- Oct 11, 2008
Just started, latest 266-6, McCullum and Vettori in
So it was an arbitrary number, ok.12thMan said:28 runs was the first landmark Aus had to reach as they were losing wickets early. And after reaching it they got over confident. See the importance
Hayden having tea now
Jamal said:No Aussie can ever say that subcontinental pitches are poor in that they only support batting. Look at the Adelaide pitch. It is the FLATTEST pitch I have ever seen (although Adelaide is ALWAYS really flat)
the Gabba is usually very good for batsmen aswell (last test was under prepared) and Sydney only helps spinners after day 4, so its much alike Indian pitches.Random Aussie said:Ah but it is only one pitch in Australia. Not every pitch.
And usually there is a result in Adelaide.
Jamal said:the Gabba is usually very good for batsmen aswell (last test was under prepared) and Sydney only helps spinners after day 4, so its much alike Indian pitches.
bublubhuyan said:Hayden needs to do something quickly before he becomes history.
Jamal said:He was extremely pissed off. Its a flat track, it was a great opportunity for him to get a century. Now if Australia dont bat again, his career may be in the balance.
Matic said:Who's the next opener waiting to get in the side?
Random Aussie said:No shortage of applicants for that spot:
Chris Rogers (Vic) has 600 runs already this season and is killing it.
Phillip Hughes (NSW) is the young gun pushing through. Not ready yet but in the eye of the selectors.
Shaun Marsh (WA) is a favorite of the selectors.
Phil Jaques (NSW) is a proven run scorer at Test level (average 47 I think) and will be back at the end of the summer.
OZGOD said:I don't think they'll go back to Rogers, although he was the form opener a couple years ago. Though he may work as a stopgap as Phil Hughes is too young. Jaques will definitely be back when he returns from injury. Marsh is in with a shout too.
Funny how an injury can change everything just like that. Before his injury, Hayden was probably the best batsman in the world for some months with no batsman outscoring him in that period, whether it be Tests or ODIs. And look where he is now after the injury.Amjid Javed said:Australia in control of game here and its a case of how big a lead can they get before they put kiwis back in. Haydune i recon may get one last chance v S.A
Personally i recon hes past his best and should be dropped.
uscricketer06 said:If this match was against india and India batted first, I bet they wud have scored well over 500 on this track. this is the difference between india and other countries when playing against aussies in aussies.
Random Aussie said:Yes looks that way. Bowling attack has very little penetration these days.
yes if australia plays with 13 players. we all knew how they performed in perth and adelide when they had to play with 11 players. I thot india thrashed the current aussie team few weeks ago.Random Aussie said:Not really India still lose to Australia in Australia like everyone else