Sunday, July 16, 2006
First test wicket for Pietersen
Speaking of Jones, as I very briefly did, he failed again with the bat. 18 and 16 in this test. And yes there were the obligatory couple of good shots. I had a cursory look at the statistics and, boy oh boy, they don't read favourably for Jones. A test match batting average of 26.67 is not good, but amazingly since he scored 52 in the first innings of the Second Test vs India (10/11th March - 7* overnight) he has scored 83 runs at a less than Gilchrist-esque average of 10.38
Being an Essex fan I can confirm that Goochie did a bit more than just turn his arm over being able to generate a bit of sideways move. Or to be very English: military medium, seam up.
I think big, fat Gatt used to bowl a little bit of medium as well? Screw that have just checked. Gatt got 4 test match wickets and Messrs Lamb and Gower have each claimed one test scalp (wicket rather than Native American scalping)