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Old 24th November 2010, 16:38   #1
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Ashes Moments of Success

To continue the Ashes fever theme, I would like to propose this thread to discuss successful moments during this series.

These could be anything from a beautiful Cook forward defence to an incredible Shane Watson sledge.
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Old 24th November 2010, 16:47   #2
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Well the first one for us will undoubtedly be bowling the first ball reasonably on target.
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Old 24th November 2010, 17:28   #3
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Well the first one for us will undoubtedly be bowling the first ball reasonably on target.
Don't speak too soon - I'm assuming Jimmy will get the new ball.
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Old 24th November 2010, 18:03   #4
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Harmison's first ball would have faded from memory if England had done better in the series. It just seemed to set the tone and the tone having been set, England proceeded to live down to it.

I imagine that the first ball tonight will be very innocuous, with the bowler's aim being not to do anything stupid.

P.S. If it goes to third slip it will be a deliberate ironic gesture.

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Old 24th November 2010, 19:33   #5
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What I would like to see is Mitch Johnson bowling first, coming in with what he thinks is a real fast delivery and then Strauss immediately afterwards taking off his helmet, handing it to the umpire and saying "I wont need this after all".
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Old 24th November 2010, 21:38   #6
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Harmison's first ball would have faded from memory if England had done better in the series. It just seemed to set the tone and the tone having been set, England proceeded to live down to it.

I imagine that the first ball tonight will be very innocuous, with the bowler's aim being not to do anything stupid.

P.S. If it goes to third slip it will be a deliberate ironic gesture.
It could be a wicket though and I'd be very pleased with that!
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Old 24th November 2010, 22:08   #7
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I think we've got one over on the Aussies in the phoney spin war when Duncan Fletcher riled Nielson in his weekend column in the Guardian.
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Old 24th November 2010, 22:23   #8
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Beefy, Dilly, Daffy..the last time we won down under. Defartass and co talking now on Sky Sport 1. The boozy days.
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Old 24th November 2010, 23:18   #9
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I wish Hussain would stop going on about this side being unscarred by 06/07. FFS six of the current team were playing in that series. It's up to the individual, of course, as to whether they feel "scarred" but they were there and knew about the defeat.
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Old 24th November 2010, 23:34   #10
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Toss won by Strauss.
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Toss won by Strauss.
I do hope that isn't as good as it's going to get.
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Toss won by Strauss.
That is a very encouraging start - especially since he chose to bat!
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To continue the Ashes fever theme, I would like to propose this thread to discuss successful moments during this series.

These could be anything from a beautiful Cook forward defence to an incredible Shane Watson sledge.
Seen.
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Siddle's hat-trick has to get a mention here, turning the innings on its head in the space of five minutes. The ball to Broad in particular was a great piece of bowling.
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Old 26th November 2010, 06:43   #15
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Steven Finn's caught and bowled - superb.
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... I imagine that the first ball tonight will be very innocuous, with the bowler's aim being not to do anything stupid.

P.S. If it goes to third slip it will be a deliberate ironic gesture.
A few days ago my brother suggested that if England were bowling first the bowler should deliberately bowl the first ball well wide, then follow through and say to the bowler, "There, that's all you're going to get."

Ah, the folly ... the FOLLY
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