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28 Oct 14 21:15
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5 Tests played here. 3 draws and 2 Pak wins.

At first I thought, Pak only needs a draw, so they will prepare an absolute road. But given Australia's middle order failure against spin, they may well go for a spinning track.

I'd say Clarke is key. If he fails again, then Pak win. If not a draw seems likely.

No team news, but changes likely for Aus.
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Report scliffor October 28, 2014 9:02 PM GMT
Agree, it seems strange that Aus are the lowest price of the three. Only problem with a max lay is that it is Pakistan and you can never tell.
Report mafeking October 28, 2014 9:05 PM GMT
been utterly hapless in spin friendly conditions since warne and co departed. only clarke has much of clue how to play spin
Report pxb October 28, 2014 9:51 PM GMT
Smith is pretty good against spin, and Warner also.

Warner also key. If he goes early, I don't give much for Australia's chances.
Report OzBattla October 29, 2014 10:22 AM GMT
Once again the limited data show that the 1st of 4 Inns is the hardest for batting... 200 odd totals. Inns 2 & 3 highest of the matches.. Looking to back draw at max price somewhere on day1/2.
Report pxb October 30, 2014 6:43 AM GMT
Draw love starting.
Report kt22 October 30, 2014 7:03 AM GMT
Think I will lay draw around evens or Aus at fall of wicket.Whichever happens first
Report kt22 October 30, 2014 8:15 AM GMT
Can not see a draw on this deck.Especially Aus being aggressive and Pak..... well being Pak.
Report earlycrow October 30, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
Paks always have one eye on the fair
Report kt22 October 30, 2014 8:52 AM GMT
Betty probably doesn't charge them premium eitherWink
Report SecondComing October 30, 2014 9:21 AM GMT
there's a result in this game
Report SecondComing October 30, 2014 1:26 PM GMT
this is how you beat Australia ladies and gentlemen, prepare an absolute road of a pitch, bat for 2 days and then bowl spin

looks like I will be watching the grass grow for the next few days, this is boring as ****
Report Captain Wurzel October 30, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
Bad day for Australia - mediocre bowling, poor fielding. Aussies are a good side on a quick deck but

on these kind of tracks their record over the last few years is an embarrasment. Didn't find it boring

tho - loved watching Khan and Ali grind the Aussies downLove
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 30, 2014 8:26 PM GMT
can not remember the last time Aussie were 18s after the first day of a test match, still 4 days to go Shocked
Report OzBattla October 30, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
Didnt see a lot of play last night, however what I did see was enough to change tack a little bit. Backed Pakistan at $3 and still think they are massive value. I fancy them to get to 550. Think the changes to the Aussie side places so much pressure on the Aus big 3, Warner Clarke and Smith. Will be keen to lay draw as it shortens below $1.50.
Report pxb October 31, 2014 12:04 AM GMT
A result depends on the pitch days 4 and 5. If it doesn't break up then a draw seems likely.

I don't expect an Australian middle order collapse, but then I didn't expect the 2 collapses in the previous match.
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
Be rude not to have a bit of Aus at 23.
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 6:12 AM GMT
Aus fielding has been pox
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 6:54 AM GMT
Misbah should get the draw sub 1.50
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 9:53 AM GMT
Haddin rooted 10 batsman.Can't lift arm once jabs worn off.
Report pxb October 31, 2014 10:08 AM GMT
Pak declare 550?
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 10:29 AM GMT
Bat once, bat long hope pitch deteriorates are my thoughts.Pak happy with draw
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 31, 2014 11:15 AM GMT
A likely series win for pakistan would suggest bat until at least 650 runs, maybe more, and can not see them them enforcing a possible follow on unless aussie a minimum 300 behind, or not enough time left in match for pakistan to bat again
Report pxb October 31, 2014 11:17 AM GMT
I miss the old, blow up at any time, Pakistan.
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 31, 2014 11:18 AM GMT
aussies have been ground in to dust, pakistan have scored 750 runs with the loss of 5 wkts in last two innings Shocked
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 31, 2014 11:19 AM GMT
yes pxb, and with plenty of trading opportunities Cool
Report B1GTONY76 October 31, 2014 11:38 AM GMT
will they put them in for few over tonight you think ?
Report B1GTONY76 October 31, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
is it only 25 overs tonight or do they bowl till cut off time ?
Report SecondComing October 31, 2014 12:04 PM GMT
this is the flattest track I have seen us play on in a very long time

credit to the Pakis for doing what they have to do but let's be honest about this, that is as flat as they come
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 31, 2014 12:23 PM GMT
will not be that flat when pakistan spinners get going Cool
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
will spitting like a cobra,can see a follow on.
Report SecondComing October 31, 2014 12:30 PM GMT
proud of the aussies, conditions obviously not suiting us, lost the toss on a road of a pitch but havent given up

easy for Haddin to pack it in and sit in the shed, hasn't done it
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:33 PM GMT
A pom spinner would already be at HeathrowWink
Report SecondComing October 31, 2014 12:36 PM GMT
why haven't they declared?

don't they think they have enough? Laugh
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:37 PM GMT
They will bat till lunch day 3.Nothing to lose
Report SecondComing October 31, 2014 12:37 PM GMT
come on Mitch, break his ****g arm
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
Very sporting of Misbah
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH October 31, 2014 12:50 PM GMT
fair declaration that
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:56 PM GMT
Do like cut of Nisbah's jib.Has been very important for Pak cricket.
Report kt22 October 31, 2014 12:56 PM GMT
*Misbah's
Report SecondComing October 31, 2014 1:04 PM GMT
spin with the new ball Laugh
Report sportsnut October 31, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
Pakistan likely winner.  Cant see Aussie batting doing much on this pitch.
Report pxb October 31, 2014 9:18 PM GMT
Still enough time for Australia to get these runs.

Could get interesting if Australia fall just short of the follow on target and Pak enforce.
Report DStyle November 1, 2014 7:24 AM GMT
awful innings from maxwell

he is a seriously overrated cricketer. 3rd test match and tries to play a t20 innings and gets out going for a low percentage slog.
Report Gimpida November 1, 2014 9:02 AM GMT
Draw may trade odds on again, if Australia pass the follow on...
Report SecondComing November 1, 2014 10:10 AM GMT
we are just cannon fodder in the sub-continents, can't play spin, can't cope with reverse swing, no above average bowlers to make something happen when nothing is in the pitch.. good thing we don't go there often
Report B1GTONY76 November 1, 2014 10:55 AM GMT
any views on Pak to bat again rather then follow on ?
Report Gimpida November 1, 2014 11:15 AM GMT
Dont think they enforce the follow on, draw going to get shorter. They are leading the series, with Aussie firepower I doubt Misbah would risk it, can only go wrong really.
Report Gimpida November 1, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
at the moment i have 33% green on aus/pak and 66% on the draw, hoping to crush it back at odds on if pak batting long.
Report aberdonia November 1, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
it all over.
Report Gimpida November 1, 2014 11:38 AM GMT
Nope, now Pakistan bat for 2 days at it ends in a draw
Report aberdonia November 1, 2014 11:42 AM GMT
plenty of time for Pakistan, the aussies only lasted 67 overs in the first innings.
Report aberdonia November 1, 2014 11:46 AM GMT
6 lol
Report Gimpida November 1, 2014 11:46 AM GMT
Nope, this will be over tomorrow if they are batting like this.
Report lord November 1, 2014 12:17 PM GMT
this match is not going to be over till the last delivery of day 5
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 6:15 AM GMT
anyone see Aus surviving 145+ overs?
Report yashgupta November 2, 2014 6:35 AM GMT
can aus win this test??????
Report borris November 2, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
fastest 50 in test cricket on her for Misbah 8 balls to get 10
Report borris November 2, 2014 8:03 AM GMT
wow does it
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 8:20 AM GMT
great batting, but over runs 500 still not enough Cry
Report pxb November 2, 2014 8:24 AM GMT
Still a road. Aus bat for the draw, reasonable chance they'll get it.
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 8:27 AM GMT
It was a road for pak the other 3 innings they went cheap tooWink
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 8:41 AM GMT
come on 519 ahead and still batting, misbah !!!!!!!!!!!!! Laugh
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 8:42 AM GMT
maybe set aussie 700 hundred in 120 overs, just in case Grin
Report pxb November 2, 2014 8:45 AM GMT
The difference was, Aus were batting for a win (even though they shouldn't have after Warner went in the 2nd inn last test).

They shouldn't bat for a win here, which is not to say they won't.
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 8:48 AM GMT
last time I remember us grinding out a draw AB was skipper.
Report dom888 November 2, 2014 8:56 AM GMT
Pakistan to score 275 at evens is a very good bet in my opinion. They don't want to risk too much.
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 9:00 AM GMT
can not remember in recent years ausssie being so pummeled in a test series Shocked
Report Rider November 2, 2014 9:07 AM GMT
market finally cottoning on the aussie have no chance
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 9:08 AM GMT
bigshow keeps better then wade
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 9:08 AM GMT
they had no chance when pakistan came out to bat after lunch and Aussie were still 33s Happy
Report PLEASE TELL THE TRUTH November 2, 2014 9:10 AM GMT
maybe a run a ball double from warner or maxwell Cool
Report Rider November 2, 2014 9:11 AM GMT
yes the 30-34 odds were very odd
Report dom888 November 2, 2014 9:16 AM GMT
I think people are scared Pakistan could fix something. That is the reason why Australia was "only"  28/1.
Last ODI they managed to score a maiden in the last over to lose the match.
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 9:54 AM GMT
Be interesting to see Aus approach with no win available
Report slip5 November 2, 2014 10:12 AM GMT
pakistan are free money here australia are to dumb to bat for a draw and they will end up getting bowled out for 300
Report DStyle November 2, 2014 10:36 AM GMT
worst no 3 ever.
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 10:42 AM GMT

Nov 2, 2014 -- 10:36AM, DStyle wrote:


worst no 3 ever.


Thought Lyon done okGrin

Report DStyle November 2, 2014 10:44 AM GMT
he's not even a poor man's afridi.

he had one lucky IPL, where his consistent slogging paid off.

he is sh1t at this level because he has no judgement. He's not all that in ODIs either. Quite simply the longer the format the more exposed he is, because it requires him to work out what to leave and what to hit. In t20 he doesn't make that distinction: he just tries to hit everything.

The decision to play him at 3 is one of the most idiotic I can remember from Australian selectors.
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 10:55 AM GMT
Can see why he was selected especially at 1-0.Don't agree myself but hindsight is always 20-20
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 12:38 PM GMT
Scary when 1.08 looks a good(back) price day 4
Report mafeking November 2, 2014 12:56 PM GMT
australia are simply an utter joke in slow spin friendly conditions
Report kt22 November 2, 2014 1:18 PM GMT
Just highlights what a fantastic team the Saffers are.
Report lord November 3, 2014 7:51 AM GMT
?
Report lord November 3, 2014 7:51 AM GMT
when is the lunch ?
Report SecondComing November 3, 2014 11:09 AM GMT
pretty embarrassing scenes, flogged comprehensively in both games

I would like to blame the pitch but quite honestly both teams batted on it and only 1 team was able to make runs, absolutely shambolic

a few of the selections make you wonder what the **** they were thinking, Glenn Maxwell is NOT a test match cricketer.. he's your run of the mill "show me the money" T20 player who cannot apply himself in tough conditions to do the right thing by the team, his first innings was absolute proof of that when he was well and truly in he plays a low percentage shot.. for what? a boundary? to be flamboyant?.. this is test match cricket, 30 off 20 is not good enough now nor has it ever been good enough in this format

full credit to Pakistan who outplayed us in every single facet of the game, we'll go home now and probably towel up India given they can't handle green tops and all will be rosy once again but I won't forget how embarrassing these 2 games were (thank **** there were only 2 games), from beating South Africa in South Africa to getting smashed in a 2 test series against Pakistan in Dubai on flat pitches, we may be #1 in the rankings but that's the only place we're #1 because as a fan I don't feel like I am supporting the best test cricketing nation in the world right now

disgusting
Report mafeking November 3, 2014 1:27 PM GMT
apparently it's the worst bowling performance in a series in test history by any proper side. averaging over 80 per wicket LaughShocked
Report Injera November 3, 2014 5:25 PM GMT
That's quite a stat!

Aussies lucky to get nil etc....

Pakistan continue to amaze and surprise. Amid the controversy, the jailed stars, their top man suspended and the inability to play at home, they still play the most incredible cricket.

Babar, the 35 year old magician. Yet another Pakistan tweaker who had to wait years before getting a gig. Ajmal was 30 when he made his debut..
Report pxb November 3, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
I'll wait to see how NZ go against Pak, before passing judgment.

Clarke should take some of the blame for going for wins when the big Pak 1st inn scores meant the tactic was too risky and they should have batted for draws and put the pressure back on Pak.
Report pxb November 3, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
Correction:

I'll wait to see how NZ go against Pak, before passing judgment on how good this Pak team is.
Report Charkitz November 3, 2014 11:21 PM GMT
Pakis will smash Kiwis, around $2 for first test is a gift. It's still winter conditions in NZ, barely getting above 20 degrees, will take Kiwis atleast a month to acclimatise to that heat. Not to mention Kiwis are like Ozzies, they have no idea how to play spin, and they don't have a decent spinner themselves now that Vettori is ****

That doesn't mean Pakis are any good, if they played three tests in Oz and three tests in NZ they'd lose 6-0 barring poor weather
Report Charkitz November 4, 2014 12:12 AM GMT
Well Patel's been given chances before at test level and didn't exactly set the world on fire. Atleast Craig and Sodhi have a lot of years ahead of them
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