England On The Way To Winning 5-0!

Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Sanya Michelangelo in Labels: , , , , , , , ,

In the first match, the first 8 batsmen of the Australian team and the first 7 batsmen of the English team got starts. The difference between the two teams were the highest run scorers- Michael Clarke (87* from 97 deliveries) and Eoin Morgan (103* from 85 deliveries). Morgan isn't one of those hitters who had a lucky day, he was 10 from 18 deliveries and later, 27 from 31 deliveries. I doubt Morgan's place in Tests but he can play according to the situation in One dayers. He can do whatever the team needs, without showing any expressions. You can never tell if he is nervous, anxious or panicking. You can't even tell if he has missed the last delivery or struck a boundary on it.
                                                         The 2nd ODI was what it was expected to be. I've always liked Cardiff. Cardiff is where Stuart Broad made his debut. It's where Bangladesh defeated Australia. It's where the 1st Ashes Test was played last year, in which Johnson kept bowling crap to tail-enders and Australia couldn't get Jimmy or Monty out. Oh, by the way, Stuart Broad took his 100th wicket on Thursday and he is the 14th fastest to take 100 wickets in the world.
                      Fastest to take 100 Wickets
                  Player                Opposition      Ground         Matches                         

Saqlain Mushtaq (Pak) v Sri Lanka Gwalior

SE Bond (NZ) v England Adelaide

B Lee (Aus) v England Melbourne

Waqar Younis (Pak) v Zimbabwe Sharjah

IK Pathan (India) v Pakistan Abu Dhabi

DK Lillee (Aus) v Zimbabwe Nottingham

SK Warne (Aus) v West Indies Melbourne

Shoaib Akhtar (Pak) v New Zealand Karachi

NW Bracken (Aus) v South Africa Basseterre

CEL Ambrose (WI) v India Melbourne

IR Bishop (WI) v Sri Lanka Adelaide

C Pringle (NZ) v Sri Lanka Christchurch

D Gough (Eng) v Kenya Canterbury

SCJ Broad (Eng) v Australia Cardiff

AA Donald (SA) v Kenya Nairobi (Gym)


This is the best time for English cricket. I've never seen them

winning so much. Given Australia's attitude in this series,

England may go on to win this series 5-0. Australia's approach 
      is similar to England's approach in the 6-1 series last year.
       Coming back to the 2nd ODI, among the England bowlers,
    everyone ended up with good figures, except James Anderson. Bresnan hasn't taken any wicket in this series yet. Looks like
     Luke is developing into an all-rounder for the England team. He has done well with the ball for Sussex already. Broady bagged
  4 wickets and got the Man Of The Match award. Morgan scored
  52 and he is at the top for the Man Of The Series award.
  Don't miss the live action on Sunday at Old Trafford, Manchester, Jimmy's home ground, at 9:45 GMT. Until then, goodbye. Cheers!