Wednesday, April 19, 2006
I thought he was rubbish???
Wait years for a hundred and two come along at once
After the third test match in last summer's Ashes, Jason Gillespie was dropped from the Aussie XI. And rightly so. He was poor. However, yesterday and today his renaissance was completed. Gillespie, back in the Aussie line-up due to injuries, knocked a career best 201*. The thing is Gillespie is in the team as a bowler and before this innings he had never hit a first class century, so a test match double century is really something else. To put it into context only 1 current English test batsman has scored a test double century (Marcus Trescothick) whereas interestingly Australia can now boast six double centurions in their ranks (Langer, Hayden, Ponting, Hodge, Gilchrist and Gillespie).
So well done Dizzy, now you've cut your mullett off you look less imbred and are playing better than ever. 3 wickets for 11 runs aint too shabby either.