Middlesex didn't play because of crap weather.
Sorry. Wrong tournament. *turns knob*
World T20 Day 3
Step one on the way to the title has been taken in style! Australia completely minced Pakistan [scorecard]; in particular it were Watto, Nanny, Mitch, Dussey and the Taitster (3 for 20 at 5.00 *groan*) who did not even think of taking any prisoners and just sliced their way through the opponent. I'm especially proud of the latter because we will absolutely need him in this form with the Champions League ahead. If you want to re-live the match with glowing heart head over to Ian's and indulge in the re-tale!
|Afridi receives a taitment (c) AFP|
Anyway the Aussie innings also contained a couple of really embarrassing moments: The mental and record-breaking 5-wicket maiden, bowled by the increasingly unbelievable Mo Aamer (3 for 23 at 5.75), posed a humiliating end to the otherwise sparkling Australian innings, and in this context I would also like to mention Saeed Ajmal. He is such a fine bowler, as he proved when he took 3 for 34 and killed both dangermen, Watto and Dussey, in one over. The second point of criticism has to be Clarke, who almost choked the innings off when he came in at 3, but heeded the moans and pleas of the Aussie supporters and marched straight back to the dressing room, to make way for the T20 batsmen.
|The sky is the limit for Suresh Raina (c) AFP|
Now I forgot what else I was going to say.
Anyway today England play their long-awaited first match of the tournament, let's hope they can make some impact. But the actual cracker of the day will be Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe. This is something I recommend you not to miss. Zim have my best wishes.