Friday, 11 March 2011

so good..da-da.. so good..da-da..

I got you, do-do-doo....... sang the legendary James Brown.

England suffer deep embarrassment again. Not only losing to Bangladesh, but looking gone (traded at 10), taking quick wickets to trade 1.03, and then screwing it up! Great death bowling from James Anderson - from Cricinfo


Just to add to the tension it's batting Powerplay time. Fielders have to come in 33 needed from 30. Bangladesh have it all to do. Prayers from the crowd...
45.1
Anderson to Mahmudullah, 5 wides, ...are answered here! Heady stuff for the Bangladeshis as Anderson spears this down the leg side, off it went past Prior and skimmed away for five wides!
45.1
Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, down the leg side again, Mahmudullah clips classily to deep square. What a better option he is than Ashraful
45.2
Anderson to Shafiul Islam, 1 run, push and go from Shafiul! Very smart, just sat back, dropped it to mid-off and hared down the other end. The single is greeted with jumping ovations from the crowd
45.3
Anderson to Mahmudullah, no run, meanwhile Mahmudullah looks like he's playing a Sunday park match, easing forward to defend to cover
45.4
Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, not there Anderson, not there! Slipped too far down the leg side again
45.4
Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 wide, and another! What is going on? Pressure, pressure, pressure. What crazy things it produces
45.4
Anderson to Mahmudullah, no run, that's the place to bowl. On a length around off stump, Mahmudullah pops forward to defend
45.5
Anderson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, the magic of clear thinking and soft hands gets Mahmudullah a single, dropped to cover
Anderson looks spent at the moment. Dragging himself back to his mark. Third man up...
45.6
Anderson to Shafiul Islam, 1 leg bye, ooh, the bowler is lucky to get away with this. Speared down leg again but Shafiul missed his clip and it thudded away off the pad
Just what you need from your no.1 strike bowler!

Note that's the implied percentage graph showing gone, comfortable win, then gubbed...

Didn't have a penny on the game, just revelling in the mediocrity of the world-beating England team!

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