Monty WasTheStar – Third test end of Day 1 summary

Well. The English fans and press have been calling for it and finally they got it with immediate results. The Score board is available here but here is  a summary of the days Performances.

Aussie Batting: Hussey 74 no, Langer 37, Clarke 37, Symond 26 and Warne 25
English Bowling: Monty 5 – 92, Harmison 4 – 48, Hoggard 1 – 40

English Batting: Strauss 24 no, Collingwood 10 no, Cook 15 and Bell 0
Australian Bowling: Lee 1 – 24, McGrath 1 – 18 Clark 0 – 1 Warne 0 – 8

So what are the press saying?

I was nervous for the first few overs,” Panesar said. “But for me I just took my time, didn’t want to rush into anything, and was pretty pleased with the way the ball came out.

Source: High five for Monty – News – Ashes Tour 06-07 –  

IAN BOTHAM has launched an attack on England coach Duncan Fletcher for not picking Monty Panesar in the first two Ashes Tests.

Source: The Sun Online – Ashes: Beefy: Fletcher is pig-headed  

However wickets to Brett Lee, who pierced the 150km/h barrier, and Glenn McGrath in the shadows of stumps fired the Australians back into a Test

Source: Aussies launch late surge | Herald Sun

So we should be for an interesting day and possibly a short test. Situations like this remind me of the words my mum use to say when the Aussie team use to get out the West Indies at there prime. She would say “if they go out quickly, we can go out just as quick”. Lets hope this is the same for the POMs.

Don’t forget to check back for day two action (both match and Boony and Beefy banter).


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