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Flower takes positives from draw (VIDEO)

Andy reflects on the high scoring draw at The Gabba.

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Dud contests will put Test cricket on a road to ruin


The Gabba

There were plenty of empty seats on the last day at The Gabba

Despite its records and changes of mood, the Gabba Test ended in a dull draw. Certainly, it had its ups and downs but distant observers will conclude that the pitch was flat, the bowling weak, the ball soft and the last few days hardly worth the bother. Sessions passed without a wicket falling. People went to work and came back and found the same fellows in occupation. Two men were dismissed on the last two days. It is not good enough.


Full story: The Age

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Ineffective Mitchell Johnson facing sack

Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson faces an uncertain future after a terrible Test in which he failed to claim a wicket, scored a duck and dropped a catch. Picture: Gregg Porteous Source: The Australian

A CLOUD hangs over Mitchell Johnson‘s immediate career after a suddenly desperate Australia added Doug Bollinger and Ryan Harris to the Test squad.

The pace duo, despite fitness concerns, were included in an expanded squad for the second Test in Adelaide, beginning on Friday.

Overlooked for the first Test because he was underdone, Bollinger will be dragged out of a Sheffield Shield match in Perth today and sent to Adelaide as Australia attempts to revive its Ashes hopes following a depressing draw in Brisbane yesterday.

Full story: The Australian

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"What was that all about?" (via

"What was that all about?" The perennial problem for the marketing of test matches happened today as the game petered out into a draw. Five days is a long time – lets face it is a working week – for there to be no result. And wiser commentators than me were claiming that if there is no result at the Gabba then there would be a decent chance that there would be no results at any of the games. Of course that would mean England retain the ashes and they must go into the next … Read More


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Nasser Hussain puts a chair down on David Gower’s foot (VIDEO)

“Excuse me there, that was someone putting a chair on my foot. I’ll give you a clue – that was Nasser Hussain.”

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