Bloody good comeback.
Bloody good comeback.
Rest In Peace Craigos
And that is why some of us get seriosuly pissed watching this lot and wonder where they left their brains at the start of play. Two overs left unbowled. England, having recovered admirably,to a position of some strength then set about 20-30 less than they should.
257 is a pretty good score and would have taken it after England were down 6 for 100 runs.
Batting powerplay claims wickets again
As someone is mentioning, England would be a little disappointed with that, compared to where they were five overs ago, but they should more accurately be stoked to have such a competitive total after being 100-odd for 6 down. Great effort by Bresnan there.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
257 is supposed to be a par score, but that's changed over the past couple of years, Australia should chase this down easily.
Was the ball doing anything in the air?
Mmm not really.
EDIT: Come to think of it though, who would it have moved for?
Tim Bresnan and Luke Wright did fantastically well in rescuing an innings that was going seriously downhill. We now have a total over 250, which was beyond our wildest dreams when these two first came together. They played positively yet sensibly and showed the top 6 exactly how to do it. Collingwood looked extremely good and that is how he has been batting in this tournament, so positively.
The big frustration for me is our use of the batting powerplay, we have wasted 2.2 overs of the opposition having fielding restrictions in place. Nick Knight on commentary thought England had timed the use of it well today, I have to disagree vehemently. In leaving it so late, not only do you run the risk of having tail enders bat while it's in place, but you are also facing their specialist death bowlers during the powerplay and because it's at the end of the innings. Why would you do that ? Force Ponting's hand earlier and then they will either use Lee during the Powerplay or at the end, but not both.
You do not have to bat without a brain during the powerplay, if it was taken while Wright and Bresnan were batting, they could have batted in a very similar style but would have found boundaries easier to come by. Absolutely stupid decision again to leave it so late, and consequently waste half of what is supposed to be an advantageous period of play for the batting side!!
My money would still be on Aus though.
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