Aus/Eng Test 1: Final Score

Aus/Eng Test 1: Final Score

Post by Brendan Maho » Mon, 26 Nov 1990 17:58:57


A fuller report tomorrow, but hot off the press, Australia have won the
first test in the 1990/91 Ashes test series in three days. Short scores:

England 194 and 114
Australia 152 and 0/157

Australia won by 10 wickets.

England resumed this morning at 3/52 and went from bad to worse. Lamb
fell lbw to Alderman on the last ball of Alderman's first over. Contrary
to athe reports in The Independent, England can't play Alderman either.
He finished with 6/40 odd and England were all out an hour before tea.
The pitch had quietened down by lunch yesterday and the latter half of
the Australian first innings and most of the English innings can be put
down to lack of determination from the batsmen and the occasional good
ball. Marsh and Taylor settled in immediately in the second innings,
Marsh particularly servere on anything pitched up. He raced to 50 and
then Taylor clicked into gear and they had no problem knocking off the
runs. They set a new Gabba opening partnership record in the process,
beating that set by Lawry and Simpson. They are as good as those
illustrous predecessors and we can look forward to more of the same.

England played well for 2 days and were slightly in front starting
today's play. I expected them to make at least 300 on  the settling
pitch. Instead they were completely ***ed and they must now be
reliving nightmares of the last Ashes series. They can't afford to play
4 pacemen if Taylor and Marsh are going to give Australia starts like
this through the series, but is Hemmings really of Test standard?

Full scores in the morning from the newspaper.

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Aus/Eng Test 1: Final Score

Post by Sarg » Tue, 27 Nov 1990 09:01:44


Quote:
>England 194 and 114
>Australia 152 and 0/157
>Australia won by 10 wickets.

My (biased ?) view on what happened in the test. Border won the toss
and sent England in on a gabba wicket which might offer early help
and bound to upset the brittle english batting top order. Sure enough
2 early wickets fell, and Gower and Lamb came in. Lamb looked reasonably
comftable as the wicket was settling down, although Gower (despite
some praises in another thread) was far from elegant and looked like
getting out every second ball. With an array of inside and outside edges
coupled with lazy shots, he made 61. When England were 2/108 I thought
Oh well, looks like they will make 400 . Lamb self destructed scooping an easy
catch of a bad ball from Mathews. ENTER bruce reid, he bowled some of the best
balls I have seen for a few years (from any bowler) and removed Gower, Smith
and Stewart. Alderman rapped up the tail . England all out for 194
Marsh and Taylor then batted out the day for Australia (0/15)
END OF DAY 1
DAY 2
I turned up to the gabba, on a brilliant sunny day (I thought it would rain
as it always does in order to prevent my side winning :-) expecting to see both
Taylor and Marsh to make centuries. Friendless commented that it would be
unfortunate if Taylor got out for 10 ( he did). Australia started badly
losing Marsh early, Boon was out, and Taylor soon followed. A steady progression
of wickets mainly due to careless shots by the Australians and a couple of
abysmal LBW decisions (biased, me? , never- I was sitting side on, and the
ball would of cleared the stumps by over a foot). Australia was
4 for about 50. After lunch, I moved to the hill, where the Pommie supporters
were naturally jubilant, and us Aussies were drinking to forget. When
Jones and Waugh suicided by hitting lazy uppish shots straight to fielders
Australia was in real trouble. IA fighting partnership by Mathews and Healy
steered Australia to 152 only 42 runs behind (after we looked like
only making 100) and there was life yet. The English supporters on the hill
were trying to decide whether to go home while they were in front or stay
for another English batting display. Well, most of them stayed and immediately
regretted there decision, as Larkins is out for a duck (A roar from
the Aussies in the hill, winces from the Poms - Friendless standing up
and shouting 'Here we go, here we go, here we go ....') More English wickets
fell and England were 3 for about 50 at stumps, mainly due to the fact that
Lamb was dropped by Border. England had lost 3 wickets in about 30 minutes,
and had sent in Russel as Night watchman with 20 minutes left (fairly
arrogantly I thought considering how well there batsmen were lasting)
END DAY 2
I didnt turn up to the cricket on Sunday , as I was up late watching
Australia humiliate Great (sic) Britain in the Rugby 18-0 !!!!!! to retain
the 'ASHES' (an omen Perhaps ?)

DAY 3
When I woke up, England was 7/50 or so due to great bowling from Aldermann
and very very ordinary batting. Terry Aldermann ended up with 6 wickets
and England 114 runs (there lowest score at the gabba, and the wicket
looked like a perfect batting wicket) about an hour after lunch. There was
3 hours left , and Australia needed 157 runs to win in about 3 hours
plus a meagre 2 days. (even Gavaskar might of had enough time to score the runs)
and Marsh and Taylor, suddenly remembering that they were Australian, and not
English batsmen batted out the day. Marsh making 72 no, Taylor 67 no, Australia
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would of been still there at stumps today (4th day) with Australia 0/600
such was their batting/ the pitch/ the English bowling (an oxymoron?)

The Lemming

PS. Great to see the West Indies beat Pakistan!!!!!!!

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