Thursday, 20 November 2008

Smog Smothers England's Hopes (Again)

Now England have a new enemy and its name is smog. Admittedly, India played better than England again and even if the light had not deteriorated would most likely have won. But, now we will never know. Smog has robbed us of a result.

And there were some highlights. A change in the England batting order helped matters. Bopara (60), instead of languishing down the line-up, was promoted to open with Bell (46) and they added 79 for the first wicket. Finally, a decent start.

Shah (40) has also been thrown down the order, coming in after Flintoff (26), but that seemed to work for him and work for England.

England's efforts in the field were also slightly improved. What Nightwatchgirl means is that Yuvraj (38 - call that a score?) didn't make a ton and was actually, hold the phone, out. This is a definite improvement.

So, there are positives and negatives to be taken from this game. Another advantage is that the next game is a day/night and therefore there will be light(s). A game with a result, how novel.

But there remains a slight problem. England must now win every game to win the series.

A small ask then.

1 comment:

Oomby Dave said...

"A game with a result"

There was a result for that game, India def England :)