Friday, 8 January 2010
Right. NWG has calmed herself (a little bit, at least), and today the full weight of yesterday's play has dawned on her.
England are finally good at something.
They can save Test matches.
Graham Onion's performance yesterday was unimaginable. He braved the worst of South Africa. They did everything. And failed.
Ian Bell, not NWG's favourite player, came good. He did what he was supposed to do. He fulfilled his role. As did Paul Collingwood, but that wasn't a big surprise. Not compared to Bell.
And now England can't lose the series.
And if that wasn't enough, seeing Graeme Smith get hit in the head by Paul Harris' knee added that bit of comic relief to what was a very stressful day of watching cricket.
Anyone who says that Test cricket is boring either doesn't understand it, or (and this may be slightly controversial) has no brain.