Tuesday, June 06, 2006

England v Sri Lanka

England v Sri Lanka:

"Even England's players on the balcony look on in disbelief as Panesar heaves Muralitharan one bounce over square-leg for four. Another swipe flies into the crowd in the same region, the crowd are on their feet and you'd think the Ashes had just been retained."

"Monty Panesar, rating : 7 - The one positive aspect of England's performance, celebrating his first five-wicket haul, keeping the fielding blunders to a minimum and even hitting three fours and a six in making his highest Test score of 26."

Well, England blew it. Murali skittled them out on day 4 but basically our catching let us down in the first test and our bowling in the third. We let there tail hang around for hours in those two games and it cost us a series win. Got to hope that our thre first choice bowlers & our captain get themselves back fit...especially with Flintoff and Pietersen picking up injuries.

Bright points include crowd favourite Monty getting a 5 wicket haul and smacking a rampant Murali around the ground.

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