Australia avoids Whitewash by thrashing England

Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010 by Sanya Michelangelo in Labels: , , , , , , , ,

Australia batted first again. Anderson started well again. But he was taken off by Strauss after conceding 8 runs (2 boundaries off his last deliveries) in his 3rd over. Bressie took his first wicket of the series by removing Paine. Swann got Watson's wicket in his first over (17th over of the innings). England took a very long time to take the third wicket, during which I went downstairs. I am so not enjoying this series. Why does Australia play a One Day series in England? Anyways, Anderson took Ponting's wicket for 92 in the 42nd over. I don't think Ponting would be too disappointed, that asshole has always wanted Australia to win more than anything else. Australia lost one wicket each in the 48th and 49th over and finished at 290/5. They could score more, given how long Ponting and Clarke played. Clarke finished on 99 not out. There was a time when he used to bat with a good strike rate. Now he was left at 99 because he isn't any good in the death overs.
                                                               Kieswetter failed again and KP's dismissal was controversial. I've seen it lots of times that KP is given not out because of his long stride but not this time. Seemed like he shouldn't have been given out, to me. You can't always believe hawk-eye. I only started watching when England had lost 4 wickets. Morgan and Swann have been impressive ever since they came into the side. Ponting had criticized England's bits and pieces players before the series began. I would say that he has been proved right but England do have better players and England have had a long batting line-up for a long time but every time they collapsed, they all did. Getting out like tail-enders, one by one. Swann should be sent up the order, he should be shown some belief. Someone who opens the batting for Nottinghamshire cannot be a No.10 for England. Wright hasn't done much with the bat, ever, for England, in one day cricket. When he came into the side, I thought he is taking his time to settle down. I would like to see Belly replacing him and anyone replacing Bresnan. Until next time, take care, Cheers!