Pappa once said some most things are better late than never. For record sake, here is my summary of the Cricket World Cup thus far.
Two games stand out for me in week 2 of the Cricket World Cup, with Gaddafi’s pin-up boys, the English, involved in both.
First was the thriller in Bangalore. A nut-busting draw played out between two teams determined to avoid winning at all costs. Seriously, wouldn’t you assume Indian bowlers were well versed at bowling in ‘death’ situations, given they play so much T20 cricket? Obviously not. How hard is it to bowl a yorker. Jesus.
Secondly, the Irish victory over England could well go down as one of my most cherished sporting memories. Being a descendant of Munster cattle, add to that Australian; it could be understood if I had friendly-disdain for the English cricket team. But really, is there nothing more pleasurable than watching snotty-Pommies like Strauss get into proverbial fista-cuffs with the merry men of the Emerald Isle? It’s equally, if not more entertaining than roasting peppermint marshmallows over Charlie Sheen’s exploding corpse.
Week 2 was also a huge reality check for Bangladesh who were toppled for 58 in their match against the West Indies. I really had high hopes for the Bangladeshis reaching the next stage of the tournament but they really do fold quicker than a cheap deck of cards when Iqbal and Al-Hasan fail to bat through.
The only other highlight for the week was the game on Saturday night between Australia and Sri Lanka which ended in a wash-out before any real contest could ensue. There was only one positive to the rain interruption, which can be found below.
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