This morning, Australia Day, I woke up to this news…
Australia beat England by 9 wickets
England won the toss and decided to bat
110 all out (34.3 overs)
111 for 1 (24.3 overs)
Now this is wonderful news – and I’m very happy to rub it in the face of all those people who said that the Australian team is nothing without Warne and McGrath – but I’m starting to worry about the English team.
Just look at the record of this tour. First, they lose convincingly to the Prime Minister’s IX, a team composed of non-test players. Then there’s the 5-0 whitewash of the Ashes. And since?
International Twenty20 Match – Australia beat England by 77 runs
International Triangular Series (One Day) –
Australia beat England by 8 wickets
Australia Beat England by 4 wickets
And today – Australia beat England by 9 wickets. England reached an absolutely pitiful 110 runs from 34.3 overs, with the last 5 batsmen leaving for just 7 runs. And you know what I heard on the radio this morning? “With Strauss, Panesar and Flintoff this SHOULD be a good side.”
Now – as much as I hated losing the Ashes to England, that was a absolute killer series. It was fantastic cricket from day one of the first test! It was a series to wrap your teeth around and it kept people glued to the television.
However this years England side are so bad they are making people here switch off – just like they did before 2005. And because they switched off, Sky TV was able to bag the rights on UK cricket coverage, leaving the game in such dire straits here in England.
England, your guys have been humiliated, and there’s nothing left in them as far as Australia are concerned. But is there enough spirit left, going into the English cricket season, for them to fight as they are supposed to? Or have we beaten them one time too many?
Australia, you mighty heroes, I’d say to leave them some dignity and to let them hit one occasionally.. We know we’re the best in the world, and they know we’re the best in the world. Hell, everybody knows we’re the best in the world.
Ain’t it great :) C’mon Aussie, C’mon!