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Looks like England face humiliation. Bangladesh have a lead of 153 with 4 wickets. Given the fact that weather is a problem out there and the pitch is a low slow turner it may be a tricky run chase. Reckon it may peter out into a draw though.
 

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Embarrassing perhaps, but not quite humiliation. Bangladesh came close to beating Pakistan last time out and they are clearly moving in the right direction. Once they have gained sufficient experience the colossal interest in cricket in the country should make them every bit as competitive as the other Asian nations.

For the moment, as they are not used to winning, it will be interesting to see if they are able to close the game out, given the opportunity.
 

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Garybaldbee said:
they are clearly moving in the right direction.
They really pushed the Aussie side to the wire in Darwin and Cairns Gazza! :confused:

Please - Don't make excuses for the poms against Bangladesh!

Piss Nasser off - that would be a good start

When Hayden got 380 people were saying how sh*t the attack was!

Come on - you can't have it both ways!

Still I can't see England losing - Well I hope they don't! :rolleyes:
 
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The last day's performance was a good effort. Getting their last 4 wkts for next to nothing and then Vaughan leading from the front as we knocked the runs off. Not a particularly convincing performance, but the 2 strike bowlers got 16 wkts between them (shame about the rest). Trescothick continued his good run of form and at last Vaughan has scored some runs as skipper. Thorpe got a few too - so effectively only half the team performed. Need a better performance in the next game this coming week.
 

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Responding to the comment about Hayden's knock in a previous message from Aussie Bee - it wasn't against a particularly strong attack, but it was still some innings.
 

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Although England under-performed a defeat was never likely.

We did just about enough to get teh win, and would probably have won more comfortably if the rain and light didn't intervene, a convenient floodlight failure on the 3rd day!!

This series is all about getting practice for Sri Lanka, and with Flintoff and Anderson coming back it will be a fitter and better team anyway.

The only real worry is our spinners, we won't win a series in Sri Lanka without 2 good spinners, so that needs to be corrected very soon.
 

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Garybaldbee said:
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Nobody can push the Aussies to the wire at the moment :sad: so thats hardly a fair yardstick.
Wait until they play their next test without Lee, McGrath, Gillespie and Warne and see how they fair.

The next generation of Aussie bowlers aren't up to this generation, dominance can't ast forever, ask the West Indies.
 

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Wait until they play their next test without Lee, McGrath, Gillespie and Warne and see how they fair.

The next generation of Aussie bowlers aren't up to this generation, dominance can't ast forever, ask the West Indies.
December Vs India, we might just see what Australia are really made of.
 

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West Ealing Bee said:
Wait until they play their next test without Lee, McGrath, Gillespie and Warne and see how they fair.

The next generation of Aussie bowlers aren't up to this generation, dominance can't ast forever, ask the West Indies.
It was sod's law that the day after I worte this their inexperienced attack made a mockery of New Zealand's batting. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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i've said it before. The best side in World Cricket is Australia and the second best side is Australia's 2nd XI. God, It hurts to say that :(
 
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Pakistan are heading in the right direction after their 1-0 series win over South Africa. I think Aus will be too strong for India also. South Africa and Austrailia could face transition periods with their declining bowling attacks. South Africa in particular are struggling to replace Donald and also lack a class spinner. Australia have class spinners but Lee is erratic, Gillespie is class but injury prone and McGrath's best days are probably behind him. Interesting times ahead, good chance for England to make ground.
 

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i've said it before. The best side in World Cricket is Australia and the second best side is Australia's 2nd XI. God, It hurts to say that :(
I'm not sure that is the case.

I'm still not convinced about their back up bowling, especially in the Test arena where wickets are harder to come by.
 

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Jam Jar said:
Pakistan are heading in the right direction after their 1-0 series win over South Africa. I think Aus will be too strong for India also. South Africa and Austrailia could face transition periods with their declining bowling attacks. South Africa in particular are struggling to replace Donald and also lack a class spinner. Australia have class spinners but Lee is erratic, Gillespie is class but injury prone and McGrath's best days are probably behind him. Interesting times ahead, good chance for England to make ground.
The best team in the World is always the team with the best attack. You can score 100's of runs but wickets are needed to get victories.

South Africa are only lacking a spinner, then their attack will possibly be better than Australia's. Pollock, Ntini, Kallis, Hall is a good 4 man pace attack, but it won't win them matches on turning pitches.

Australia without Gillespie, Lee and McGrath lack real quality Test fast bowling, Bracken and Williams are unproven and Bichel gets lots of wickets from being the weker of 4 not the stronger of 4.

Test Cricket could get very interesting in the next 2-3 years.
 

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South Africa are only lacking a spinner, then their attack will possibly be better than Australia's. Pollock, Ntini, Kallis, Hall is a good 4 man pace attack, but it won't win them matches on turning pitches.

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Not sure I agree with you about that Pollock of course is world class and Ntini is very good on his day but Kallis is no where near the bowler he was and not that great and Hall is a good test bowler but nothing speical in my view.
 

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Holysmit said:
Not sure I agree with you about that Pollock of course is world class and Ntini is very good on his day but Kallis is no where near the bowler he was and not that great and Hall is a good test bowler but nothing speical in my view.
Hall has a knack of taking wickets, very hard to underestimate and Kallis swings the ball, and swings it late too.

Both useful weapons.
 

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