Sunday, 10 August 2008

England finally learn their A.B.(c)s

Play has been abandoned for today, after dark clouds and rain descended upon the Oval. All this is good news for Nightwatchgirl, as she has tickets for tomorrow...

England will probably feel they have had the better day, managing at last to bowl South Africa out twice in one game, for 314. The only major hiccup for England now is going to be getting to the winning target of 197.

England's second innings was cut short in just the second over, due to bad light. But as with all things England at the moment, tomorrow's play will certainly be squirmy and nervous.

The highlight of the day must go to Monty Panesar's over against A.B. De Villiers, just after Paul Harris lost his wicket. It appeared that De Villiers was eager to hurry up and get his century, and after coming down the wicket to try and whack Monty to Big Ben, missed the ball and was bowled for 97.

Tomorrow's play will hopefully show that England are still up for the fight, even if it is only for some pride. Nightwatchgirl will be posting her blog as soon as she makes it home from the Oval.

1 comment:

©hinaman said...

If you are lucky and the rain does stay away it may be an exciting finish.

England needs to win this, not just to salvage pride, but to face the future under new captaincy with a positive mindset.

So good luck