It is very late into the night I was logging off when I decide to have a look at the score of Sri Lanka v.s. England test under play at Lords. I was astonished to see them at 91 for 6. The score card obviously looked like an international dialing code. It is amazing how the class players of the subcontinents (offcourse India included) fail to tune in on pitches abroad. The ball so lazily finds the edge first and then the same hands of waiting slip fielder who accept those with glee.
The English prospers.
Pietersen again stamped his class with a meaty century and Alistair Cooks again looked good. Marcus Tresocthick blew his virus away with his 14 century yesterday. Collingwood was bowled by a vicious Murali delivery. Flintoff had a few lusty hits and declared the English innings at 550. It had to be flat pitch for England to score those runs. It was once again amazing to see the home side (England) batting in bright sun-shine and clouds gather when the oppositions mark their guard onto the popping crease.
The English seam attack.
The now very famous English attack broke the back of a very gritty bowling and some ordinary flash in the pan batting. There was no fight offered. The English team would rue the chance of not making the Lankans follow on. The team looks a bit different with a Jayasurya who had bailed them out of trouble often. The debutant Sajjid Mehmood rocked the Sri Lankan boat by claining three quick wickets.
Looking forward to second chance?
It is already day two and three days yet remain. Tom Moddy who happens to be the sri Lankan coach would be thinking of praying to Gods for rains. Sri Lanka will do very well if the somehow manage a very unlikely draw. Flintoff and boys would be licking their lips and eager to scythe Sri Lanka and then ask them to bat them again and take the lead in the three match series.