Thursday, 20 August 2009
Lucas Neill Latest
Silly me, I was wondering where Lucash was and why he hasn't signed for any of the interested parties. The answer is obvious! He is watching the Ashes!
The game was in the balance until Swann was out in the last over. The Aussies have now got the advantage and could well drive home that advantage tomorrow. If they accumulate 500 plus when they bat, the fact that the ball is going through the top could return to bite us. Well played Katich to run out Trott but I had noted earlier that he was taking risks leaving his crease "on the walk" and that he was a bit lackadaisical about getting back into his ground. So whilst brilliant from Katich, it was careless by the South African.
Bell will top score but was never comfortable; Collingwood's shot was poor; Strauss's dismissal was disappointing; Flintoff's lazy shot looked as if he had retired already! The Aussies have bowled decently but there has been nothing special from them with the ball. The truth is, we are a team of mediocre players being beaten by a team of goodish players. If only we still had Vauhan and Trescothick available and at the top of their games. The loss of Pietersen was massive.
All is not lost yet but, in footballing terms, we are a goal behind at White Hart Lane after 20 minutes. It will take something special to win from here.
Posted by Hammersfan at 18:27