November 27, 2006

Ashes

Australia's cause for concern

Peter English

Peter Roebuck says in the Sydney Morning Herald Australia, who won the first Test in Brisbane easily, have some problems too.

Churlish as it might seem to find flaws with a team that romped home by 277 runs, and 10 wickets, Australia periodically frayed at the edges. Certainly the batting was superb ... Australia's bowling was less convincing. Admittedly, the Gabba surface was slower than usual and Australia had a few hundred runs to spare.

Greg Baum writes in The Age about Kevin Pietersen’s Monday at the Gabba and in The Australian Andrew Ramsey looks at how Kevin Shine, the England bowling coach, has a tough couple of days with Stephen Harmison.

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