cleopatra slot online casinos no deposit usa slot wins las vegas 2018 casino kentucky start casino online
live casino 12win best buy black friday 2018 panasonic tv rtg casinos online
telstra mobile broadband network gateway how to make money fast uk how to make extra money fast uk
crowntech online casino dealer online pokies no deposit bonus bet365 casino bonus code 2018 prestige casino no deposit bonus las vegas casino zip line how many numbers on roulette table
fruit machine maintenance slot machine online gratis con bonus car dealerships for bad credit richmond va dracco spin gry online casino games for blackberry 9320 online roulette betfred hard rock casino tulsa age limit
casino games explained online kids times table games pokemon fire red infinite money my boy
online live casino test no deposit online casino australia jackpot cash mobile casino william hill live roulette casino for sale uk largest telecommunications companies in usa online roulette geld gewinnen
casino like slots is there a casino in memphis tennessee casinos in michigan traverse city
top 4 gambling cities on earth make extra cash uk
slot machine apps for android multiplication table online mobile slots rainbow riches vit 2018 online slot booking no deposit bonus aug 2018 tables games ks2 casino bus tours san antonio tx
power money gambling casino online bonus
gala casino bradford jobs nikon dslr lens price in bd new online casino games

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Australia Fail Final Examination as Series Loss Looms


One wonders, when the time comes that the Australian team and their innumerable support staff look back on this Indian tour, at what point they decide they lost this series that for all intents and purposes they should have won. Because the danger is that everyone will look back on the probable 2-1 series defeat in six month’s time and say ‘well, we expected to lose 4-0, so it’s actually a pretty good result!’
That would be shallow and foolish thinking on their part, but it appears their most likely course of action.
  1. At 6/221 late on the second day, India should not have had a lead on the first innings. And yet, Jadeja’s slashing all series finally paid off for India, with his 63 getting India to 332 and an invaluable lead. Saha’s support again was dogged, but Australia’s inability in the first session to get those final four wickets cheaply was troubling. Still, it should have showed that the pitch was fine for batting on, right?
  2. Right. And wrong. Because Yadav and Kumar came charging in from the outset, and using a surface that finally gave them something to use, they gave it to the Australian top order. They were aggressive and accurate, never letting up on the batsmen, who in their own ways caved for a final time on this tour. The Indians knew that if the top order crumbled, there was little resistance left down the bottom, and they did their job superbly. 
  3. Dave Warner failed for the final time, and will be happy if he never sees the sub-continent ever again. Matt Renshaw completed a forgettable Test, with no runs and several dropped chances. Given his efforts previous to this his can be forgiven. Peter Handscomb fell again when set, though it was to a peach of a delivery. Though he has made only one score of note on tour he will have learned a lot and will surely only get better as a result.
  4. Shaun Marsh played two dogged innings in eight in this series, which tends to be about his strike rate when it comes to Test cricket. Despite his efforts in saving the 3rd Test, there appears little doubt that he will complete his final Test match when today’s proceedings. I have thought that in the past however. But Australia needs Usman Khawaja in that top six, and he has to come back in somewhere. Glenn Maxwell found yet another way to be dismissed, triggered LBW not offering a shot, or at least only a half-hearted one. It was a disappointment, as once again he looked at ease at the crease. It will be interesting to see what the selectors think of his two Test matches, and whether he will be persisted with into an Ashes series in November.
  5. Steve Smith’s shot to be dismissed was the real killer blow, the one moment that probably cost Australia any chance of winning this series. It is an unfair comment to lay at his feet given his amazing series with the bat, but both of his dismissals in this Test have lifted India and cost Australia. This fact alone emphasises how important he is to the Australian batting, and how average most of the rest of the order has been in his wake.
  6. India was vociferous in the field, with a level of sledging that usually brings calls for retribution when Australia has been behind it. While the umpires intervened when necessary, it was an ugly look on TV, one that none of the commentators cared to discuss too much. This is not to say Australians were not involved, and have not been involved. One wonders how much further this will go before something NEEDS to be done to curb it. As always, winners will be grinners and losers will have to accept it.
The series will be decided today by the lunch break, and it would take a miracle of massive proportions for Australia to snatch it. There will be a level of pressure on India if they lose early wickets this morning, and one suspects Pat Cummins will be the key to opening up that top order. Every edge or ball past the bat will be greeted by groans of dismay on the field, and cheers of substantial order from the crowd. If nothing else, it would be appropriate if Australia could make a fight of this final day to keep it in everyone’s minds that it wasn’t all one way traffic as it was expected to be a month ago.
lovely lady s lot reel valley spin build alice in wonderland online slot game slots u win real money go lucky casino no deposit bonus slot machine rules and regulations

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Newer Post Older Post Home no deposit bonus bovada poker gambling for a living waco casino crown jackpot slot machine
lyca mobile us lte settings ladbrokes casino slot machine
virgin mobile black friday 2018 canada slots rules kann man im online casino gewinnen
blackjack online real dealer casino jeux gratuits zeus titanbet casino no deposit bonus windows casino mobile casino ohio dayton casino ver online castellano
best buy canada black friday 2018 apple used casino equipment for sale uk harveys casino lake tahoe history spin the bottle online game multiplayer konami slots strategy gambling problem quest winward casino bonus codes
biggest slot machine payout in vegas real blackjack online game slot casinos near vancouver wa no deposit august 2018