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Pattinson relishes Test revival against troubled West Indies

Posted December 12, 2015 19:03:19

James Pattinson celebrates a wicket Photo: James Pattinson’s took five wickets in six overs on day three in Hobart, wiping through the West Indies’ dismal prime order. (AAP: Dave Hunt)

Absolutely nothing hurt far more, mentioned lengthy-suffering Trinidadian commentator Fazeer Mohammed, than hearing Australian cricket supporters wish West Indies would play far better.

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He said it with a smile, but a very good part of the sentiment was genuine. As soon as Australians longed for the day they would see a win more than the Caribbean side, at home or away. Now they longed for their former rival to be competitive.

But the current iteration of West Indies cricket still gives its opponent one point: a rehabilitation program for broken players. More than the very first two days of the Hobart Test, the going to cricketers have been absorbed in assisting Shaun Marsh, Australia’s perennial Lost Boy, discover some sense of a cricketing home.

Then on the third day they turned their restorative powers on James Pattinson, whose youthful status as a tearaway fast bowler had subsided into several years hobbled by injury.

Throughout West Indies’ initial innings Pattinson looked terrible. Australia coach Darren Lehmann gave a generous description of “rusty”. There was a lack of pace, a lack of accuracy, a lack of menace. Pattinson has often been a massive lump of a lad, the kind who attacks the crease as even though it has just said something spiteful about one particular of his relatives. With no his hustle he was a changed player.

Six occasions Pattinson was lashed to the fence by Darren Bravo, the streakiness of some shots due more to carefree batting than unsafe bowling. There had been no balls, there had been byes and leg byes from frequent misdirection onto the pads, there had been practically 5 runs an over.

Bravo ended up with 94 runs by stumps of the second day, and soon completed a century the following morning created all the far more commendable due to the lack of help. He was final man out for 108, making almost half of West Indies’ 223 and batting over 4 hours.

With five overs gone in the day when Bravo fell, Steve Smith enforced the stick to-on. Pattinson had not yet bowled but took the second over of West Indies’ second innings. Immediately things had been different.

External Hyperlink: Interview: James Pattinson

It only took three balls for him to get a bit of shape away from Rajendra Chandrika, some great bounce from a length, and a thick edge into the slips. 3 boundaries followed, but within two overs Pattinson had his left-handed tormentor Bravo failing to account for a tiny bit of shape in towards him, and edging a massive drive into his stumps.

“He looked much better when he began hitting the pitch a lot more rather than trying to swing it and floating it up,” was Grandstand commentator Simon Katich’s assessment of the distinction between Pattinson’s two bowling days.

“Anytime there is variation in bounce it’s easy, you run in and bang the wicket.”

That is what he did, and that is what worked. Right away. Markedly. In consecutive balls.

The first was to Marlon Samuels, who hung about on the back foot only to get a ball that snorted out of the pitch at him from a full length. Samuels flinched, got the ball near his gloves, and skewed it over gully where David Warner leapt back to take the catch.

The second was to Jermaine Blackwood, who hung around on the back foot only to get a ball that was quickly and kept very low, totally beating his uncertain hopping prod to smash into his off stump. Both balls have been not possible to predict from a bowler who was now employing the circumstances.

“That is a excellent sign that he’s in fact pondering in the course of the game,” added Katich’s fellow commentator Chris Rogers, a former Victorian team-mate of Pattinson’s.

James Pattinson celebrates bowling Darren Bravo Photo: James Pattinson bowled with pace and objective in the second innings, in contrast to a poor first-innings displaying. (Getty Pictures: Cameron Spencer)

“The criticism might have been that he’s just a large quickly bowler who hurls them down when there is in fact a lot a lot more to him. The greatest I ever saw him bowl was at this ground against Tasmania.”

When he added Jason Holder to his dismissals following a nick down the leg side, Pattinson had a five-wicket haul to mark his return to Test cricket, just as he took one to register his debut more than four years ago. Queries about the good quality of the opposition do not count for too a lot: in this case it was the top quality of the deliveries that mattered.

It was not just about Pattinson feeling that he could nonetheless provide the right standard of bowling. It was about him obtaining by way of the game physically, offered a body that has been so frail. And about him receiving through the game mentally, provided Rogers’ assessment that he can be the sort of player who gets very down on himself right after a poor day.

At Bellerive, Pattinson’s mental and corporeal selves each and every survived the rigours of the game intact. He showed some physical stability to get via, and a level of psychological resilience to shrug off his poor initial attempt and redeem it by way of his second.

Such is the activity, although on a considerably grander scale, that lies ahead of the whole West Indies group. They crashed to five for 30 following on to shed by an innings and 212 runs.

The only upsides for them were the efforts of Bravo in the very first innings and Kraigg ‘Daryl’ Brathwaite in the second, each final males out while none around them could lend assistance. Brathwaite played spin and pace with equal ease and thrashed the Australians about, including 4 consecutive boundaries from Mitchell Marsh when he knew he was down to his final batting partner.

External Link: Grandstand At Stumps: Hobart, Day 3

The back-foot punch, the late cut, the flick and the square slash. Cover point, third man, square leg and backward point. It was the final flourish in a gorgeously futile knock of 94 that ended when Josh Hazlewood hit his stumps.

Out of a West Indies score of 148, it also scored quite high on the Charles Bannerman index, comprising 63.51 percent of the team’s runs.

It tells you that there is at least one thing in the West Indies’ modify area. Some capability, some want to do nicely. But that wants to take on far far more substance.

It can not take place even though Marlon Samuels sulks about like he couldn’t be less interested, or strike bowlers refuse to operate from one particular finish of the ground. Not even though a young captain with a thankless and hard job gets no help from these with most duty.

Some shake-up in the squad is required desperately. In the meantime, West Indies administration is a larger and messier residence to place in order. The administrators are what want sweeping out, according to the CARICOM committee investigating the West Indies Cricket Board.

Myriad are the troubles, and the on-field ones are but the most apparent. Placing them in order by Boxing Day is unlikely: at ideal a begin can be created. But so the discussions have gone for years with no clear alter. On the positive side, if Australia has any a lot more broken players needing a turnaround, they only want to come to the subsequent game.

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Perth officers on duty test good to drugs

Posted December 02, 2015 21:50:48

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3 Perth police officers who tested optimistic to drugs even though on duty have been stood down, it has been revealed.

WA Police’s internal affairs unit tested about 200 officers at five suburban police stations on Monday.

According to a police statement, 3 officers returned “a presumptive positive result to amphetamine and methylamphetamine”.

The results have been forwarded to the WA Chemistry Centre for evaluation and confirmation of the result.

The WA Police Commissioner has been contacted for comment.

According to the statement, considering that legislation permitting random testing was enacted in 2011, about 9,500 screenings have been carried out on police officers.

It stated of these, 11 had been found with a blood alcohol limit of much more than .02 per cent, two have been identified making use of cannabis, two using MDMA, two on steroids and 1 on methamphetamine.

“Six of the officers who tested constructive to drugs resigned prior to the conclusion of a Loss of Self-confidence Procedure,” the statement mentioned.

“The seventh received a Letter of Corrective Guidance following it was accepted he may possibly have unwittingly ingested the steroid in an workout supplement.”

These benefits do not consist of the 3 officers stood down following Monday’s operation.

Topics: law-crime-and-justice, drug-offences, police, perth-6000

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Australia wins day-evening Test, requires series against New Zealand

Updated November 29, 2015 21:35:15

Shaun Marsh bats on day three in Adelaide Photo: Series sealed … Shaun Marsh bats on day three in Adelaide. (Getty Images: Quinn Rooney)
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In India a couple of days ago, a Test against South Africa that ended in three days provoked outsized criticism from across the world for its turning wicket. In Adelaide, a Test between Australia and New Zealand ended on its third evening and was met with worldwide praise.

External Link: Australia v New Zealand third Test scoreboard

Across 75 Test matches since 1884, only one other Adelaide Oval match has finished in three days – when a rain-ruined pitch in 1951 saw 22 wickets fall on the first day, and the West Indies eventually chase 233 to beat Arthur Morris’ Australians on Christmas Day.

The lush pitch and outfield designed to protect the new pink cricket ball added juice for the bowlers, but also added intrigue to a series that had been played on batting paradises. And with 123,736 people in the gate – more than last year’s Test managed in a five-day thriller – you doubt the administrators are ruing lost time.

It was Australia who ended this arm wrestle victorious, with the unlikely figure of Shaun Marsh central to a difficult run-chase of 187, completed under floodlights with three wickets to spare in a final stanza that was equal parts tension and hilarity.

As befits their reputation, New Zealand refused to give up even when the match was against them. They looked like they would struggle when they were bowled out for an insufficient 208, and looked gone when Australia got to within a dozen runs of the target with only five down.

But a long period of becalming bowling brought them the wickets of Marsh for 49 and Peter Nevill for 10, and had Peter Siddle been caught first ball from his midwicket flick that so nearly went to hand, anything could have happened.

Even with two runs to defend, New Zealand stacked seven men in the cordon and dragged out the end, Tim Southee making Siddle and Mitchell Starc sweat.

Fittingly it was Siddle who scored the winning runs, adding to the mixed emotions of celebrating his return to the first-choice XI and mourning the death of his grandmother. It would also have been fitting for man of the match Josh Hazlewood to have been in the middle, after he set up the win with a career-best 6 for 70 to go with his first-innings 3 for 66.

More to come.

Topics: cricket, sport, adelaide-5000, sa, australia, new-zealand

First posted November 29, 2015 21:19:28

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Australia edges fascinating second day in Adelaide Test

Updated November 28, 2015 23:09:33

Martin Guptill trudges off the field on day two at the Adelaide Oval Photo: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill leaves the field after being dismissed by Australia’s Josh Hazlewood for 17. (AAP: Dave Hunt)
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Not every day of Test cricket is filled with verve. Not every day produces a thrill. Even if you love the game, you know that some days wander to their conclusion with the dry feeling of a responsibility discharged rather than a drama played out or a work of art created.

But the second day and night at the Adelaide Oval offered all these things, as the crepuscular Test match continued to offer the most competitive and entertaining cricket in this Australia versus New Zealand series.

External Link: Australia v New Zealand third Test scoreboard

The only blemish was an embarrassing mistake by third umpire Nigel Llong: solitary, but of a magnitude that might yet decide the winner.

On a mild Adelaide afternoon, the endless days of batting from Brisbane and Perth faded like the memory of a long and meandering train trip, as life for Australia’s batsmen suddenly got tricky, and then hard, and then downright devilish.

At its worst Australia’s score was set to crash to 9 for 116, with only Mitchell Starc left to limp in on a fractured foot.

But Llong’s mystifying reprieve of Nathan Lyon allowed a lower-order rally to take the team to 224, a lead of 22 runs on the first innings.

How significant it would prove. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh responded with great intent to Starc’s absence as a bowler, combining to remove New Zealand’s top five batsmen with 98 on the board, and to curtail the visiting side to 116 by stumps, a lead of 94 runs with five wickets remaining.

Even if New Zealand’s lower order can fight on tomorrow, with Mitchell Santner to resume on 13 and BJ Watling on 7, this is a game that should now finish within three days.

But there will be none of the wailing accompanying the concurrent match of the same duration between India and South Africa.

The comparatively low scores in this match have been down to some very good bowling, a pitch with a modest amount of assistance, and a lot of batting without due attention or care. It’s hard to object to a short contest that has remained a contest throughout.

Given the way Steve Smith and Adam Voges breezed to centuries in each other’s company in Perth, you couldn’t help expecting more of the same when they jogged out to face the bowling.

But Tim Southee was all over Voges in the third over of the day: an edge past slip for four, a leading edge for none, then a catch to third slip to end the batsman’s stay for 13.

External Link: Grandstand at stumps day two

Edginess ends in calamitous run-out

The suffocating stand between Smith and recalled batsman Shaun Marsh set the tone for the rest of the innings. Smith was nervous about a team slide, Marsh was nervous about his place in the side, and Smith was nervous about Marsh’s nervousness.

Through the next 24 balls only four runs were added.

Then Marsh pushed to long off, Smith turned to watch the ball, Marsh ran without calling, Smith turned back and started to run, Brendon McCullum dived and gathered in the rebound, both batsmen stuttered, and by the time they continued McCullum had thrown down the non-striker’s stumps from flat on the ground.

Marsh had gone for 2, and as one Twitter wag noted, raised his Adelaide Oval batting average to 1.66.

The younger Marsh brother, Mitchell, lasted twice as long – 25 balls for 4 runs instead of 12 balls for 2 – before nicking a wide Doug Bracewell ball with a prod.

Smith and Peter Nevill almost got to the tea break, but then disaster struck.

First Smith nicked the off-spin of Mark Craig after a mystifying charge and attempted wallop went wrong, and Watling took a stunning catch towards the leg side.

Peter Siddle edged to short leg the same over, then Santner drifted and spun a left-arm ball into Hazlewood’s stumps.

DRS controversy clouds brilliant day

Nathan Lyon and BJ Watling on day two at Adelaide Oval Photo: Lyon had walked most of the way to the fence before he was called back. (AAP: Dave Hunt)

It was 8 for 116 at that stage, then two overs after tea the key controversy arose. Nathan Lyon swept at Santner, the ball bouncing from the back of his bat into his shoulder and then to slip. The on-field umpire called not out and the New Zealanders instantly reviewed.

The replay clearly showed a deviation as the ball passed the bat, and a Hot Spot mark from two different angles, but the softer sound from the back of the bat didn’t make a notable spike on the Snickometer.

Lyon had already walked most of the way off the field after the first replay, but had a good five minutes to search for pink marks on his bat for Llong decided he was not out.

The decision has been savaged, and rightly so. All discussion of Hot Spot and Snicko aside, the plain old replay showed an edge that was not detected.

It’s just so frustrating, as players, as spectators, as whatever. The whole stadium thinks it’s out, and it’s given not out.

Chris Rogers

“For him to say there is no conclusive evidence is just unbelievable,” said ABC Grandstand’s Simon Katich after listening to the third umpire’s deliberations.

“It’s just so frustrating, as players, as spectators, as whatever. The whole stadium thinks it’s out, and it’s given not out,” added Chris Rogers.

To paraphrase Samuel L. Jackson, the decision broke New Zealand’s concentration. Lyon then played out the batting equivalent of It’s a Wonderful Life, celebrating his reprieve with joyous abandon.

Two fours and a six from a later Santner over were the centrepiece of a 74-run partnership with Nevill, ending when Lyon edged Trent Boult to gully for 34.

The hobbling Starc added further sting: his first-ball lbw was overturned on review, then his desire to avoid running manifested in three sixes and two fours. By the time Nevill was out to a brilliant diving Santner catch at deep point, Australia had gone from a possible 85-run deficit to a 22-run lead.

New Zealand went to the dinner break with all square, having made back those 22 runs without loss, and would have had hopes of playing through the opening bowlers to make Australia feel Starc’s absence.

But Hazlewood’s full length drew Martin Guptill and Tom Latham into nicks behind the wicket, then Mitchell Marsh produced an crucial spell, both for his team and for him personally after indifferent batting returns, removing Kane Williamson via an edge for 9, and McCullum leg-before for 20.

The conditions made life difficult for the batsmen, coming in under black skies to adjust to the glare and the bright ball, and McCullum especially struggled to pick it up.

Once Ross Taylor was lbw to a Hazlewood yorker, much of New Zealand’s two sessions of good work looked to have been undone.

“He let the ball do the talking,” said Grandstand’s Dirk Nannes in praise of Hazlewood’s mature approach. “If the wicket’s doing enough, just let the wicket do the work. You don’t have to blast teams out, just be persistent and hit that spot. The ball is going to take the wicket.”

But there remains the hope of easier batting tomorrow, and if New Zealand’s lower order can bat some time and extend their lead, Australia could end up being the ones having to chase under lights.

Like the rest of this Test to date, the opening exchanges on day three should make for compelling viewing. And even if it does wrap up, that leaves all the more time to invest in the Adelaide Oval social scene.

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First posted November 28, 2015 22:05:27

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Cannabis worth $1 million seized during breath test

Posted November 28, 2015 17:35:05

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Police have seized cannabis with a street worth in excess of $ 1 million from a auto that had been pulled over in northern New South Wales.

Police say they stopped the automobile on the Newell Highway at Boggabilla early this morning to breath test the driver.

Officers searched the vehicle and discovered 56 kilograms of cannabis.

Two males aged 30 and 37 have been taken to Moree Police Station exactly where they had been charged with many drug offences.

They had been refused bail and will face court in Moree on Sunday.

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Australia takes opening day honours in day-night Test

Posted November 27, 2015 21:57:27

Hazlewood celebrates Southee dismissal Photo: Black Caps skittled … Josh Hazlewood celebrates the wicket of Tim Southee under the Adelaide Oval lights. (Getty Photos: Morne de Klerk)
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Australia has taken day a single honours on the historic first day of the day-night Test against New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval.

External Hyperlink: Australia v New Zealand third Test scoreboard

Josh Hazlewood (3 for 66) and Mitchell Starc (3 for 24) both starred with the ball as the hosts dismissed the Black Caps for 202.

Even so, there have been key injury fears for Starc, who had to limp off with a suspected ankle injury, which could potentially see him miss the remainder of the Test match.

In response, Australia posted two for 54, with Steve Smith unbeaten on 24 and Adam Voges on 9.

David Warner fell cheaply for 1, while fellow opener Joe Burns was bowled by Doug Bracewell (1 for 6) for 14.

A lot more to come.

Subjects: cricket, sport, adelaide-5000, sa, australia, new-zealand

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A day in the life of a female firefighter: journalist put to the test

Posted November 26, 2015 19:21:48

ABC News Canberra journalist Alkira Reinfrank learning safety instructions with ACT Fire and Rescue. Photo: Listening intently to security directions as I became a firefighter for the day with ACT Fire and Rescue. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda)

Nowadays I donned a helmet and boots, swapping my pen for a hose, as I spent the day as a female firefighter with ACT Fire and Rescue.

The “day in the life” experience follows an announcement of plans to attract much more females to the job facing the heat on the frontline.

In the ACT, there are only six female firefighters compared to about 340 males.

But the ACT Emergency Services Agency (ESA) said that needed to modify and in the February 2016 recruitment drive, they are aiming for half their recruits to be females.

External Hyperlink: As portion of today’s education, we employed a hose to shield ourselves from the heat of a gas fire.

Under the watchful eye of current fire and rescue staff, our nervous but excited group of 4 kitted-up in our personal protective gear — with some aid necessary from the trained professionals.

Altogether the jacket, overalls, gloves, helmet and oxygen tank weigh an added 14 kilograms.

We listened intently to the safety directions regarding the day’s itinerary, “wear masks and security glasses”, “stick to all directions” and “alert firefighters if we’re obtaining any issues”.

ABC News Canberra journalist Alkira Reinfrank in an aerial appliance which extends up to 44 metres in the air Photo: In the Bronto – which can extend up to 44 metres in the air. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda)

But the warning that brown snakes had been not too long ago sighted about the coaching facility seemed to unsettle the group much more than the fire, smoke and heights which lay ahead.

1st up we were required to undergo a vertigo test, which involved climbing an exposed six-storey staircase in high winds and when at the best, looking straight down to identify a shape on the ground.

Nervously I peered over the edge of the rail. “Triangle!” I yelled. “Passed,” they mentioned.

Subsequent, we have been provided harnesses and introduced to the Bronto — ACT Fire and Rescue’s only aerial appliance, which can extend up to 44 metres in height.

If you are scared of heights like I am, this is a daunting activity.

But, as fortune had it, the powerful winds meant we could not totally extend the Bronto, and I felt fairly safe in my harness taking in the fantastic view of the ESA training facility.

ABC News Canberra journalist Alkira Reinfrank enters a room filled with smoke. Photo: Getting into a space filled with smoke to rescue a sandbag dummy. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda)

After the entertaining of the Bronto, our trainers stepped up the pace.

We would be entering a smoke-filled room tasked with retrieving a sandbag dummy which had been placed somewhere inside.

Very first we had to don masks — by far the most restrictive element of clothing as it not only felt very claustrophobic, but also made it really hard to communicate.

When the door opened to the smoke-filled space, you could not see your hands in front of your face.

I was led by means of the door, which was closed behind me and saw what looked like the thickest fog you have ever encountered.

You could use your hands and feet to navigate your way by way of the pitch-black residence.

I was later told the walls inside the hot house can be moved so education firefighters do not get utilized to the layout and whilst I only had to retrieve a 30 kilogram dummy, the requirement for instruction firefighters is 85 kilograms.

Using the jaws of life to free a Canberra Times journalist from a car. Photo: Using the jaws of life to free of charge a Canberra Instances journalist from a vehicle. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda)

Then came the entertaining part — locking a single of your media competitors inside a auto and assuring them you would be quite careful when utilizing the jaws of life to free them.

The jaws themselves weigh 19 kilograms and need far more than elbow grease to puncture a vehicle door.

But, with more than a tiny heavy lifting on behalf of the professionals, the rear vehicle door was lifted from its hinges and the Canberra Instances journalist was free of charge to write yet another day.

Then, ultimately, the moment I’d been waiting for — employing the hose to fight a gas fire.

Getting gone via just some of the tests female firefighters undertake, I’m not going to lie, it was hard.

But I got through it and it goes to show that each men and girls can grow to be firefighters.

But you can breathe a sigh of relief, I will not be saving you from a fire anytime quickly.

I am sticking with my day job.

ABC News Canberra journalist Alkira Reinfrank shields herself from a gas fire. Photo: Utilizing the hose to shield myself from a gas fire. (ABC News: Elise Pianegonda)

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Uncertainties of day-night Test may restore competitive balance, writes Jim Maxwell

Posted November 26, 2015 11:00:09

The hotels are booked out. The Adelaide Oval must be bulging. Is this the greatest cricket event, innovation since Kerry Packer opened the gates at the SCG in 1978 to let the pajama party fans into the ground?

The hook is day-night Test cricket. The missile is pink. The players and pundits are sceptical.

After two high-scoring matches on batsmen-friendly pitches the combination of a well-grassed drop-in pitch and a pink ball may possibly restore the competitive balance, which is important to the contest.

There will be distortions moving from day by means of twilight, to a more swing-conducive evening at the cricket opera. Mitchell Starc and Tim Southee ought to relish it.

Current experimental warm-up matches help the premise that it is best to bat in daylight and bowl at night.

Is that any various to the vagaries of becoming sent in on a fresh pitch or winning the toss on a road?

Almost certainly, but unless there is dew on the ground or a series of injuries in twilight time when the pinkness disappears, then the distortions are worth absorbing.

Australia looks better acquainted with the format than New Zealand, but as we have observed in recent Ashes tussles, batsmen get out often when there is swing or seam movement.

Take out the batting influences of David Warner and Steve Smith and you can see vulnerability, nicking offs, from Joe Burns, the Marshes and Adam Voges.

Warner loves the Adelaide pitch and he’s scored 556 runs so far in this series in four innings.

Even though Australia contemplates how to get Kane Williamson’s wicket cheaply, New Zealand has to uncover the outdoors edge of Warner’s bat in the teens not the tons.

Selectors will be tempted to play two spinners on the accomplished record of Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe in Adelaide.

In Sheffield Shield and on subcontinental dust bowls there is no argument, but with a pink ball, against greater high quality batting, it is a risk to go in with only two specialist swift bowlers, such as Starc and Hazlewood, so anticipate Siddle to supplant O’Keefe in the wash up, while Pattinson warms up for the Windies fragile batting in Hobart.

New Zealand’s reluctance to play a pinko day-evening Test has been sweetened by a split of a million dollars prize cash and the guarantee of a regular Chappell-Hadlee roster plus Test matches.

Its very best cricket can threaten Australia and if its batsmen survive Starc’s pace and swing it should be an appealing contest.

Listen to the contact on ABC Grandstand from 1:30pm (AEDT) on Friday.

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GM and the US Army team up to test a fuel cell pickup truck

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A teaser rendering of the fuel cell Chevrolet Colorado. (credit: Chevrolet)

While they may possibly not be excellent for each use case, powering a car with a hydrogen fuel cell can be quite a compelling remedy. They’re quiet, they don’t produce a lot of waste heat, and once they’ve used their fuel, you happen to be left with pure water. Firms like Hyundai and Toyota each have fuel-cell powered cars for sale, with Honda and others close behind. But there are other prospective markets for fuel cell automobiles, like the US Army.

The traits described above—being quiet, making water as a waste product—are appealing when your mission includes getting stealthy but you still need to get about. Which is why Common Motors is functioning with the US Army Tank Automotive Study Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to test a modified Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck more than the subsequent 12 months to see if it can cope with the everyday grind of military life. “The potential capabilities hydrogen fuel cell autos can bring to the Warfighter are extraordinary, and our engineers and scientists are excited about the opportunity to physical exercise the limits of this demonstrator,” stated TARDEC Director Paul Rogers.

GM actually has a extended history of fuel cell improvement. On a visit to the company’s heritage center earlier this year, we saw the 1966 Electrovan, a fuel cell powered electric vehicle that employed the same technology that NASA employed to create onboard energy for its manned spaceflight program. Much more recently, in 2007 the firm also tested a fleet of almost 120 fuel cell-powered Chevrolet Equinoxes with buyers, and it maintains a fuel cell analysis lab in Warren, Michigan (TARDEC has its personal fuel cell study plan in nearby Pontiac).

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