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3rd test,Australia Vs England,Perth,Day1
To begin with, I am really puzzled about the match proceedings. I sort of doubt that my cable operator is showing the Adelaide match instead of a live telecast until Aussies crossed that 245 run mark they made in the last match. The story was as similar as it can be . Only difference is the minor shuffle in the batting order of the Aussies but with no effect as Hussey and Haddin again had a good innings to save the innings.
Soon after the lunch Tremlett came and removed Smith who was actually struggling then came the same old partners together Huss & Haddin ,Both restored some pride but how much more can they do possibly?.Then Swann made hussey nick one to prior and was removed with the help of UDRS,Then came johnson who dominated the English bowlers and embarrassed the top order Aussie batsmen by scoring a 50 and incidentally he turned out to be the top scorer of the innings with 62 runs mitch and haddin had a brief partnership which helped the Oz cross the 200 mark and haddin left as Anderson came back strong ,Harris came and went at keast this time he is out not for a duck then siddle had a partnership with Hilfenhaus to frustrate the English but it was short lived as hilffy was removed by Swann forcing him a shot towards short forward. siddle was the lonely batsmen and Australia are yet again bundled out in the first day of a test match for the second consecutive time that too in the ashes the Aussie innings ended @ 268 runs and England are out their batting.
A not so gripping first day is over with England end ‘s the day @ 29/0 and all the Aussie bowlers had a couple of overs and they are back to their hotel rooms hoping to do what England did to them today.
Ashes Urn is slowly but surely slipping from the Aussie hands
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The Ashes series down under is really taking it’s toll on the Oz selectors as they are loading and unloading too many players on and off the series. Aussies who are famous for its policy of shuffling players to give them rest and time to rejuvenate but this time around they are not doing for the stated reason . The Aussies famous for it’s strong bench strength is now struggling for players inside the playing XI as the bench strength is exhausted by big retirements that happened all together regretfully for the Aussies. The Aussies are still yet to find a spinner for the world cup and the latest entity in the spinners area is the very very very very less known Michael beer who made his first class debut just two months ago. North,Doherty,Bollinger have all been shown the doors and Aussies are facing a biggest of problems lacking a genuine spearhead and a quality spinner. but one doubt on my part is why upcoming bowlers and future prospects for Aussies such as johnson,bollinger & hilfenhaus have been dropped for a test in Perth. come on! somebody remind the selectors they are playing in Perth and there is no other ground in the world a fast bowler can regain his confidence.
The Aussies are breaking up into pieces and much to the worry, shane warne ! eventhough how much big he is and expectation and capacity as a player and a skipper ,one must remember one thing. He is out of action for quite a long and Ashes is not another amateur series such as IPL and further “he has developed one big beer belly”
Michael Beer or Beer belly warne . media has always had the upper hand when it come to ashes. lets see
After the first two tests and the dismal performance from the Aussies the Oz media is not at all kind enough to their home side and the poorest and greatest minus point of the series is the dropping of Mitchel johnson because of the media pressure and letting a sure shot probable for the world cup is a blind blunder in the part of the Aussies there by blunting his confidence and this decision comes after only one match of dismal performance when they have a huge problem of not having a good spinner for the world cup . In my perspective, even Hauritz should not have been dropped in the first place as this is not the time for CA to shuffle players as the World cup is nearing and Ashes would have given Hauritz the much needed experience to be in the list of World cup.
It’s Simple ” Trust the Devil you know, rather than a Devil you Do not Know”.
From this series one thing is for sure the Aussies are not planning on for a fourth consecutive Cup glory . England on the other hand enjoys the support from the media of both the countries and are doing their team selection based on their board’s panel of experts and not on media panel experts as the Oz do. Australia,i do not see them winning a single match in the series unless miraculously some player single handedly rises to the occasion.