England scent victory

As England retired to the dressing room earlier today , they knew that ultimately, the fate of the second Test match lay in the weather. Rain knocked an hour from play after tea, and they knew the prognosis. But if the winning of this Test always looked a race against time, then from what proved to be the final ball of the day they would have seen a glimmer. It brought a wicket, but not just any wicket. Michael Clarke is, along with Mike Hussey, the best player of spin in the Australian side and had made 80 yesterday, with the end in sight, when he succumbed, not to Graeme Swann, declared the best spin bowler in the world, but to Kevin Pietersen who began his cricket life as an off-spin bowler only to become a master batsman instead. Australia finished the fourth day on 238 for four, with Hussey on 44 and the deficit still 137.

Full story: The Guardian

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