Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket

Breaking/Brief news

    November 26, 2006

    Australia vs England - First Test - Day Four

    Well England finally showed some fight today. After slumping again again to 3 for less than 100 Collingwood and Pietersen got together and showed attack was the best form of defence even when you need 600! Collingwood was solid yet aggressive until bought undone by some school boy tactics, which he will forever be kicking himself for. Warne bought the field up a bit, entice him to go over the top to bring up his hundred, then tossed up an inviting, but pretty much stock standard leg spinner (if you could ever call a Warne delivery standard) and showed us that even at this level players can be sucked in. The ball spun away from the bat to a waiting Gilchrist and Collingwood was strandard out of his crease on 96. It looked like local third grade cricket at that point, but prior to that, it was anything but... Pietersen was awesome, smashing McGrath to the cover boundary three times in two overs and sweeping Warne in front of square repeatedly.

    Prior to that Bell had shown he still can't pick Shane Warne - especially the "slider" and Strauss was out hooking again, caught by substitute Ryan "Pratt" Broad - ironically replacing Ricky Ponting.

    One doubts England can last a full day with only five wickets in hand, but if do, and Pietersen finds support from Jones and Giles, he'll have scored about 350!

    There is a storm on the horizon, and I think the Aussies would like to take a couple in the first hour, just in case...

    ==============================

    By the way, does anyone else think it's a bit hypocritical for English fans to be complaining about music/songs at the cricket?

    Labels: ,


    Thus spake Stuart Helwig @ 2:52 PM |
    Did you like the post? [ Subscribe to the blog feed - Blog Feed | | ]

    0 sledge(s):


    We'd prefer if you posted comments with your real name to add more credibility to your opinions. However, the moderators reserve the right to delete comments, especially those containing offensive or unsuitable language. The opinions in the comments are your own views. You are welcome to provide a URL to your own cricket blog, but the moderators reserve the right to delete comments which only reference sites for viewing live streams.

    Post a Comment

    Links to Australia vs England - First Test - Day Four

    Technorati

    Bloglines

    Blogger search:

    Create a Link


    Links within entries open in a new window. Some of the links may now be broken/not take you to the expected report since the original content providers may have archived/removed the contents. Some of the sites linked may require registration/subscription.
    All opinions expressed are those of the authors alone. The authors' respective employers (past, present or future) are in no way connected to the opinions expressed here.
    All pictures, photographs used are copyrights of the original owners. We do not intend to infringe on any copyright. Pictures and photographs are used here to merely accentuate and enhance the content value to our readers.

    Powered by Blogger Locations of visitors to this page
    HOME
    RSS Feed - RSS Feed


    Contact us
    cricket24x7 at gmail dot com
    cricket24x7 at yahoo dot com

    How Cricket 24x7 started


    The squad
    Australia vs England - First Test - Day Three
    Australia vs England - First Test - Day Two
    Ashes stat of the day
    A distant memory
    Australia vs England - First Test - Day One
    Quick England preview
    He asked for it
    Ashes coverage
    Johan Botha cleared
    Injury update



    RHS navbar photo source - Tc7

    Partnership between


    Creative Commons License
    Cricket 24x7 - All the cricket by V Ganesh & S Jagadish is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.