Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Day Three At the SCG

Before play started...: Game in the balance. Evenly matched. Etc.

Where did it all go wrong for Australia?: Bowled a load of cack

Where did it all go right for Australia?: England went off for bad light at the end of the day. And they were partly involved in fundraising.

Where did it all go wrong for England?: Collingwood didn't give his traditional "save-my-career" century, Anderson didn't score the triple ton that I touted him to get.

Where did it all go right for England?: Knocking down the Aussie total, then adding a 200+ lead which should be enough to ensure a series win

Who won each session?: Morning - England. Afternoon - England. Evening - England.

Who's winning the game?: After two really tight days, England dominated this one, and are miles ahead in the game.

Shot of the day: Bell's lift over slips / third man for four. My favourite cricket shot.

Ball of the day: Siddle bowling Anderson. Full, straight, gone.

Man of the day: Ian Bell for getting to his first ton v Australia. It clearly meant a lot to him, and his reaction when he got to his century said it all. Honourable mentions to Alastair "Run Machine" Cook for breaking loads more records in his 189 (but runs for Cook almost a given now), and to Aleem Dar for proving beyond doubt that he is an absolutely massive lad.

And finally... Ashes Oddity: Some of the pink related outfits were interesting, but nothing as odd as the four Americans who stripped down to their Speedos. Nobody wants to see that...

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