Archive for the ‘Australian cricket’ Category

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To DRS or not DRS? Ask the Doctor First?

December 24, 2019

Ben Horne, in Daily Telegraph, 22 December 2019

Meet Dr DRS, the man Australia have turned to in a bid to crack cricket’s most convoluted code. When 22 botched referrals from 24 attempts leaves you in a critical condition, you need the doc with the PhD in lbw.

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Scorchers sizzled by Strikers …. Adelaide Oval BBL 23 December 2019

December 24, 2019

My daughter Mayura Kim and I were there to feast on a six-hitting feast from the Riverbank Stand! …. Six from the Strikers and NINE from the Scorchers …. but the STRIKERS won!

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Tripl Centuries!**! Huge Innings, Dull Games –From Adelaide to the SSC Grounds

December 8, 2019

Geoff Lemon, in Daily News, 7 December 2019, with this title “Like those of greats before him, David Warner’s triple century was a giant feat in a dull game”

When David Warner made his unbeaten 335 in Adelaide, a fair few people felt inclined to present some caveats. The pitch was flat, the bowlers were no good, the ball didn’t swing, Mercury was in retrograde. Those opinions would hardly have been muffled when the Pakistan tail-ender Yasir Shah made his first Test ton in reply, having never previously passed 50.

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Gabba Day One: Errol glued to TV by the Topsy-Turvy

November 21, 2019

Errol Fernando in his Regular ‘Bout’ with Gavin by Letter

Day one kept me glued to my television for 6 hours and it was good Test match cricket. When Pakistan chose to bat I was prepared to give a knighthood to the entire team and the management for the brave decision. Had they inserted I would have switched off my TV for the entire summer. England too made a good decision to bat against New Zealand and they are well on top. That game is all over.

Pakistan 240 (Shafiq 76, Azhar 39, Rizwan 37, Starc 4-52, Cummins 3-60, Hazlewood 2-46) v Australia

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Cricket Action at the Karen Roltan Oval in Adelaide, 17 November 2019

November 21, 2019

Matt Hutchinson from Gawler, a sturdy-cricket fan

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Agar vs Agar: Ashton badly injured by His Brother’s Hit

November 21, 2019

Louis Cameron reporting at https://www.cricket.com.au/news/ashton-agar-injury-concern-bloodied-head-marsh-cup-wes-agar-south-australia-western-australia/2019-11-17

Ashton Agar suffered a laceration to the bridge of his nose in Western Australia’s Marsh One-Day Cup clash against South Australia on Sunday after dropping a catch hit by his own brother at Karen Rolton Oval. Rated as one of the better fielders in the country, Agar ran around** to attempt a straightforward catch off his younger sibling Wes at mid-on but slipped and copped the ball right between his eyes. With blood on Agar’s face, teammate Jhye Richardson signaled for medical assistance as Wes Agar immediately ran over to check on his brother’s well-being.

Agar walks off the field after copping a blow to the head // AAP

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Australia stroll to Victory at the Gabba

October 30, 2019

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, 29 October 2019

At least there were no unwanted records this time. At least the team total broke through to triple figures. And at least two batsmen made more than 20. Having been thumped by 134 runs on Sunday, these were the only minor improvements for Sri Lanka in the second T20I. Yet again, however, they were emphatically outplayed from the very beginning. A slow start, replete with regular wickets, coalesced into a total of 117 all out by the end of the 19th over. An imperious Australia then flew to their target with nine wickets in hand, and 42 balls remaining.

Australia 118 for 1 (Warner 60*, Smith 53*) beat Sri Lanka 117 (Kusal Perera 27, Zampa 2-20, Stanlake 2-23) by nine wickets

  Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins celebrate Avishka Fernando’s wicket Getty Images

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