jumping out of the way of victory
One of the mysteries of this match was how opener David Warner carried his bat. Clarke commented, 'Strewth. He's there to blast quick runs and he gives us all this sitting-on-the splice stuff. 123 off 170 balls - what's he thinking? He's playing Test cricket or something? He needs to look at Phil Hughes for an example of how Aussie openers should play.' However with Australia's extensive injury list it is likely that Warner will get the chance to get out for single figures in the match against India.
|Little Mix - could sharpen the attack|
|Doug Bracewell - walking in the air|
But this was a pitch that could have been created for the NZ seamers - and good for them bowling to the conditions. Doug Bracewell in particular whose 6-40 in the second innings was just what the skipper and coach asked for. NZ coach John Wright was part of the side that last tasted victory in Australia in 1985 - a series dominated by Richard Hadlee. If Bracewell can achieve one tenth of what Hadlee did, happy days could be about to return for the Black Caps who have not been hugely convincing recently. Good luck to him.
With Australian morale on the floor Jonny Wilkinson felt it was the right time to announce his retirement from watching international cricket. 2 gripping ends to the 2 controversial 2 match series have been too much for England's leading points scorer. In a statement to Fantasy Bob, Jonny said he expected Little Mix to be a strong contender for the number 10 shirt in the coming 6 Nations. For the avoidance of doubt, FB wishes a true great well even though he wishes he hadn't scored quite so many points against Scotland.