Sunday, November 28, 2010

First Test, Day 3 Recap

For two-thirds of the day, this was the Hussey/Haddin show. It made for great viewing, especially when Haddin started to open up. When we were eventually bowled out, after being subjected to Johnson's 0 run, 19 ball innings, it should have seen some nervous times for the Pommy openers. Instead, they were let off the hook by Punter, who just refuses to act sanely for the duration of a Test match. When the blowtorch needs to be applied, you don't throw the ball to Marcus fucking North as first change bowler. To mystify Aussie cricket fans even more, he bowled North in tandem with the toothless Johnson. Way to release the pressure valve dipshit. It was just inexplicable. North at one end, Johnson at the other, Strauss and Cook thanking their lucky fucking stars. After bowling Hilfy and the Sid out, surely the next best option was Watson. The ball was swinging and the conditions just seemed perfect for a medium pacer. But no, I'll bowl our bullshit part-time spinner, instead of our real spinner, and our only pace bowler who doesn't move the ball at all. Brilliant (i.e. retarded)...

2 comments:

Dan said...

Ever since he got that century, Mitch seems to think he's now a batting all-rounder. Hence, a strange combination of fart-arsing about at the beginning of his batting innings and bowling mediocre rubbish.

Whereas Magnetic Marcus North? Why, he's a true all-rounder - equally useful with both bat and ball.

I, too, am a true all-rounder.

Captain Carnage said...

I think if he could get away with it, Punter would have a whole team of all-rounders, with batting all-rounders like Johnson, genuine all-rounders like North and bowling all-rounders like Clarke...

Fart-arsing around for 19 balls, even the Kat would be embarassed by that. He'd at least have 2 on the board by then...