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August 16, 2005

Wow!! What a match

Filed under: Cricket — Directhit @ 7:15 am

The very fact that Australia were battling out for the last 24 balls to get the test to a draw gives ample evidence of how established this new England outfit has become. The weather and Shane Warne played the spoilsport I guess, but it was a wonderful test match nevertheless with Australia almost chasing the highest fourth innings score ever scored by any team and were even looking like getting em with Ponting going great guns…….
But once he got out and it was 24 balls to be played out by Brett Lee and the great McGrath it was a great climax in the making for the third test match…. Brett Lee played out the first 6 balls of Flintoff and gave Steve Harmison a chance to hit at McGrath and the latter did manage to survive 6 balls…. that sure was one thrilling over and when Brett Lee played out the next 5 balls from Flintoff calmly the requirement for England was 1 wicket to take 7 balls to go… Brett Lee played the last ball from Flintoff hoping for a single and as irony would have it the ball went to the fence for a four……. Last six balls and McGrath to play it out to save Aussies the embarassment…. he did that smartly enough by giving the strike to Lee for the last three balls…… the speedster wasn’t going to give up at that point of time and he led Australia to Victo..err.. Draw!! The series stays at 1-1 and lets see who has the last laugh……

This was a treat for me to watch after being on the losing end of all such thrills for so many years now .. courtesy : Dayanidhi Maran and Set Top Box….


1 Comment »

  1. Truly the match was too good.This Ashes looks to be truly entertaining and i believe that such series as Ashes only restore the Pride of Test cricket and make Cricket what it is….

    Comment by Harish — August 16, 2005 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

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