The Ashes!

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  1. Travitoh

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    England did well to pull the Aussies back after lunch. It could've gotten ugly today!
    Warner looked on from the first over while Bancroft... not so much.
    Pretty even at the end of day one with Australia having the edge largely thanks to a great first session from Warner. Smith elite as always and SMarsh becoming the batsman that many felt he always could be. A couple of wickets before lunch tomorrow could really turn this game on it's head though.
     
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    80 odd thousand is a disappointing turnout for a Boxing Day Ashes test too. For all the chest beating that comes from the Victorians, they sure don't back it up with actual support.
     
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    It’s a dead rubber and the tickets probably weren’t cheap, can’t say I blame them really. Was hoping there would be some cheap tickets for Sydney knocking about but they’re still pretty expensive.
     
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    A good start for the second day
     
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    Horrible lol
    Stuart Broad was in one of his moods this morning. The side as a whole put in a very good performance.
    For possibly the first time this series you could probably say England are genuinely in front.
     
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    I was abroad for the first two and some of the third tests so this is the first I have been able to follow properly.
    I’m enjoying it even though it’s a dead rubber, for me at least it’s a 2 test series :);)
     
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    I don't know about Sydney but in Adelaide there will often be a handful of GA tickets released a day or two before day one. Keep an eye out online.
     
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    There's no such thing as a dead rubber in the Ashes!
     
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    Much better today, but I still can’t help thinking we have plenty of scope to f**k it all up.
     
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    Was good to see you guys put up a serious fight though.

    Probably the first day of the series that you've dominated
     
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    Like I say I haven’t seen very much of the series at all but didn’t we have a rest first day Perth or Adelaide, for it only to go to shit after that.
     
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    Unfortunately for ENGLAND Stokes being absent has hurt them badly.

    England have been in reasonable positions at times in the series but lacked a genuine game-breaker like Stokes,with bat & ball!!
     
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    There's been some competitive sessions, but this is the first day I'd say England have won.

    Although had they been more aggressive the series might still be on the line
     
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    All it takes is an early wicket tomorrow though to turn things again...
    Great day for England today. The Smith drop catch has proven to be costly so far.
     
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    It’s making for some frustrating listening that’s for sure.
     
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    Credit to Cook here......

    I hope he gets 200.......

    Woakes digging in unlike Ali trying to play himself out of the side with that stupidity.......
     
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    England would love a 90 odd lead and have Aussies 2/25 at stumps...
     
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    With Mitch Marsh already in the side, it's difficult to understand why Bird is in the side. Our pace attack seems one dimensional with only Hazlewood really offering any threat with the ball.

    Not taking anything away from Cook though. He is batting a treat.
     
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    I've not seen many better innings than Cook's. Top quality knock from him.
    Broad's little cameo rubbed a bit of salt into the wound too. I enjoyed seeing him battle through early. I wasn't convinced Khawaja held the catch but there is fair debate either way about it.
     
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    Best knock I have seen in ages under immense pressure...... probably best knock under pressure I've ever seen...

    Broad was not out mate..

    I clearly saw the ball touch the ball for a brief moment.

    England in the box seat for this one..... they have won the key moments in this test thus far.
     

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