Friday, 31 December 2010

England rejoice in retaining the Ashes after the 4th Test Match in Melbourne

The Poms beat the Aussies by an innings and 157 runs to retain the Ashes.  England are now 2-1 up with the fifth and final test match of the Ashes series to be played in Sydney.  According to Shane Warne, England thoroughly deserved to retain the Ashes and played by far the better cricket in the series. Very few would disagree.  Two England batsmen (Cook and Trott) averaged over 100. On three occasions they scored over 500 in an innings. England scored 620 for 5 declared in the second test match.

It has been hard for the Aussies after so many years of strength and quality.  Four years ago a swathe of top class players retired and now it is time to rebuild.

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