29 November 2010

Redbacks wow, Aussies owww

Peter George of the Redbacks  (c) Getty Images
Tasmanian Tigers v South Australia Redbacks (Sheffield Shield)

Who'd have thunk it!  
They didn't only bounce back from 55 all out but on the last day they took the remaining 5 wickets for just 33 runs and won comfortably by 43 runs!! It is especially pleasing to see that Krejza didn't finish unbeaten.

Heroes of the match: Peter George with 4-65 and 5-28 (LOL), Vic Import No.1 Rob Cassell with 5 scalps, Vic Import No.2 Aiden Blizzard with 113, Dan frickn Christian with 93 incl. 11 fours and 5 sixes, Graham Manou with 77.  

"George finished with 5 for 28 and took nine wickets for the match, continuing his love affair with Bellerive Oval, where in the corresponding game last year he collected 11 for the match," writes Cricinfo.

I still can't believe they've won the match of shame this comfortably. Klinger must have spoken some very angry (or sweet) words after the first Redbacks innings. Something like "Dudes, seriously, WTF!!!" or "Frog cakes for every 50!" Well it helped!

Press conferences (audio):  Peter George (Day 1), Dan frickn Christian (Day 3), Michael Klinger (Day 4)

Yes and I also think the gap between Callum Ferguson and the Test team is widening...

Oh yes the Test team!!! Arghhhh!

Ashes Test 1 Day 5

Les Poms Du Mal:

Trott, Cook, Strauss, Satan, Rat Plague, Cholera, Cat Poo, Old Fish (c) Getty Images

Click to watch Batty, Church,
Linley discuss the 1st Test
and preview Adelaide
Punter has already announced that Dougie Bollinger and Ryan Harris have been added to the squad. Surrey's Gareth Batty thinks Mitch shouldn't get chopped in a panic reaction. Gareth Batty is generally interesting to listen to. Tim Linley has a bit of a giggle fit and Mark Church should definitely be on TV very often.

The two additions to the squad also mean that North will play yet another Test. They probably bank on his spin (= undroppability), seeing that the Xman didn't have a lot of impact, but I hope he'll come good in Adelaide, Swann is expected to do better as well.

Personally I would rest Clarke, simply because the guy needs a break, his injury seems to hamper him to a large extent. But I reckon he will hobble across the field in Adelaide again.

I also see strong parallels between Andrew Strauss and Graeme Smith. Both are SAF-born, not overly imaginative cricket captains, who open the batting in a muscular fashion and are, more or less currently, thriving in foreign conditions. Ergo, Strauss is a bos tardis as well, q.e.d. and moo!

Quote of the day:
Geoffrey Boycott on Test Match Special about Mitchell Johnson: "I wouldn't let him hold a baby!"


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