20/07/2009

England breaks Lord’s jinx

England finally won a Test match against Australia at Lord’s, their first in 75 years. With this win, they go 1 up in the 5 match series.

Australia appeared to have lost its 4th day rhythm and as a result lost Haddin in the second over of the morning. From then on, Flintoff bullied the tail-enders into submission and earned his first 5 for in 4 years.

Though it was Swann who took the important wicket of Clarke, this win is sure to be talked about as a win crafted by Flintoff. For the record, England won by 115 runs. Flintoff took 5 for 92 and Swann took 4 for 86.

As Ponting rightly commented to the TMS team, it was just one match of the series and with 3 more to go one expects the Australians to come back strong.

2 Comments:

Blogger LVISS said...

MICHAEL CLARKS WICKET WAS THE LAST STRAW.

21/07/2009, 07:21  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Exactly, it was critical. That is why I value Swann's bowling highly.(In this innings.)

21/07/2009, 08:29  

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