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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    :DThe Aussies have beaten Pakistan in the second test in Sydney today coming from an impossible position - or so we thought.

    Best 9th wicket stand ever for our lads against Pakistan.

    Aussies stage miracle win over Pakistan


    It was a record-breaking day for Australian cricket and the home team's dressing room contained plenty of heroes, including century-maker Mike Hussey and match-winning spinner Nathan Hauritz.
    But for captain Ricky Ponting, the moment of triumph came when he fronted the post-match press conference to explain how his team had beaten Pakistan in the second Test by 36 runs late on day four, despite getting bowled out for 127 on day one.
    Ponting has been smashed in the media for batting first on a green-top pitch, but after setting Pakistan a target of 176 to win on Wednesday, the tourists collapsed to be all out for 139.
    Suddenly Ponting was a genius skipper again, his reputation enhanced.
    Ponting said the feeling even topped Australia's stirring victories in the Sydney Tests against India in 2008 and South Africa in 2009.
    Wednesday's victory was only the third time Australia had won a Test after being more than 200 or more runs behind on the first innings.
    "This is the most satisfying one because I don't think anyone in the world apart from all the blokes inside our dressing room thought we could win," Ponting said.
    "South Africa last year and India the year before that, we were in the box seat to win those games.
    "All of us in our change room felt if we could get 150 or just over that we were going to be right in the game."
    Australia's fairytale win to claim an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series came after being in a desperate position at the start of day four.
    Australia resumed on Wednesday on 8-286, a lead of only 80.
    Hussey hit a fighting 134, his 11th Test century, in Australia's 381.
    The West Australian shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 123 with tailender Peter Siddle (38).
    The partnership beat the 83-run stand between Bob Massie and John Watkins for Australia's ninth wicket against Pakistan in Sydney 37 years ago.
    And Hauritz did as a spinner should at the SCG, bowling his team to victory with 5-53, his second five-wicket haul in successive Tests against Pakistan.
     
  2. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Not bad at all. Can only hope for England to pull of a similar miracle this week :|
     
  3. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    Not bad at all. Can only hope for England to pull of a similar miracle this week :|
    and I hope they don't ;)
    Nice and warm today, but not as bad as yesterdays 43°C scorcher. Expect a declaration in the next 20 overs.
     
  4. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Expect England all out by tea :lol:
     
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Whats Cricket?? :D
     
  6. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

  7. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

  8. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi Geoff,

    The Ashes

    They are still in their rightful place!

    Gerry
     
  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi Gerry,

    Not for long.

    We had to let you get them back for a little while!

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  10. -tmm-

    -tmm- Senior Member

    Them be fightin' words!! :mad:
     
  11. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Gentlemen,

    With all modesty, coming from a cricketing family of no small renown, I know whereof I speak!

    Please see:
    My Uncle Frank

    Gerry
     
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  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Gerry,
    Very impressive reading.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  13. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Here's the scorecard for an England v Australia game in Fallingbostel.
     

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  14. David Layne

    David Layne Well-Known Member

    Second innings.
     

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  15. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Gentlemen,

    With all modesty, coming from a cricketing family of no small renown, I know whereof I speak!

    Please see:
    My Uncle Frank

    Gerry

    Great story Gerry.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  16. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Here's the scorecard for an England v Germany game in Fallingbostel.

    Could imagine that game to be quite competitive and a source of great relief for most of the POW's.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Second innings.

    Great memorabilia David - Thanks for posting.
     
  18. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Love the post Spidge and the fact that you are into the leather on willow, heres a thought for you, do you know who won the game played by British POW's including E W Swanton and Australiam POW's in the far east
     
  19. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Here's the scorecard for an England v Australia game in Fallingbostel.

    Great stuff David!!
     
  20. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Love Cricket? Its me flaming life. Right back to the days of Bradman... Ive seen all the greats...... Still totally enamoured with the game today
    Sapper
     

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