Tremlett & co make Australia falter

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010 by Sanya Michelangelo in Labels: , , , ,
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England vs Australia 3rd Test: 16-20 December 2010
Day 1, just before tea
England won the toss and elected to field first at WACA, Perth. Despite Stuart Broad's injury, Finn didn't get the new ball. Thankfully, England went for Tremlett. The other options were Shahzad and Bresnan. Though they probably didn't consider Shahzad. I have heard writers and commentators describe Twenty20 as 'blink-and-miss'. Well it has just been like that today at Perth. The pitch was bouncy, as usual and made use of it. There was also just a little bit of movement. There are talks of England being the new Australia. Well, England is certainly winning more than they have in a lot of years and even dominating down under. The UDRS actually helped today, in two decisions, it saved Watson in the very first over of the match, bowled by Anderson. It got England the important wicket of Hussey. Australia made quite a few changes to the side. Katich (injured), North, Doherty and Bollinger made way for Hughes, Smith, Johnson and Hilfenhaus. North wasn't scoring runs and I think Hilfenhaus is good. Johnson has the power to swing the match either side. The Aussies were aggressive today but that didn't help as they lost their 5 wickets for 69. Currently, they are 163/6. Cheers.

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6 comments:

  1. As I write this, it is tea time at Perth and Johnson's batting on 25. If he carries the confidence from his batting to his bowling, it could be troubled times for England.

    But then, if any of the English batters carry the confidence of Adelaide over here, the troubles of Ponting will continue...

  1. Andy says:

    I can't wait till we win the Ashes. Been a long time in Australia.

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  1. This will be very interesting to watch if they will play against Italians.

  1. The Italians will surely have a good fight with the Aussies, but I guess they will never beat our team.