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For me, the way players handle DRS is fast becoming one of the most humourous (if not entertaining) aspects of the game.
Bangladesh are seven down needing another 60-odd to win. Their number nine is given out LBW - looking very adjacent.
He did not even hesitate to call for the review.
Result - still out. Bat not within a mile of the ball (didn't even need snicko or whatever it's called). Ball tracking said HITTING - not even umpire's call, review lost.
What is their thought process? He must have known he did not hit it.
Is it ego? Do they think, "I'm probably out but we're better off with me taking the punt because I'm better than the guys to come after me?".
Sheesh, if I was captain and players persisted with this attitude, I'd consider reversing the batting order and make sure they were aware of the fact that the blokes coming in after them are there because they are better.
 
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For me, the way players handle DRS is fast becoming one of the most humourous (if not entertaining) aspects of the game.

Two parts to it I think, one it is pretty clear that often the players have no idea, and then there is the hail mary review in desperate times.

I think they should tighten it up and say the DRS was introduced to fix obvious mistakes so if you review an LBW and don't get at least an umpire's call then you lose all reviews for the innings, if not the game.
 

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In some odd scheduling the one dayer NSW v Vics is on today (rather than yesterday, Sunday) on Foxtel, Kayo, Cricket.com.AU)

Smith, Henriques, Abbott, Cummins, Lyon playing for NSW, Pattinson, Harris, Maddison for Vics.

NSW 2-10 after 3 overs.
 

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In some odd scheduling the one dayer NSW v Vics is on today (rather than yesterday, Sunday) on Foxtel, Kayo, Cricket.com.AU)

Smith, Henriques, Abbott, Cummins, Lyon playing for NSW, Pattinson, Harris, Maddison for Vics.

NSW 2-10 after 3 overs.
Foxtel probably had other priorities yesterday, like the guinea pig racing in Gympie.
It is a pity how irrelevant state cricket has become in Australia, but I am not sure it is anyone's fault, rather just a product of the times.
 
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Foxtel probably had other priorities yesterday, like the guinea pig racing in Gympie.
It is a pity how irrelevant state cricket has become in Australia, but I am not sure it is anyone's fault, rather just a product of the times.
I thought CA did the schedule?

Vics had NSW at 4/72 but Smith and new guy Oliver Davies have easily brought this to 4/146 after 30 overs. This is at North Sydney oval which is a postage stamp ground.
 

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Vics now struggling. After having NSW 4/72 they ended up making 318.

Vics now 5/111. To be fair there’s a few far ”young” guys in the Victorian team. Harper, Short, Fraser-McGurk, Sutherland, Crone, Evans to go with Harris, Maddinson, Hanscomb, Pattinson and Holland.
 

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To me, it is a logical flaw in the DRS process. The overall decision that the on-field umpire made is used as the "umpire's call" for every aspect of an LBW decision - and there are, what, three or four of them in all? Assume for the sake of argument that the umpire thought that the impact was in line, but he gave it not out because he thought Root hit it. That "not out" call is used as the umpire's call on everything. DRS shows that Root did not hit it and the impact was umpire's call. The umpire's call on the impact was in-line, so it should have been out.
I guess it's just not practical to have the on-field umpire provide three or four individual decisions and work out a final result in the time available. I'm a fan of DRS in general but this flaw tells me maybe it's time to do away with umpire's call in all its forms.
 
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Ashwin, 5 wickets in England's 1st innings and 100 in India's 2nd innings, a reasonable effort.
He has 1 wicket in Englands 2nd innings, would have to been a good chance of getting another 5fa.
Would have to be a first, 100 and 5 wickets in both innings if he's able to do it.
England 3/53, still needing another 429.
 

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Ashwin, 5 wickets in England's 1st innings and 100 in India's 2nd innings, a reasonable effort.
He has 1 wicket in Englands 2nd innings, would have to been a good chance of getting another 5fa.
Would have to be a first, 100 and 5 wickets in both innings if he's able to do it.
England 3/53, still needing another 429.
Been done three times. Botham, Imran Khan, Shakib Al Hasan.
 
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I think they said Botham made a ton and took a five-for in the same Test five times. Ashwin has now done it three times. Sobers and Kallis amongst those who did it twice.

Alan Davidson in the Tied Test took 6-for and 5-for, and made 44 and 80.
 

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England 5/90, Ashwin has 3 wickets, if he gets 2 more he'll have 10 for the match plus the ton. He got 5 poles in England's 2nd innings of the first test, so is a chance of getting 5 wickets in 3 successive test innings.
 

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Finch is capt of the Aussie 3rds going to NZ so i doubt he will retire just yet.

some article said both Maxwell and Finch had come to an agreement with Cricket Victoria that because of their age, and their limited availability for red ball cricket it was best if they were just out of contention. i guess Maxwell has time to return if his availability ever increased. his last 1st class game was Oct 2019, and with the upcoming tour i doubt he would have played again this season.
And now i read Maxwell is hoping to be picked for tests in Asia next year, and hopes to play a shield game or 2 this season.
 

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England 5/90, Ashwin has 3 wickets, if he gets 2 more he'll have 10 for the match plus the ton. He got 5 poles in England's 2nd innings of the first test, so is a chance of getting 5 wickets in 3 successive test innings.
Edit

Ashwin got taken out of the attack with 3 wickets and England on 5/80 odd. Would've thought Kohli would've left him on, there's been talk that they don't get on.
 

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Watched most of day 1 Vics v NSW in the shield. NSW almost full strength side with Smith, Hazelwood, Starc and Lyon but missing Warner and Cummins were all out for a dreary 165 at 2 runs an over.

Vics openers Harris and Maddinson got them to 0/61 at stumps but they both looked terrible at times, playing and missing or edging.