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Old July 10 2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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Re: The Ashes 2013

It will be painful operating on three hours' sleep today, but absolutely worth it - really enjoyed the day, even though we had yet another top order capitulation.

That delivery that got Clarke from Anderson is up there with the '93 Warne/Gatting ball - what a bowler this guy is.

So it seems all the hard work of Siddle has gone out the window, with Australia at 4/75 at stumps. There is some hope for Australia to regain the initiative - Smith is still there and looking positive, we bat deep, the wicket is not causing nightmares, and the overhead conditions may improve. Also it will be bloody tough for England if Broad is still unable to bowl tomorrow.

So, our usual collapse hands England the honours for Day 1, but, that aside, it was a fantastic viewing.
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