Australia vs England - First Test - Day Two
No time for long winded wrap ups today - suffice to say, Australia capitalised on a great first day to put themselves into a no-lose situation. Some great batting from Hussey and Ponting, and some fantastic tail end slogging, which for some reason seems so much easier when the score is 550 than when it is 250.
McGrath then announced his return to Test cricket, and dispelled any doubts with two early wickets.
This was a disasterous toss to lose for England. They would've been better off not having to take the field, nervous as they were, on Day 1 - Harmison could've done with a spell in the dressing rooms to settle in, and not only that, but now they will get the complete rough end of the stick with regards to this wicket aa well.
England are not as bad as the scoreline is showing - how much damage this start does, to the rest of the match and tour remains to be seen, but I suspect they'll come back.
One other disadvantage though is the tight schedule for the Test. Momentum will be important.
On a more subjective and emmotive note though, as an Aussie, Geez it's good to see "Dad's Army" getting some revenge - bring it on!
Labels: ashes, ashes 2006