Thread: The Ashes 2013
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Old December 13 2013, 11:08 AM   #112
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Re: The Ashes 2013

A decent sort of day for us, marred by some incredibly stupid shots from several individuals who are capable of much, much better. The batting remains pretty mediocre and if the England bowlers were performing at the levels they achieved a few years ago things would be very, very different. (South Africa would belt the crap out of us.)

Surely Watson has to be ditched sooner rather than later, and Bailey demonstrated that his rather ordinary first-class record isn't a fluke.

Every possible variety of kudos should be directed toward Steven Smith - one of the most derided cricketers in recent history has surely proved he's the real deal with that innings. Brilliant stuff.

My mantra remains: There's a long way to go yet and the injury concerns around Harris before the game are a bit of a worry. But to be repetitive yet again, I'd rather be in our position than theirs.
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