Alright day of cricket. I watched the last two sessions and the pitch looks very good for batting ATM. Swann was getting some balls that jumped and spun and one ball in 50, from the fast bowlers, seamed. Otherwise, it was a typical slow low Sri Lankan road and England should be really happy that Lanka aren't 4-300. As tomorrow I don't think there be many batsmen getting out. Although, England have recent form in regard to batting collapses...
Don't really understand the hate for Swann. Seems a really nice, open, honest, funny guy. He looked more likely to get a wicket than Monty.
And Monty's attempts to make a catch were tragic. Just... they were... I can't even find the words.
And for some Shilpa replies
England have been lucky with two run-outs...
Some golfer said once the more he practises, the luckier he gets.
thx for explaining the role of Patel....bits and pieces?....well there is no role for such people in test matches any more.
Weren't you saying a while back that when Tendulkar, etc... retire, India should play tests with numbers 7-8 who average over 30 with the bat and numbers 9 and 10 who average over 20?
Fat Boy Patel was good today. Although Anderson got the old ball to reverse a bit and Bresnan would have been useful. England were a bit lucky that Broad and Anderson didn't have to do much bowling in the heat. Both of them looked tired and weren't much good with the 2nd new ball though