I am just so pissed of at the coverage in the Australian media about this match... Shame on them..Its a disgrace really..
Australia did not get 'thrashed'
England did not 'own' Australia..
Lets look at the facts
England managed 11 wickets in the match...and yet their bowling attack is supposed to be out of this world.
Australia managed 11 wickets in the match and yet its supposed to be god awful.
Australia dominated the match for 3 and a half days out of the 5 days of a test match and yet this is supposed to be like a defeat, despite the fact that they skittled out England for a meagre 260 on a first day flat pitch. They thrashed the number one spinner in the world all over the ground...
Problem in this country is that there are too many fools writing in print media and most of these fools dont really have much in depth knowledge about the field they are writing in. Clearly anyone who understands cricket would not write the crap that is being written after the first test match.
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By and large I agree that the media have been far too critical of Australia. But they do come out of this with more worries than England. You don't concede 517-1 without serious bowling issues.
Australia didn't dominate for three and a half days. They won the 1st and 3rd, England won the 4th and 5th, 2nd day was about even.
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