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The second cricket-related post of the day – but had to comment on this. Remember the 2005 summer Ashes series ? England thoroughly outplayed in the first test match, losing by 239 runs and it seemed like they were in for yet another stream-rolling by the Aussies. But then, one of England’s chief tormentors, Glenn McGrath, suffered a freak injury on the morning of the second test and had to sit out (an incident that inspired this ramble). The rest, as they say, is history as England won that test by a tantalizing margin of two runs and went to seal the Ashes with another victory and two draws.  

Fast forward to the current Ashes series being played in Australia, where the latter is seeking to avenge last summer’s upset. Once again, Australia won the first test handily by 277 runs. But get this:  looks like Glenn McGrath might have to sit out the next test with a heel injury.

Australia are sweating on the fitness of Glenn McGrath ahead of tomorrow’s second Test against England at Adelaide. McGrath, who took seven wickets in last week’s Gabba Test including 6 for 50 in the first innings, has been struggling with a bruised heel since the mid-point of that first Test.

I am sure that the parallels are not lost on the English cricketers who would welcome any kind of psychological boost they can get.

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

November 30, 2006 at 9:25 am

Posted in Cricket, Sports

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  1. Yes sure the English batsmen would want to get any psychlogical is over.

    Me would love to point out a few things.

    1. England have always lost the first test if look into last 4 Ashes test series … so nothing much to make.

    2. The deja vu is half cooked coz the result is yet to be out.

    You know things are never over until they are truly over…

    The hopes of English retaining as well as Aussies winning will not be decide in a weeks time. I think the result is worth the wait.


    December 2, 2006 at 2:37 pm

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