2nd test,Australia Vs England,Adelaide,Day1
The Second match of the ashes could not have a better start for England than this, The scoreboard read 2/3 and the English were flying high .Today ,After Ponting won the toss without any hesitation opted to Bat but to his dismay he was also sent back for a first ball duck along with Katich who was run out without facing a delivery and soon Clarke failed once again nicked to the slips for 2 and the Oz was in a mood of shock until the Watson and Hussey in his usual role of savior came to the fore and restored the pride of the home team.
The Adelaide wicket as everybody hinted was definitely a good wicket to bat but the early fierce spell of Anderson did the Damage . Anderson produced immaculate seaming deliveries which troubled the batsmen early in their innings . But,the batting of Huss and Watson showed no worries as they were fluent in their strokes and galloping 2’s and 3’s using the long Adelaide boundaries with the Partnership now worth 91 between them . Watson also reached to yet another fifty in the series and Huss inching towards it. @ Lunch Aus are 94/3
Barmy Army are having a party in Adelaide
1st test,Australia Vs England,Brisbane,Day2
Ashes at it’s best, the day 2 of the gabba test was totally awesome . the day of fluctuating fortunes continued with AUssie taking the 1st session , Eng the 2nd, post lunch Eng, final session for Aussies and for not to forget the badlight & rain. The Anderson tidal wave continued but did not get what he deserved and Finn impressed and the much hyped Swann did nothing. As i said in my previous post Hussey who was lucky enough to escape a golden duck but made inroads in his usual role of match savior for the Oz.Much was expected from Clarke but he failed , north also did not trouble the scorers and the last one to give some kind of support to Mr. Cricket was Haddin .The game was too good that it even attracted the Rain . The play was stopped and the regret was seen in strauss’s face but Aussies were happy to go back and come tomorrow as the play was stopped as soon as the new ball was taken . Tomorrow will be yet another interesting day with the new ball in hand and the fast bowlers finding rhythm . lot’s of question’s to be answered tomorrow . such as,
How much of a lead would aussie take?
Will Hussey score a century?
Will Swann or Johnson find Form?
Will England stop the Aussies?
Let’s Hope”The Bowlers take control in the 1st session making the match a 2nd innings match up”
The Ashes are slowly being formed out of the fiery performance of both OZ and ENG