Ashes to Ashes

Posted by sepoy on December 04, 2005 · 1 min read

There was England with six series wins in a row, including the little matter of the Ashes. There was Pakistan, with a new coach, without having won a test series in who knows how long. I certainly don't. In 12.1 overs after lunch, eight English wickets fell and they lost the match by an innings and 100 runs. And the series went to Pakistan, 2-0.

I knew Lahore would have a result. I just didn't think it was going to be so glorious.

On the Pakistani side, it is wonderful to see bats working for a change. Inzi _averaged_ 107. He has suddenly become the elder statesman/captain. How did that happen? Where is the goofy kid? Mohammad Yusuf's double century was amazing. Kudos to him. Kaman Akmal was the surprise for me.

On the English side, someone please stop abusing Flintoff - he bowled 140 overs! While Giles and Udal gave up 80 and 90 on the average. That has to hurt. And next stop, India? Ouch.

All in all, great show.


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s√∬Źnee | December 04, 2005

YOu forgot to mention Shoaib and Danish Kaneria.They did the most damage after lunch and Shoaib is just superb now!!!Lets hope he keeps this attitude during the ODI'z..