Tag Archives: Jason Gillespie

Strauss was right to bat again

It was a decision which divided opinion in the Media Centre here at Lord’s, but I thought Andrew Strauss got it absolutely right when he decided not to ask Australia to follow on in the second Ashes Test. The England … Continue reading

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Fuller length key to bowling success

It was no coincidence, so far in this second Ashes Test at Lord’s, that the two bowlers who have pitched the ball up more to the batsmen have been the two most successful on show. James Anderson bowled very well … Continue reading

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Strauss's day despite late strike

Who is ahead after the first day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s? That is a very good question but, for me, perhaps the late wicket of Andrew Flintoff tilted things just towards Australia. Having said that, however, England … Continue reading

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Thrilling draw sets up the Ashes

Well, what a fantastic game of cricket, and what a fantastic game Test cricket is! Australia will be disappointed not to have forced a win, especially having reduced England to 70 for 5 with loads of time left in the … Continue reading

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Two late strikes set up Australia

It was a fantastic day in Cardiff today if you were an Australian. And now, it will take only eight more good balls for England, still 219 runs behind at 202 for 2, to be 1-0 down at the start … Continue reading

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Australia close in on winning position

If Australia can go on and get a lead of 150 – or even 200 – on the fourth day, then there will be only one team who can win this opening Ashes Test. That is still some way off, … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts on England

England have the second new ball due after nine overs on the third day, and they really need to do something with it. More than that, actually, I reckon they need to somehow nick either Ricky Ponting or Simon Katich … Continue reading

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Siddle strikes vital for Australia

In the end it was honours even, after a fantastic first day of this Ashes series, and Australia have Peter Siddle to thank for that. When Andrew Flintoff joined Matt Prior in their aggressive and excellent sixth wicket stand in … Continue reading

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