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    They only just beat England so a great win for Ireland especially with such a large margin
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    They got their revenge, but a useful win all the same in the first match.

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    It's not often you see Australia all out for 88!

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/shared/.../scorecard.stm

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    Predictions for the Ashes series: I'd say 3-1 Australia.
    Forget about the performance or entertainment. It's only the result that matters.

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    Did any one see the add on Sky for the Ashes? Botham dressed up as a Roman soldier giving the players also similarly attired a pep talk.?Cringe making.
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    What else would you expect? I used to like watching English cricket back in the day when C4 had it but Sky have ruined that good will.
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    Actually Sky cricket commentators aren't bad. They're a good mix. The only one I don't take to is Botham as he moans most of the time. They don't hype the sport like their football counter parts.
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    OF,

    For me its sound down and TMS on in the background.

    England, but just for this one.
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    I agree Botham a right sickener.others are bareable in fairness- gud first day for the aussies

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    I like SKY's cricket coverage, except for Botham whose little Englander tendencies become too prominent. I guess I just don't like him. The rest are great and I love how knowledgable and generally impartial they are. You can actually learn something from cricket commentators in general. I'm not sure I've ever learnt anything from a football commentator.

    Anyway, day one very definitely to the aussies. Siddle was on fire and England gave up a lot of chances - it could have been worse for them.

    I think it'll be an even enough series. Even many English feel that England's form has been overplayed and that the Aussies' bad form has been overplayed too.
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    That's an England win for all intents and purposes. They usually lose in Brisbane so they've avoided that, and the Aussies must be demoralised after the last 2 days.

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    Yep, the weakness of the Australian bowling was shown up...

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    Ryan Harris just got out for a king pair in the Ashes, and it was updated on wikipedia within.....maybe 2 minutes. England cruising to victory against the worst Australian bowling attack in about 20 years. (EDIT: Australia batting now of course, but their bowling is their main problem)
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    A few changes abound for Australia..four maybe. Katich out for the series, North hopeless, Bollinger and Siddle flat, Doherty....not very good

    Sky's coverage is refreshing and honest...especially when Australian Summers are usually covered by channel9 on sky..with channel9 commentary. The worst commentary on the planet. Michael Slater, Ian Healy, Bill Lawry, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor..*shudder*
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    Quote Originally Posted by dfx- View Post
    channel9 on sky..with channel9 commentary. The worst commentary on the planet. Michael Slater, Ian Healy, Bill Lawry, Tony Greig, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor..*shudder*
    Agreed except for Greig, who's excellent. Slater in particular is horrible to listen to.

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    Does anyone remember the p1ss take of Ch9's cricket commentary from about 15 years ago? It was hilarious. I'll see if I can dig it up.

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    Resounding win for Aussies after England had already won the Ashes in the media (hard to blame them on this occasion) and after Aussies were 69-5 in their first innings.

    As Alex Ferguson might say "Cricket, bloody hell".

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    Yes, sport is a great leveller. The English batting line up is always liable to a collapse when faced with hostile bowling on a bouncy track. An ashes win in Australia is never a cake walk and it's good that it's now game on. Also delighted that the smug Sir Ian Botham has egg on his chin.
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    Not sure it's done and dusted as the commentators seem to think. Bowl England out quickly and make 450 leaving England a session and a half to make 150. Could be fun.

    Disappointed to see Bell going for a review when he edged the ball and the Australians claiming a catch that wasn't. Slippery slope for cricket.
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