1st ODI: Australia v England at MCG Jan 14 2018

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  1. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Starts 2.20pm Sunday

    Ill be at the Sydney Opera house at 2pm watching the Green day musical :sunglasses:

    Should be able to catch most of the evening session

    Poms should be more competitive in this format, though thinking we will win the series 3-2
     
  2. AlwaysGreen

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    England definitely better in this format and it should be a good series.

    I'm tipping one of the games to be tied.
     
  3. Valheru

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    Don't really care who wins this, as long as the loser wins game 2 or 3. At least that way we have a live fixture on Australia Day.

    If it can be 2-2 for opening day in Perth then all the better.
     
  4. Blade23

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    Hoping for a much closer contest. Poms lately are better in ODI'S than tests and we will give them a few chances with rotations.
     
  5. King hit

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    People wanting a closer contest?

    Bugger that let’s continue the slaughter
     
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  6. Blade23

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    Closer contests are better for the overall game and more exciting. At least I find it that way.
    Looking back on ODI cricket what do you fondly remember more? Bevan's last ball four at the SCG in 1996 against the Windies or us thumping England in the last game of the 1999 Carlton & United series by 162 runs.
    I still remember Bevan clearly.
    If this series is one way traffic I won't bother watching it and I will dip out halfway through.
     
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  7. AlwaysGreen

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    Agree. The one thing ODIs don't need are one sided contests.

    And even though we flogged the poms in the test series we still had to play good cricket to do it.

    England are playing a very good style of ODI cricket, to beat them we'll have to play well.
     
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  8. Eelectrica

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    Can't see this being one sided. We've really slipped badly from being the pace setters of the ODI game to now trying to catch up.
     
  9. Hutty1986

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    Australia won only 5 of 15 odi's last year, with plenty of the usual batting collapses. Poms favourites here and will thump us on current form.
     
  10. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Bugger!

    The wrong merkin got out.....
     
  11. King hit

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    I get your point but I just enjoy watching us humiliate England. It never gets old for me. A Bevan moment in odi that was just as good was against New Zealand in 2002 where we were 6/70 or something chasing 246 and Bevan with help from Warne, Lee and Bichel got us home in the final over. I was born in early 1995 so I wasn’t even a year old when Bevan played that heroic innings. Have watched it on one of my cricket dvds plenty of times.
     
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  12. some11

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    Faulkners heroics in the '14 series were awesome.

    I still think 5 odis is too many, maybe 2/3 plus a T20i. Whatever happened to T20i games anyway?
     
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  13. Bazal

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    There are about nine of them after this ODI series
     
  14. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree with King hit, Cant get tired of thumping mighty mighty Ungerland, great viewing as well as their tabloids offering a good read. Though I think they will do well this series

    thumping India is even better, actually anyone thumping them is just as good
     
  15. King hit

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    My neighbour went to that Faulkner Gabba game and he left when Australia lost their 9th wicket. I remind him of it every now and then.
     
  16. ANTiLAG

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    There's a t20i tri series with Aus, Eng and NZ. Split hosting in NZ and Aus. Play each other twice then final at Eden Park. Sydney gets the opener (NZvAus), Melbourne and Hobart also get a Eng v Aus game.
     
  17. blaza88z

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    I expect us to win this ODI series convincingly, we usually score 300+ and with the quality of our bowling i'm not sure how England get near it
     
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    I wonder if there will be any wickets falling in this game?
     
  19. Das Gupta

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    If Finch is playing yes.
     
  20. The Mad Hatter

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    I love watching cricket with my kids and having Chopper ads on 9.
     

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