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0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: دوسرے ٹیسٹ, ڈے 5

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: دوسرے ٹیسٹ, ڈے 4

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

0انگلینڈ بمقابلہ نیوزی لینڈانگلینڈ نے نیوزی لینڈ بمقابلہ: دوسرے ٹیسٹ, ڈے 3 — England Booming

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

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

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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!

... مکمل مضمون پڑھیں