Monday, 3 August 2009

Reasons Why This Wasn't So Bad

1. Cardiff was basically a loss for Australia. Edgbaston was a pipe dream for England.
2. It rained and a day and a half was lost. That does not help matters.
3. Ricky Ponting was out for 5.
4. Because Edgbaston can't be the place to hold all the exciting Tests all of the time. That's just unfair. Lord's got it this year (and maybe Cardiff), but NWG wants to put in a request so that the Oval doesn't have it. She won't be able to take a tight game. Draw at Headingly. Draw at the Oval. Please.
5. NWG didn't make the trek up there, so she didn't waste any time (or rather, she did waste a bit of time because she watched the game most of the day, but had the option of doing something else if she wanted to, something she wouldn't be able to do at a cricket ground - like eat a salad).

1 comment:

Ben said...

The series has been a bit closer than the media have wanted to make it seem. England won the toss and had all the favourable weather at Lords. They bowled when it was cloudy and batted when sunny. On the last day, it was sunny but they were saved by a rare great Flintoff spell.

Anderson and Onion are only going to swing it when they have ideal conditions. When the sun comes out, they have looked pretty ordinary. I think the series will hinge on how the Aust bowling attack goes. Johnson is starting to bowl better. If they can somehow get Lee in for the 4th or even last test, it will help them a lot. Still all to play for and plenty of time for England's fans and journalists to turn on them.