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Third Ashes Test Day Three – The Final Over of the Day (via 99.94)

Third Ashes Test Day Three – The Final Over of the Day Ball One 4.30am – Is there a growing case for the return of local umpires? Hussey’s many years of batting at the WACA allows him to leave the ball on height with confidence and, by extension, call for the UDRS on the same evidence. With Hawkeye increasingly accepted within the game, home town umpires’ incompetence or bias … Read More

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Hussey’s century makes it tough for England

 

Mike Hussey is one of the few Australian batsmen to get amongst the runs.

Another stirring chapter in Mike Hussey‘s series of a lifetime means England must chase 391 runs to retain the Ashes in the third Test at the WACA ground.

 

Australia were bowled out for 309 shortly after tea, reliant largely on the contributions of Hussey (116) and opener Shane Watson (95).

It seems bizarre that many sound judges had Hussey dropped before the series began, for he has now tallied 517 runs at 103.4 and is yet to be dismissed without passing 50.

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Australia would be utterly lost without him.

Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

 

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Mitchell Johnson brands Kevin Pietersen a ‘smart-arse’

Mitchell Johnson today branded Kevin Pietersen a smart-arse as England and Australia turned on each other during a day of sledging flashpoints in Perth.

Australia landed the major blows on the field thanks to Johnson’s six for 35 that leaves them in charge of the match here at the WACA. Australia lead by 200 runs with seven second-innings wickets in hand, but it was the sight of both sides being so openly hostile towards one another that also made day two here such a memorable one.

Full story: The Independent

 

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Series alive (via Michael’s Blog)

Mitch Johnson and Australia found their swagger while England stumbled on a dramatic day two. The wayward and sometimes intolerable Johnson re-ignited his Test career in stunning circumstances. The Australian selectors keep spinning the line that Johnson is their match winner. In a rarity, those much criticised men were proved accurate. For the first time in nearly 18 months, Johnson found his line to the left hand batsman and more importantly hi … Read More

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Form is temporary (via barmyarmyashes.com)

Class is permanent. As I predicted yesterday the real Australia have shown up at last. After another dropped catch and a painful hour, a revitalised Mitchell Johnson tore through England’s batting like it was paper. The Freemantle Doctor failed to come in, and instead the humidity rose allowing Johnson to swing the ball like the proverbial boomerang, out then in to the right hander in a mesmerising display. Here was the legend we’d heard tales of … Read More

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