Sport 09 Jan 2007 09:19 pm
I’m sitting here watching the Twenty/20 cricket match from the Sydney Cricket Ground. To be honest, it’s very silly/silly. This is cricket for those with a short attention span. Lots of slogging – but very little finesse, strategy or cunning involved.
Last Wednesday, I was delighted to be invited by a long-time friend to be his guest at Day 3 of the Test Match (versus England). What a contrast! It was a day of sustained pressure applied by the Australians to their English opposition: the tail wagged and the bowlers claimed wickets. It was an example of intensive and unrelenting cricket. Engrossing.
Back to tonight… The English batsmen (perhaps in this form of the game we should call them batters) are taking to the crease now. Visibility is reduced due to fireworks smoke. The television commentator says England has two choices: slog or slog.
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