Tag Archives: Ashes 2010

Swanny’s Ashes Video Diary Episode 5 (VIDEO)

Incase you missed the previous episode here it is


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Cook puts England in charge against Australia

Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten 136 as England built a 72-run lead on day two of the second Test against Australia.
After his 235 not out in the first Test, Cook took his series aggregate to 438 with a chanceless knock as England reached 317-2 at the close.

The tourists made a bad start to the day when Andrew Strauss was bowled by Doug Bollinger playing no stroke.

But Jonathan Trott (78) and Kevin Pietersen (85 not out) helped Cook put them in a commanding position.

Full story: BBC Sport

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Bowling attack to be changed: Nielsen

Douggie Bollinger and Mitchell Johnson having fun

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Coach Tim Nielsen says Australia have been forced to consider changes to their bowling attack by a poor showing on the final two days of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

Under the most pressure is left-armer Mitchell Johnson who did not take a wicket in the match, and Nielsen said changes were definitely on the agenda.

“It’s something we’ve got to think about,” Nielsen said. .

“Certainly something we are aware of.”

Australia do at least have the option of calling on a pair of in-form bowling options after Ryan Harris and Doug Bollinger both performed smartly for their domestic teams.

Full story: Nine MSN


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Flower in fine form

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Andy Flower arrived in Adelaide buoyed by a double sense of relief as England prepare for the start of the second Test.

The England coach had to miss two days of the drawn first Test in Brisbane to have a potentially cancerous mole taken off his upper right cheek, under local anaesthetic.

The 42-year-old returned to see England fight back after conceding a 221-run first-innings lead to Australia at the Gabba.

Full story: Sky Sports

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Ian Bell confident England will bounce back

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England’s No 6 had to watch from the non-striker’s end as Siddle finally outdid his fifth-wicket partner Alastair Cook (67), and then dismissed Matt Prior and Stuart Broad with full-length pace.

Bell completed a deserved 50 soon afterwards and finished with eight boundaries in his 131-ball 76.

It was a fine display from a vastly improved cricketer, on a day which started on an ominous note for England when captain Andrew Strauss cut the third ball straight to gully for nought.

The loudest plaudits rightly went to Victorian fast bowler Siddle, back in Test cricket for the first time in 10 months after a stress fracture to his back.

Full story: The Telegraph


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