Once again the ashes has turned out to be an open contest with Aussies turing the tables. English team's inconsistency has come to the party yet another time with the homeside bundling to just 102. It needs a herculean effort from the strauss's men to get back into the winning groove.
Re: Re: Re: Re: Record
by keeth Lapersonne on Aug 08, 2009 04:34 PM
How can one forget Brijesh Patel. Remember how he faced the West Indian Fast bowlers at their fastest. Was it the 1976 series in the Weat Indies??
With 14 wickets falling on the 1st day and alead of 94,the Aussies r sitting pretty .They would look to keep batting on,Clarke ,North and Haddin ,all are in good nick .Any lead close to 150-175 and this series will be levelled 1-1.The only roadblock Aussies have is a lack of a frontline spinner .The wicket looks very dry and like Warne said on commentary,it is baffling why Aussies didn't opt for a spinner cause the pitch this season at Leeds has turned and generally been dry.
Re: Only rain can save England
by nice guy on Aug 08, 2009 02:51 PM
I doubt if rain also could save england! With four days of play still left..the home team will be pretty much strugling to negotiate a draw.
Re: Re: Shattred
by Ramesh Murthy on Aug 08, 2009 12:30 AM
True If the ball swung on first day and caused disaster, it can do similar tricks on 4 th and 5th day! Australians might come a cropper by the end of the match! Dont forget it is Hedingly pitch and dont forget Botham's test at the same venue!
Re: Re: Re: Shattred
by Balaji Krishnamurthy on Aug 09, 2009 10:09 AM
It depends on how big a 1st innings lead the Aussies get. Anything above 150 will be disastrous for England. Australia has a good bowling attack. As you say this is Headingley. It could be England at the receiving end. By the way Botham is not playing. Also this England team has no players capable of playing brave counterattacking cricket