England are sitting in the driver’s seat in the 4th Test at Manchester having bowled out India cheaply for 152. The hosts finished Day 1 at 113 for 3 in 35 overs with another 39 runs to score before they can build their first innings lead.
The scoreline of 3-0 in favour of England after four Ashes Tests suggests that they have dominated the series. Indeed they have, but the most amazing part of England’s performance has been the manner in which they have fought back in each and every game after being under immense pressure.
When a team dominates a Test for two days, they should be mighty disappointed to lose the match in four days. This heart-breaking feeling is what Australia must be experiencing having caved in to give up their Ashes challenge on Monday.
The controversy over Stuart Broad not ‘walking’ in spite of the fact that he clearly edged an Ashton Agar delivering during the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham has only reignited the age old debate in the game...
England is on the brink of going 1-0 up in The Ashes after an absorbing final session on Day 4 at Trent Bridge. Australia collapsed from a solid position to end up at 174 for 6 in 71 overs at stumps. The hosts troubled the Aussies with both reverse swing and the sharp turn from Swann.
After three days of intense action at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England find themselves in the driver’s seat to win the opening Ashes Test. The hosts are looking pretty with an overall lead of 261 with four wickets in hand.
Nobody thought Stuart Broad would have bothered to wait for umpire Aleem Dar to raise his finger. The edge, from a Ashton Agar delivery, was so thick and so apparent to everyone that the batsman was expected to turn and head for the pavilion.