We’ll drink a drink a drink a drink to Lily the Pink the Pink the Pink…. the savior of our human race…. la la la. It seems red ball or pink, we are on our game. I was looking forward to watching Cook hit that triple ton, but it wasn’t to be. He must love batting at Edgbaston, having scored 294 there only a matter of months ago. 243 is no mean feat.
What a result. In the first day/night test ever to be played on these shores, England emphatically won. Anderson picked up 3-34 in the first Windies innings and Broad mirrored these figures once England enforced the follow on. Sky TV put a little edited highlights together to the soundtrack of ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’.
Not since sometime in the 60s, when Truman and Statham were charging in from either end have England had their number one and two all time wicket takers bowling together. 19 wickets fell in the day, pitiful for the Windies, but good to see England playing so well.