rogerthornhill wrote:I agree it was an excellent match and well done to England for clinging on for a draw but since when has clinging on been something to celebrate, this attitude really amuses me and I'm not just saying that for effect or banter. I hope that Australia will play four quicks at Lords, Hauritz did well at Cardiff but I would much prefer to see Stuart Clark playing.
As for the England team for Lords I hope that they retain Panesar but I don't think that they will. Interesting to see if Swann retains his place because he has just had a very poor match and the same can be said for Broad. As an Aussie supporter I hope to god that Strauss retains the England captaincy for a long time. Note to the ECB, please don't sack Strauss, he is doing a damn fine job for us.
although celebrating a draw is generally not really a good thing to do, australia can hardly mock us, let's not forget just how much australia celebrated scraping a draw at Old trafford in the 2005 series where england were 1 wicket away from winning. the aussies were jumping up and down on the balcony hugging each other and celebrating like it was 1999