It should be illegal to dislike Matt Prior. His 2007/8 detractors must be so full of humble pie that they’ve exploded by now. We’re looking at you, Michael Henderson.
No-one really enjoys being consistently good at cricket any more, that’s soooo 90s. Far better to swing between extremes. And we don’t mean those berks who did “More Than Words” in 1992.
It’s England, against spin, away from home. If you can’t wait for Jethro’s new DVD to be sitting under the Christmas tree, this will have you rolling in the aisles.
A captain’s knock from Alastair Cook and a fine spell from Steve Finn are enough to lead England to a not-as-huge victory in the second ODI. Here’s our verdict.
After a series chiefly based around batting torment, the likes of which last seen when Ronnie Irani was playing for England, today saw Pakistan take firm control of the game with patient but controlled innings from Azhar Ali and Younus Khan, the latter scoring the first century of the series.
Put away your Dan Brown books and boxset of Oh, Doctor Beeching!, for England are back in Test action for the first time since last August. Series against Pakistan are often peppered with action and controversy in equal measure (much like Oh, Doctor Beeching!) and though much of the bad feeling between the two teams has dissipated since the infamous tour of 2010, both will be keen to continue recent excellent form.
In a sentence It was like 1992/3 all over again as India walked to a comfortable victory of an England team which looks ill-fitting for subcontinental conditions. Player of the match It can only really be Virat Kohli for a quite marvellous century off just 89 balls. His range of stroke marks him out as […]