England win; nothing else matters

Vithushan Ehantharajan reports from the WACA where England beat Australia in the fourth ODI by 57 runs to register their first win of the tour

January 24, 2014

Posted by wapuser on (January 25, 2014, 4:57 GMT)

Australia will dominate world cup

Posted by dorothydix on (January 25, 2014, 0:03 GMT)

England played very well and would have probably beaten Australia at full strength anyway. There are some very exciting cricketers emerging in England at the moment and in many ways this tour has been very positive for them. If the cupboard was bare it would be a different matter.

Posted by wapuser on (January 24, 2014, 18:46 GMT)

I dislike the resting of players unless it is a game you are heavily, heavily favoured to win. I really don't understand why players need rest from ODIs. Johnson will play a 5 day test match, sometimes bowling 20 overs in a day and then continue on the next day or the day after. And yet he is fatigued by an ODI where he bowls fewer effort balls and fewer balls in general.

I just don't like it. Resting players is unaustralian. You cannot take 4 of your best players out of a team at once. It's indulgent and reckless. What about the fans who spend $85 to go and watch unfamiliar faces get defeated with relative ease.

Posted by WalkingWicket11 on (January 24, 2014, 17:51 GMT)

Pretty disappointing to see Australia letting the foot off the pedal after all the tough talk of demoralising England. They should have really given England another whitewash and showed them their place, than having "sympathy" for them, and giving them something to cheer about.

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