What a joy to listen to Rashid and Buttler hold the fort on Sunday afternoon. On a day when England spanked Panama in the World Cup to the tune of a tennis match score, 6-1, the England cricket team performed wonders up at Old Trafford, under a cloudless sky.
Utterly fantastic. Bring on the 20-20 today.
Also interesting to read of a match between Peterborough and High Wycombe over the weekend where the hosts took 7 wickets in 11 balls to win by 1 run.
At 4-0 up in the 5 match ODI series against the Aussies, it feels good. To score 480 odd the other day at Trent Bridge was record breaking. What a performance. I’ve watched the highlights twice and could watch them again and again. Just hope we can transfer this kind of play to the World Cup stage. It is high time we won the tournament.
Lost some crucial wickets at the wrong times, but chased down 214 in South London yesterday. Funny seeing Broad and Anderson in the various commentary boxes, and an era definitely feels as if it is coming to an end.
It’s funny how cricket stays in the family. What with Willey hitting the winning run yesterday (in fine style – a six straight back over the bowlers head), it made me think of how his father used to have such a unique stance. 1-0 up, with 4 to play.
It just goes to show. If you are skittled on the first day for under two hundred, odds are, the contest will be one-sided. Pleased the team have finally won a test match.