So the Ashes are now at end with England the victors and Australia put back in their place. A 3–2 scoreline flatters the green baggied ones a little but in truth the last test was a dead rubber for England. They were never going to play to the same level on intensity as when they were trying to claim the little urn back from our Antipodean cousins.
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أحسنت اليستير كوك. حسنا, so he missed out on making a century, مجرد, ولكن ليسجل 95 when the chips were really down took unbelievable character. The only way he was going to silence the critics was with some runs and hopefully today’s score marks a permanent return to form. The crowd’s reaction when he scored his half century and the ovation when he left the field when speaks volumes as to the support for him amongst the cricket watching public. انه رجل طيب ولا يستحق بعض من خطبة لاذعة أطلقت طريقه.
Geoffrey Boycott has predicted a draw already – and the Rose Bowl pitch looks like it will produce another uninspiring match where the bat rules supreme. How ridiculous. We need pitches that have something on offer for both batsmen and bowlers, one that rewards top exponents of both disciplines. حتى ما إذا كانت اللعبة قد انتهت خلال أربعة أيام بدلا من خمسة? Short term financial thinking risks undermining the entire fabric of the game – and then where will the money come from?... إقرأ المقال
اختبارين في, 1–0 to India. England’s poor summer continued apace today with a shocking (معذرة, مروع) collapse after lunch today to hand the visitors the initiative going forward into the rest of the series. On current evidence it would be hard to see past India winning the series.
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Cricket is a sport in which most followers expect their heroes to adhere to a higher standard of fair play and sportsmanship.
The recent incident of ‘Mankading’ (الذين على وجه الأرض صاغ تلك العبارة?) – when Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake ran out England’s Jos Buttler who had strayed out of his crease at the non-striker’s end at a key point in the final and deciding ODI in the series was disappointing to see and thankfully remains very rare.
The last incident I can remember is when Kapil Dev ran out South Africa’s Peter Kirsten, apparently without warning: HTTP://www.youtube.com/watch?ت = RzbFy_elb8k
Differing accounts of Tuesday’s shambles say Senanayake warned Buttler twice or just the once. اما الطريقة, it wasn’t cricket. The bowler shouldn’t have done it and the captain should have over-ruled the appeal. لم يفعل, حدث ذلك نترك لحساب تكلفة الضغط على اللعبة.
ما لا أحب, however, is England using this unsavoury controversy to shield yet another highly mixed performance during a ODI series.
Sri Lanka are a decent side – but without the wicket taking machine that was Muttiah Muralitharan in the line-up and home advantage you would have expected England to win the series.… إقرأ المقال
لماذا أنا على وشك أن أقول قد أكون ببطلانه من فوق ... ولكن أنا سعيد أن هذه السلسلة الرماد وصلت الى نهايتها. Quite simply Australia have played far better than the sum of their individual parts and England have been, بالنسبة للجزء كبير, absolutely diabolical.
As sure as night follows day the Aussies wrapped up a devastating 5–0 series win, yet again bowling England out for a pitiful total not worthy of an international line up. The visitors now need to go back, re-group and pick up the pieces from this potentially disastrous tour down-under.… إقرأ المقال
What has happened to England? في الاختبارات الماضيين أنها كانت مروعة. I can’t think of any positives to take out of either game.
The batting line up has been short of runs for some time now. The bowlers won the Ashes for England last time round, despite the best efforts of the much heralded batting line up to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory (the wonderful Bell aside) و الأن, in Australian conditions, England are really up against it. The batsmen are continuing to struggle but what is most worrying is the way they are getting out – careless and lazy shots and a lack of application. You expect fireworks from Kevin Pieterson early on in an innings but not the others.… إقرأ المقال
As I sit listening to the T20 freak-show (it marginally beats whatever soap based rubbish the wife is watching) I’ve been contemplating the debate that’s been stirred after England rested five key players for the ODI series.
Captain Cook, جرس, جرايم سوان, Jimmy Anderson and T20 captain Stuart Broad are all putting their feet up and letting a new-look England take on the Aussies for the five match series.
Former Captain Michael Vaughan has had his say and Stuart Broad has fired back. The media have of course jumped on to a healthy debate and stirred it into a bit of a row.… إقرأ المقال
يومين في واستراليا لديها بالتأكيد اليد العليا. لكن ماذا في ذلك. وفاز رماد وفاز جدا مقنع في ذلك. هذه مباراة القتلى المطاط ويذكرنا جدا من رماد سلسلة من العمر عندما تستخدم انكلترا لسحب فجأة أداء لائق من قبعة عندما كانت جرة في حوزة أوسيس. 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.… إقرأ المقال
Firstly an apology for not updating the site much of late – along with the other author for this site I’ve been on a drive through Europe.
لقد عدنا الآن على الرغم من, لذلك لا خوف.
وبالتالي, England wrapped up the Ashes with a barnstorming performance on the last day to well and truly send them packing. A lot has been written already about England’s performance and, in particular, Stuart Broad’s performance. It was excellent, نهاية.
So I’m going to concentrate on something a little different, قليلا خارج المركز اذا صح التعبير.
When Australia were at their peak a few years back (يبدو ذلك منذ فترة طويلة الآن!) the one mistake they made was not to blood up-and-coming youngsters so they had a chance to experience the highs and lows of test match cricket.… إقرأ المقال
I’ve been away on holiday for the past 2½ weeks and haven’t had chance to write about the cricket. During that time there have been 2 more Ashes test matches and England have extended their lead to 3–0. Having been away from all the talking heads I haven’t heard what they have to say, حتى هنا بعض من أفكاري, uninfluenced by the pundits.
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