Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Ashes - 1st Test - Day 2 Trent Bridge

On Wednesday, I posted on FB who the hell was Ashton Agar.  Well we all bloody know now.

Anderson ripped through the Australian tail in the first hour of Day 2 and Agar game to the wicket at 117-9.  The 19 year old debutant showed both sides exactly how to bat on the surface and hit a record 98 for a debutant at No.11.

Absolutely insane.  For the record, he was incorrectly given Not Out by the third umpire for a stumping chance off the bowling of Swann.  Had that been the case, England would have gone into the second innings with a lead of around 90 but instead they were chasing a deficit of 60odd instead.

You win some, you lose some.  Agar should rightly take all the plaudits.  It was a stunning innings.  I hate to admit it but I felt gutted for him when he fell two short of what would have been a debut century.  Fair play to the lad, he's got a very big future in the game and one thing is for sure...we all know who he is now and he certainly wont bat at No.11 ever again.

Agar put the England bowlers to the sword on Day 2...



 

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