The v2 Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

+5
Liam_Main
Mad for Chelsea
Fists of Fury
ShankyCricket
msp83
9 posters

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 7:31 am

The Lanka-Aus first test match is underway, on a turning track.
Trent Copland and Australia's latest spinner Nathan Lyon are having their debuts. Kawaja gets a game ahead of Marsh as well.

For Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews is back, and they have left Ajantha Mendis and went for Herath and Randiv in the spin department.
Will Australia turn a corner in their redevelopment process? Will Sri Lanka remain the tiger at home?

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 7:38 am

Australia have already lost Watson and guess who? of course Phil Hughes.
but it has to be said, both of them got real good balls. Herath was into the attack as early as the 7th over and he struck first ball, getting Watson of a vicious turner.
Hughes got a brute of a ball from Lakmal that bounced on him to find the edge.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 7:41 am

Ponting is looking solid though, and he is looking to be positive, trying to make use of every scoring opportunity. Not a bad approach on a track where the ball is turning a mile already, first hour, first day.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by ShankyCricket Wed 31 Aug 2011, 8:15 am

A good first session for Australia IMO given the variable bounce and sharp turn.There will also definitely be some reverse swing later on.

This is going to be a cracking Test Match.

ShankyCricket

Posts : 4546
Join date : 2011-01-28
Age : 28

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 8:26 am

Even session for me, but Lanka need a wicket very soon.
Clarke, although he has shown sound footwork, has been a bit edgy, and had Dilshan opted for a review on that Herath LBW shout, he would have been gone.
Ponting doing a good solid job though, Lanka need to pocket his wicket at the earliest.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:01 am

Clarke gone, 2nd wicket for Herath. Plumb LBW to Herath, given out on review.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Fists of Fury Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:03 am

Clarke gone to a Herath arm-ball. Plumb lbw, by all accounts, yet was given not out by the umpire. Over turned on review. 95-3.

Fists of Fury
Admin
Admin

Posts : 11721
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 35
Location : Birmingham, England

http://bloxhamcricket.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:36 am

aussies struggling on 116-4, khwwajla first ball attempts a swish at one, and gets away with it

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:48 am

I was off for a while, and when I am back, Lanka have picked the big wicket of Ricky Ponting. Got a start, and then hold out to mid-off. huge challege for young Kawaja!.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 9:50 am

randiv into the attack, and about time, why did dilshan bowl before him....

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:07 am

is hiflenhaus in the squad?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:14 am

133-4, slow progress from the aussies

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 10:39 am

khwaajla gone, bowled 157-5

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Mad for Chelsea Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:20 am

Australia in trouble, but the pitch is doing plenty, so if they can somehow scramble up to 275-300 from here they'll feel in the game. Great move by Jayawardene to stand up to the seamers to Haddin here, his footwork suddenly looking unsure.

Mad for Chelsea

Posts : 12090
Join date : 2011-02-11
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:26 am

Ausstralia 5 ddown for 179 now, Hussey is ffighting it out, and he's got Haddin for company. Herath has been the pickkk of the bowlers, but the seamers have given him good support so faar. Has Dilllshan overbowled himself a touch?? Randiv should have more overs under hiss belllt by now. And Angelo too.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:28 am

aussies struggling spinners bowling well

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:37 am

A typical hardworking 50 from Mike Hussey on a dificult track. A very crucial innings indeed.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:38 am

one has to ask why welegedra was in the attack as long as he was?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:39 am

Should Lanka have played Ajantha Mendis ahead of Randiv?
Haddin trying to take the attack to Randiv, lofting him for a lovely 6.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:41 am

Thought Welegedara bowled reasonably well, the ball that got Kawaja reverse swung, may be that is one reason why he was on the attack for an extended spel.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:42 am

Have a feeling Angelo's cutters can be effective on this track.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:45 am

Seems like a clear plan, they are targeting Randiv. Now Hussey hits him over the boundary!!.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:46 am

Randiv comesback, Haddin gone!!.
Which version of Mitch J is going to turn up?

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:47 am

the aussies will get smashed around with the attack they have picked.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:52 am

khwayjla failed again, so in 3 innings since coming into the side, his high score is 37, which the aussies went crazy about

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:53 am

Don't have much hopes from the Latest to turn up as a spinner for Australia, but I have a feeling the new seamer may go some way in Australian cricket.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:54 am

Think its too early to judge Kawaja.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:55 am

this pitch still isnt turning as much as cardiff did, Wink

when the aussies couldnt get jimmy and monty out Wink

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Fists of Fury Wed 31 Aug 2011, 11:57 am

Yeah you can't judge someone on just 3 innings, either against a world class bowling attack (England) or in very testing conditions (Sri Lanka).

Fists of Fury
Admin
Admin

Posts : 11721
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 35
Location : Birmingham, England

http://bloxhamcricket.tumblr.com/

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Liam_Main Wed 31 Aug 2011, 1:06 pm

CF, Khawajas only played 3 innings, give him a break. Talented player he'll come good
Liam_Main
Liam_Main

Posts : 5356
Join date : 2011-03-06
Location : Gateshead

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000094431208

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Liam_Main Wed 31 Aug 2011, 1:07 pm

Looking forward to seeing how Trent Copeland will get on in Aussies new look bowling attack
Liam_Main
Liam_Main

Posts : 5356
Join date : 2011-03-06
Location : Gateshead

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000094431208

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Mad for Chelsea Wed 31 Aug 2011, 1:10 pm

Randiv has been pretty poor today I think. Hussey has really got after him. Been a lovely innings from Hussey, how did they ever come close to dropping him?

Mad for Chelsea

Posts : 12090
Join date : 2011-02-11
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Raymond Wed 31 Aug 2011, 2:38 pm

cricketfan90 wrote:khwayjla failed again, so in 3 innings since coming into the side, his high score is 37, which the aussies went crazy about

Nice to see the aussies were raving about that 37 thumbsup

Raymond

Posts : 189
Join date : 2011-03-21
Age : 32
Location : Doncaster

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Raymond Wed 31 Aug 2011, 2:40 pm

Liam_Main wrote:CF, Khawajas only played 3 innings, give him a break. Talented player he'll come good

Mark Ramprakask was a talented player, some people just can't hack test cricket. Too early to tell though.

Raymond

Posts : 189
Join date : 2011-03-21
Age : 32
Location : Doncaster

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 3:05 pm

lol australia bowled out on day 1 on a flat pitch

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Mad for Chelsea Wed 31 Aug 2011, 3:07 pm

nothing flat about this pitch cf, ball was turning a fair bit, and misbehaving a little off the pacemen too. SL won't want to chase too many in the 4th innings so will be looking for 400 minimum you suspect

Mad for Chelsea

Posts : 12090
Join date : 2011-02-11
Age : 34

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 3:53 pm

sri lanka didnt use their reviews particuarly good today.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Wed 31 Aug 2011, 3:54 pm

No way was it a flat track, but I am sure Australia will be disappointed. You can't judge a first innings total until the other team also bats. Sri Lanka should be looking for a strong first innings performance, anything above 400, so that batting last won't be a trouble.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 3:57 pm

sri lanka usually have the most flat batting pitches in world cricket.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Wed 31 Aug 2011, 8:12 pm

be intresting to see how the aussie debutant spinner does

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Pal Joey Thu 01 Sep 2011, 6:39 am

Nice first ball wicket for Lyon... only the 14th person in the history of the game
Pal Joey
Pal Joey
PJ
PJ

Posts : 52435
Join date : 2011-01-27
Location : The Indo-Pacific

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:21 am

Watson is proving to be quite a handful!. Now we can see Hussey's knock in better perspective.
Also shows how Dilshan missed a trick by not bowling Angelo Mathews.
Now's Angelo's moment, will he step up??

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Pal Joey Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:39 am

Another one for Lyon. Yes, Watson has it on a string at the moment.
Pal Joey
Pal Joey
PJ
PJ

Posts : 52435
Join date : 2011-01-27
Location : The Indo-Pacific

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Pal Joey Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:42 am

Can he finish with a 5fer on debut?
Pal Joey
Pal Joey
PJ
PJ

Posts : 52435
Join date : 2011-01-27
Location : The Indo-Pacific

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:43 am

how many has lyon got?

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Pal Joey Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:45 am

Yes he can. Brilliant caught & bowled. SL all out 105. Very Happy
Pal Joey
Pal Joey
PJ
PJ

Posts : 52435
Join date : 2011-01-27
Location : The Indo-Pacific

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Pal Joey Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:47 am

Lyon 5/34 off 15 overs
Pal Joey
Pal Joey
PJ
PJ

Posts : 52435
Join date : 2011-01-27
Location : The Indo-Pacific

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:57 am

Excellent debut performance from Lyon!!. Considering he only played 5 FC games before this one, this is a superb performance.
Too early to judge him either way, but the Australians at last have got something to hope for in the spin department. Now its up to the selectors, don't cast him aside after his first failure. Also realize he's not Shane Warne.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Guest Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:58 am

well bowled lyon, but a pathetic effort from the sri lankan batting line up.

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by msp83 Thu 01 Sep 2011, 9:59 am

Dredful batting from the Lankans though. Just like Australia's 273 was not due to the pitch alone, there is more to Lanka's batting disaster than the pitch. terrible shot selection, terrible running.

msp83

Posts : 15600
Join date : 2011-05-30
Location : India

Back to top Go down

Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate Empty Re: Sri Lanka vs Australia First Test Debate

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 3 1, 2, 3  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum