Shane Watson Removed By James AndersonBy Tias, Gaea News Network
Friday, November 26, 2010
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA (GaeaTimes.com)- The Ashes manages to surprise cricket fans each year as some of the matches that look dull on day 1 suddenly take on a whole new color on Day 2. This year the trend continues as England begins to assert themselves in the game on day 2 of the first test of the historical series. At the end of day 1, the Australians finished on a great high and the players were seen walking cheerfully back to the dressing room. Peter Siddle’s hat-trick ensure that England are bundled out for 260 and Shane Watson and Simon Katich’s steady start made sure that the day ended on a high and safe not.
The color of the game changed the next morning with James Anderson striking in the 26th over of the innings and removing the dangerous Shane Watson(36). The Australian opener and the English swing bowler were also seen exchanging a few words during the spell but James Anderson seemed to have the last laugh. A few overs later James Anderson struck again and this time it was the prized wicket of Ricky Ponting(10). Simon Katich, who fought for a resilient 50, was the next to go and Steven Finn was the bowler this time. The tall medium fast bowler struck again some overs later and removed Michael Clarke. Australia looked under slight pressure at this point as Marcus North was dismissed by Graeme Swann in the very next over.
With most of the hard hitting batsmen like Shane Watson and Ricky Ponting back to the pavilion, Australia will now look to push around singles courtesy Michael Hussey and the unpredictable Brad Haddin.
Tags: Ashes 2010, Australia, Brisbane, James Anderson, Shane Watson, Steven Finn