Where sport’s concerned it’s the closest contests that are the most enthralling to watch. I mean I like, sorry love, watching the Dallas Cowboys get stomped on for points nearing triple figures every week. It’s put in to perspective in a sport like boxing though, with the shining example being Audley Harrison ducking and diving for three rounds before being pole-axed by David Haye. Close match-ups are what everyone waits for, and it looks like this year’s Ashes series will be going this way.
At stumps on day two, the hosts have built up a solid total of 220-5, Michael Hussey deflecting the attention away from his ridiculous sun-block with an unbeaten 81, ably assisted by Brad Haddin with 22 not out. It had looked very good for England with the Aussies 143-5 after a middle-order collapse, but a partnership of 77 took them through to the close.
According to their Twitter account, Betfair’s market is currently offering Australia at 1.63 to win the test, England at 3.35, whereas the draw is a long 9.2.
The only other factor that is currently met with bewilderment is to how much time Shane Warne has actually spent at the Advanced Hair Studio. As amusing as those ads are, if he went it looks like they went to an awful lot of trouble with that barnet – it’s simply a masterstroke by the 888poker pro.