Skinned themselves alive in front 85,000 people, then 25,000.
Put the ball in the right area about 12 times, then let the ball come to them or left the balls they didn’t want to play. Revolutionizing cricket one test at a time.
Who’s in front
England after 72.5 overs.
Play of the day
Shane Watson was dropped 2 on the way to five. Twice. He still walked out like someone had kicked his footy on the roof.
Testicular moment of the day
The England bowling attack get this as a unit, even Swann, just for being there. Bowling teams often lose the plot when they bowl first, and when bowling first in front of 85,000 people calling you an asshole mongrel bastard fucker, it could get to you, Instead they stuck to the right areas and let the magic come to them.
Working class moment of the day
The MCG crowd reminded me of a country who elects a cheap suit as their leader, thinking he is some radical new kind of politician who will change their lives, then early they realize he isn’t and they all abandon him. I sure yesterday’s cricket proves some political theory. It also confirms why I hate people.
Weird factoid of the day
Right at the moment it is still statistically possible for Australia to win the Ashes.