Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
Currently all eyes are focusing on one series and thats the Ashes. Australia have been dominating both forms of the game and according to my personal view England can put an end to Australia's run in Test Cricket. Ranking No.2 in Test rankings England under the captaincy of Michael Vaughan has been one of the best outfits that England had for quite a sometime and have all the potential to beat the Aussies. The message was sent to Australia in the last Champions Trophy Semi-Finals when England beat a power packed Australian team. But the Aussies have nothing to lose. They are the best at the moment and they are unstoppable.
The Test between England and Bangladesh started off last Thursday and ended up just before lunch on the 3rd day. England scrored a massive 528 for the loss of 3 wickets in 112 overs, Trescothick scored 194 and Vaughan offering great support with 120. Strauss, Bell and Thorpe chipped in with scores above 45. England's bowling has been spot on as all the bowlers Harmison, Hoggards, Jones and Flintoff bagged wickets restricting Bangladesh to 108 in the first Innings and 159 in the second giving England a win by an Innings and 261 runs.
England are well on course here. Though they are up against the inexperienced Bangladesh team, they have made the point that they are firing with all their cylinders this summer to bring the Ashes home.
The man who made the biggest impact for England, Andrew Flintoff has recovered well after his ankle surgery and really keen to prove that he is the man for the job. He told to the papers that "No matter what I have achieved before in my career, I know I shall get judged on what I do against the Aussies".