Australia forge hope

Despite the English drawing close to victory, Australia can take much heart and inspiration from their dignified efforts on a testing day four. For a moment, Australia’s hopes of forcing a draw looked increasingly likely with Michael Clarke finally emerging out of his slumber of wretched form. With the support from the inform Mike Hussey,…

Marvellous KP

Kevin Pietersen plundered his way to his first double century against Australia and fourth Ashes century. Pietersen’s rare ability to dominate and dictate an attack was on wonderful display on another bleak day for the Australians. While current Test greats such as Ricky Ponting, Sachin Tendulkar and Jacque Kallis have the records and performances to…

A worrying summer

For a summer that promised so much, it is becoming crystal clear that this Ashes series will likely deliver a one sided contest. The first test was hailed as a riveting contest but in fact it was a long winded draw that only witnessed 2 wickets fall on the final two days. Hardly what Test…

Second Test: Day One

Australia plummeted to a mere 245 on a beautiful Adelaide batting strip. England bowlers, particularly Jimmy Anderson and Graeme Swann, exposed Australian batsmen’s technical flaws. Simon Katich was run out by a neat piece of fielding by Trott which suddenly sparked a dramatic collapse. Watson and Katich have batted together for a lengthy 18 months,…