|And in other news...
||[Apr. 27th, 2006|02:00 am]
The Noblest Gang of Cricketeers
* Glamorgan are being thoroughly thrashed -- underlined three times -- by Essex; more specifically by Ravi Bopara and Andy Flower. Essex lost two cheap wickets in the championship match at Sophia Gardens, and then in comes young Ravi and experienced Andy and what do they do? Crank out 339 runs between them to leave Essex 400-3 at the close of the day, of all things. Why not, eh? Ravi Bopara finally went on a career-best 159, and Andy Flower is not out on 154.
* Brian Lara has been appointed captain of the West Indies for, yes, the third time. He says he feels fully supported by the board and the players, past and present. Let's see how long it lasts, the track record for him or his fellow captains isn't the shiniest.
* Lazing around over, New Zealand and South Africa are back playing tomorrow -- well, later on today. Those ruled out of the New Zealand side are Shane Bond (injury) and Hamish Marhsall (injury), with Michael Papps officially in for Marshall.
Herschelle Gibbs has been kicked off of the South African side and in his place will be Hashim Amla, who will be hoping to stake a claim on a more regular place. You might recognise him, he was the one who came on fielding at the last Test with the big ol' beard.
* Australia have... want to guess?... won the second one-day international against Bangladesh, taking them 2-0 up and winning them the series. It would be churlish to jump and shout about it like it was a huge achievement, though I think they're all too exhaused to do so.
For his century that saved a stumbled Australian innings, Andrew Symonds recieved the man-of-the-match award. The pictures have come through and it is official: he is now a scary, scary tramp man.
( Or maybe a man just too tired to shave?Collapse )