The Australian public must be flipping out right now. If the threat to erect 20 feet high brick walls outside all gambling venues wasn’t enough, the free beer they thought was a certainty looks very far away today. That’s unless you’re part of the Australian cricket squad, such was the speed with which some of them returned to the dressing room. The only explanation we can come up with is that Shane Warne had entered the changing to set up a game of hold ‘em with all the beer money can buy. How else do you explain them being 2 for 3 at one stage?
Mr Cricket, Michael Hussey, again performed well for the hosts, reaching a score of 93, but the Aussies were skittled for just 245 runs, England bowler James Anderson taking 4 wickets for just 51. The touring party ended the day with one run from the final over of the day, both Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook still in.
It appears then that a defeat to Qatar is a lot harder to take than losing to the Russians – that just oiled the wheels on the England bandwagon even more. Someone save me my spot, just heading over to Shane’s poker game.