Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cricket: Solid start, now the pressure's on Clarke

Australia have made a solid start to the one day International against England, reaching 80 (runs) for 2 (batsmen out) at the end of the 16th of 50 overs.

Watson and Haddin started well, putting on 48 until Watson was caught cutting behind point for 16.

After a whispy 37, including seven fours, Haddin was dismissed bowled in the 15th over.

Michael Clarke, Australian Captain comes in under pressure having not scored for than 36 in any of the games in the series so far, and was greeted by a mixture of cheers and jeers when he entered the stadium to start his innings.

Scorecard here

In other news, Englands first match of the Cricket World Cup, will not be played at it's originally scheduled venue of Eden Gardens in Kolkata, India; after the ICC declined to give the organisers (sic) an extension of time to get the venue up to an acceptable standard. Embarassed organisers are now scrambling to find an alternate venue.

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