State of Origin Rep
- Jun 4, 2008
Good to win in Pakistan, especially with the worst fielding performance I can remember from an Australian side.
In the aftermath, it's hard to not call that a brilliant declaration.
If they bat longer and set them a total that's not achievable they probably start playing everything with a dead bat, as it was it was there for either team to win heading into Day 5, prepared to lose to win.
Of course if we lose, it's a horrible declaration.
Throws coming in all over the place.
Australia's fast bowlers - Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green - who combined to take 23 of Australia's 41 wickets for the series,Pakistan is not the same as other sub continent places- No Pakistan spinner has taken five wickets in a fourth innings there since 1986.
I know they haven't played there for a while but that's still a telling stat.
Fourth innings record in Pakistan in that time 94 games at 33.
Australia is 322 games 30.46.
It's never a dust bowl. They have taken all the grass off- if they wanted a pace friendly pitch you would leave it on.
Australia's fast bowlers - Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green - who combined to take 23 of Australia's 41 wickets for the series,
Cummins said he was immensely satisfied after becoming the first Australian captain to win a series in Asia since Michael Clarke in 2011. It was the first overseas series victory by any Australian team since New Zealand in 2016. Their best results in the interim had been drawn series in Bangladesh in 2017 and England in 2019.
Yeah the acid test of our abilities against spin will come in Sri Lanka later this year.. as poor a state as their cricket is in, their wickets will turn square and they'll be tough to beat in home conditions.100% so I was accurate from the start, spin didn't play a part and no dustbowl.