At 164 – 7, I imagine Root was once again wondering what on earth he signed up for last year. Still, we seem to have got out of jail. With the score now at 290 – 8, no wonder the likes of Agnew are a little upbeat in their words. Not a disaster. Push for 350 tomorrow and we’re still in the game.
Give it a rest Warner! Smithy what are you doing? All that talent as a batsman and you stoop to this? Pas de bon mon bruv. Oh well, at least it takes the spotlight off the disastrous English performance in New Zealand. Not a lot of love lost between the Saffers and the Aussies in this series.
The fact that you can dip in and out of a Test over the course of five days, even if rain has played a massive part, is why I love Test cricket.
ENG bowled out for a miserable 58 on the first day, have lost Root to the last ball of Day 4. He will be seething.
A draw is still possible. Got to love Test Cricket.
Literally one of the greats retires from Cricket. Cricket is a team game but without KP at the Oval in 2005, we would not have had a chance. Brought a positivity to batting that had been lying dormant for years. Bravo.
Kiwis didn’t post enough in Christchurch and Bairstow played beautifully – that simple. The decider wasn’t as close as some might have hoped. Such a beautiful ground.