Thread: The Ashes 2013
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Old July 13 2013, 03:56 PM   #25
Botany Bay
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Re: The Ashes 2013

Tea, Day 4 :
England 215 & 375
Australia 280 & 111/2 (36.4 ov)
Australia require another 200 runs with 8 wickets remaining.

The session was ours till a nervous Cowan played a horrible drive to get caught off part-timer Joe Root. I feel for Cowan, he was arguably our best player in India, but he's long odds to get another test for Australia if we go down here, and he batted like he knew it.

Watson, it seems, is a very slow learner, reviewing an LBW that he didn't hit and wasting a review so early in the chase. There have been some jaw droppingly bad umpiring decisions - would prefer to still have both reviews intact. Twatto looked good today, but, alas, big hundreds win tests, not attractive 40's.

Thrilled to see Rogers bring up his maiden test fifty at the age of 36. He is now so vital. Must bat well into tomorrow and score a big hundred.

Sliver of hope : Swann has bowled a lot of four balls (for him), and the turn he's getting is deathly slow.
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