Shane Warne celebrates 50th birthday as Steve Smith notches another half century

Shane Warne celebrates his 50th birthday watching Steve Smith score a record 10th successive half century from England, but says the hosts are at the”box seat” at the fifth Ashes Test…
Today, I brought up my half century. Fifty years of age.
I remember starting my career, appearing at guys in the group that have been 28, 29 and thinking’geez, they’re old’.
But I am very happy, I’m healthy, and I have seriously been dismissed by all of the messages from people of support and love. So thank you It’s been fantastic, really pleasant.
I received a message from Nasser Hussain. He said, ‘Get stuffed! Happy Birthday!’ That is practically a term of endearment from Nass. Drinks are on him tonight!
I have been lucky however. I like the broadcasting ever since I have retired, and that’s still moving (touch wood). Igot some business ventures which are currently doing well, my poker is likely OK and I have got three great children.
Following 13, I am also looking forward to coaching in The Hundred. I am really happy with the way we’re going at the minute.
I was not the only one however, Steve Smith hitting a half century that is 10th in a row against the identical opposition to reach fifty now.
I can not recall an instance of a batsman being so dominant against a team – 751 runs in the sequence! England have just had no response for him.
Whatever strategies they have come up with, they have not sustained them long enough, could not implement them well enough, or Smith has been too great.
If I was England captain, then I believe the actual secret is hoping to get him to hit through the covers – drama out from his entire body.
You want to bowl complete at him, not too wide but broad enough that he is seeking to hit the ball through the offside. Mix up with the short ball. That is what I’d do.
In addition, I don’t believe when he has walked to the middle, there has been enough quite great thinner balls to Smith.
England are appropriate from the game since this wicket is going to turn big moment especially after Chris Woakes eventually got outside Smith. It is going to be tough to bat.
It’s the reason why I was very surprised that Australia won the toss and decided on a pitch to bowl.
Only at 2-1 up in the series, they gave away a little advantage, along with the difference between drawing on the series 2-2 and winning 3-1 is enormous. There is still much to play for.
To have the right back back and retain the Ashes is fantastic, but it will be tremendous for Australia to win the series. They have not done this since 2001.
We performed well in 2005, but England were simply too good, and since – the 2009, 2013, 2015 tours – we have been crushed by England.
I really hope Australia will go on to win the show, since I think they deserve to. They have been the side and played the better cricket.
They will still think they could. England are in the box seat, but as long as Smith is in the crease, it is very difficult to say Australia won’t make a whole lot of runs they need to place Australia a decent score too.
It is the exact same thing we have been saying each Test match; they’ve a opportunity, if England can get him out.
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