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Unread post by Tigerdon » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 10:36 pm

Smith 117, Maxwell 82. Aussies 4/299 on Day 1. Good recovery.
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Unread post by stryker » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 10:49 pm

Yeah Maxwell surprised me.
Smith...im used to his brilliance. Well done again.
Warner, Marsh and Handscomb having poor tours

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 11:23 pm

Not ready to call curtains on Handscomb, he is a talented bat.

Maxi was great to watch, very tempered innings, only put away the deliveries that were there to be hit.
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Unread post by stryker » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 11:32 pm

I like Handscomb. He had a great summer here. So did Warner. Both have been dissapointing in India though. They have been the difference in the second test loss.

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Unread post by InBenjiWeTrust » Thu 16 Mar, 2017 11:38 pm

Kudos to great Qld-er Steve Smith :master:


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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 8:46 am

stryker wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 11:32 pm
I like Handscomb. He had a great summer here. So did Warner. Both have been dissapointing in India though. They have been the difference in the second test loss.
Just looked a little out of sorts in India. The two pitches served up so far have been doozies, don't know whether he was looking to try to get on the front foot to the tweakers but I'm not so sure it suits him. He looks better playing the ball late.
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Unread post by supercoach » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 9:31 am

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 16 Mar, 2017 11:23 pm
Not ready to call curtains on Handscomb, he is a talented bat.

Maxi was great to watch, very tempered innings, only put away the deliveries that were there to be hit.

Handscomb is probably our next best thing, reminds me a lot of Smith when he first started. The Indian tour was always going to be a real tough battle for him because he plays off the back foot 90% of time and even when he plays off the front foot he usually goes back than forward. The spinning ball and the reverse swing makes it very dangerous to spend your time on the back foot. Anyway I think he is good enough to learn a lot from this tour.

Also great to see Maxwell finally use some of the talent he was blessed with, he should have been in the team from test one, I just hope he comes out on day two he doesn't throw it away

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Unread post by Tigerdon » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 11:24 am

Only the 2nd 100+ run partnership of the series, Smith the only batsman to score a 100 this series, he has two. The 4th fastest Australian to 19 test centuries. He now has the same number as Tubs Taylor, in ~50 fewer test matches. What's more, he's done it everywhere.
Going into the series I was clearly and undoubtedly of the view that Kohli was by a margin the best test batsmen in the world. Steve Smith said no to that.
Super impressed to see how calm and composed Smith was yesterday. Gone were the overt hystrionics and idiosyncrasies, leaving the Steve Waughesque statue like facade. Unflappable and immovable. A man clearly scorned by the events post Bangaluru, and probably more over his own inability to drag his side over the line, he had a point to prove. He did so emphatically.
To put that into perspective, there was no 100+ partnerships in the IND/RSA series, at all.
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Unread post by Tigerdon » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 12:05 pm

Smith 3rd fastest all time to 5000 Test runs. Only Bradman and Sunni were faster. Elite company.
Renshaw youngest Aussie to 500 runs...
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Unread post by everett8 » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 12:31 pm

Tigerdon. Excellent comments and I agree Steve Smith is the new Steve Waugh of our team.

Hard to compare era's but Steve Smith's statics are incredible and now talked in the same company as Bradman and Sunni.

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Unread post by Chevy » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 1:30 pm

Good to see Maxwell doing well,Mitch Marsh has had a ridiculous amount of opportunities to succeed and failed,how he ever made his way back into this team is beyond me.

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 2:10 pm

Smith is a freak, here's his averages across all countries he has played in:

Australia: 68.65
England: 43.35
India: 56.25
NZ: 131.00
South Africa: 67.25
Sri Lanka: 41.16
UAE (Pakistan): 43.50
Windies: 141.50

Only place he hasn't scored a ton is the UAE, but he's got close with 97.

He's averaging nearly 11 runs more than Kohli in Tests, I don't know how anyone can compare them. Kohli only excels in Australia (62.00,) India (56.21,) NZ (71.33,) and South Africa (68.00.) Everywhere else he's sub 40's, and only averages 13.5 in England.

Kohli is a better all round bat across all formats though.
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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:07 pm

Did everyone know that McGrath held a Test batting record and only had it overtaken by Murali a few years ago ??

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Unread post by DonnyBrasco » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:45 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:07 pm
Did everyone know that McGrath held a Test batting record and only had it overtaken by Murali a few years ago ??
Did Murali have to shoot an Elephant to get the record? :roll :roll
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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:02 pm

DonnyBrasco wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:45 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:07 pm
Did everyone know that McGrath held a Test batting record and only had it overtaken by Murali a few years ago ??
Did Murali have to shoot an Elephant to get the record? :roll :roll
No McGrath had scored the most runs as a Test Number 11 batsmen and then Murali broke his record

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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:06 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:02 pm
DonnyBrasco wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:45 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:07 pm
Did everyone know that McGrath held a Test batting record and only had it overtaken by Murali a few years ago ??
Did Murali have to shoot an Elephant to get the record? :roll :roll
No McGrath had scored the most runs as a Test Number 11 batsmen and then Murali broke his record
It's not about records is it..?
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Unread post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:12 pm

Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:06 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:02 pm
DonnyBrasco wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:45 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:07 pm
Did everyone know that McGrath held a Test batting record and only had it overtaken by Murali a few years ago ??
Did Murali have to shoot an Elephant to get the record? :roll :roll
No McGrath had scored the most runs as a Test Number 11 batsmen and then Murali broke his record
It's not about records is it..?
My point is even the worst can be the best :lol:

There's hope for you yet young Geo :D

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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:13 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:12 pm
Geo. wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:06 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 5:02 pm
DonnyBrasco wrote:
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 3:45 pm


Did Murali have to shoot an Elephant to get the record? :roll :roll
No McGrath had scored the most runs as a Test Number 11 batsmen and then Murali broke his record
It's not about records is it..?
My point is even the worst can be the best :lol:

There's hope for you yet young Geo :D
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