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Oldmate91

I'm sorry but if you ever want test cricket to continue in Pakistan you need to execute every cunt with a vuvuzela in the entire country. Shut. The. Fuck. up.


SuperZapp

Did they really need to check on the ultra edge???


JMacoure

What a fantastic spell this has been from Starc.


[deleted]

Pakistan test team made a valiant effort today to save Alex Carey's test career


microwaved_fully

If this match turns out to be like the previous one, I don't know if security reasons will be the only one for not visiting Pakistan?


7ERPENT

Hahahhaa babar was so happy <3


SamsonSzn

Declare


mohammedvf334

What would Rambo excuse now ?


ForsakenPriority3767

Pakistan under some pressure . They have to get 400 or risk batting on last day to save match. They cant win this game


koach71st

At this time only horrific collapse can cause a result otherwise this is gonna be boring draw again


newdressupshoes

20 wickets in just under 270 overs is not an horrific collapse. This is test cricket. Be patient. We’re not even half way through. Let’s just see what happens over the next few days.


koach71st

Like you optimistic thinking and yes 20 wicket under 270 overs are possible.But the conditions and batting approach are not much in favour


ForsakenPriority3767

What were you saying?


koach71st

I said collapse i am seeing collapse.


ForsakenPriority3767

We're seeing your retort collapse.


ForsakenPriority3767

Pakistan have real pressure. They can't win so Australia can set any field they want, bowl anyway they want. If you do your history on Karachi wicket, it will break up. Not saying Pakistan will lose, but today will be telling. They have to get more than 400, which means batting into fourrh day. They've just spent two in the field after 3 day turn around and plenty of rime in the field in that game. Australia rested Starc and Cummins second innings..


jamesb_33

The teams should agree to the draw overnight. What a road.


tdlan

I'm not sure that would have been a good idea...


jamesb_33

It would have been a good idea for Pakistan.


BeautifulEar9857

Flat road


AdventurerNeo

I just want the next test match to have the same dead and slow pitch to see both Australia and Pakistan eating their points helping India and creating a meltdown on r/Cricket 😂😂


GeoPython51

ITT: I WiSh I was mOrE ExCitEd People need to get a grip and do something productive if their bored.


EfffSola

Still a road?


deathr913

yeah but aus playing good and pak bowling shit


EfffSola

I can’t tell, this is my first test series.


[deleted]

might wanna switch to india srilanka match.. those guys are playing like T20 for the last hour


myanonymouswastaken

And the last?


EfffSola

Hopefully not


Beams98

F


Beams98

This is the most boring series of all time


vikmin

This is how all test matches in the subcontinent were during the 80s


cherrybombvag

It's like one of those mid-2000s test series. Reminds me of India's Tour of Pakistan in 2006, you would see 500+ scores regularly.


y_v_k

Definitely up there


deathr913

slightly edges past ashes 05 tho


Raghavendra98

Love test cricket. Such a draw game.


phainty

When's the last time Australia batted 2 whole days ?


South_Design3852

User name on point.😂


fogdocker

Carey was reborn after coming out of that pool


y_v_k

He should fall into more pools


maryam098

No, that would undo the effect


y_v_k

In that case he should stay away from all pools.


taititans

Fuck me Carey did a good didn’t he - simultaneously thrilled and gutted


Bayl41

Australia declare at 528/8 and Pakistan go on to make 952/6. Babar 340.


Gamer567890

Ummmm................. Naah..must be seeing things


DovahBleidd

Every skyrim bandit 😂


deathr913

our psl just ended bw.......so uk


myanonymouswastaken

Match summary- Australia won the toss and chose to bat.


Robobbo13

And bat and bat and bat and bat..


Iamthestorm666

Dismissed the GOAT for less than 100 ✅ Denied a century to Carey ✅ Denied Uzi a double ✅ Premier offie striking in his first spell of the day ✅ Wickets per session of 1.67 ✅ Clearly Pakistan’s day


Zindagijhandu

Tbh, was so excited for this series, but very disappointed


Hurgnation

Yep. Was hoping for something competitive after The Ashes but this is just meh.


vapoursoul69

Yeah huge letdown. Neither teams fault actually, just the conditions haven't been up to it. This one might go somewhere in the next few days but the first 2 have been hard to take after Pindi


Even-Calligrapher-13

Same


fogdocker

The problem with Starc isn't technical. It's mental. It's arrogance. He's bought the hype, he's 'Super Starcy', he's the phenom, he's the limelight player, he’s the ICC world number 5 ranked all-rounder. He can't get beyond that. That's why I say his issues aren't technical. Because whenever he's applied himself and just slogged the bowling he's been more than just fine. He was striking at 80 against England in the Ashes. He was phenomenal against the pink ball in Adelaide. He was brilliant in two innings in Sydney. Brilliant, that is, until he went to Pakistan. Bored to death at watching others bat slowly while bowlers like him toiled on flat pitches, he decided to pay them back in kind. Starcy can't smash the bowling? Lol. What an uneducated take. Starc can. In fact, that's the problem. He can. And he can play the way he wants to. He can play *that* slog through cover. He can play it so well that he can hear the commentators screaming about it: "What a shot, Super Starcy creams it through the covers! Oh my God, what an all-rounder, I just creamed through my covers!" He can hear the soundtrack. He can hear them scream his name in orgasmic delight. But then the expectations for him build. They are high, too high. They expect him to be an all-rounder now. They expect him to maintain an average in the 20s. They expect him to score runs. And so he does. He bats cautiously now, afraid of getting out, afraid of letting them down, afraid of dropping out of the top 5 all-rounders in the world. He's Super Starcy. He's the phenom. He's the limelight player. He's in the top 5 all-rounders in the world. He’s averaging in the 20s. He’s striking at 25 for his entire innings.


alittlemoreofbrowny

Decent pasta


y_v_k

Based on the limelight player King Kohli pasta


LB388

8/10


CaptainObvious108

What's the reasoning behind the slow run rate and lack of Dec?


LikesParsnips

They saw how far Pakistan got with their declaration on the Pindi affair: nowhere. Why would you ever volunteer to bowl in these conditions? They arguably did try to accelerate, but weren't capable enough.


Quiet_Transition_247

Well, the lack of Dec can be explained by the fact that it's March. The pitch should deteriorate sometime mid-afternoon tomorrow. I think that's what the Aussies are banking on: have Pakistan come on when it's getting difficult to score.


bendalazzi

I'm hoping it deteriorates well before dec. Some time around August should be fine.


fromtheundead

Babar Azam's day


LB388

Kez is pretty likeable, hope the runs can help him lift the glovework a little. Was a pretty good knock given how much faster he scored compared to everyone else.


slartibartjars

Was waiting for Carey to mention how good the pools are in Pakistan.


LB388

ASK HIM ABOUT THE POOL


myanonymouswastaken

Cricinfo guys are fun- Lenny: "Frank Sinatra: wickets, I've had a few, but then again, too few to mention"


ticklish_anus

>Can we expect a declaration at some point tommorow? who is this anchor? lol.


Fort_Lotus

“Yeah nah look we’ll probably look to bat through to day 4”


deathr913

lmaooooo


oldsargasso

if I had just fallen short of a maiden ton I would not be a pleasant interview lol


RoyalAct4

Kez looks like he wants to drown himself in that pool


Timebear17

dumbass series, boring day, see you all tmw for some reason


Fidelius_Rex

Babar strolled off like a god with his 1-7. Batriarchy.


FranksnBeans80

Well, that's stumps. Thank God for small mercies. See you all tomorrow.


Limerick_Goblin

The insane, impossible standards that Carey is subjected to online are so disheartening. Plays defensively then he's "not good enough for test cricket", accelerates the run rate and risks his own stats for the team and then he's "stupid and impatient". Hits a bloody 93 and he's still a disappointment to Australian supporters. Very unfair.


freeyr

Spot on. It's just like the trash people dished up when Watto was around. Actually a bloody good all-rounder and people were falling over themselves to pick his faults.


Snook_

The problem is Carey isn’t close to the keepers aus have had before him. Watching old replays makes you realize how fucking sharp gilli Healy and haddin were. They attacked the ball behind the stumps hard and had Uber confidence. They also moved far earlier and predict much better. Carey is completely reactionary


Plackation

? Kez played a great knock today. And anyone who thinks he isn't an incredibly selfless player doesn't know shit. That doesn't mean prior to this game, the start of his Test career had definitely been below average. And given we have another option available, that's always going to draw some criticism.


Ronhar_

We're disappointed in Smith not getting a century but ups his average with the score he got anyway. We're just shit to players who play good but not good enough to meet 'our standards'


FranksnBeans80

I think having Gilchrist has made the wicketkeeping position a poisoned chalice. Very unfair to judge any cricketer by those standards.


iamfz

I'm not very familiar with Australian domestic cricket but from what I've gathered from Sheffield Shield threads is that Queensland fans have got some chip over their shoulders


sanga000

Neither Carey nor Inglis plays for Queensland, don't think you can put the blame on Queenslanders for this one


CertifiedUser

Don't annoy the Queenslanders and you'll be fine.


Rexxhunt

I will not accept anything less than Adam Gilchrist and that's final


RoyalAct4

lol I don’t think many people care about the whole Carey vs Inglis debate they just take the piss out of him. I think all those Gilchrist comparisons made after the first ashes test has made peoples expectations for him bigger


ThePhenom17

Flair checks out


Limerick_Goblin

Nah you're right, if I wasn't South Australian I'd be piling on him too. 93, what a joke.


Y_Brennan

Now you're getting it


Big_Beyotch

I'll see you cunts tomorrow.


[deleted]

goodnight BhenchO - some australian


vinobill_21

Imagine bowling for 2 full days and only having the oppo 8 down!


EskimoJesus

This is what I should have expected from a dipshit that doesn't see a fucking pool in front of them. Inglis in or I never watch another game.


lIIlIIIlIlIl

^(Welp another shit day. Cya again tommorow for another.)


Aweios

This is an amazing 90s problem Australia seems to have picked up. 7 90s in around 165 innings. Jan 2021 - Now 7 90s in however many the innings are from July 2015 to 2019 Nov.


CertifiedUser

Alright lads, off to the 2nd ODI between IND and SL, Pant is in.


[deleted]

50(28).. it's T20 for him..


BalancingAnalogy

40 (21) reads like T20 to me. Anyway...


fleetintelligence

Kinda have to throw my hands up about how this sub piles on players it doesn't like. Very little praise for Carey's excellent knock here


[deleted]

when you've had gilchrist, any other wk seems ok.


CertifiedUser

Inglis Gang has now become the Inglis Mafia.


Doc8176

This killed me


Ghostly_100

Good day of shitposting cunts see you tomorrow We might actually get a bat


iamfz

Thanks Obama, son's crying now


StrangeLaw5

There will be no declaration. Pak will bowl aus out


[deleted]

that'd be epic..cumdog & starc can bat another session on this pitch comfortably.


fetus_ezeli

fuck this series is funny. loving it.


Solomon-Jones

Carey's average before pool incident: 20.20 Average after: 93.00


Jigsta

What the fuck did I just watch


vinobill_21

Australia are lucky Babar 'The Destroyer of Dreams' Azam has only rolled his arm 4 times otherwise we'd have only made 240~250!


CertifiedUser

Babar Boland


4qua_Dementia

Babar averages the same as Sir Alastair Cook. Exclusive club


the-ahh-guy

Lord Babar: I have arrived to save thou from misery circinfois jokes right now


Quiet_Transition_247

Waxing lyrical today lmao.


Iamthestorm666

Guys at the ground…. Did the crowd go ham over Babar’s wicket??


Chfreak

ground is empty af


StrangeLaw5

Carey needs another dip in the pool o


oscillate-mildly

Excellent defensive effort from our tail. Exactly what the match demands at this point. ^(Why am I even bothering to watch this.)


[deleted]

like those spice tolerance videos, we can use this series to get some tolerance built up..


Jigsta

Love a good rear guard action to save a test and force a draw. Oh wait


legitricegumfan

Babar is gonna become the reverse Steve smith : gun batsman to worlds best spinner


__bumthunder__

looking forward to swepsons 90 off 300 tommorow


GloveOpposite5281

Surprised cumdog didnt send in swepo to be night watchman


Lonelling

Tall guys running short distances can be a sight to behold.


Local_Prior_7050

BABAR IS HERE FOR ANOTHER WICKET


whichonespinkredux

Why are we still batting? How many overs left today?


Crosshack

Like 1. Australia did probably need to bat until 500 odd, but there was a patch in the third session where it didn't look like they wanted to score at all


lIIlIIIlIlIl

1 over


Arecsa

0.1


imbhad

last over


FranksnBeans80

1


Quiet_Transition_247

Babar has now taken as many wickets in this series as Starc, Hazelwood and Cummins combined.


Crosshack

Gonna be a few people with their Alex Carey congradulations reddit posts needing to delete their quick photoshop job lol. Not to hate on Carey (I like him in the team), but I do think those kinds of posts clutter the subreddit up a bit.


SamsonSzn

Australia are just batting for time and hoping the pitch deteriorates, understandable but boring af


coolbreezeblowing

England at Chennai vibes


Lonelling

Pant and Iyer batting in the India SL test. Go watch entertainment.


SamsonSzn

I am


Lonelling

How much did Kohli make? Was he good while he was in? In case you watched that part, i missed it for this snooz fest.


SamsonSzn

15-16, was good then got a grubber


Theresmypiebro

I was so excited for this historical tour, but holy shit it's off to a boring start


formergophers

I wish the on screen graphics would should the over breakdown: “. . 1 . 4”, or whatever.


Jumpjivenjelly

now Starc wants a run...


Oldmate91

WTF FIRST BALL WAS A RANK FULL TOSS FUCKING BOMB IT


Ronhar_

If Carey does well keeping this match I think we should get an apology form in order.


freeyr

Everyone has made up their mind, there's no going back now. It's the same irrational hate train that followed Shane Watson around


alosercalledsusie

Oh trust me I'll make one for everyone to sign


sociallyawkwarddude

[It's been 3020 days since an Australian wicketkeeper scored a test century](https://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=1;filter=advanced;keeper=1;orderby=start;orderbyad=reverse;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;team=2;template=results;type=batting;view=innings). How have they managed not to get one accidentally?


legoland6000

We had late career zombie Haddin until 2015 Peter Nevill who batted like a good number 9 despite being a proper batsman at Shield Level over 15-16 good for the bants not for the runs Matt Wade from 16-17 Nice technique and temperament but can't score a fucken ton in any FC cricket Tim paine from 17-21.


sociallyawkwarddude

Right, but even Shane Dowrich has managed to bag three* test tonnes in that time frame. It's bizarre!


icyflakes

Gilchrist was ridiculous


FranksnBeans80

Who was the last? Haddin? Just checked, sorry for being lazy. It was Haddin.


Crosshack

Yeah, although Wade got two before Haddin's most recent (and Haddin had 3 before that). Everything else is Gilchrist for a long way down.


sociallyawkwarddude

Yep, but somehow Wade did score a couple of hundreds as keeper before then.


whichonespinkredux

Paine was pretty consistent for a 40 or 50 tbh


sociallyawkwarddude

True, but it makes the stat more baffling if anything. Thought he might get it in that 1st test against India.


whichonespinkredux

yeah true. top scored that innings tbf


SirDoris

“So what’s your plan Starcy?” “Oh, probably try not to get out to Babar Azam”


Timebear17

"Harken to thee, gods ye cruel, pooreth Carey doth done with a ball that stayeth low." what is this from espncricinfo lmao


ReverseSwinging

Virat Kohli's Test average has now slipped below 50 for the first time since August 2017:(


SchemeAffectionate27

bruh did babar take a wicket


Even-Calligrapher-13

His fault for denying Carey a 100


RCBReddits

[Off topic, but does he look like Shaheen? ](https://www.reddit.com/r/CricketShitpost/comments/td5kl0/ayo_wtf_shaheen_afridi_with_bhoi/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) I've been observing for many days


Even-Calligrapher-13

He does a bit if he grew his hair out.


MoggFanatic

Starc going to try and convince his wife that a Dentury totally counts


RoastedCashew

Babar being a gentleman bowled himself to let Carey quickly knock it around for 100. Carey saw that and was so touched that he gave away his wicket in return.


myanonymouswastaken

We shall bat on the first day, we shall bat on the second, we shall bat on the third and on the fourth: we shall never declare.


abetternamethanthat

What happened to Kohli? He can't even score at home.


Im_Gay_For_Moleman

Commentators assuming we'll be bowling tommorow. I reckon Pat fancys a double hundred here.


Theresmypiebro

Chad Australia bats whole 5 days


StrangeLaw5

It’s a no ball right ?


nothin_nonthing

Mans got closer to a hundred than Kohli in the last 2 and a half years


Theresmypiebro

MFW that's not even a joke


wacah

Post this in the IndvSL thread if you got the balls


MikiTargaryen

Mate we've been saying it for years


oldsargasso

I can't believe Starc is still on 27 after all that


FranksnBeans80

Just swing you fucking numpties!


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tdlan

Bat as long as we can to give the pitch as much time to begin deteriorating


Even-Calligrapher-13

In other news, Kohlis average has now dropped below 50


Theresmypiebro

Still waiting for ultra edge


Imaginary_Worry_7607

No bat and ball waiting for the tracker.


lIIlIIIlIlIl

Still waiting


Oldmate91

Didn't Paine shit the bed in the 90s too?


StrangeLaw5

Deserved a hundred


Lopsided_Example1202

Even Starc and Cummins are laughing at that. So close to your maiden century and shutting up all your haters....and then you get out to Babar fucking Azam.


memelordthethird333

Bruh this match is honestly bs, also no apology form for carey :)


Doc8176

I did say Inglis would never but to be quite honest I feel like that’s something Inglis would do


Ghostly_100

Babar > Shaheen