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Old 08-06-2019, 06:16 AM
penultima thule is offline
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Originally Posted by Dead Cat View Post
... explain how the Aussie bowlers were suddenly able to get so much more from the pitch than England?
The pitch became progressively more two paced.
Burns copped a brute of a ball. Lyon bowled several shooters but got wickets with extra bounce.

You also need to factor in fatigue. The loss of Anderson and Ali being ineffective then the guy most likely to get bounce (Broad) was over bowled. Root seems to have an issue with Woakes and Stokes was hot and cold.

Much easier to bend your back and extract whatever assistance there is from the pitch when you are chasing a win rather than trying to bowl a team out for under 500.