Category Archives: Jason Gillespie

Big moments earn England the Ashes

When it came down to it, at the Oval in the Ashes decider, the loss of ten wickets for just 87 runs on the second afternoon cost Australia the urn.   England, by contrast, were good enough when it mattered … Continue reading

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Australia will think nothing is impossible

Can Australia still win The Oval Test? Well nothing is impossible and at 80 for no wicket they have had the perfect possible start. But, if you were to look at things dispassionately, there is no way that any side … Continue reading

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England look for lead beyond 300

Stuart Broad was the real hero for England on the second day of this Ashes decider, but it was poor batting as well as great bowling which led to Australia’s collapse to 160 all out. No one could have seen … Continue reading

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Panesar would have been better pick

I think England have missed a trick by not playing Monty Panesar in this final Ashes Test. The pitch at The Oval is already starting to take some turn, and it is very dry. Clearly, as the match goes on, … Continue reading

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Australia to win Ashes 2-1

Who is going to win the Ashes? Australia, no question, and by a 2-1 margin in my opinion because I think Ricky Ponting’s team will beat England at the Oval even though a draw is all they need to retain … Continue reading

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Denly should get the call

England’s lower order had a bit of fun on the third morning at Headingley, with Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann both scoring quickfire 60s, but it only delayed the inevitable. Australia fully deserve to be level at 1-1 now, and … Continue reading

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Aussies have an aura now

The disintegration of England’s second innings from 58 for no wicket to 78 for five late on the second day at Headingley means that it is only a matter of time before Australia square this Ashes series at 1-1. More … Continue reading

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England get it badly wrong

A fantastic day for Australia but England got their selection horribly wrong for this Headingley Test and it is a very long way back for them already. I wouldn’t put it as strongly as saying they have lost their chance … Continue reading

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Australia to consider Clark

Australia are thinking strongly of bringing in Stuart Clark, in place of either Peter Siddle or Mitchell Johnson, for the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley. Clark is a tall bowler who hits the seem and will give Australia the control that … Continue reading

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Johnson becoming issue for Australia

England are the only team who can now win the third Test, after another highly enjoyable and entertaining day at Edgbaston. There have been so many twists and turns so far in this Ashes series that it’s difficult to know … Continue reading

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