England win the Commonwealth Bank Series

England won in Australia. England won a one-day match. England won a tournament. None of those things happen very often. England have won a one-day tournament in Australia.

On Australia Day, England were bowled out for 110 and Australia knocked off the target for the loss of one wicket. The match prior to that, England had managed only 120 all out in reply to New Zealand's 210 and the one before that, they'd been bowled out for 155. Now England have managed four one-day wins on the trot, three against Australia, to win the Commonwealth Bank Series. What the bloody hell happened?

Earlier in this tournament, Australia's coach, John Buchanan complained that Australia weren't being tested by their opponents. Turns out they weren't up to the challenge.

We're going to spend the next ten minutes standing in the back garden with our fists in the air as a mark of solemn triumph. Then we'll get cold and come in for a cup of tea.

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

They spoiled the fun a little though didn't they - just like that last afternoon at the Oval. Without that winning run or wicket we don't get to leap about and shriek. I only slowly realise that England have won because all the Australians fans are going home.

4:58 pm  
Anonymous Blue and Brown said...

Surely it can't be low-key when we win the World Cup...

9:00 am  
Anonymous the scientician said...

from http://kingcricket.blogspot.com/2007/02/paul-collingwood-takes-england-through.html:

"Woo hoo. We get to lose to the Aussies again."

Never has humble pie been so tasty. Steak and kidney humble pie if you will (steak and kidney being monarch of pies, but a cruel and malevolent one, for when the kidney to steak balance is weighted badley, or the filling to crust ratio is off, it smites you with dissapointment).

12:34 pm  
Anonymous Blue and Brown said...

Well remembered, Scientician.

It's almost as if you'd said that originally, we'd asked if we could use it and you'd said 'yes'.

It's almost like that happened, you remembered it so well.

1:06 pm  

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