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England's matrix is broken

Jarrod Kimber reports from the fourth day of the fourth Ashes test in Melbourne

December 29, 2013

Posted by Insult_2_Injury on (December 30, 2013, 2:47 GMT)

Johnson, MOM, even if he didn't deserve it, Jarrod? If Clarke elected to bat and a batsman made a 100 in the 1st and a 60 in the 2nd then there probably wouldn't be any argument for MOM. Clarke rolled the dice and fielded and his spearhead took 5fa. All players now acknowledge the comparison to a ton, hence the holding the ball aloft. His 3 in the third gives him a comparable 160 for the match, a catch and a game changing side on run out. Worthy winner.

Posted by Front-Foot-Lunge-Needs-A-Hug on (December 29, 2013, 15:41 GMT)

Too true Jarrod, I think we are all running out of things to say about England. "Dribbling around losing tests" is a pretty accurate summary actually.

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