Monday, August 29, 2005

What a thriller!!!!

I am yet to recover from the nervy thriller that just ended in a deserved victory for the home side. For all you people who still do not know what I am referring to, I am sorry to say this but you guys have missed some of the finest test match cricket this generation has ever seen. Not yet got the funda??? Its the ashes test series that is presently on between England and Australia with England being the home side!!!

For those who don't follow too much cricket (and I doubt if anyone like that exists), the ashes is a legendary test series that is played between england and australia for the ashes urn!! I am not going into the funda of the legend and how it was named the ashes etc.. Maybe I shall leave that for another day.

This current edition of the ashes is a 5 match series being played at various venues across England. The first match was at the "mecca" of Cricket, ie, Lords. This test match was won in a rather convinving fashion letting us all believe that it was going to be another one sided serious with the Aussie juggernaut rolling ahead and crushing England and regaining the ashes. But, the rest of the series, so far atleast had something else in store for us. The next three test matches at Edgbaston, Manchester and Trent Bridge were real thrillers. They had everything in it, brave batting, superb bowling, bad umpiring decisions, good fielding, some excellent catching, match winning or match saving knocks, you name it!!!! The one at Edgbaston was won by England, the victory margin being two runs.

The next one at Manchester was even better!!!!! It was heartbreaking to see England not being able to clinch this one as a defiant Ricky Ponting played one of his best innings scoring 156 and then Brett Lee defending for all he was worth to keep England from winning the test. All England needed here was 1 more wicket and they would have been home!!!

The fourth test which is the most recent one and just finished an hour back had Australia with their backs to the wall again and this time, the English made sure that it remained that way by winning this one. This time, the margin was three wickets!!!!

Am really looking forward to the finale!!!

Cheers

8 comments:

dooby said...

yay yay yay!! england rocks!! all aussie fans can take a looong hike!!

S said...

Three cheers!!! ENGLAND all the way!!! i jus loooooove the way the ashes are going!! hehehe!!!

Abhi! said...

dooby:
yeah, aussie fans are crying!! hope england wrap it up at the oval

Abhi! said...

sinner:
:-d

Sanjeev said...

england have won ashes back :(

Sanjeev said...

nice blog u have.. Continue the good work.. :-p

Abhi! said...

sanjeev:
You are an Aussie supporter!!! Cha!! Cha!!!

Sanjeev said...

well yeah I like aussies but I also lk england.......
They're the now team to beat.. Aussies are gonna be pressurised to maintain their good form which was seen sometime back in order to maintain the top spot in world cricket...
And the WONDER KID was simply awesome yesterday, demolishing bowlers all over the park..