Cricket Third Test- Australia v New Zealand SCG

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SCG 9/12/14

First innings: Labuschagne caught Henriques bowled Sommerville for 39.
Second innings Labuschagne LB Sommerville 10

He got Burns second innings too.
 
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I think Joe has just about run out of chances. This was the most important innings of his career and he couldn't knuckle down against a B grade bowling unit.

Guess we need someone else to step up in the 2nd half of the shield season.
 

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I think Joe has just about run out of chances. This was the most important innings of his career and he couldn't knuckle down against a B grade bowling unit.

Guess we need someone else to step up in the 2nd half of the shield season.
While i agree that be is probably on his last chance, you have to admit the ball that got him out was a pretty good delivery !
 

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While i agree that be is probably on his last chance, you have to admit the ball that got him out was a pretty good delivery !
Oh yeah it was a great ball, but regardless, he just can't seem to find a way to stay in at the moment, the good batsman find a way to make their own luck.
 

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The fact the side is winning so well may save Joe, that and the fact no other opener is batting well enough or under consideration. Harris has been found well out of his depth at international level. Bancroft just wasn't really ever that good. Maddinson has battles against his own head and Khawaja is horribly out of form. Renshaw is a shadow of his former self.
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Also, love seeing batsmen in caps...except I don't think Marnus ever takes his helmet off when batting does he?
 
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I think Joe has just about run out of chances. This was the most important innings of his career and he couldn't knuckle down against a B grade bowling unit.

Guess we need someone else to step up in the 2nd half of the shield season.
Has he produced anything different to what he's shown for a long while? He hasn't scored a SS 100 since December 2017.

His weakness of being bowled because of his big forward press and hands in front continues- He's been bowled 8 times now in 21 Tests- that's huge flaw for an opener. The Melbourne dismissal was a carbon copy of Christchurch. New Zealand have him bowled four times now from his eight Tests against them.

They picked him knowing all this. I don't feel like you can pick someone not scoring runs, with a weakness and then when those same two things are shown again drop them. Doesn't make you a very good selector.
 

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I think this is the last Test before India get here in October so SS form and Test form won't matter too much in 10 months.
 

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Has he produced anything different to what he's shown for a long while? He hasn't scored a SS 100 since December 2017.

His weakness of being bowled because of his big forward press and hands in front continues- He's been bowled 8 times now in 21 Tests- that's huge flaw for an opener. The Melbourne dismissal was a carbon copy of Christchurch. New Zealand have him bowled four times now from his eight Tests against them.

They picked him knowing all this. I don't feel like you can pick someone not scoring runs, with a weakness and then when those same two things are shown again drop them. Doesn't make you a very good selector.
Who else is there though that has a better body of work and without flaws? Harris lapses in concentration regularly, Bancroft just isn't that good and Maddinson has mental battles. It made absolute sense to go with Burns and since the side is winning comfortably and no one else is screaming out pick me, it makes sense to stick with him.
 

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Who else is there though that has a better body of work and without flaws? Harris lapses in concentration regularly, Bancroft just isn't that good and Maddinson has mental battles. It made absolute sense to go with Burns and since the side is winning comfortably and no one else is screaming out pick me, it makes sense to stick with him.
I'm like 99.9% confident that Khawaja would've scored significantly more runs than Burns did this Summer.
 

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I'm not. In red ball cricket the guy is hopelessly out of form.
He pretty much never failed in home tests, I haven't got the stats in front of me, but I'd wager he averages 50+ at home.

Edit: Just checked, he averages 53 at home. Joe Burns averages 40 at home.
 
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Who else is there though that has a better body of work and without flaws? Harris lapses in concentration regularly, Bancroft just isn't that good and Maddinson has mental battles. It made absolute sense to go with Burns and since the side is winning comfortably and no one else is screaming out pick me, it makes sense to stick with him.
Not so much someone else but if you buy a three bedroom house at the beach. You can’t sell it because it is a three bedroom house at the beach two months later.
 

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Regardless, with your 1, 3 and 4 at absolute world class level, you can afford to carry Burns at least to Bangladesh.
 

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Regardless, with your 1, 3 and 4 at absolute world class level, you can afford to carry Burns at least to Bangladesh.
Indeed. It would be different if he was going within the first few overs consistently - he isn't tonning up but he is doing a decent openers job.
 

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Good effort from NZ to just keep grinding with good line and length - the score could easily be closer to 400.
 

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Another fizzer of a test coming up. Over after 4 days again no doubt.
 

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Another fizzer of a test coming up. Over after 4 days again no doubt.
Australia have strangled NZ in each game, usually in the first inning. It's not exciting, but it's pretty dominant. Like two or three days total in all the tests I've felt NZ had a chance.
 

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Marnus is unreal.

Seems to have a great temprament and mind for the game as well, I'm pretty confident he'll be captain once Paine retires.
 

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This is probably the most patient I've ever seen Australia bat, it's good stuff. Only took a dozen or so years to realise they can't blast away at 4 an over anymore lol.
 
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What a knock.

I think 450 will be enough. Try and reach that and then have a slog. Don't want the bowlers out there toiling for too long.
 

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