Sunday, July 05, 2009
Australia bat Lions out of game as umpire's back strikes
Australia 358 and 4/438 dec (M North 191*, M Clarke 80, M Hussey 62 ret hurt) drew with England Lions 352 and 4/162: Tour match Day 4 at Worcester.
A not unpredictable result.
Postives for Australia which emerged from the match:
# Batting of Mike Hussey, Marcus North and Michael Clarke
# Brett Lee's bowling
# Spin bowling: I thought Simon Katich looked the best of the three who bowled in the Lions' second innings
# Phillip Hughes opening the batting
# Brad Haddin's wicketkeeping.
1. Umpire Evans collapsing at what turned out to be the end of the match: note Australians first to help him.
2. Nasser Hussain during a tea interval masterclass doing an unacknowledged imitation of Victor Trumper.