Friday, February 02, 2007

Wake up and mark this day

Wow! Finally a real performance from England.

At least it didn't take the 463 days it took Australia to win back the Ashes for England to win a game against them, but I'll settle for 83 winless ones Down Under. (More number crunching at Patrick's blog).

And after weeks, seemingly months, of continual banter from the Australian media, England can finally get their own back on News Limited's Robert Craddock for this piece. It's small justice though.

Ed Joyce's ton, Liam Plunkett's first ball, England's fielding... a far better showing today in Sydney and for once total domination, although the Aussies did match the tourists in the run-rate department.

Wishful thinking... but finish the tour unbeaten and anything could happen in the World Cup.