Another Oz mishap – Hussey is needed again

Flying high!

3rd test,Australia Vs England,Perth,Day1

Today, The Aussies are having a day where Ponting had nothing to go his way. As i expected Beer was not selected in the playing XI and Aussies are now being criticized for dropping Beer . The Aussies have made huge amount of changes as it seems to me like seeing a new Aussie team.Huges replacing katich,Mitch replacing bolinger,hilfenhaus in place of doherty,smith in for north. Meanwhile,England had just one change of Tremlett in for injured Broad. Even though Aussie’s have a nearly new team but kinda of repeated the Adelaide freakishness here as well.

Today,Ponting lost the toss and was asked to bat in a placid seaming wicket ,Ponting surprisingly accepted that he would also be bowling. Then came Tremlett and Anderson to start their spell and immediately spelt trouble as Hughes who was making a comeback actually soon wentback with the scoreline being 2/1 ,Ponting then came and went without much of a challenge, Clarke followed soon with yet another first innings failure,Watson ass i expected could not score a fifty this time around.Now, Hussey and Smith are trying to save some pride with the score @ 65/4 @ lunch.

About the English bowlers, Tremlett sizzled cleaning up hughes and made Clarke to nick one to the keeper and a due credit has to be given to collingwood for taking one stunner of a catch when ponting nicked one towards the slips of Anderson. Then Finn joined the party with an superb delivery getting watson’s toe in front ,Watson made an referral thinking UDRS would save him again. but finn was too good to hit him exactly in line. The game in Oz point of view is in a sorry state of affairs and in Barmy Army’s view “Just Great”.

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Hussey Hustles! for OZ


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