مراسلات ٹیگ: لارڈز

0ایشز کلشایشز: Second Test — Day 1

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: First Test — England Claim the Honours

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈ: پہلا ٹیسٹ, ڈے 3 — Match Nicely Poised

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈ: پہلا ٹیسٹ, ڈے 2 - ارے جمی, جمی, جمی, جمی اینڈرسن ...

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: پہلا ٹیسٹ, ڈے 1

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