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India
August 24, 2009 3:40pm CST
wat do u think of the ASHES 2009..? i personally have come to terms with the fact that australia lost all by themselves.. England always had the edge but....somhow...australia lost it.. Mitchell johnson was one performer who dissapointed.. wat do u think were the shortcomings in the austalian innings..?
2 responses
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 09
I thought that it was a great series, very different from most as both teams had their moments when they were very disapointing! I guess when it came down to it, Australia just had more bad moments than England! I think that the Aussies batting let them down a lot, particularly in the first innings of the last test, when they seemed to be travelling OK, but then just fell apart! That was the moment they lost the series I feel! I do agree that Mitchell Johnson was disapointing, but I thought their other bowlers performed well considering they are only pretty new to the team! I think the series might have been different had Brett Lee been able to play and if Andrew Symonds had not been a bad boy and held his place in the team. I think they would have added the spark that Australia was missing! If England had not held on to draw that first Test it would have been an entirely different series too I feel! As an Aussie, I am obviously disappointed that England won the series, but when I look back at the records over the last 10 to 15 years, I realise that it cannot continue like that forever and it is good for the game for the Aussies to be weaker!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
25 Aug 09
True, Pietersen is such a hugely talented player to leave out of the side! I am not sure that the Aussies were that confident going into the series, I know that I myself expected the series to be close and to go either way. I guess it depends a lot on the media, how things are perceived out there by the people. I do not read newspapers or watch TV news, so I did not really hear any of the build up to the series here! Most of the media attention has been focused on football seasons which are in full swing over here, so I got all my cricket news online without the hype! I guess now we will have to see how the one day series pans out! :-)
• India
25 Aug 09
nice... even m waiting for the one day matches..!
• India
25 Aug 09
in england team has got spirit help him to win the mathch assu wasa good but not better than england it is very tuff asshes