So the first test of the summer is at an end. Well done England for a victory for what was really a match of men against boys.
سری لنکا سے ہیں, استعمال کرنے کے لئے اکثر ٹال دیا کہ آواز کاٹنے, a team in “transition” and boy did it show. یہ یاد کرنا ضروری ہے, however, that they kept a strong England batting line up to a tad under the 300 mark – and half of those runs came from the excellent Jonny Bairstow. Alex Hales did well too with a decent knock and must be kicking himself he didn’t convert it into a ton. یہ ان دو نہ ہوتی جو ہو سکتا ہے کو قریب چھپائی چیز کیا گیا ہے. We will never know.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
So the Ashes are under way again with no great surprises so far. Australia won the toss and batted, England came out with the ball and made life difficult for a very average looking Australian batting line-up. The man of the day was without doubt Stuart Broad, who should have now silenced all but the most loud-mouthed of his critics.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
Two days in and Australia certainly have the upper hand. لیکن تو کیا. The Ashes are won and won pretty convincingly at that. This is a dead-rubber match and is very reminiscent of Ashes series of old when England used to suddenly pull a decent performance out of the hat when the urn was in the possession of the Aussies. Players who time and time again let the team down would suddenly grab a five-for or score a century and their series average to the historic observer would look half-decent.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
WOW!! What a match. Granted the shocking umpiring decisions (when you include 3RD umpires) perhaps made it a little closer than it should have been (although both sides suffered) but what a fantastic advert YET AGAIN for test match cricket.
Going into this series it looked like it was going to be hard going for Australia. On paper only three players, بہترین, would make it into the England starting XI from the Australian squad – Clarke, Watson and Siddle. Few people gave them a chance. But through some heroic displays they proved that, when it comes to the Ashes at least, as a team they are greater than the sum of their individual parts.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
I was so incensed last night at England’s ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by failing to bowl a debut 19 year old number 11 rabbit out (helped by an appalling umpiring decision) and then their perfect following of the script by losing two cricket wickets in reply (ایک بار پھر توجہ فرمائیں - انتہائی خراب فیصلے) that I was unable to put keyboard to laptop.
It looked that today might a have been a second day of radio silence but England managed to dig deep and locate some so far as of yet reserves of guts and bottle (Anderson aside). Well played to Cook and to KP for some decent contributions but especially to Ian Bell. I’ve been one of his harshest critics of late – but only because he hasn’t been weighing in with decent scores when they matter. لیکن آج یہ پلیٹ قدم کا وقت تھا اور اس نے ایسا ہی کیا, ably assisted by Broad at the other end.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
All I can say after the first day of this summer’s Ashes is that I’m hugely disappointed. Intriguing test match cricket at its best yes, but a strong marker put down by a dominant England against an average test team, نہیں.
عمر 33 I am used to England folding against far superior Aussie teams but this time round it was meant to be different.
On paper England should wallop this lot. The bowlers are far superior and the batsmen for the most part better than theirs.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
تو, the biggest sporting event of 2013 ہم پر آخر میں ہے, which means it’s time for me to stick my neck out and predict a result. I’ll start by confidently predicting an England victory. I’m not so confident of the margin of victory but I think it will be at least 2, but as I don’t think England will ever have a better chance I’m going to really risk the “commentators curse” and suggest England could manage a 5 0 whitewash.
I’m not convinced that Australia have an experienced enough bowling attack to exploit the England weaknesses. I am sure the Australian batting line up is going to be given a rough time by the England seamers and the 6 left handers are going to struggle on dry wickets against Graeme Swan. Unless weather or injuries intervene I don’t see how the Aussies can outscore England consistently.
If England can make 350+ پہلی اننگز میں (having won the toss) میں نے ان سے پہلا ٹیسٹ جیتنے کی امید. I’ll guess the scores will be about 400, 350, 300, 200 which will give England a 150 run victory around lunch on day 5. Let’s find out how silly I look by Sunday afternoon…
After such a slow start to the game the first test finished at break neck speed today – and what a performance by Stuart Broad to raise the chequered flag.
وہ کلب نے کیا ہے نہ صرف 20 odd important runs (ناٹ آؤٹ) as England’s innings came to a quick and disappointing end but he followed that by a spell of supreme fast-medium bowling which decimated the New Zealand order.
When Broad is on-song like that he was today there is simply no stopping him and he can be virtually unplayable. The last time he delivered a performance like this was against the Old Enemy at the Oval in the 2009 ایشز جھڑپ. I recorded the highlights of that day’s play and kept them for a few years just so I could watch it again and again. That day he got a 5‑for, claiming the scalps of Watson, Ponting, Hussey, Clarke and Haddin – so pretty much the Australian top order.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
What a topsy turvy match is proving to be! تین دن چلے گئے ہیں اور یہ اب بھی بہت واضح نہیں ہے جو سب سے اوپر پر ہے.
ذرا پہلے 6PM تک یہ بہت بہت انگلینڈ کے دن تھا. The bowlers stepped up to the plate and managed to eek out a slight lead. And then the young pretender Root hit a steady half century well supported by the even steadier Trott.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
یا تو گانا جاتا.
A review of the second day’s play would always be incomplete with a nod towards shining star James Anderson.
By dismissing Kiwi opener Peter Fulton (his second wicket of the innings) Jimmy became only the fourth member of England’s prestigious 300 کلب. ایان بوتھم, Bob Willis and Fiery Fred Trueman are the only other current custodians.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں