The Leg Glance has had his say on the day’s play, so please read his review. Little to add to the mix myself, except that if we win this game from here, many hats need to be tipped. We will need to bowl Pakistan out with a seamer almost certainly out of action, and with the spinners so far not really living up to expectations. This will be a tremendous win, if they can pull it off. Broad and Anderson were remarkable today. They’ll have to be when we bowl again.
There are other reviews available from today.
Selvey. I would say it’s OK, but then I don’t know anything about cricket so it’s probably rubbish.
Newman. I really don’t know what to make of this. Someone help.
Bunkers. Tough for me to get through the first paragraph.
The batting needs to come to the party now, and in many ways let us hope someone other than Root or Cook plays the major role. We do need to find someone else to do the work.
Other bits. Ajantha Mendis hit a six to win an ODI by one wicket against the Windies. Someone post the video link if they can find it. I can’t.
Steve Smith is dropping to bat at 4 in the upcoming series against New Zealand. I’ll give Cook his due. He didn’t rock back in the armchair of lower middle order cosiness.
Also, we may have several guest posts this week. We may also have none. Let us see…
Comments on a potentially thrilling Day 2 below.