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The demolition job that R Ashwin did on New Zealand during the third Test, in Indore, shows that the Australian distaste for offspin bowling has now spread to become an Antipodean curse. Cheap Blazers Jerseys Authentic .Ashwin has already caused Australia huge problems in India - not quite as devastating as his Indore performance, but troublesome nevertheless. Coincidentally, it was in Australia that Ashwin learned a very good lesson about bowling. His first attempt was peppered with multiple variations, resulting in his line and length suffering, which, in turn, provided easy pickings for the batsmen.His second attempt was only marginally more successful in the scorebook but the execution was a big improvement. He concentrated on spinning his offbreak and relied more on subtle variations of pace rather than trying to turn the ball both ways. This provided more control and the batsmen were made to work harder for their runs.That led to a much better performance against Australia when they toured India in 2012-13. Ashwin became a more confident bowler, exuding an aura that all good spinners possess. And as a solid middle-order run getter, he was on course to becoming a regular match-winner for India.The trouble that Ashwin caused Australia in India was reminiscent of the mayhem that a number of other talented offspinners achieved.My first memory of Australian ineptitude against offspin was a vivid one: Jim Laker taking 19 wickets in the 1956 Old Trafford Test. I was verging on teenager status and was devastated to see a picture of my idol, Keith Miller, tumbling head first out of his crease as he was beaten in flight by Laker.Before collecting all ten wickets in the second innings of the match, Laker had already achieved that rare distinction in Australias tour match against Surrey. Such was the turmoil in the Australian camp that when skipper and offspinner Ian Johnson attempted to rally his troops with an anything he can do, I can do speech, his vice-captain, Miller, is reported to have raised his gaze from a form guide and responded: Six to four you cant.Another offspinner to weave a spell over Australian batsmen was the Indian magician Erapalli Prasanna. In 1967-68 he took 25 wickets in only four Tests in Australia, and then bettered it by one (in five Tests) in the return series, in 1969-70. His performance in Australia has to be one of the outstanding achievements by a fingerspinner in a country renowned for pitches that are much more responsive to wristspinners.Then there was Harbhajan Singhs tornado-like destruction in the 2000-01 series in India. Just when it appeared that Australia would win their first series in India since the 1969-70 tour and complete their 17th successive Test victory, Harbhajan struck. With six second-innings wickets in Kolkata, he turned what looked to be an Australian cruise to victory into a head-on crash. He turned in a similarly destructive performance in Chennai, and finished the three Test series with an incredible 32 wickets. No wonder the crowds began chanting Singh is king.Ashwin has already inflicted much pain on Australia, as did Laker, Prasanna and Harbhajan before him. Ashwins dominant performance in the series against New Zealand will send chills through Steven Smiths squad.Ashwins 27 wickets at 17.77 and Man-of-the-Series award against New Zealand could be viewed as a prelude to the main performance. In a few months time he will face an Australian line-up traumatised by the portly left-arm Sri Lankan fingerspinner Rangana Herath.Ashwins spin bowling partner, left-armer Ravindra Jadeja, will be buoyed by Heraths success. Not only does this not augur well for Australias batsmen, with their distaste for spin bowling, it will also revive memories of 1956 and the destruction caused by Laker and his partner - the left-arm orthodox spinner Tony Lock. Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. Cheap Blazers Jerseys . Thats not a comment on the suspension that banished the Portland Winterhawks general manager and coach from his Western Hockey League teams bench for most of the 2012-13 season. http://www.cheapblazersjerseys.com/ . Bradwell was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday. Born and raised in Toronto, Bradwell is entering his sixth CFL season, with all six played for his hometown Argonauts. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Jodie Meeks tenure with the Magic has hit a snag before starting.The team announced that the recently acquired guard underwent surgery on Tuesday to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. Meeks, acquired in a trade with the?Detroit Pistons?on June 29, will be out indefinitely. His return will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.The procedure is on the bone Meeks broke during the secoond game and caused him to miss all but three games last season with the Pistons. Wholesale Blazers Jerseys. . Meeks, who passed a physical with the Magic, will provide depth at shooting guard and small forward.He averaged 7.3 points and 1.7 rebounds last season and 11.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in 2014-15. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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