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Live cricket commentary: India v Australia, 1st Test, day three

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  • Lyon is one of the worst spin bowlers in Australia, there's 5 better than him and to think he to sing 'under the southern star' . They will have to pick anew player soon.

    Commenter
    David Dawson
    Date and time
    February 25, 2013, 11:00AM
    • this shouldn't be a suprise for aussie fans, you only do well in India with at least 2 specialist spinners. England won as they have panesar and swann, amazing cricket australia are focusing on seamers.

      Commenter
      ben
      Location
      jakarta
      Date and time
      February 24, 2013, 10:29PM
      • If we escape this series with a 0-3 result, we'll be lucky!! England will hammer us in the back to back Ashes series......

        Time for CA to get rid of the clowns on the NSP (Inverarity & Arthur to start), Pat Howard, the man who is sending Australian Cricket back to the dark ages and anyone involved in their appointment (James Sutherland comes to mind).

        As a huge fan of Australian Cricket, I have never seen so many incompetents involved in Australian Cricket.

        Commenter
        Mal
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        February 24, 2013, 10:28PM
        • Congratulations Lyon, I mean Dhoni, the poms must be licking their lips at the prospects of handing out some pain to the Aussie bowling attack, Brad Hogg is still around isn't he? Have we ever had a worse attack, maybe in the Kim Hughes days?

          Commenter
          Omg
          Location
          Melbourne
          Date and time
          February 24, 2013, 10:22PM
          • Lyon - what a joke!!! 3 for 177. We wouldnt accept a pace bowler taking 3 for 177 at the WACA but we are supposed to accept this rubbish on a turning wicket? Get rid of the clown.

            Commenter
            w ch
            Date and time
            February 24, 2013, 10:20PM
            • 200 hundred cant be far off.... Are you watching with your eyes closed? Not a luxury I can afford.

              Commenter
              Andy
              Location
              Melbourne
              Date and time
              February 24, 2013, 10:15PM
              • Sack me? I quit! Most embarrassing.

                Commenter
                N Lyon
                Location
                Chenai
                Date and time
                February 24, 2013, 10:14PM
                • Think I commented at 3:52 and spoke of our weak attack and second rate spinner, India recently got smashed by England, here we are getting belted around the park, seriously call the ashes off until we bring warnie, Hughes and mcdermottbout of retirement

                  Commenter
                  Omg
                  Location
                  Melbourne
                  Date and time
                  February 24, 2013, 10:01PM
                  • I like Siddle because he is a good fair dinkum dinky di, true blue rip snorter of a bloke who doesn't carry on like a pork chop. But where's me ripper, you little!

                    Commenter
                    Andy
                    Location
                    Melbourne
                    Date and time
                    February 24, 2013, 9:52PM
                    • Cowan will be hiding from the coach today, it looks like his dropped catch has this lead going to 80 now and it could go to 120 which is gold on this pitch for India

                      Commenter
                      Phil_Clarke
                      Date and time
                      February 24, 2013, 9:50PM
                      • Lead well past 120 now Phil. Shows how important it is to take your catches

                        Commenter
                        Lewis_Edwards
                        Date and time
                        February 24, 2013, 10:31PM
                    • So near....Is there another game going on that we aren't reading about?

                      Commenter
                      Andy
                      Location
                      Melbourne
                      Date and time
                      February 24, 2013, 9:43PM
                      • Did someone call my name? Pattinson to the rescue! Knock 'em over Patto'

                        Commenter
                        Shaun Tait
                        Location
                        Adelaide
                        Date and time
                        February 24, 2013, 9:33PM
                        • There's a dollar on off stump Nathan, earn your pay and hit it!

                          Commenter
                          S Warne
                          Location
                          London
                          Date and time
                          February 24, 2013, 9:24PM
                          • Cowan's dropped catch costing us, the lead has gone from 20 to nearly 60

                            Commenter
                            Lewis_Edwards
                            Date and time
                            February 24, 2013, 9:24PM
                            • 9 , 1888-1889 South Africa v England , 2nd Test, Newlands

                              9 , 1890 England v Australia , 2nd Test , Kennington Oval

                              Commenter
                              How's Stat's
                              Location
                              Hobart
                              Date and time
                              February 24, 2013, 8:58PM
                              • 7 bowled's in one innings... so far. What is the record for most bowled in an innings ever?

                                Commenter
                                Ric Finlay
                                Location
                                Hobart
                                Date and time
                                February 24, 2013, 8:55PM
                                • 13 off the over... that's bad luck... I'm feeling a wicket in my waters!

                                  Commenter
                                  N Lyon
                                  Location
                                  Chenai
                                  Date and time
                                  February 24, 2013, 8:31PM
                                  • I can feel a wicket in your waters too but not for another 40 runs. Every 40 runs scored off you will yield a wicket. 5 for 200 - won't be seeing you at Lords, thankfully,

                                    Commenter
                                    w ch
                                    Date and time
                                    February 24, 2013, 9:14PM
                                • Enough's enough then, wrap it up! Oi Liz, get me a pie, Nathan's making me hungry!

                                  Commenter
                                  S Warne
                                  Location
                                  London
                                  Date and time
                                  February 24, 2013, 8:25PM
                                  • Watch me clean up now Warnie, put your mobile away!

                                    Commenter
                                    N Lyon
                                    Location
                                    Chenai
                                    Date and time
                                    February 24, 2013, 8:09PM
                                    • It is a boring match and the initial excitement of expecting an exciting series has been spoilt by this first match on a test ground which looks like a dusty a dusty ground .Getting a wicket is like a lucky draw. More spinners should have been included in the team. The grs of the young brigade stands out..Khwaja will find this going to his liking.

                                      Commenter
                                      worjus
                                      Date and time
                                      February 24, 2013, 8:05PM
                                      • Hit me one more time! Go Pattinson!

                                        Commenter
                                        Off Stump
                                        Location
                                        Chenai
                                        Date and time
                                        February 24, 2013, 7:35PM
                                        • This is just like watching the grass grow... at Adelaide Oval!

                                          Commenter
                                          N Lyon
                                          Location
                                          Chenai
                                          Date and time
                                          February 24, 2013, 7:28PM
                                          • Is that you Mrs Lyon?

                                            Commenter
                                            Andy
                                            Location
                                            Melbourne
                                            Date and time
                                            February 24, 2013, 8:12PM
                                        • In this multi-media digital age - this all feels like getting the coverage via telegram. The BCCI must let us know if they fancy a game of footy and a yarn afterwards about the cricket

                                          Commenter
                                          Andy
                                          Location
                                          Melbourne
                                          Date and time
                                          February 24, 2013, 7:19PM
                                          • Phil Clarke I like your batting lineup. Hughes missed Jadeja was left stranded in that last run but Hughes at mid-wicket fumbles with the ball and both batsmen are safely in. Hughes needs to work harder on his fielding.

                                            Commenter
                                            Lewis_Edwards
                                            Date and time
                                            February 24, 2013, 7:02PM
                                            • Can you give us the score with your updates? Thanks :-)

                                              Commenter
                                              Chris Lacey
                                              Date and time
                                              February 24, 2013, 6:45PM
                                              • This series is going to be forgotten very soon I suspect without some kind of free to air coverage.

                                                Pricing out the ABC was silly and this weird image block for newspapers is just strange.

                                                The ACB should be careful it doesn't go down the rugby union path of paid for everything, that kills a sport in Australia.
                                                It might be short term profit for a long term lingering death.

                                                Commenter
                                                tim
                                                Date and time
                                                February 24, 2013, 6:45PM
                                                • How many series in the last few years will be memorable??? Nil? 1 maybe?

                                                  Most turned into a farce.

                                                  Dark days for Cricket with 500yr old people running it with blinkers on.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Birdman.
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 7:04PM
                                              • Anyone else think that this Chennai pitch is an absolute farce?

                                                Commenter
                                                stjrice
                                                Location
                                                Booroloola
                                                Date and time
                                                February 24, 2013, 6:42PM
                                                • No. Looks like The scores in each innings so far - around 400 - indicate a pitch good for a competitive test match

                                                  Commenter
                                                  rudy
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:56PM
                                              • If a player does not pass a fitness test he is dropped from the team and rightly so. The same should apply to quality of the bowler, not good enough then be replaced by another quickie or a spinning all rounder such as Maxwell.

                                                22 overs, 96 runs, 1 wicket. Just not good enough on a spinners paradise.

                                                Try something new Clarke, bring on Warner.

                                                Commenter
                                                Mohin
                                                Date and time
                                                February 24, 2013, 6:18PM
                                                • These Indians hate me.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Mohin
                                                  Location
                                                  Lahore
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:31PM
                                                • Its no secret that Indians are masters of spin batting. Lyon has 2 wickets and that being key wickets of Sachin and Kohli. Our issue is our top order and in particular Cowan who is averaging 30 after 14 tests. I wouldn't mind seeing this lineup for the second test with Watson opening where he is best suited. Watson, Warner, Hughes, Clarke, Khawaja, Henriques, Wade. Bring Watto to open, our best batsman in Clarke t 4 and Khawaja in at 5. Will make my judgement on Lyon at the end of the game.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Phil_Clarke
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:36PM
                                                • The best spinner in Australia is Ahmed for Victoria who took 5 for with his leggies last week. This is fantastic news for The Ashes. Lyon is a B grader. Let's see no more of him in Australian colours. The South Africans demolished him a few times earlier this summer. That should have been the end of him. And whatever happened to Krejza?

                                                  Commenter
                                                  w ch
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:49PM
                                                • Lyon has 1 wicket every 52 runs ,Pattinson has 1 every 22 , its a spinners wicket and the wickets left are batsmen with declining skills . lyons bowls twice as many overs, if Einstein was to sum up "LYONS OUT". as for Hughes ,give me a break an absolute batsman of the lowest order.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  DHT
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 7:23PM
                                              • Why is this commentator calling the Australian team the "Kangaroos"??? That's the rugby league national team nickname. The cricketers don't actually have an official nickname but some old-timers refer to them as the "Baggy Greens".
                                                3-0

                                                Commenter
                                                El Scotto
                                                Date and time
                                                February 24, 2013, 5:48PM
                                                • Why do we have nicknames at all ?

                                                  Commenter
                                                  DHT
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:08PM
                                                • Which commentator? I think Claire is doing a good job. If you want disrespect for cricket try watching ABC News 24.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  w ch
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 6:37PM
                                                • Baggy Green Kangaroo's! - sounds ridiculous.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Andy
                                                  Location
                                                  Melbourne
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 7:10PM
                                              • Lyons taken 22 overs to get 1 wicket you don't win matches with that. Need a leggie who will get wickets or get belted none of this off spinner rubbish

                                                Commenter
                                                DHT
                                                Date and time
                                                February 24, 2013, 5:32PM
                                                • Wanted: SMH Cricket Commentator. Favourable working hours 3.00pm - 4.28pm
                                                  Must be able to stay awake during Indian batting.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Monty
                                                  Location
                                                  Sydney
                                                  Date and time
                                                  February 24, 2013, 4:32PM
                                                  • This is like watching paint dry. No wonder Channel 9 didn't really want it and showed their disdain by showing Escape to Victory - a football film made in 1981!!!

                                                    Commenter
                                                    Monty
                                                    Location
                                                    Sydney
                                                    Date and time
                                                    February 24, 2013, 4:28PM
                                                    • Omg in Melbourne: please make more comments like the one you made at 3.52pm!!

                                                      Please, please.

                                                      Commenter
                                                      Monty
                                                      Location
                                                      Sydney
                                                      Date and time
                                                      February 24, 2013, 4:02PM
                                                      • Finally, Nathan Lyon takes a wicket. Now back to eating pie, humbly.

                                                        Commenter
                                                        S Warne
                                                        Location
                                                        London
                                                        Date and time
                                                        February 24, 2013, 4:00PM
                                                        • Nathan Lyon you little beauty!

                                                          Commenter
                                                          Prince of Mince
                                                          Location
                                                          Hobart
                                                          Date and time
                                                          February 24, 2013, 3:59PM
                                                          • The Australian attack looks so weak, not having a half decent spinner is going to really hurt, didn't Warnie talk about coming out of retirement, hopefiully this breakthrough will be the start of something

                                                            Commenter
                                                            Omg
                                                            Location
                                                            Melbourne
                                                            Date and time
                                                            February 24, 2013, 3:52PM
                                                            • Australia look set for another 90 overs in the field since they don't want to use their only okay bowler Pattinson for long spells. Clarke's lucky escape will not cost India the match. Ashwin will tear you Aussies up in the second innings to seal a 1-0 lead in the series.

                                                              Commenter
                                                              Sandeep
                                                              Location
                                                              Mumbai
                                                              Date and time
                                                              February 24, 2013, 3:22PM
                                                              • Whatever Sandeep, just like your predicted win against the poms.
                                                                What was that final score 2-1 to the poms?

                                                                Commenter
                                                                selector 2
                                                                Date and time
                                                                February 24, 2013, 4:22PM
                                                            • Did any one else try and listen to the English on testmatch sofa? Was hyped as a replacement for the ABC call. I tried it for ten minutes. All they did was imitate Aussie accents, read out tweets giving their call a rap, laugh hilariously at their own jokes and make fun of Australian place names like Wagga Wagga. It wad all a bit self indulgent and condescending in the best tradition of Douglas Jardine. You would not know there is a game on. In one word ; rubbish.

                                                              Commenter
                                                              w ch
                                                              Date and time
                                                              February 24, 2013, 3:13PM
                                                              • @w ch - Test Match Sofa is not meant as a replacement for mainstream coverage, - they survive on donations from the public. (Test Match Sofa is a play on Test Match Special from the BBC)
                                                                If they 'hyped' (through twitter etc) it as a replacement for ABC, it was just a ploy to lure in some extra listeners knowing that foreign media outlets are locked out by BCCI.

                                                                Commenter
                                                                stumpy
                                                                Date and time
                                                                February 24, 2013, 6:02PM
                                                              • I didnt mean they hyped it - I read in the media that as the ABC was not calling it, there would be a call on test match sofa. It is not a call. It is a self indulgent exercise in chauvinism. They may get more donations from the Australian public if they didnt so strongly imply what a mob of uncultured inferior colonials Australians were. That's the vibe they give off.

                                                                Commenter
                                                                w ch
                                                                Date and time
                                                                February 24, 2013, 7:00PM
                                                              • Fair enough, in that case they were mis-represented.
                                                                Basically they just love cricket, I don't get the feeling they take themselves at all seriously, I don't think anyone fo them are ex-pros for expert analysis, might be wrong.
                                                                Did anyone in aus take the time to cover India V Eng just for the love of the game?

                                                                Commenter
                                                                stumpy
                                                                Date and time
                                                                February 24, 2013, 7:34PM
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