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Old 08-17-2019, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by penultima thule View Post
The batting line-ups for both these teams really is shite, no?

Khawaja seems to have been the only Aussie with positive intent (or lasted long enough to develop one). But if they can hang in there til tea and only be 50 behind the time will probably have run out to get a result.
Agree and disagree (if that is possible). I thought Root looked pretty good when he was out there. Khawaja seems to have almost as many chances as the Marsh's and at his age I'm not sure his record is going to improve.

I watched Smith batting last night and the conditions were horrible so I believe he has had to play to the circumstances and now with the fall of wickets he can't be too adventurous. I'll be the first to admit I thought when he made his debut we'd see him in about six Tests as a leg spinner and then never hear of him again. Now he is up with the elite players but he is hard to watch.