How's my Luck now?

Reflections, views and descriptions during my stay at IIM Lucknow from July 2004 to March 2006

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Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Ashes are smoking

England have just stuttered to a vital and famous victory and have gone 2-1 up in the Ashes. The match could have been wrapped up so much more easily by the English, but they managed to make the Aussie fight seem more valiant than it was. Warne continues to mesmerise the English batsmen. In fact, if you remove England and South Africa, I think Warne has only slightly more than half of his 600-odd wickets left. He owes a lot of his greatness to the ineptitude of batsmen from these two sides. Besides the Warne factor, England also seem to be finding it difficult to digest the fact that they are dominating Australia. That is why finishing games has been so difficult for them in this series. Now of course, I just hope they keep their nerve enough to at least draw the last Test (preferably winning it, of course) and wrest the Ashes from the Aussies, who have kept it far too long.

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