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Sundy wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:59 am
guy smiley wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:36 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
As dumbledore explained back at the time of sandpapergate, Smith is a weird cnut, possessed of a sort of manic intensity regarding the game. Nothing sinister or necessarily evil, just a weird cnut.

The guy brings about 15 bats and 40 pairs of gloves with him to a test match, perhaps something slightly odd going on there.
Yeah, Dumbledore was a weird one.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:17 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:08 am Is Smith going to be investigated over pitch-scruff gate ... or is it all above board?
Tim Paine explained that he does that regularly when in the field. He scratches out his own guard and visualises batting.
Strange explanation but who knows, he has his quirks. I’m sure people will be checking past footage. I would have thought someone as precise as Smith would have needed an umpire to confirm guard before marking.
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jdogscoop wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 am Brad Hodge.

Six tests with an average of 55 and a high score of 203*

Sawn off, or did circumstances conspire to cruel his international career?
At least Hodge had 6 tests. David Hussey averaged like 53 in FC cricket and never had a single test match. Must be the most talented batsman to never get a test match. Weirdly his brother played 80 tests despite averaging a run less in FC cricket, although I suppose that includes tests.
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True Blue wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 am
jdogscoop wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 am Brad Hodge.

Six tests with an average of 55 and a high score of 203*

Sawn off, or did circumstances conspire to cruel his international career?
At least Hodge had 6 tests. David Hussey averaged like 53 in FC cricket and never had a single test match. Must be the most talented batsman to never get a test match. Weirdly his brother played 80 tests despite averaging a run less in FC cricket, although I suppose that includes tests.
David Hussey was unlucky in that he was playing at a time when the Australian team was almost untouchable and contained a lot of "old boys". Hodge fell into the same basket. A talented player who was overlooked for players like Damien Martyn.

You are correct in that Mike Hussey's average only went down a tad because he played tests. In saying that, after 20 tests his average was 84. I mean...that's insane. One of my favourite cricketers.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:00 am
True Blue wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 am
jdogscoop wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 am Brad Hodge.

Six tests with an average of 55 and a high score of 203*

Sawn off, or did circumstances conspire to cruel his international career?
At least Hodge had 6 tests. David Hussey averaged like 53 in FC cricket and never had a single test match. Must be the most talented batsman to never get a test match. Weirdly his brother played 80 tests despite averaging a run less in FC cricket, although I suppose that includes tests.
David Hussey was unlucky in that he was playing at a time when the Australian team was almost untouchable and contained a lot of "old boys". Hodge fell into the same basket. A talented player who was overlooked for players like Damien Martyn.

You are correct in that Mike Hussey's average only went down a tad because he played tests. In saying that, after 20 tests his average was 84. I mean...that's insane. One of my favourite cricketers.
And, Mike Hussey didn't get to play a test until age 30 - and this is a bloke with 2 x triple centuries for Notts.

There really was a lock on the batting in the period 93 to about 2003/4.

The batting order in the first test of the 1993 ashes was Taylor, Slater, Boon, Waugh, Border, Waugh.

1997 it was Taylor, Elliott, Blewitt, Waugh, Waugh, Bevan.

In 2001 it was Slater, Hayden, Ponting, Waugh, Waugh, Martyn.

Even in 2005 after the Waughs retired, it was Langer, Hayden, Ponting, Martyn, Clarke & Katich.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
When you say he marks out his guard while fielding, does he actually go to the batting crease to do it or does he do it in the area where he is fielding?
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Starting to look like Siraj is a bullshit artist.
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Ellafan wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:31 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:00 am
True Blue wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 am
jdogscoop wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:49 am Brad Hodge.

Six tests with an average of 55 and a high score of 203*

Sawn off, or did circumstances conspire to cruel his international career?
At least Hodge had 6 tests. David Hussey averaged like 53 in FC cricket and never had a single test match. Must be the most talented batsman to never get a test match. Weirdly his brother played 80 tests despite averaging a run less in FC cricket, although I suppose that includes tests.
David Hussey was unlucky in that he was playing at a time when the Australian team was almost untouchable and contained a lot of "old boys". Hodge fell into the same basket. A talented player who was overlooked for players like Damien Martyn.

You are correct in that Mike Hussey's average only went down a tad because he played tests. In saying that, after 20 tests his average was 84. I mean...that's insane. One of my favourite cricketers.
And, Mike Hussey didn't get to play a test until age 30 - and this is a bloke with 2 x triple centuries for Notts.

There really was a lock on the batting in the period 93 to about 2003/4.

The batting order in the first test of the 1993 ashes was Taylor, Slater, Boon, Waugh, Border, Waugh.

1997 it was Taylor, Elliott, Blewitt, Waugh, Waugh, Bevan.

In 2001 it was Slater, Hayden, Ponting, Waugh, Waugh, Martyn.

Even in 2005 after the Waughs retired, it was Langer, Hayden, Ponting, Martyn, Clarke & Katich.
Like the very best sporting sides, some potential greats just never get a shot. Those line ups :thumbup:
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Bindi wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am Starting to look like Siraj is a bullshit artist.
How so ?
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Kiwias wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
When you say he marks out his guard while fielding, does he actually go to the batting crease to do it or does he do it in the area where he is fielding?
At the batting crease.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 am
Kiwias wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
When you say he marks out his guard while fielding, does he actually go to the batting crease to do it or does he do it in the area where he is fielding?
At the batting crease.
Why would he do it in the 4th innings? Sounds like bullshit to me, especially coming from Paine.
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I've never seen a fielder do that. It may be one of his quirks but then there would be plenty footage of him doing it. He also took his time about it. Strange.
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Big Nipper wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 am
Kiwias wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
When you say he marks out his guard while fielding, does he actually go to the batting crease to do it or does he do it in the area where he is fielding?
At the batting crease.
Why would he do it in the 4th innings? Sounds like bullshit to me, especially coming from Paine.
I don't care if he is on the spectrum. If they told him he would be fined his match fee the first time he did it and the second time he would be banned for the rest of the match with no replacement he wouldn't do it anymore.
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jambanja wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:15 am
Bindi wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am Starting to look like Siraj is a bullshit artist.
How so ?
Siraj tells CA probe of racial slurs as new witness reports 'no derogatory stuff'
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India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has told Cricket Australia investigators he heard racist taunts such as "brown dog" on the fourth day of the Sydney Test as another spectator who was seated in the area behind him gave an eyewitness account of the crowd behaviour.

CA began interviewing Indian players after the visiting team pulled off a remarkable draw in the third Test on Monday night.

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While India reported racial abuse of Siraj and fellow bowler Jasprit Bumrah after day three on Saturday and then during the fourth afternoon of the match on Sunday, team management asked that their part in CA's investigation be delayed until after the game.

Indian media had reported that Siraj had said to India management on Sunday that he had been called a "brown dog" and a "monkey" and sources say he has now told the CA probe he heard those terms from the crowd.

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The 26-year-old, who was in Australia in November when his father died in India, had been fielding near the boundary in front of the Brewongle and Clive Churchill Stands during the day.

CA has also interviewed members of the crowd who were seated in the bay behind Siraj and has had access to reports written by security guards who were stationed just inside the perimeter of that section of the ground.

The six people escorted from their seats police following Siraj's complaint to umpires on Sunday have not been spoken to by CA and sources said there was no indication that they had racially abused Siraj.

The security guards' reports mention members of the crowd having called Siraj "Shiraz" - which former Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane said on Monday could be categorised as racist - and using his name as they sang the song Que Sera, Sera. But the guards' reports do not include the racial taunts reported by India.

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age have reported multiple witness accounts from the crowd near where Siraj was fielding on Saturday and Sunday and another emerged on Tuesday.

Ben Grogan, a senior executive in the NSW public sector, was sitting just behind the men police removed from the ground on Sunday, watching the game with his nine-year-old son Leo.

Ben Grogan, wearing sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt, watches on as police remove spectators from the SCG on Sunday.
Ben Grogan, wearing sunglasses and a Hawaiian shirt, watches on as police remove spectators from the SCG on Sunday.
"In all the footage I'm the guy in the pink and white shirt, with my son, two rows back from the six guys that got ejected," he said.

Mr Grogan said there was also a separate group of young spectators to his right who had been asked to] leave earlier in the afternoon by SCG staff. Drinking heavily, they had been the most vocal and it was they who had referred to Siraj as "Shiraz", he said.

"They were just a real poor man's Barmy Army sort of thing," he said. "They were singing songs like, 'We love you Jasprit, we do'. 'Jasprit, give us a wave', weaving his name into songs, stuff like that. There was no derogatory stuff but it was just constant. It wasn't a great workplace but there was nothing racist."

He said the men who police later escorted from the grandstand after Siraj had approached the umpires and pointed in their direction had been more restrained and were blowing an air horn, chanting the bowler's name. He said they were not drunk, having arrived after the start of play and consumed about five or six mid-strength beers each.

As another witness reported on Monday, it was after Siraj was hit for two sixes in a row and one of the men shouted "Welcome to Sydney, Siraj" that events came to a head, according to Mr Grogan.

Siraj then turned around and then walked towards umpire Paul Reiffel at square leg, Mr Grogan said.

"The police interviewed probably 10 people in the area. They came to me and said, 'Tell us what happened'. After I gave my account they said, 'That's exactly what everybody else is saying, that there was nothing racist, nothing derogatory'."

Mr Grogan said he found racist or abusive language abhorrent and it "should not be part of society or anywhere in the cricketing world.

"If it was being used by others in the crowd on the day, or previous days, the book should be thrown at any offenders," he said. "But it certainly wasn't the fellas who were ejected on Sunday."

Sources say the six men would have their tickets refunded unless they were subject to criminal action or found to have breached the terms and conditions of entry to the venue
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sorCrer wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 am I've never seen a fielder do that. It may be one of his quirks but then there would be plenty footage of him doing it. He also took his time about it. Strange.
He is a cheat, there is no excuse for his actions. Incredibly dimwitted guy, but sure can bat
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If commentators were calling the guy Shiraz I think it would be out of order but the supporters doing it is different. Plus the does the brown dog thing pass the sniff test. Case not proven move on.
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Looks like Bumrah is out of the test, and Ashwin is having back spasms, they’re running out of quality players, big pity about Jasprit he would have been good to watch on a track like the Gabba
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"Brown dog" is something a Bollywood mock-up of a white racist would say, and not what your average Australian racist would come out with.

Given there's plenty of witnesses including security who heard nothing of the sort, I'm fairly confident Siraj is full of shit.
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Anonymous 1 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:48 am If commentators were calling the guy Shiraz I think it would be out of order but the supporters doing it is different. Plus the does the brown dog thing pass the sniff test. Case not proven move on.
Move on?

If it didn't happen then a number of quarters need to apologise or explain themselves.
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CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:24 am CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
:lol: :lol:
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Bindi wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:49 am "Brown dog" is something a Bollywood mock-up of a white racist would say, and not what your average Australian racist would come out with.
Sounds like something from a Commando comic.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:24 am CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
Was this for his third innings at the crease?
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Bumrah will be a huge loss.

I've followed cricket all my life and I can't remember a touring team been decimated by injury as badly as this Indian team.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am Bumrah will be a huge loss.

I've followed cricket all my life and I can't remember a touring team been decimated by injury as badly as this Indian team.
Did you catch the Sri Lankan tour to SA a few weeks ago? 4 on field injuries in 1st test
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Big Nipper wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am Bumrah will be a huge loss.

I've followed cricket all my life and I can't remember a touring team been decimated by injury as badly as this Indian team.
Did you catch the Sri Lankan tour to SA a few weeks ago? 4 on field injuries in 1st test
I saw glimpses of the series, but I can't say that I followed it closely.
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nardol wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:24 am CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
Was this for his third innings at the crease?
As a right hander not playing rounders, no.

More likely simulating where in the field he thinks a batter would target.
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So why f**k with the batting crease then? He can visualise away all he likes... if that’s how we’re going to justify his weird routine, but he doesn’t need to scuff the crease up to do that... just before he leaves.
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Big Nipper wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am Bumrah will be a huge loss.

I've followed cricket all my life and I can't remember a touring team been decimated by injury as badly as this Indian team.
Did you catch the Sri Lankan tour to SA a few weeks ago? 4 on field injuries in 1st test
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kiap wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:58 am
nardol wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:24 am CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
Was this for his third innings at the crease?
As a right hander not playing rounders, no.

More likely simulating where in the field he thinks a batter would target.
Without any fielders...

Nice.
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nardol wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:16 am
kiap wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:58 am
nardol wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:45 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:24 am CA have released the footage of the entire Smith incident.

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/tim-pai ... 2021-01-12

He scratches away the marks and takes a left hand stance and surveys the field as if he was Pant. Then Pant comes in and asks for his mark as does every decent batsman at the beginning of a new session. Nothing in it.
Was this for his third innings at the crease?
As a right hander not playing rounders, no.

More likely simulating where in the field he thinks a batter would target.
Without any fielders...

Nice.
Obviously, ... because it's in a break from play. As stated, this was a batter addicted to batting, standing in the shoes of his opponent to better understand the conditions his foe faces.

"It's something I do in games to visualise where we are bowling, how the batter is playing our bowlers and then out of habit I always mark centre,"
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Smith is a cheat, always will be. His career will be remembered only by what happened in South Africa and the tears that followed.

The aus posters falsely trying to explain his actions are laughable. Just own it, sledging and all. Australian cricket will never change.
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JPNZ wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:34 am The aus posters falsely trying to explain his actions are laughable.
How is it cheating?
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kiap wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:36 am
JPNZ wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:34 am The aus posters falsely trying to explain his actions are laughable.
How is it cheating?
I never said his actions yesterday were cheating, my first statement was he was caught instructing players to cheat as captain of the side and was punished as such.

What he did yesterday I and many others around the world have never seen before, in the same way fielding teams are not allowed to walk on or scuff up the batting area or crease. It’s not within the spirit of the game but obviously many things over the years haven’t been when the Australian team is involved.

If he scrubs out batsman’s marks every test then why is this the 1st time anyone has ever seen it?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:22 am
Kiwias wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:22 am
vh5150 wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:19 am Smith’s footwork hid the batsman guard marks so it could be unsporting conduct contrary to the “Spirit of Cricket” ie he was being an Aussie cnut. A one match ban Shirley?
No. Tim Paine has clearly explained this. He wasn't rubbing out Pant's guard, he was making out his own. Steve Smith marks out his guard regularly when fielding, sometimes up to a half dozen times over a day. It's one of his idiosyncrasies.
When you say he marks out his guard while fielding, does he actually go to the batting crease to do it or does he do it in the area where he is fielding?
At the batting crease.
If I were an opposition batsman and he sauntered up to the batting crease and started to mark his guard, I would tell him to fudge off.

EDIT: just read earlier that he does it in a break in play. He is still a plum.
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“It's something I do in games to visualise where we are bowling, how the batter is playing our bowlers and then out of habit I always mark centre,"
Also the statement from CA is horseshit coverup as well, because if anyone actually watched the video that I posted originally then unless Steve smith “marks out centre” clearly not on middle stump & facing away from the bowler when he’s batting then he’s not doing anything except rubbing marks out. I’ve never seen a batter mark centre facing away from the bowling end.
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JPNZ wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:43 am If he scrubs out batsman’s marks every test then why is this the 1st time anyone has ever seen it?
Hmm, "scrubs out" ... they ain't just gonna be removed. There are multiple marks scratched in.

Arriving batsman takes his guard then lengthens or deepens the desired mark ... game resumes.

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It’s alright chaps. Ex internationals may have condemned the actions of Smith and his is a career already tainted, as in smeared from arse to breakfast tainted, by infamy and outright cheating...

but the Aussies are assuring us there’s nothing to see here. Happens all the time. Weird that no ones ever seen it before, of course, but move along chaps, move along. Don Bradman and all that.
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I am starting to see a pattern with Australian cricket. Awful bunch on the field, complemented with awful fans

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Big Nipper wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:21 pm I am starting to see a pattern with Australian cricket. Awful bunch on the field, complemented with awful fans

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Remember when South African fans taunted a players wife? Lol.
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