Nathan Astle v England, 222 (and video) - 10 Great Innings

It's a complete cop-out because we've already done this innings. That's all you get today: A link. And it's a link to a page within the same site. And you've probably already read it.

We're not bothered. We think it was a great innings. We'll probably cover it about six more times without adding anything of value.

Nathan Astle hits the fastest-ever Test double hundred.

Oh all right then. Here's a link to a video of it. It's 12 minutes long. Get a brew. Irritatingly, it cuts off just as he's about to REALLY get going. It's still worth a watch though. See how quickly he reacts later in his innings and how quickly his bat moves. Awesome, in the most literal sense.

The start reminded us that Nathan Astle had dropped Graham Thorpe on four during England's innings, costing his side a mere 196 runs - probably more when you take into account what would probably have happened if Flintoff had found himself at the crease with the tail.

10 Great Innings

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that unbelievable innings live - he kept pinging Caddick straight back over his head. Might have even won the game had he not gone all conservative with 100 to get.

Re his dropped catch. Barmy Army chant on the day - 'Nathan Atsle, Nathan Astle, you could have won the match. You may have scored 200, but you dropped the vital catch.' Rather more amusing than the continual references to Chris Cairns and sheep.

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