crushing reverse

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Pakistan bounced back from a crushing reverse at Lord's to beat Australia by three wickets in the second Test at Headingley last week.
NEW BRIGHTON look to pick up the pieces at home to Bradford and Bingley in National Three North tomorrow after their crushing reverse at Preston last week.
Try as they might, United's better performers could take no comfort from a crushing reverse.
The crushing reverse against the Frech was Wales' heaviest home defeat in the history of the championship, but Pickering insists it won't lead to panic measures.
Motherwell set out on the road to rectify that crushing reverse this afternoon when they host Dundee United at the same stage of the tournament.