One more test match has been played this morning against the cricket teams of Australian and India. It’s the fourth one played at the Adelaide Oval.
The first 3 days of proceedings saw Australian dominating their rivals with a huge 382 runs lead. However, Indian’s had their pride restored as Virat Kohli, their best player of the test, became the first batsman from India that managed to score a century in this tour.
India’s first innings where low at 272, while Australia had a poor start in the 2nd innings. However the Aussies remained the leaders of this test and India are close to yet another 0-4 defeat, after the one they suffered around 7 months ago.
Australian player Ed Cownan and Peter Siddle did not hesitate to claim their satisfaction for the test result. They are now aiming to relax and follow the 2012 Australian Open Finals from Melbourne Park.
The Pakistan cricket Board (PCB) has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.
The spot-fixing scandal involving some of the biggest names in Pakistan cricket got them the limelight, but they will be looking to rectify that as they take on the world no.1, the England Cricket Team. The two teams will be facing off in one of the most hotly anticipated cricket tournaments of the year.
The Pakistan-England tie, due to be held in the latter part of January, promises to be an amazing spectacle. Both teams are evenly matched on all fronts, be it batting, bowling or fielding.
The bowling lineup of England is spearheaded by the pace attack from James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn while Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar lead the spin attack. In the Pakistan side, names such as Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema and Wahab Riaz feature in the list of pacers and spinners like Abdur Rehman and Saeed Ajmal take care of the spin attacks.
The spinners are likely to be very important for both teams as the pitches in UAE are expected to be similar to the ones in the subcontinent. This could prove to be an advantage for the Pakistan side.
The England team has one of the most formidable batting lineups in the world, if not the best. They have illustrious names like Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook. The Pakistan side, on the other hand, has more experience in their batting order in the form of Misbah-ul Haq and Younis Khan.
Both teams will be looking to win the tournament as each of the sides has a number of points to prove. The men in green will need to prove that they can prove against formidable opposition, whereas England will look to maintain their no.1 position.