When England squared up to Australia in the last Ashes series I, بہت سے Like, thought the visitors would retain the urn during the five match series. It was always going to a tougher battle than the summer showdown but victory was expected.
Player for player England were just too strong, وہ نہیں تھے? وقت پہ, with the standout exception of middle-order maestro Michael Clarke, a combined XI of the two sides would have been dominated by the three lions. Other than skipper Clarke who would have made the combined side? Perhaps David Warner for Michael Carberry? A fit Ryan Harris in for either Chris Tremlett or Tim Bresnan? Certainly the former, probably the latter. A place for Shane Watson? شاید - لیکن وہ کون تبدیل کرے گا? اس کے چہرے پر, however, England certainly appeared the stronger outfit.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
میرے کہنے کا میں نے اوپر سے نیچے مارا جا سکتا ہے کے بارے میں ہوں ... لیکن میں خوش ہوں کہ یہ ایشز سیریز اپنے اختتام پر ہے. Quite simply Australia have played far better than the sum of their individual parts and England have been, بڑے حصے کے لئے, 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.… مکمل مضمون پڑھیں
English winters are a terrible thing. Cold and wet, the season also means no home cricket whatsoever.
Christmas is one shining light in the fog of the cold and to add to this the thought of an annual test match that starts on Boxing Day and usually held under blue skies and warm temperatures is one that stirs the imagination and one that I will raise a cold beer to.
Boxing Day tests have been held every year since 1980 (except 1989 when a one day match vs Sri Lanka was played instead (boo – ed) and at the Melbourne Cricket Club in Australia – aka the MCG). They have also been dominated by some massive crowds (which have approached six figures on occasion).... 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