughes finds the boundary again. Macksville Qld often does the same during State of Origin rugby league.

Meanwhile, back at the MCG, Australia are crawling along at 0-6 off 3.1 overs. Hang on, Hughes has just broken the shackles with a boundary off Malinga. That'll bring the crowds back.

Speaking of women's cricket, NSW captain Alex Blackwell smashed 135 not out against Western Australia in her team’s innings of 331 today. Has there been a better AB in cricket since Allan Robert Border?

If Aaron Finch needs any inspiration, he need look no further than fellow Victorian Sarah "Supermum" Elliott, who scored an unconquered 57 in the Women’s National Cricket League semi-final against Queensland today just two months after giving birth.

Cautious start from Australia's new-look opening partnership ... 0-1 from 1 over. Reminds me of the Boon-Marsh days!

Now it's the turn of Macksville's favourite son Phillip Hughes. That's Mackville NSW, not Macksville, Qld, where Greg Inglis comes from!

Aaron Finch faces the first ball from Nuwan Kulasekara and gets off the mark straight away with a single. That'll do his nerves the world of good.

Is anyone aware there is an ODI in Melbourne today? I see a lot more empty seats than people at this stage.

Most Melbourne AFL clubs get a bigger crowd to training than this.

Good afternoon cricket fans, welcome to our live blog of the opening match of the Australia v Sri Lanka ODI series.

Australia have won the toss and elected to bat.

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  • Australia's 2nd XI playing a Sri Lanka 3rd XI standard.... Aussies by a mile..... I switched to "Get Smart" ...just for the laugh!
    Switched back to the cricket...Aussies by 107 runs in their sleep .
    Bring on the footy.....if you don't mid umpire.

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    Will99
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    January 11, 2013, 11:24PM
  • Just another young aussie cricketer who as far too high opinion of himself and far too much lip off (pattinson comes to mind) before they have proved themselves against the better teams at home and away.

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    tyke
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    January 11, 2013, 10:33PM
  • I believe that Australia will win/have won this one. Thrilling stuff.

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    Berndt Konrod
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    January 11, 2013, 9:42PM
  • After 38 overs Sri Lanka are only 18 runs behind Australia's score at that stage. If it hadn't been for those mid-innings run outs this could have been a very interesting game. It still could be if one or two of the tailenders have a go and get lucky.

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    Dave
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    January 11, 2013, 9:38PM
    • I've done it again! I'm so good at getting wickets by talking a team up that i should get a job as a commentator!

      Commenter
      Dave
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      January 11, 2013, 9:53PM
    • yea and how did that go again??

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      Birdman
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      January 11, 2013, 10:31PM
  • All those people who complained about the poor Sri Lankan team and how one-sided the contest was might be interested to know that Sri Lanka's current score (including number of wickets) is almost exactly the same as Australia's at the same stage of the innings.

    (Sits back to watch the wickets tumble and the runs dry up in between pressing 'post' and comment appearing...)

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    Dave
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    January 11, 2013, 8:20PM
    • According to the charts on the ABC website the run rate started falling at the exact moment that I pressed the button and the wicket fall about an over later. How good am I at putting the mockers on?

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      Dave
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      January 11, 2013, 8:41PM
    • And another wicket while I was typing that comment!

      Commenter
      Dave
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      January 11, 2013, 8:44PM
    • ....as you predicted.

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      Monty
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 9:36PM
    • Couldn't even make 200 on a batsman's paradise of a wicket.

      Hopeless. They should just go home.

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      Monty
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 9:38PM
  • Maxwell comes across as a sulky & lippy event. Not much on display to back it up. Would like someone to teach him sportsmanship before he plays more matches for Australia

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    Mike
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    January 11, 2013, 8:12PM
    • @mike, yes he only ran out 2 batsmen, silly, sulky, sookie sod that he is. If he were more of a man he would have achieved a hat-trick in run outs.

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      Dean
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      January 11, 2013, 10:18PM
  • Selectors around the world have no clue as to what constitutes a 'specialist' at any one form of the game. Some recent examples:
    Phil Hughes is now a record-breaking ODI opener, after years of being groomed for tests. Dave Warner now is our established test opener, and seems to get
    'rested' at other times. F. Du Plessis recently played one of the all-time 'Test-Match' innings, despite having been classified as a one-day specialist for most of his career...
    There is little evidence that selectors anywhere understand what constitutes a specialist at any particular format at the top level, except in retrospect.
    I think the selectors are merely selecting more work for themselves.

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    fjordblue
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    Petersham
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    January 11, 2013, 7:55PM
  • Rubbish. Sri Lanka isn't that bad. They just haven't been too convincing this tour. We got stomped too not so long ago.

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    Matthew
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    Fremantle
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 7:17PM
  • Oh this is such an unbelievably one-sided match, it's embarrassing. I know that all Test teams have to play each other on regular occasions but this is ridiculous. SL don't deserve to be here.

    Mohin....you know that.

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    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 7:01PM
    • I've been saying that for weeks on here, but getting bolloxed for suggesting it.

      Who would pay to go see this rubbish?

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      Birdman.
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      January 11, 2013, 7:25PM
  • Select a side that can bat or bowl. Preferably both. Not another onesided contest.

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    Mohin
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    January 11, 2013, 6:56PM
  • I would find it far more believable that Phil Mitchell was writing this blog if he was worried about the old bill turning up, calling everyone slags and telling them to "sling yer hook".

    Actually that's a rather apt description of Malinga's bowling action

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    Peggy
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    January 11, 2013, 6:34PM
  • David Hussey looks the goods as an "innings-closer"... that 50 would not have looked out of place in T20 let alone ODI...

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    Impressed
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    January 11, 2013, 6:00PM
  • David Hussey for Aus test team no.4? Hmmm

    The Hussey is dead....long live the Hussey.

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    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 5:57PM
  • Is "99" an anagram of "chuck"?

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    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 5:50PM
  • Well done Hughes... But someone else will get their chance when "the time isn't right" for Hughes to play against India or England

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    MQA
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    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 5:22PM
  • C'Mon guys let SL bowl under arm.

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    Mohin
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    January 11, 2013, 5:19PM
  • Re your 4.45 comment. Muscle is heavier than fat.

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    DM
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    Canberra
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 4:58PM
  • Clap, clap to P Hughes. Awesome effort. NIce strike rate too.

    England still won't be too concerned but.....:-)

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    Monty
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 4:57PM
    • Wont they? You obviously have failed to notice his improved technique outside off stump since 2009. His weakness has largely disappeared.

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      w ch
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      January 11, 2013, 5:15PM
    • @ w ch: No. It was a good knock but one swallow doesn't make a summer.

      The English will still trample over the Aussies in July/Aug.

      Two words: Ponting, Hussey.

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      Monty
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 5:32PM
    • Monty its no coincidence that Aust have won every game since Ponting retired. Fact is he was a batting liability in his twilight. Different story for Hussey - but the balance of Aust side will be better without carrying a non performing Punter.

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      Mike
      Location
      UK
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 6:10PM
    • Monty he has made two 80s in the tests as well. Not just one good knock. He also near topped the averages in county cricket last winter and has three test hundreds as well. Not just one good knock by any means.

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      w ch
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      January 11, 2013, 7:12PM
    • Mike, I'm not taking anything away from Clarke. His captaincy has been amazing, especially his gutsy declarations but whom has he actually beaten? 2013 will be hard for him. He will lose 3 series on the try: India, Ashes and....Ashes.

      I do like David Hussey though.

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      Monty
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 7:22PM
  • I'm not great at lip reading.... but I'm pretty confident that Bailey's lips as he made the 50 muttered: "That one's for you Warnie"

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    Andrew
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    January 11, 2013, 4:40PM
    • As the great Bill Lawry would say - stick that up your R's Shane Warne

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      Real Istic
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:44PM
    • Mr Bailey now has a greater high score in ODI's than either Ian Chappell or Shane Warne. And he 's captain. Just sayin'.

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      M
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      January 11, 2013, 5:58PM
  • Who will get to 100 first hughes or bailey

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    Mr C
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    Penrith
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 4:37PM
  • Andrew Lane - gold comment on the crowd dress-up.

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    roto
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    January 11, 2013, 4:32PM
  • Its good to know my wife isn't the only good thing to come out of Macksville. Being a Kempsey boy I usually can't stand Macksville folk but I'll make an exception for those 2.....h and my mother-in-law

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    billyboy
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 4:26PM
    • Frank Partridge, a VC winner, he came from Macksville. Not sure whether he could bowl or not.

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      DM
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:36PM
    • According to Greg Inglis & John Ribot De Bresac, Macksville is located somewhere in QLD, otherwise why wouldn't Greg Inglis be playing State of Origin for NSW?

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      Real Istic
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:43PM
    • There is no Macksville in Queensland. Greg Inglis was born in New South Wales. Under the new State of Origin eligibility rules Inglis would play for the Blues because he was 16 when he moved to Queensland.

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      Dave
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      January 11, 2013, 5:06PM
    • Ever heard of sarcasm Dave?

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      sarcasm
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      January 11, 2013, 6:00PM
    • No. What is it?

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      Dave
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      January 11, 2013, 6:54PM
  • To the commentary team on this page - There are 2 x Mendis in the current team.
    1. BAW Mendis
    2. BMJA Mendis
    I cannot understand how you guys could mix them up.

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    Mohin
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    January 11, 2013, 4:03PM
  • Why didn't Mendis play in the tests? He might have made the difference in Sydney.

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    roto
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    January 11, 2013, 3:59PM
    • Money - you don't get much to be a Sri Lankan Test match cricketer.

      The unfortunate thing is that a full strength Sri Lankan test team (incl. their best limited over specialists) would probably give some of our recent test teams a good run for their money. The same applies for the West Indies.

      Probably there is some argument that these teams should reduce their test match schedules to token one off tours where their stars schedules allow and concede that unless they can get their stars in on a permenent basis they will let the likes of India, Australia, England and SA fight it out more regularly for test supremacy

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      Don't get it
      Location
      Aus
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:28PM
    • A Mendis is NOT favoured the SL cricket selectors and rarely gets into their test squad. Media reports indicated a side sprain by here he is. The only one day specialist not in the Test squad was Malinga who had retired from test cricket due to fitness and injury.

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      Mohin
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      January 11, 2013, 4:58PM
  • Pretty depleted lineup- Reckon Israel Folau could make the squad for the 2nd ODI?

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    George
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    January 11, 2013, 3:46PM
    • He was scheduled to trial for the team, however he got lost on the way to the MCG... much like he was when playing on the MCG.

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      Izzy
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      January 11, 2013, 4:16PM
    • Yeah he is looking for a new sport and of course contract

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      piggyback
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      January 11, 2013, 4:17PM
  • James Brayshaw was one of the big reasons that Ch 9's coverage of the last two Olympics were monumental failures. He is, bar none, the worst sporting commentator in Australia. Sad thing is, back in the Optus Vision days covering state cricket, he was a decent caller, and decent head of a commentary team.

    Goes to show what happens when you join Ch9.

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    ST
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 3:46PM
    • Couldn't agree more. The worst. by a country mile. He completely ruined 8's coverage of the last Winter Olympics. Didn't catch him at the London ones thankfully

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      Qcat
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      Surrounded by bushfires - go the fireys!
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:52PM
    • That's why we watched Nine's vision for the Olympics, but listened to the ABC's commentary - just like we do for the cricket. Auntie has the best commentators (with a few notable exceptions - Yes Peter Walsh - I'm looking at you!).

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      Badge
      Location
      Utopia
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:55PM
    • Yep. Brayshaw is cod ordinary. He refuses to believe anything. Virtually everything he sees is 'unbelievable!' Vocabulary of a 12 year old twit.

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      John
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      January 11, 2013, 5:13PM
  • if anything, the ODI TV ratings decline is becuase of commentators like Brayshaw. I'm by no means a purist, but it's not the footy show. Next think you know they'll have Plucka-Duck tossing the coin, sorry bat (hills or valleys) and the Umpires at the bowlers end will be wearing a blue cap and black wig ala Dicky-Nee.

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    Fatty
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    January 11, 2013, 3:41PM
    • Brayshaw is a Z grade commentator in both Cricket & AFL - the only reason he is getting a start in the ODIs is that (1) it is the new year, (2) another one of these stupid C9 X promotion excercises with Brayshaw & the AFL Footy Show - next we will be seeing that lightweight over-exposed handy man, Scott Cram commentating about the jail Block

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      Real Istic
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 3:51PM
    • To be fair Brayshaw played (briefly) First Class cricket so although he is a Footy Show identity and has strong links to AFL his sporting days background is cricket.

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      Don't get it
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      Aus
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 4:20PM
    • @ Don't Get it - as much as I agree with the sentiment that he is a shocking commentator he first class careers was more than brief. He played for WA and SA for nearly 10 years with a 42+ average

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      OldMoney
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      January 11, 2013, 5:17PM
  • Come on Bro. Khawaja into bat.

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    Mohin
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    January 11, 2013, 3:06PM
    • A Mendis is known to bowl leg and off spin with the Googly, flipper etc. Also the Gleeson special whatever it's called. Eight different bowling variations. Will he be the difference??

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      Silent Piker
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      January 11, 2013, 3:17PM
  • Brayshaw's a one-day and 20/20 commentary specialist apparently. He's been there a few seasons though to be fair. It's not like they dropped Slats for Brayshaw then brought in Max Walker as Chappelli has spoken his word limit.

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    Don't get it
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    Aus
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 3:05PM
  • Good to see Warner finally dropped. He can now concentrate on T20, which is all he's good for.

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    Huyton
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    Sydney
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 2:58PM
    • Rested ain't dropped.

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      spoek
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      January 11, 2013, 3:26PM
    • Huyton, R U from Yorkshire where aggressive opening batsmen are banned.

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      Mohin
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      January 11, 2013, 3:41PM
    • Why does the commentary on this page only list the speed of the SL pace bowlers. Trying to highlight that Ellyse Perry bowls faster.

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      Silent Piker
      Location
      Date and time
      January 11, 2013, 3:51PM
    • The future starts when the first test begins in England in a few months. It's not that far away. Perhaps take a look at the Shield averages and find anyone averaging over 40. Anyone! They are very few. Haddin is averaging 68.

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      w ch
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      January 11, 2013, 7:10PM
  • SL team has 4 allrounders. Leaving only 4 specialist batsmen, 2 over 35 the other 2 needing to prove themselves.

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    Mohin
    Location
    Lahore
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 2:55PM
  • How can selecting Brad Haddin be considered looking towards the future?

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    Badge
    Location
    Utopia
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 2:46PM
    • Haddin's selection is a puzzle, I agree. Must be a consolation prize as he seemed so miserable missing the tests.

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      roto
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      January 11, 2013, 3:57PM
    • He is younger than me and I'm still hoping to get the call up in the next 12 months or so.

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      asdf
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      January 11, 2013, 4:07PM
  • Mitchell Johnson? seriously? If your looking ahead to the 2015 WC, this is the one guy who should not be in the team now

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    Vishal
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    NJ
    Date and time
    January 11, 2013, 2:22PM
    • Mitchell Johnson can win you a WC - if he get's his radar right he is a weapon

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      Aussie!!
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      January 11, 2013, 2:41PM
    • Vishal - actually looking to the 2015 WC, most Aussie supporters would consider there's be at least 6 in this line-up who won't be close to being there....

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      Andrew
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      January 11, 2013, 2:48PM
    • @Andrew.

      Name 6.

      The only ones i dont think will be there is haddin and kwajaja. and hopefully maxwell

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      Greg
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      January 11, 2013, 3:36PM
    • Johnson, Haddin, Bailey, Hussey, McKay, Doherty

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      piggyback
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      January 11, 2013, 3:49PM
    • Thanks Piggyback - I had exactly the same 6 in mind as unlikely long term starters for 2015. The others would very much be 'form dependant possibilities' and I'd hope that most would still be available and in good nick as there is talent there.

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      Andrew
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      January 11, 2013, 4:35PM
  • Looking at the pre-match stats. Just one question: Shouldn't the Home Wins + Away Wins = Matches Won? Doesn't seem to add up.

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    DSpecial
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    January 11, 2013, 2:17PM
    • Interesting. Maybe some allocation has been made in respect of matches at world cups in 'neutral' 3rd countries and this makes up the difference.... though they'd also be 'away' games for both sides.

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      M
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      January 11, 2013, 2:31PM
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      Mohin
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