Monday, August 29, 2005


We have come from 1-0 down to lead in the Ashes. Has there ever been a more thrilling Test series? For a short while I had a feeling that Australia might be about to have their full revenge for Headingley 1981 and perform the same miracle on us. England may be winning Test matches with far more consistency, but they continue to do so in a nail-bitingly close fashion. We have yet to master the art of steam-rollering opponents as the great Australian teams of the last couple of decades did. Shane Warne still strikes fear into the stoutest English hearts. It seems unfair that he might end up on the losing side in this series when he doesn't seem to know how to lose.

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