A nice day for Cricket!

Two very exciting matches today, the Ashes test between Australia v England and the ODI India v West Indies. Both thrilling… and both a relief to every loyal cricket fan… Cricket’s magic is still working.

What a wonderful test match it was! I would have never thought Australia would have reached so close, needing more than a 100 runs to win with just two wickets remaining. For the first time, in a long time, I could see Australia having to fight for a win… and boy wasn’t it good! The match was outstanding even before the last day, but the final act made it truly unforgettable. Kudos to Warne, Lee and Kasperowicz. I knew Lee and Warne could bat a bit, but Kasperowicz… that was a surprise. It was fun seeing both sides fighting till the end… congrats to England, for not letting their heads down even when it was all slipping away. But amidst all this let’s not forget Andrew Flintoff, who made it all possible. If it had not been for his explosive batting and accurate bowling, the Aussies would have simply walked away with all honours. Too good a match to miss folks!!

Whoever that told me test cricket is boring, must have been joking!

Further Reading:

  • Scorecard »     cricinfo.com
  • When defeat is beyond unthinkable »     cricinfo.com
  • England beat Australia and level the series »     the corridor of uncertainity
  • ‘I’ll replay the ball for life’ – Kasprowicz »     cricinfo.com
  • Great Tests that went down to the wire »     mirror.co.uk
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