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  • @Snowy said in Aussie Cricket:

    @mariner4life said in Aussie Cricket:

    @booboo said in Aussie Cricket:

    @Siam said in Aussie Cricket:

    @rotated said in Aussie Cricket:

    @mimic said in Aussie Cricket:

    Mark just made it look easy though. Beautiful to watch

    Mark Waugh would have to be the most elegant right hander ever right?

    Yeah, except he just misses out due to the glorious unparalleled elegance of Martin David Crowe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Read. The. Thread. Before replying ...

    Why break the habit of a lifetime?

    If anyone was rude enough they could call it a bit of a flat learning curve.

    I'm sure nobody is ...



  • @nzzp said in Aussie Cricket:

    Not sure if this has been posted (couldn't see it yet) but this is an itneresting documentary from supersport on the ball tampering.

    not quite finished, but a generally decent summary. Completely omits the SBW facemasks though!

    Some people may have forgotten that the tour was already a controversial shambles before the sandpaper incidents. The sandpaper was just the most dramatic incident of a very unpleasant tour.



  • @rotated said in Aussie Cricket:

    @mimic said in Aussie Cricket:

    Mark just made it look easy though. Beautiful to watch

    Mark Waugh would have to be the most elegant right hander ever right?

    When the most elegant batsmen are listed the same names along with Waugh come up - Gower, Lara, Sobers, Sangakarra, Fleming and Turner (in an NZ context) - all lefties.

    I'd personally rate Lara the best to watch by far out of that lot. Or anyone really. Seemed to get the backlift up so much quicker than anyone else.



  • Dragged ourselves to 288.

    India three down early.

    Apparently; it's on pay tv here so nobody is watching.



  • @SynicBast said in Aussie Cricket:

    @Siam said in Aussie Cricket:

    Yeah, except he just misses out due to the glorious unparalleled elegance of Martin David Crowe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just read this piece on MDC from Mark Nicholas back in 2012

    "To a man the Australians came to our dressing room and raised a glass to the bloke with the knackered knee who could still bat with the gods." Describing Crowe playing for an invitation XI 2-3 years after he retired. MDC made a century againt the touring aussies. Never knew that.

    I had to track that one down:

    I favour an innings hidden away in the Oxfordshire countryside, at Wormsley, home of John Paul Getty's fascination for the game. Retired for almost two years and without having held a bat in hand during that time, or a net in preparation, Crowe walked to the wicket to open the innings for Getty's team in pursuit of 267 to beat the touring Australians. A full attack sans Shane Warne went after him, and of the first 16 balls delivered by Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie, Crowe failed to hit one. At No. 17 from McGrath, he rose to his toes and struck a wondrous back-foot drive that remains as vivid to this day as it was then. He made a hundred, of course. We would have won if the rest of us had not been such muppets. To a man the Australians came to our dressing room and raised a glass to the bloke with the knackered knee who could still bat with the gods.



  • This is some of the most awkward, painful coverage and commentary I've even heard.

    1. Mark Waugh making weight jokes in the box, with a female commentator in there. She had to interject to ensure the viewers knew Waugh was referring to the blokes only.
    2. Who does Waugh think the England born and bred female commentator would support in an England v India world cup final? FFS what a dumb ass question.
    3. However, she (what's her name btw??) did blot her copybook when she said a shot was "beautifully timed" only for Waugh or Haddin to say it was a thick edge.
    4. Then after drinks we have to endure one of the most awkward on-field interviews ever as they ask Nathan Lyon about two questions too many as he's trying to make his way in a hurry to the bowling crease. Tremendous innovation that, Fox. Yikes.
    5. Just after that they announce we're going to tune into Alex Carey behind the stumps. For several balls we hear him scratching around in the dirt, playing with the bails and saying "Well bowled" a couple of times. Fucking ground breaking. Thankfully one of the Indians smacked a six to break the boredom and bring Larry, Mo and Curly back into it.


  • Oh for fucks sake, Mark Waugh. They'll be calling for his head tomorrow. With 222 required, Waugh asks "Where's Richie Benaud when you need him?"



  • The latest: Warney jokes about 'checking out' the female commentator (Isa Guha?) and then a ball or two later Waugh again corrects her after a Sharma shot.

    Fucken hard to listen to. Cringe worthy.



  • Shit decision, was always pitching outside leg.

    But, don't waste your reviews fools.



  • I hear we won.



  • @shark said in Aussie Cricket:

    This is some of the most awkward, painful coverage and commentary I've even heard.

    1. Mark Waugh making weight jokes in the box, with a female commentator in there. She had to interject to ensure the viewers knew Waugh was referring to the blokes only.

    What? You can't mention weight and women?

    I know you were letting off steam, exactly like I do but we gotta resist the bullshit narrative and double standards about how precious and fragile the female of the species is.

    Being obsessed with women's weight is an "invention" and standards initiated and promulgated by women. By and large, blokes just wanna get laid but somehow are harangued into the role of fat shaming villain



  • Nice to see the Aussie boys laughing and enjoying their cricket. A win, I know, but they looked like a happy team again for the last hour or so.

    The cynic in me suspects (and speculates) it was a bit of marketing ingenuity for the retro uniforms after an annus horriblis: "let's make them look like they did when all of Australia liked them"



  • @Siam said in Aussie Cricket:

    What? You can't mention weight and women?

    It's not even what happened

    Waugh said Haddin was much slimmer than all the blokes in the commentary box, Isa replied 'I'm glad you said blokes'.



  • @Duluth said in Aussie Cricket:

    @Siam said in Aussie Cricket:

    What? You can't mention weight and women?

    It's not even what happened

    Waugh said Haddin was much slimmer than all the blokes in the commentary box, Isa replied 'I'm glad you said blokes'.

    I don't see any issue with that at all. Sounds like Isa was poking a bit of fun at the idea "never ever mention a woman's weight or you will feel my wrath". I mean the commentary was cringy as fuck but that's a non-event.



  • @Duluth oh I see, I misinterpreted (again)



  • I'm not sure what the issue is.

    Shaming a fat fluffybunny is often just the incentive they need to lose weight and be healthier.

    Good on ya Mark, Steve was more of a legend but you'll always be my favourite Waugh ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @Duluth said in Aussie Cricket:

    @Siam said in Aussie Cricket:

    What? You can't mention weight and women?

    It's not even what happened

    Waugh said Haddin was much slimmer than all the blokes in the commentary box, Isa replied 'I'm glad you said blokes'.

    She clearly said that because she felt clarity was required. Anyway, that was about the least stupid comment of 1,000 stupid comments amongst the team last night.



  • @MN5 said in Aussie Cricket:

    I'm not sure what the issue is.

    Shaming a fat fluffybunny is often just the incentive they need to lose weight and be healthier.

    Good on ya Mark, Steve was more of a legend but you'll always be my favourite Waugh ๐Ÿ™‚

    You'd be amazing at support group meetings. You'd need to bring stools and a lot of rope.



  • @shark said in Aussie Cricket:

    @MN5 said in Aussie Cricket:

    I'm not sure what the issue is.

    Shaming a fat fluffybunny is often just the incentive they need to lose weight and be healthier.

    Good on ya Mark, Steve was more of a legend but you'll always be my favourite Waugh ๐Ÿ™‚

    You'd be amazing at support group meetings. You'd need to bring stools and a lot of rope.

    It's not the most PC approach granted but surprisingly effective....



  • The commentary for that first ODI was cringeworthy and thatโ€™s not because of any PC alerts. Itโ€™s not funny and the constant coaching coming from the โ€œexpertsโ€ is tiresome.

    By the way, Mark Waugh was effortless as a batsman. All the natural ability and obviously worked hard to get to where he was given his brother was getting more of the spotlight.

    Technique wise, I reckon Damian Martyn was textbook.


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