Were England great or Pakistan poor?

August 3, 2010 at 1:35 pm 2 comments


It is hard to find anything negative to say about England at present following a thumping 354 run win over Pakistan.

James Anderson was the star of the show, ripping through the Pakistan batting line up with a devastating spell of swing bowling. His 6-17 in the second innings gave him match figures of 11-71, his first ever international 10 wicket haul.

But although Anderson will take the headlines this time, the best thing about this current group of players is their ability to share the workload and function as a team.

The Lancashire bowler’s match winning spell was ably supported by Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, while 10 pouches behind the stumps shared between Paul Collingwood, Graeme Swann and Andrew Strauss, proved the old age ‘catches win matches’ as true as ever.

The overcast skies and moist conditions played into Anderson hand but in Broad and Finn – fresh from their strengthening and conditioning programmes – England have two bowlers who should be able to take advantage of harder, drier pitches. While Graeme Swann, England’s leading wicket taker last year, is ready to exploit any turn lurking in the wicket. The Ashes betting odds still make Australia favourites, but this could be wrong.

It can’t be denied that Pakistan were poor, with infighting and internal politics continuing to sabotage their on-field performances. They were always going to struggle to live up to their cricket odds.

But their recent win over Australia proves they are capable of performing in England.

So on this occasion it is time to praise Andy Flower’s men and revel in their performance rather than pointing out any flaws in the opposition.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: England.

Fraser uncertain on Finn treatment Cook’s troubles continue

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Live Cricket on Internet  |  August 3, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Pakistan in their first innings were reduced by some superior bowling performances from Anderson and Finn whose swing and pace troubled the inexperienced batters. England’s second innings started very poor and were shoot down to 98/6. It was only when Prior’s 3rd Test ton came in at a good time to take the lead past 400 and set Pakistan a big target. England needs to concentrate more in batting to the next games.

    Reply
  • 2. saimaali  |  August 15, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I WANNA SHARE WEBSITE FOR LIVE CRICKET IT IS GOOD ONE MY FAVROUTE. THEY HAVE MOVIES AND OTHER TV CHANNELS ASWELL, SO TRY IT.
    http://WWW.A2YLIVE.CO.UK

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


England Cricket

Write an Article for EnglandCricket



If you are interested in writing an article (no pay) for EnglandCricket then please contact me on:
englandcricket1[at]gmail[dot]com

Blog Stats

  • 46,773 hits

Cricinfo Latest

News [clearspring_widget title="Cricinfo Latest News" wid="484cf1417af6cdc3" pid="4a2fac9d1853503a" width="400" height="300" domain="www.widgets.cricinfo.com"] Scorecards [clearspring_widget title="Cricinfo International Scores" wid="482c264908cd8b29" pid="4a23c1ba67f633c7" width="300" height="250" domain="www.widgets.cricinfo.com"]

%d bloggers like this: