تو, another day of exceptionally entertaining Test cricket is over, and the second test match is well and truly under way. Pleasingly today hasn’t been marred by any poor decisions (by umpires or players), but I was disgusted by the mistaken booing of Jimmy Anderson. I’ll talk a little more about that later, but first some predictions (admittedly a day late)... مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
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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
It was supposed to be oh so simple wasn’t it?
The Kiwis over as the apéritif for the forthcoming Ashes clash later on in the year. So one day in to a summer of antipodean cricket and with the home side winning the toss and electing to bat, surely England have raced away at 3+ ایک دوسری کی شرح حملے کے خلاف ایک سے زیادہ?
بالکل نہیں. Steady progress during the 80 ڈرامے کی زائد. Hardly an A+ score but a reasonable C grade. England still have wickets in hand with the two Yorkshire boys (ٹم بریسنن فائنل الیون سے باہر چھوڑ دیا گیا تھا) at the crease.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں