… almost the width of Gatting
Ha, ha, ha. Yout title looks a scream in blog roll sidebars.
I didn’t think it was on any anymore.
Yup. I didn’t expect that margin of victory at all. I seem to be saying words like “unexpected” a lot in relation to these Aussies.
Don’t forget that you lost the toss too!
I had some grief online, mostly from sore England fans who just desperately wanted Australia to lose something. I dedicate this post to those losers.
Most of them would be happier, wouldn’t they? At least it isn’t JUST their team that Johnson has made a mess of.
Well, that was fun! Let’s do that again!
I had some really sore Saffer in my TL saying that this Australian victory didn’t count because the pitch was crap and not a proper Test wicket: which I found particularly funny since SA couldn’t take 20 wickets!
I did, otoh, have some rather gleeful Poms there, who were basically writing tweets along the lines of Cook not looking so bad now, eh?!
I did not come across the sore Saffa in my travels. Shame, because I think I would’ve enjoyed that as much as laughing at the sore England fan.
I have this guy in my TL: 1. it was the pitch (a view ‘endorsed’ by Capt Smith); 2. the bowling wasn’t all that, anyway (also a view, interestingly, later expressed by Capt Smith).
I did, however, see other examples (not in my TL) of the same kind.
In addition, I would like to point you to this one (I know you will appreciate both the spelling and the sentiment as much as I did): ‘i wood just step back mitchell bowls.that way he bowls over the stumps‘. I wood! Wood you?
@Lou – yes, I think many of them would be. As Betti says – Cook not looking so bad now. And possibly, after the fact, this is the case. Before the series, though, I met many who couldn’t wait to tell me that Australia were going to get their arses kicked (“yes, but by a real team” I would respond) and that they would enjoy it.
I’m in spam jail. :(
“3 of Johnson’s 5 wickets in this second innings have been brilliant fielding and average bowling.”
So, what about the other 9 in the test, then?
I think I know why you are in jail – I’m going to change something in my settings and see if that helps.
That guy is feeling bitter, isn’t he? Ha.
‘So, what about the other 9 in the test, then?’
Well, that. (Though, according to Graeme Smith, they were all ‘lower order wickets’. South Africa just has a really long tail: starting, as it apparently does, with Smith himself and Petersen.)
Query: is it really that much of a comfort that Pony still gets wickets when his bowling is ‘average’?
I find the disparagement of our bowling quite baffling. And it’s just not South Africans now either. After the Ashes, some show had Geoffrey Boycott on the sofa expressing the view that no batsman should get out to Sexy Harris, whom he went on to describe as some kind of gentle, unthreatening medium pacer.
Finally, I don’t know if you’ve seen this? I found it quite funny.
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