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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ashes 2009 First Test: And they say the Poms are whingers

Engage soapbox….

OK so the first test has come to an end, if not a farcical end. Ricky Ponting is moaning/whinging about the fact England delayed the end of the game to eek out the draw. Personally I don’t see it, in any other sport if the clock is ticking down and the team/competitor is under pressure they will time waste, its just part and parcel of sports (substitutes, possession/defensive tactics, injuries, taking time over infringement penalties, etc..). They (the competitors) are out there to get a result be it a win or a draw, you just don’t want to come off a loser.

And my other point about this, is that a test match is played over 5 days, yes 5 days, if you can’t get the win in that time you cannot bemoan the last few minutes of time wasting. Get the job done in the allowed time.



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