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About Paxter

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  1. Yeah that sounds right. The fallout from Australia's loss at Adelaide has been interesting. There haven't been many reactionary calls for players to be dropped or criticism of the captain/coaching staff. The media and the public seem to be at peace with the idea that Australia lost a close test at home, didn't play that well (nor badly) and were humble in defeat. Maybe some good has come from sandpapergate?
  2. Well I'm going to have to eat my words. I didn't see a few things coming in this match, especially Ashwin's strong performance and India's ability to post competitive scores without any significant contributions from Virat. Excited now for the Perth test starting Friday.
  3. New Zealand has beaten the likes of the Windies, Bangladesh and Zim in test series away from home in recent years. Maybe it's their first away series win for a long time against stronger opposition? I think the better stat for NZ is that they have won five of their last six test series (against Bangladesh, Windies, Pakistan twice and England). Give them more test cricket to play!
  4. Hmmm well, all three results technically still possible at lunch on Day 5! A lot will depend on how many wickets India can nab in the next session. Assuming they can remove Paine or a couple more of the bowlers, then it should be game over. But if Paine and Cummins can blunt the Indians before tea, who knows what could happen in the final session.
  5. Yeah I wasn’t expecting this sort of wicket but it’s made for an interesting contest. You’d think that if India can bat for a couple more sessions tomorrow then Australia will basically be out of the game.
  6. Impressive from Ashwin. I didn't see that coming. If you'd told me that the Indian quicks only had one wicket between them after 50 overs, I'd have guessed an Australian score of 180-1, not 111-4.
  7. Kudos to New Zealand. They could have easily fallen into a heap after the poor second test and conceding another first-innings lead in this match. But Williamson seems to have at least secured them a drawn series, if not a chance at a series win on Day Five. Finch gone early on Day Two in Adelaide. Bring back Renshaw!
  8. Vijay and Rahane have good records in Australia, I don’t think Pujara did (until today!) Australia’s batting is a problem, let’s see how this pitch plays tomorrow.
  9. And now India in deep trouble and with a chance of being bowled out for less than 200 after choosing to bat first. Pujara aside, that was really, really poor test batting.
  10. Two wickets early highlight India's biggest problem in this series - who apart from Kohli is going to stand up and make the big runs required to win test matches in Australia? ETA: Both openers lost their wickets playing lazy wafts outside the off stump. Clueless stuff and I'd again make the point that India has played hardly any longer-form warm-up games. Didn't Shashtri and Kohli learn anything from the England tour?
  11. Stupid Gooseberry Hill polling booth!
  12. Two more sleeps until the Adelaide test match! Just a couple of small things before the India series kicks off: BJ Watling is just pure test match cricket gold. His 42 n.o. off 180 balls (!) has kept New Zealand in the series. Congrats to Bangladesh for putting an extremely poor Zimbabwe series behind them and dispensing with the Windies in clinical style.
  13. Sadly they aren’t universal across the country. They certainly were not a thing in my home electorate in WA.
  14. Julia Banks...you little ripper!
  15. Yeah I think that’s spot on. And we have seen that even in places like Queensland, where the One Nation vote was lower than expected in the election earlier this year. Same sex marriage is another good example of rational, educated thinking triumphing easily over conservatism and prejudice.