Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Another nail biting finish

Its all happening here in England. What a thriller this Ashes summer has been for the Cricket fans!. Another flamboyant century from the Big man Freddie and wonderful reverse Swings from Simon Jones and Fighty gritty knock and Final burst from Brett Lee and Leg Break magic from the Sultan of Spin, himself, the one and only Warnie-the blondie! With a target of 129 to chase, England really started to struggle once warne was introduced and Brett lee unleashed Hell on england by removing the funky hair-do - Kevin Pieterson and Freddie Flintoff. Somehow Giles and Hoggard England through some really tough times. It was a great to see somebody challenging the Mighty Aussies and never give-up attitude of the ozzies. The OZ tail has played really well thro out the series with shane going very close to a century. Undoubtedly the closest test series in a longtime between two top quality teams.
And in the other Hemisphere, we see the exact opposite. the worst display of cricket by an international team- India. Whatever happened to the magic of Team India and the famous 'Huddle'. First the Kiwis almost made a world record by scoring 397 in 44 overs and next day we see Indians getting out cheaply for 48-8. Cant handle a different Shane. Bond, Shan Bond as he would like to introduce himself, he removed the Indian top order so cheaply that they can all retire. Whats with the captain Saurav. So many years in International arena and he still cant handle short pitch balls aimed at mid-riff. Whatever happened to the Wall. I really sympathize with Greg Chappel.

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