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June 15, 2005, 10:20 AM
Australia scored 342 in 50 overs, nothing surprsing about that.

17 overs gone in the Somerset innings and the score is- 148 for no loss at 8.5 an over ! Smith 75* and Jayasuriya 68*

Looks like this summer will not go the way the Aussies planned it :)

June 15, 2005, 10:25 AM
Australians 342/5
Somerset 167/0 (19 ov)
Somerset require another 176 runs; Somerset have 10 wickets remaining
Whats wrong with Australia?!!

June 15, 2005, 10:40 AM
Greame Smith is blasting all the bowlers all around the park. He even overshadowed Jayasuriya who's know to belt the ball!!!
Is this a serious practice match or a longer version of the 20-20 tournament?
Well, its good to see Aussies getting walloped which proves that they're humans too!

June 15, 2005, 10:47 AM
Is Cricintf down?
I could not connect to cricinfo...:mad:

June 15, 2005, 10:50 AM
Cricinfo is up.

Smith gone for 108, Jaya is 95*. Somerset needs 125 in 24 overs.

June 15, 2005, 10:50 AM
Australians 342/5
Somerset 218/1 (25.4 ov)
Somerset require another 125 runs; Somerset have 9 wickets remaining
Go Somerset Go.:up:

June 15, 2005, 10:59 AM
Aussie bowling getting cained again!!!!


I'm loving this.

McGrath 6 overs for 40!!! Well bowled Glenda!!! :bravo:

June 15, 2005, 11:00 AM
damn, he just got a wicket :E

June 15, 2005, 11:04 AM
Australia decided to go in with four main bowlers and split the rest between Clarke and Hussey. But it flopped because Watson - who was one of the four - went for 41 in 3 overs. Now it looks like Clarke will bowl ten and Hussey and maybe Watson will share the other ten.

Carte Blanche
June 15, 2005, 11:12 AM
Both Hayden and Ponting were retired out. They are taking the practice match as a "practice" match only. But I doubt they were expecting Somerset to wallop their bowlers like this.

99 runs from 19 overs needed with 8 wickets in hand. This should be a easy sailing for Somerset from here.

Carte Blanche
June 15, 2005, 11:13 AM
Btw, is this the South African captain G Smith?

June 15, 2005, 11:13 AM

June 15, 2005, 11:16 AM
The Aussie pacers seem a bit rusty to me. After all, they haven't played in a competetive setting for a few months now. The two lefties in Smith and Jayasuriya has taken them to task. Is that something to ponder about?

June 15, 2005, 11:21 AM
>> The two lefties in Smith and Jayasuriya has taken them to task.

According to CI, Andrews and Blackwell who are now batting are left handers too :)

Carte Blanche
June 15, 2005, 11:35 AM
Somerset lost 2 quick wickets. This is going to be tighter than I thought. They now require 81 runs from less than 14 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Will be very interesting to see how they hold their nerves in the death overs.

Edited on, June 15, 2005, 4:36 PM GMT, by Carte Blanche.

June 15, 2005, 11:48 AM
66 needed in 64 balls. Blackwell also gone. Somerset are going to lose this one *sigh*

June 15, 2005, 12:13 PM
Poor Somerset is playing without their injury hit front line bowlers- Andrew Caddick, Nixon McLean (WI), and Test-capped Richard Jonson.

Ponting offered to loan several of his players including Gilchrist and Symonds to Somerset, but director of Somerset refused the offer.

Source (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,15626536%255E2722,00.html)

June 15, 2005, 12:18 PM
It seems the Sometset is going to win..
Only 16 runs in 4 overs...big easy...

June 15, 2005, 12:19 PM
:great: win for Somerset.

June 15, 2005, 12:20 PM
Australians 342/5
Somerset 345/6 (46.5 ov)

Somerset won by 4 wickets :up:


June 15, 2005, 12:21 PM
Congrats Somerset. Great Win.

June 15, 2005, 12:21 PM
Somerset won by four wickets with 19 balls to spare.

Kasprowicz 8-0-89-0

June 15, 2005, 12:28 PM
James Hildreth (http://content.cricinfo.com/england/content/player/15348.html) looks like a good future for England. Last year he scored 210 in a Test against Bangladesh U/19. He also came to our country to play U/19 WC. A very attacking bat.

June 15, 2005, 12:30 PM
CHI CHI Australia. I think AUstralia even lost to Hampshire on the 2001-2002 tour if I am right. :bravo:

June 15, 2005, 12:38 PM
The game is played in Taunton, according to Rob, one of the flattest pitch in the world with very even bounce. So, Aussie bowlers other than McGrath really did not have any tricks to stop Somerset.

June 15, 2005, 01:51 PM
First the 20-20 defeat to England.
Now this humiliation to this county team.
Oh my lord--Australia will now unleash all their Anger on Bangladesh on 18th June ODI.

Why God Why???

June 15, 2005, 02:00 PM
Nothing wrong just find out Jayasuria and Smith . These guys are overseas players and very good players . So , it would be hard for the Aussies . Aussies are doing good anyway .

June 15, 2005, 02:06 PM
Show me a single player who reached 40 even except those world class players . Like Jayasuriya and Smith .

June 15, 2005, 02:57 PM
Also Ponting made a comment at the post match interview session, where he said, " The way we are playing, we have our work cut out against Bangladesh"..Thats a very ominous sign for us. Their wrath will for sure be turned on us. We better be prepared.

June 15, 2005, 03:25 PM
He has done a very angry interview, the audio is on the BBC Cricket site.

June 15, 2005, 03:26 PM
What has happend to Australia? They seem to be losing verything they do.

June 15, 2005, 03:52 PM
I am not foolish enough to get carried away by the Aussies blip.

It is only a blip, they have lost a 20/20 and warm up match - who cares?

We all know what Australia are capable of, don't be surprised if they bounce back and put in ultra-performances against Bangladesh and England over the weekend.

One thing I have learnt though is that Glenn McGrath and Kasper can be targetted and dominated in OD cricket.

Remember in the ICCCT last year when Trescothick was coming down the wicket to both them bowlers and hitting them over the top?

Edited on, June 15, 2005, 8:53 PM GMT, by rob22888.

June 15, 2005, 04:14 PM
Ponting must be pissed off. Losing to England in a 20-20 is one thing that can be laughed off, but a loss to Somerset. There is really something wrong. Lets see how they do against BD.

June 15, 2005, 04:21 PM
The batting is not a problem, far from it, they have made 300 in bother 50 over games they have played on this tour, and made 170 easily in a 20/20 warm up match.

I wouldn't look into the 79 all out too much. Anyone can get skittled in 20/20 because you have to keep playing your shots, if you have no luck like Australia did you can get bowled out quickly. (This being exactly what Vaughan said).

June 15, 2005, 04:22 PM
Australia must be pissed off with these defeats.
I will be mentally ready to see a 400 score if they bat first against Bangladesh on 18th.