The England win first away series since 2005!
March 26, 2008, 12:13 pm
Filed under: Cricket
| Tags: Andrew Strauss
, Barmy Army
, Grant Elliot
, Jamie How
, Kevin Pietersen
, Matthew Bell
, Matthew Sinclair
, Monty Panesar
, New Zealand
, Ross Taylor
, Ryan Sidebottom
, Stephen Fleming
, stuart broad
, Tim Southee
Wowow wewoow, The England have done it away from home, finally.
This is good, because it means I’m one step further away from a pink sparkly t-shirt, stating my true intentions for the bearlike south african opener.
A few more series wins like this, and it’ll be Miss-Field who starts to sweat! That I heart The Barmy Army shirt, is gonna look lovely!
A deserved win, after some outstanding test match cricket. I’ve always thought that to win a test match, you need at least four players to come to the party, and perform to their best.The England had Kevin Pietersen in the first innings, rescuing us from nowhere.
The Lion Of Huddersfield followed that up with his 7/47 to give The England a first innings lead.
Wing Commander Strauss then turned in his career highest score, with 177.
Stuart Broad had a wonderful all-rounders performance with 73 runs at an average of 73, and 5-132 match bowling figures.
Monty Panesar finsished with 6-126, career best figures, which would have looked a helluva lot better, had Tim Southee not brought out THE RAGE
The buck toothed young buck had a blinder last night, scoring the fastest test match 50 in New Zealands history, after borrowing Stephen Flemings bat.
Ross Taylor ended the series as the highest run scorer, with 310 runs at an average of 51.66. He could have a great future in international cricket this lad, very easy on the eye, and has a sound technique.
Fleming looked beautifully composed again in his final test series, never being out before 31 or after 66. Consistent to the end.
Now for the return leg.
I imagine that we’ll see a pretty different side from NZ. Jamie How will probably keep his place, but the walking wickets of Bell & Sinclair should be put out to pasture, and Grant Elliot looks as though he’d struggle against North Middlesex’ fourth team.
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