Aussies Fail as England Dominates proceedings

Pictures say it all!

3rd test,Australia Vs England,Perth,Day1

To begin with, I am really puzzled about the match proceedings. I sort of doubt that my cable operator is showing the Adelaide match instead of a live telecast until Aussies crossed that 245 run mark they made in the last match. The story was as similar as it can be . Only difference is the minor shuffle in the batting order of the Aussies but with no effect as Hussey and Haddin again had a good innings to save the innings.

Soon after the lunch Tremlett came and removed Smith who was actually struggling then came the same old partners together Huss & Haddin ,Both restored some pride but how much more can they do possibly?.Then Swann made hussey nick one to prior and was removed with the help of UDRS,Then came johnson who dominated the English bowlers and embarrassed the top order Aussie batsmen by scoring a 50 and incidentally he turned out to be the top scorer of the innings with 62 runs mitch and haddin had a brief partnership which helped the Oz cross the 200 mark and haddin left as Anderson came back strong ,Harris came and went at keast this time he is out not for a duck then siddle had a partnership with Hilfenhaus to frustrate the English but it was short lived as hilffy was removed by Swann forcing him a shot towards short forward. siddle was the lonely batsmen and Australia are yet again bundled out in the first day of a test match for the second consecutive time that too in the ashes the Aussie innings ended @ 268 runs and England are out their batting.

A not so gripping first day is over with England end ‘s the day @ 29/0 and all the Aussie bowlers had a couple of overs and they are back to their hotel rooms hoping to do what England did to them today.

Ashes Urn is slowly but surely slipping from the Aussie hands

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The Adelaide axiom – The Ashes- Mitch is Ditched

The tame draw @ Gabba in the first ashes test had mighty effects on the Aussies rather than the English. While the English media was all praises for strauss and cook with slight bashing on swann the Oz media was not as kind as their English counterparts to their team as it went berserk on the Oz cricket team with Ponting,Clarke and poor Mitch taking much of the critcism .even coach Nelson who came to the rescue of Mitch was not barred with excess pressure from the media Johnson,now will not be part of the Oz team in the 2nd test.

The Adelaide test is expected to be another interesting test as it will possibly determine the momentum of the series. It seems bollinger would get a look in tomorrow and the criticism on swann would add burden to the English to carry in Adelaide.Adelaide Oval touted the most batsmen friendly wicket down under has high possibilities of producing yet another draw except if any exceptional bowling performance is exhibited and make the series a 3 match decider.do not forget In the center of criticism in Oz there is also The ‘PUP’ M.Clarke who is going through a lean patch and as hussey did in Gabba, Clarke cannot find a suitable Venue to come back to form than the Adelaide Oval . I cannot wait for the start of the match and expecting a cliff hanger of a test
Let’s Hope”This match would help increase the swing of the pendulum of the series “.