13 thoughts on “Ashes – 2nd T20 International

  1. Boz Aug 28, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Paul Allott is a grandstanding dickbrain – why the women put up with him I will never know


    • LordCanisLupus Aug 28, 2015 / 7:02 pm

      I thought that was crass. Who gives a f*** what you think while the game is going on?


    • d'Arthez Aug 28, 2015 / 7:45 pm

      Believe me, the ECB could hardly do better than appoint Andy Zaltzman as their life-time dictator. He also wrote an excellent piece on the ICC stitch up.


  2. d'Arthez Aug 28, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    England 24/4 now. Not looking too good. Winfield, Edwards, Taylor and Sciver gone. And still 84 runs needed to win the game (from 88 balls).


  3. Ian Aug 28, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    From what I have seen if it wasn’t for the fantastic Katherine Brunt these Ashes would have gone long ago. Still in this 55 from 48


  4. Ian Aug 28, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Bowled immediately, Sorry


  5. d'Arthez Aug 28, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    Run a ball now, with just 3 wickets left, and 38 runs to get. Greenway has to play a blinder here …


    • d'Arthez Aug 28, 2015 / 8:55 pm

      And she could not do it. Australia win the game, and with that the series. 10-4 ahead, with just 2 points left in the last T20 game.


      • LordCanisLupus Aug 28, 2015 / 10:03 pm

        It would have been mightily unfair for Australia to fail to take the Ashes home, as they’ve been the better team from what I’ve seen.

        Word of advice to Sky. Have all women commentary teams for these games. Isa, Clare and Mel were very interesting to listen to, with an intimate knowledge of the women’s game. Paul Allott came blundering on with his views on whether the women should play four day cricket. If I’d be enmeshed in the women’s game for donkey’s years like Isa, Clare and Mel, I’d have been a lot less polite than Clare was.

        Him and Selvey see a couple of games and think they can lay down the law. I’ll say this. Fair play to Paul Newman, who was on that CWOTV, who said he disagreed with that on Twitter as soon as Allott opened his trap.

        I notice he didn’t mention shorter pitches…..


      • Zephirine Aug 29, 2015 / 12:27 am

        Allott seemed to be on some sort of ‘just because they’re women doesn’t mean I’m going to be kind when they lose’ trip. It wasn’t edifying.


  6. Zephirine Aug 28, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Jonassen confirms her place as the star of the series, dammit.


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