I was eagerly anticipating the renewal of the famous Trans-Tasmanian rivalry when the Kangaroos locked horns with the Black Caps at Edgbaston today. However, the game turned out to be a damp squib, with rain playing spoilsport and forcing a no-result. The Australians didn’t have a good time with the bat either, but still managed to post a decent enough total on a tough batting track. For their part, the Kiwis bowled their hearts out and were rewarded well for their efforts.
Here’s a look at some of the snapshots for today:
A Match Of Three Mitchells
I’d like to label this game as a battle between three Mitchells – Johnson and Marsh from Australia, and McClenaghan from NZ. Coincidentally, all of them are pretty good seamers. Even more amazing is the fact that both Johnson and McClenaghan are left-armers. While the Kiwi pacer was on song as he picked up his second four-wicket haul, the Aussie quicks didn’t get the chance to do the damage they’re known to cause when in full flow. Oh well, perhaps there’ll be another battle on another day and on a different ground.