اور اس طرح یہ کیا ہوا.
England wrapped up a convincing victory thus taking the series 2–0. یہ سب ایک چھوٹا سا بھی آسان تھا. Only the weather could have saved New Zealand from certain defeat. بارش ہوئ, لیکن کافی کافی نہیں, and England stepped up to the plate and showed their true class.
They are a far better side than New Zealand and they proved it. The bowling attack in particular throughout the series have performed very well although the Kiwis’ attack hasn’t done too badly either.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
Bit of a steady day today… if the weather is OK tomorrow England will almost certainly win and if it chucks it down then a draw would seem likely.
But it should already be all over with a comfortable victory, probably by an innings. Cook should have enforced the follow-on. Even if England had ended up losing he would have made a clear statement of intent and put a marker down that he is an aggressive and gutsy character who takes no prisoners. Instead he took the defensive option.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
There are various topics I could have chosen to write about after the third day of the second test in the England vs New Zealand series.
The issues that immediately jump out are 1) another fantastic performance by England’s bowlers against a woeful Kiwi batting line up 2) a lovely return to form of the home side’s skipper and opening bat Alastair Cook 3) four wickets for Swann or 4) the highly debatable decision by England not to enforce the follow on (almost guaranteeing a series victory but greatly reducing the chances of a victory in the match with rain forecast). But today I am going to swerve a little left of centre and focus on something entirely different…
They say every day is a school day and today I learnt something new today… The great moustachioed former middle order Aussie slugger David Boon is match referee for this test. I like to think I have a good grasp of world cricket events but the promotion of the talismanic Tasmanian as a world referee in 2011 is something that passed me by but is something that also pleases me greatly.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
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
It’s not often you’ll hear me cheer a series where all of the test matches finished in draws, and it’s even less often that I celebrate England failing to win a series. However that is exactly how I feel about the recent drawn series in New Zealand. Now before the barmy army hang draw and quarter me, مجھے خود اس بات کی وضاحت کرنے کا موقع دے!
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