The Australians are still waiting for the divine intervention of just about anyone that might want to step up to the plate in the grand old game of cricket. They tried Warny, who’s more interesting in shagging the quintessentially English Liz Hurley, and reports are even coming out that they tried coaxing Rolf Harris onto the cricket field. It now looks as though it might have to be the Lord himself that saves them after another abhorrent batting display on the first day of the third test in Perth.
Ricky Ponting’s side was again dismissed for a low total by their standards of 268 runs. England even had the chance to bat out the last 12 overs of the day and made 29 runs without losing a wicket. The hosts went for a four pronged pace attack, choosing to leave out the would-be debutant Michael Beer in favour of Mitchell Johnson. The gamble appears to have paid off on the batting side, the all-rounder making an innings best 62 runs. England’s new bowler made the biggest impression though.
Chris Tremlett, the replacement for injured Stuart Broad, took three wickets as did James Anderson as England look to retain the Ashes Down Under for the first time in 24 years, and by winning here in Perth, it would be doing it in some style. There are still four days left, but even the most
drunk optimistic of Australian must now agree that their side is heading into the cricketing abyss of a home series defeat to the English.