Cook 1 - Once is an annoyance, twice will spark a twinge of concern. The manner of dismissals especially.
Strauss 4 - Twice threw away starts after grafting. Again. Captaincy was good, very sharp second dig.
Trott 2 - Not especially fair to him, but his first innings dismissal was poor.
KP 7 - two poor shots to end two promising knocks.
Bell 8.5 - Dodgy first innings, extraordinary second innings. Pontingesque, dare I say it.
Morgan 7 - Blinder second time 'round but still looks fairly useless against lateral movement of any kind.
Prior 7.5 - No shame in how he got out first innings. Excellent behind the stumps.
Bresnan 9 - If the world needed a demonstration of just how much depth this England side had, he provided it.
Broad 10 - Just wow.
Swann 3 - Horror game with the ball but an important first innings cameo with Broad.
Anderson 6 - Not his best work.
Mukund 1 - So lucky not to get a king pair whilst opening which says it all, really.
Dravid 8.5 - Special, special knock first up. Fell to a cracker in the second.
Laxman 5 - Threw it away at a crucial juncture first knock, second speaks for itself.
Tendulkar 4.5 - What on earth was that shot first innings?!
Raina 1 - Looked hopeless, frankly. Took some good catches, I guess.
Yuvraj 6 - Did well first innings, and got India into a fairly strong position.
Dhoni N/A - Rubbish, rubbish game with bat and on field, but what a fine act that was.
Harbhajan 3 - Finally showed some modicum of fight, but far too late.
Kumar 7 - At times looked the only member of his attack.
Sreesanth 3.5 - Bowled well first innings and took some critical wickets, rubbish in the second
Ishant 2.5 - Likewise, but worse.
Last edited by Spark; 01-08-2011 at 08:08 PM.
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Wouldn't give Morgan a 7 when KP's got a 5, KP scored 29 & 63 Morgan 0 & 70, KP's knock of 63 when he was with Bell, was a better knock than Morgan's against a tired attack with a soft ball. I'd go 5 to Morgan 6 to KP
The other I'd rate a bit higher is Anderson, not bowled as well as he has done before at Tent Bridge but he bowled very nicely all way through the game, picked up 5 wickets, picked up 2 of the big wickets with beauties in the 2nd innings. 7 to Anderson.
Yeah I'm not sure why I gave KP 5
Think Anderson getting a 6 is fair tbh. Was good in the second dig, yes, picked up key wickets, yes, but I was not impressed by his first innings effort.
Spark, are you posting Mukund's and Raina's ratings, or their match aggregates?
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1 for Tech Mahindra and 2 for Freeruns. He is actually getting worse as a bowler. scary thought. Bhaji bowled like **** as well, so give him a 2.
Harbhajan and Swann getting the same is nonsense.
I don't think he does, it was only a 20-odd after all. Both Swann and Harbhajan chanced their arm and it sort-of came off in one innings, and we can't really punish Harbhajan for his runs coming when it didn't matter.
Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.
Plus we can punish Harbhajan for an utterly brainless dismissal in the 2nd innings.
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