Tuesday, August 16, 2005

It's a Draw, but is it a loss for England?

Australia hung on in another memorable test match, and left the field in celebration. England, on the other hand left downcast and disappointed. One wicket away from a probably unassailable 2-1 lead. The Aussies might have the momentum now, with a ten-day rest before the next test and time to re-group. It without any doubt was a bad result for England, and will feel like a loss. Had the weather behaved, then England would have more than likely won the Test. But that's part of the game.

England outplayed Australia in virtually all sessions and facets of play, and Vaughn was right to sound this out. It was Ponting who spoke more like the loser at the end.

Who would have ever thought we'd see the Aussies celebrating a draw? They are all about the winning, which shows how rattled they have been by an England side that is coming into it's own. The problem with this result is that the Aussies now only need to win one test to retain the Ashes; they have the luxury of a drawn series seeing them keep the little Urn for another two years.

Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Lifes Windows says hello