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England Sketch Some 'Broad' Strokes
What a fascinating game of cricket. Cant claim to have watched all that much, but the news bits were interesting.
Though this is the Ashes series, it is in fact a series of 10 games that will test the endurance of all of the players, and one wonders whether the team makups (pariticularly Australia) will bear any relation to the ones in place now.
Australia's batsmen are way too uneven, and cant be counted on at all. The miracle of Agar must have been something to watch, though he couldn't follow it up as nightwatchman.
And then there is Broad. Fair enough he wanted to hold his ground, and no complaint about him not walking. The umpire was disinclined to give him out, and with no referrals left, that's just the way the game is.
But let's not hear any trumpery about England, and Fair Play., and moral supreiority, etc. At the end of the day, and since they first revealed their true colours in 1932/33, the England team are just like anyone; win first by any means.
Oh dear Chris, is that your shoelace undone, and only seconds to play the last over? Safety first old man; you need to stop and fix that.