Saturday, August 22, 2009

The day the Ashes were won and lost

This was the day that ultimately looks destined to decide the fate of the great urn. Australia, after finishing off England for what looked a below par 332, and going to lunch at 61/0, completely collapsed to be 160 all out. Stuart Broad, the much maligned blondie, finally bowled with real menace and control and boy did he come good. 5 wicket bags are seldom better executed or more timely. Some thought this would be the Andrew Flintoff party, however it seems the torch of the side's talismanic allrounder may now be ready to be passed on to the new kid on the block. After a long hard fought series the host nation are coming up trumps when it matters most. And Ponting's Australia appear doomed to hand over the Ashes for the 2nd consecutive time in England, and as though that were not bad enough, if they lose they will fall as low as 4th on the official Test world rankings. As one Dylan once mused, the times they are a changin'..


  1. I couldn't believe what I was seeing during that incredible spell of Broad. My jaw was on the floor, I honestly didn't think he had it in him to bowl that well - and it came in good time for England!

    The test rankings is interesting and something that hasn't really been talked up as much as the result of the series itself - 4th seems like a rather appropriate place for Australia.

    Really looking forward to today's play. :D

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