On a day when three Test matches ended, analysis has found it difficult to identify who is the worst. Or best. Depending on how you look at it. Sehwag has continued his puzzling thought patterns and pointed out that India beat Australia two nil last time Australia visited. Don’t get me wrong – India lost by 298 runs, following two innings losses. Ignore Sehwag. They have troubles. But there have been two startling performances today.
Firstly, New Zealand declared just short of 500 on the third day of the first Test. They then scuttled Zimbabwe twice, in under a day. The Zimmers were dismissed for 51 and then 143. The second innings represented somewhat of a recovery from 6-37. But Zimbabwe should not give up hope. It wasn’t that long ago that a world beating team was dismissed for even less than 51.
Secondly, having been in front for most of the match, England has been dismissed for just 72, chasing 145 for victory. Pakistan won the match by 72 and have taken the series. Abdur Rehman took 6-25.
To top it all off, the Big Bash League final just concluded with the Sixers beating the Scorchers.
It’s been a hell of day.