Lords today is witness to some cricket from England that was greater than the home team’s efforts yesterday. Already the number of wickets taken has increased, and in fact the current bowlers have doubled yesterday’s efforts. Although the bowling seems to have gotten off to a better start the ever growing number of runs will provide England with a tough score to beat.
Having now hit over 400 runs Australia will be no less than happy with how they have fought back after last week in Cardiff. To remain in all day yesterday is no mean feat for any sportsman, Australia’s number 1 and 2 will be delighted with the result at Lords adding a bountiful number to their personal averages, this season. Paired batsmen Chris Rogers and Steven Smith left Lords as centurions yesterday and have gifted their team mates with what can only be described as a spectacular start. Something England were predicting but hoping to avoid.
Currently out to lunch at Lords England will have hopes that they can start to follow in the footsteps of their team mates Broad and Wood, this afternoon. Given the opportunity all eleven men will be hoping to take out Australia’s remaining batsmen. In the best case scenario preventing the away team from hitting the six hundred mark will undoubtedly be in the pipeline. Australia could, however, reach that score and decide to retire to see England in for their first innings of test match number two.
Whatever lays ahead the match is not over yet, England’s cricket fans will be waiting with bated breath for their teams chance in at the stumps. Here’s hoping we can hold our wicket as well as Rogers and Smith. The race towards the Urn is well and truly on!
Author Lisa Wood
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