Australia fail to defend 336

No wonder Ricky Ponting wants more six-hitters - Australia's bowlers can't defend any kind of total at the minute.

If your batsmen manage to tot up a score in excess of 300, you should always feel pretty confident of defending it, even in this age of flat pitches, powerful bats and minuscule boundaries.

Shaun Tait lived up to his reputation with 0-64 off nine overs. We should probably stop pointing out things like that with the World Cup just round the corner and sod's law hovering impatiently.

Bet the Kiwis are delighted that both their recent victories have so consistently been described as Australian losses, as if Australia were the only team involved. New Zealand are playing, you know.

We do realise that we've fallen into exactly that trap, but it's a Sunday and we're not in the mood for writing more than one update. The first series of The Wire won't watch itself, after all.

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Anonymous Caro said...

Well, you spend your first 3 paragraphs talking about Oz, then get to the Kiwis, but only as another lead-in to keep talking about Oz! And you know it! Everyone seems obsessed with them. English fans and their blogs do nothing but talk about Oz and their team in relation to Oz. Now that they've beaten them twice, England think they're no. 2, as if no other team exists?

Perhaps all the headlines begin and end with Oz, because they are considered the benchmark of success, the ones to measure yourself against? Perhaps that's why you're all Oz-centric?

3:21 am  
Anonymous scientician said...

To be fair to Blue and Brown, Kingcricket does go on and on and on about South Asian cricket too(in a good way), not just England and Australia; and the blog isn't really all that unfamiliar with the other test nations.
However, I can imagine how frustrating it must be to be from one of the countries that doesn't control the worlds cricket media.
Anyway, it's a blog, not a news source. It can be biased as it likes.

9:44 am  
Anonymous Caro said...

I've only looked in for the first time, you having been recommended for your in-depth reporting on the Jaffa cakes business. But are you English, King Cricket? ( i supposes you must be - what other nation would have a monarch to reign over their blog?)

I actually was refering to some rivals of yours in that comment. But if the shoe fits.......

11:14 am  
Anonymous Blue and Brown said...

We are English. The continuing theme of late has been Australia's poor run of form, as that started with matches against England.

That's our story and we're sticking to it.

11:42 am  
Blogger The Atheist said...


Brilliant. Australia played. And they lost. This is brilliant.

1:49 pm  
Blogger Ranjeet said...

Hi, Blue and Brown - Aussies have just lost another marathion match against the Kiwis and it was a treat to watch..another record chase by Kiwis, this time 347 !!!Wonderful for cricket and this series now sets up the world cup nicely.

Keep up the blogging, its nice.


9:36 am  

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