Thursday, August 11

Session count

1st Test
day1-E/E/A day2-d/A/A day3-A/E/A day4-A

2nd Test
day1-E/E/A day2-E/E/E day3-A/d/E day4-E

3rd Test
day1-E/E/E day2-E/A/E day3-A day4-E/E/E day5- E/d/A


4th Test
day1-E/A day2-E/E/E day3-E/A/E day4-E/E/E

5th Test - does it matter???:)

This post has been updating and is linked from the ‘session count’ in the sidebar.

7 comments:

Avinash said...

so far at least, the session counts mimic the scoreline. All the pre-talk centred around Flintoff, KP and Harmison. Curiously enough, Australia have done little or nothing to ward off any one of that triple threat -- not sure when it last happened that a known danger before the start of a series wasn't quelled by Australia. Then again, that's three matchwinners of rare quality and no previous Ashes scars: that has happened against Aus very often either.

shakester said...

you're right, but its the quality of the three gentlemen, Flintoff and Harmy in particular, that has resulted in Australia not being able to do too much about them. genuine quality, and the ability to sok up the pressure and give some back has the aussies a little taken aback, probably. I reckon theyre going to come back hard at Old Trafford though....

Avinash said...

yeah I agree. And Lee will be my pick lead it
He has a bruised body and a bruised ego and hasn't really scared anyone except Ponting so far. He's been copping it right from the 20-20 Intn'l and Australia need him more than they care to admit, with McGrath out. The new ball in the Third Test is going to be a sort of defining moment for him, I suspect.

Avinash said...

He bowled pretty well yday, didn't he? One more good burst from him on the second morning and Australia should be batting before lunch. But if England (or Australia, for that matter) get 400, I believe they've done enough. Both teams have enough bowling to prevent the other from getting away to the 600+ total that so many seem convinced is there for the taking.

shakester said...

eyah he bowled well, and he';s doing so right now as well, snapping up Bell real quick. He's hard to dislike, this fellow. Yest also liable to be disliked.

Avinash said...

The sessions keep mounting...and the E's are beginning to stomp over the A's

shakester said...

Yes they are, and who would have thought. The session count has been pretty representative till now, actually- and thats the crazy part. its not as if the Es are racking up the numbers yet losing. No sir, the Aussies are in unchartered territory here...