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#1 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

England go 1-0 up.  Gerrin there.  1st victory in the Ashes at Lords in 70+ years.    

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#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

YEAH!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#3 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Enjoy the moment  :-)


I never thought that Australia was strong enough to win this series.  The bowlers are average at best.  This is the first time in a long time that Australia is also just average at best.  It is probably good for cricket that one country doesn't so strongly dominate the game.
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#4 Posted by Grimace (392 posts) -

Man of the Match - Rudy Keurtzen.

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#5 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -

I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?!

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#6 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -
@Grimace said:
" Man of the Match - Rudy Keurtzen. "
Hahaha. While there were a couple of doggy decisions that went England's way, there were also a couple that went Austrlia's way. There were at least two balls in australia's last innings that should have been LBW that weren't given.
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#7 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@Grimace said:
" Man of the Match - Rudy Keurtzen. "
There was some suspect umpiring, but that is cricket.  England played better.
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#8 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -
@The_A_Drain said:
" I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?! "
Dude, I'm the same.
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#9 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" @The_A_Drain said:
" I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?! "
Dude, I'm the same.
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Your Queen is very disappointed in both of you  :-(
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#10 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -
@oldschool said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" @The_A_Drain said:
" I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?! "
Dude, I'm the same.
"
Your Queen is very disappointed in both of you  :-(
"
I've never understood why we still have a Queen either? 


;D
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#11 Edited by simon1 (159 posts) -
@oldschool said:
" Enjoy the moment  :-)
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We should. Still everything to play for.  Never mind some dubious decisions, England deserved this win, even Ponting admitted it
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#12 Posted by Ineedaname (4276 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
" @oldschool said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" @The_A_Drain said:
" I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?! "
Dude, I'm the same.
"
Your Queen is very disappointed in both of you  :-(
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I've never understood why we still have a Queen either? 


;D
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This -oldschools = win.
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#13 Posted by cdfishman (259 posts) -

ponting blames loss on sun being in eyes.

glen mcgrath is revising his prediction to 3-1 australia win.

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#14 Posted by The_A_Drain (4073 posts) -
@Hitchenson said:
"@oldschool said:
" @Hitchenson said:
" @The_A_Drain said:
" I'm English and even i've never understood cricket, even the scores confuse me. How many for what? Huh?! WHO!?!? WHERE AM I!?!?! "
Dude, I'm the same.
"
Your Queen is very disappointed in both of you  :-(
"
I've never understood why we still have a Queen either? 


;D
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Apparently they bring in a lot of tourist money.
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#15 Posted by deadly_polo (503 posts) -

Brilliant, anyone else listening on TMS?

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#16 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

i'm listening to TMS, great coverage

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#17 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -
@kingchris28 said:
" Brilliant, anyone else listening on TMS? "
I was, but I've put Sky Sports News on now to watch the highlights.
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#18 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

Well it was about time we started winning some cricket.
Does anyone know when next test starts?

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#19 Posted by mracoon (5116 posts) -
@girdz said:
" Well it was about time we started winning some cricket.Does anyone know when next test starts? "
Thursday next week.
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#20 Posted by Xerone (8 posts) -

If one wanted to learn just what the heck cricket was, where would one go?

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#21 Edited by zombie2011 (5585 posts) -

I don't know why but ever since i was young i have always been a fan of India.

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#22 Posted by Captain_Insano (3482 posts) -

I am confident of a 3-1 Australian victory provided that Mitchell Johnson starts bowling properly and England aren't unsportsmanlike as they were in the first test at Cardiff

Cmon Aussie

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#23 Posted by deactivated-5b4a512bb9699 (391 posts) -
@Captain_Insano said:
" I am confident of a 3-1 Australian victory provided that Mitchell Johnson starts bowling properly and England aren't unsportsmanlike as they were in the first test at CardiffCmon Aussie "
Unsportsmanlike? That's brilliant coming from an aussie
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#24 Posted by Red12b (9362 posts) -
@Joe:
Hey i take offe- No your right carry on,
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#25 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -
@Xerone said:
" If one wanted to learn just what the heck cricket was, where would one go? "
Just read this description of the rules:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!


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#26 Edited by simon1 (159 posts) -
It's a blow having Peterson out for the rest of the series.

btw, talking of unsporting behavior,  This looks a  lot like Ricky Ponting claiming a catch that wasn't.  surely he wouldn't do that...... would he?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK9YK0kkEvw
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#27 Posted by dbz1995 (4962 posts) -
@Joe said:
" @Captain_Insano said:
" I am confident of a 3-1 Australian victory provided that Mitchell Johnson starts bowling properly and England aren't unsportsmanlike as they were in the first test at CardiffCmon Aussie "
Unsportsmanlike? That's brilliant coming from an aussie "
In all sports, streakers must be respected. Aussies think otherwise :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoqhs6BMLy0
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#28 Edited by NukeSpoon (584 posts) -

A cricket topic?

\o/

Also, to the laypeople, it helps if you just watch cricket with someone who understands the game and ask them questions.

It also helps if you watch it from a young age >_>

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#29 Posted by Xerone (8 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:
" @Xerone said:
" If one wanted to learn just what the heck cricket was, where would one go? "
Just read this description of the rules:

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that’s in the side that’s in goes out, and when he’s out he comes in and the next man goes in until he’s out.

When they are all out, the side that’s out comes in and the side that’s been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

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I think I'm dizzy...
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#30 Posted by BrickRoad (722 posts) -

Pietersen is good even when he's playing poorly most of the time, so it is a blow having him out. Having said that, if Strauss, Colly and Flintoff carry on batting well, we should be able to make decent enough runs, and if they bring in Bell or whoever, so long as they're in form, we wont miss him as much. Bopara and Cook can do more then they are, so we should be able to cope. Although Anderson and Flintoff were great in the last test, I think we need a Simon Jones still, as the Aussies wern't comfortable playing him and he was swining it all over the place... the ball I mean.... the circket ball, that is.

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#31 Posted by NukeSpoon (584 posts) -

Bump for the 3rd Test!

Haddin has just broken his finger in the warm up, and we've allowed them to bring a new man in. How sporting of us.

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#32 Posted by Cassita (107 posts) -

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie.

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#33 Posted by NukeSpoon (584 posts) -

202-7

:D


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#34 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -
@Grimace said:
" Man of the Match - Rudy Keurtzen. "
I cant believe I missed this thread. And I just shit myself laughing when I seen this. But to bring it back game related... Can you believed they are launching The Ashes the game on the 13th of August? Just in time for no one to give a shit about the Ashes anymore for another series. Crap move guys.
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#35 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -

Watching on SBS as I type.  8 -203.  England have bowled themselves into this match.  Even with rain, there is a good chance of a result and unless English batsmen fall apart, I think they are a better chance.

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#36 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

WOW !! Didn't see that coming at start of play this morning.  Certainly got the Aussies rocking now :-)

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#37 Posted by NukeSpoon (584 posts) -
@oldschool said:
" Watching on SBS as I type.  8 -203.  England have bowled themselves into this match.  Even with rain, there is a good chance of a result and unless English batsmen fall apart, I think they are a better chance. "
You say that like it's not likely :p
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#38 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@NukeSpoon said:
" @oldschool said:
" Watching on SBS as I type.  8 -203.  England have bowled themselves into this match.  Even with rain, there is a good chance of a result and unless English batsmen fall apart, I think they are a better chance. "
You say that like it's not likely :p "
If I thought Australia had good bowlers I would think it likely, but we don't.  They are very average sadly.  Man I am unpatriotic  :-(
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#39 Posted by Smersh (223 posts) -

About time The Pom's won a game of the game they invented!

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#40 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
@Smersh said:
" About time The Pom's won a game of the game they invented! "
Did they invent darts?  they are pretty good at that  :-)
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#41 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

come on lads, back to the game, 246-9 now :-).  Not bad after starting play at 126-1

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#42 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
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" come on lads, back to the game, 246-9 now :-).  Not bad after starting play at 126-1 "
No, 9-250  :-)
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#43 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

263 all out.  Lets hope we don't let ourselves down when we bat.  Well done to Onions and Anderson for their bowling exploits today

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#44 Posted by oldschool (7641 posts) -
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" 263 all out.  Lets hope we don't let ourselves down when we bat.  Well done to Onions and Anderson for their bowling exploits today "
That was a pretty decent tail wag on Australia's part.  Those 60 runs could come in handy.
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#45 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

sure was and could be very significant them last 60 runs.  Lets see what the rest of the  days holds with 59 overs before end of play today (barring rain)

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#46 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

End of day 2.  England 116-2.  Lets hope we don't fold like the Aussies did tomorrow.

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#47 Posted by AdventChild (205 posts) -

Strauss will go on to make a hundred and Bell will fall just short of 50.  I think England will reach  about 350 all out.

I'm bizarrely hopeful for England's chances this series.

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#48 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

Well, one day to go and it's looking very likely it's going to be a draw.  Although if we get a few quick wickets, you never know ( although very unlikely) Great batting performance from freddy also. 

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#49 Posted by MattyFTM (14886 posts) -

It's going to be a draw.

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#50 Posted by c1337us (5877 posts) -

Hussey just got out. If North doesn't do anything England still have a chance to win and make it really hard for us as we would have to win the last 2 to draw the series and retain.

I would just like to take this moment to say: Fuck all Englishmen ya' bastards with your warm beer and ...nah not really :-D you guys are alright.