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Originally posted by gps777
Not "if" its a given,actually I`ll go so far as to say if England can a least get a draw out of this,the next time England and Australia play at the WACA I`ll streak across the field with gps777 written across my butt.
Originally posted by davespanners
The accent seems quite different to the modern Aussie accent to me
, it almost sounds like my dear departed granddad who was bought up in the east end of London in the 20's / 30's
I love the video, it's such a window into a different time
Originally posted by gps777
On a serious note Perth is having a near water crisis,its not critical as of yet and we are building a new desalination plant which should be up and running late next year.We could really do with some decent rain (so long as its after the cricket)as our dams are at around 32% capacity and we`re heading into our summer,thats not a good mix.
As you know it a hard game to predict,it can turn in an over.
Few things,I was impressed by Finn he gave glimpes of a Glenn Mcgrath imo something Australia misses.Anderson is a class bowler and could of had 2-3 himself this afternoon.Not sure about that big tall fella yet need to watch him some more,he`s got the height to place the ball into the locations Mcgrath used to do,if he can do that he`ll become a weapon.
Looking forward to see if we leave Perth with the scores tied,then it`ll become real interesting for anyone who loves the Ashes.
The most astonishing thing besides Johnsons performance was that Clarke actually looked comfortable at the crease for the twenty he got. must of spicked his gatorade with some scotch.
London's Daily Mail reported that Australia had made a dramatic late switch to a new pitch for the all-important fourth Test.
"Buoyed by their thrashing of England on a fast, bouncy surface to level the series, Australia are desperately trying to replicate the same conditions for their pace attack at the MCG," the newspaper said.
"That means the ground's curator, in conjunction with the selectors, has agreed to abandon the surface he was preparing for the Boxing Day Test because it is too dry and could have played into England's hands."
JEFF Thomson has called for MCG curator Cameron Hodgkins to unashamedly doctor his pitch to suit Australia's fast bowlers and negate the influence of England spinner Graeme Swann.
Asked if Hodgkins should deliver a greentop after the success of Australia's pace attack in Perth, the former Australian paceman said: "Yes he should, if we want to win."
England batsman Alastair Cook said it was common practice for England to request pitches to suit it in home series, and that Australia would be mad not to do the same.
"I think that's the beauty of home conditions, isn't it?" Cook said. "You can prepare a pitch to hopefully suit the home side.