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Eng v Windies


An Tarbh

Well test series starts on Thursday, I expect a return to their dominance from the English after the ODIs.

England squad: MP Vaughan (capt), ME Trescothick, AJ Strauss, MA Butcher, GP Thorpe, A Flintoff, GO Jones, RWT Key, AF Giles, SJ Harmison, MJ Hoggard, SP Jones, JM Anderson.
but aren't you irish? Excuse me my "stupid " question but doesnt have irelaand an own team?
They do but they're one day only and aren't very good. I'm with Rob on this one - England expects.
Record 2nd wicket partnership between Strauss and Key of 298 and Key has just passed 150. 342-2 at the moment.
Start of Day 3 and England in their second innings are currently 93-1 a lead of 246, probably will see how they're set at tea before deciding to declare.
England won the first 3 tests fairly easily and it looks like we'll win the fourth and final one inside three days, with the West Indies following on at 88-2 needing about 250 more to make us bat again.

Ian Bell made 70 on debut, Harmison took 8-60 today and all is looking good still. Bring on the boks.
I cant believe how much the West Indies suck but all credit to England your playing really well, cant wait until the ICC champions Trophy
Just won the 4th test in 2 and a half days, by 10 wickets, requiring one run to win in our second innings.

Harmison with a 9 wicket match.

Some averages from the series
A Flintoff ....387.. 64.5 ..1.. 3
R W T Key ..378 ..63.0 ..1 ..1
G P Thorpe...286..57.2...1...2
M P Vaughan.330..55.0...2..1

A Flintoff 88.3...........14...21.21..3-25
A F Giles 186.1.........22...23.13..5-57
S J Harmison 131.4...17...29.52..6-46
M J Hoggard 126.0....16...30.75..4-83
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Test Match Bowling Ratings

England now have 4 bowlers in top 20, no other team does

1 Steve Harmison Eng 875
2 M.Muralitharan SL 867
3 Shaun Pollock SA 854
4 Shoaib Akhtar Pak 826
5 Glenn McGrath Aus 805
6 Shane Warne Aus 762
7 Anil Kumble Ind 751
8 Jason Gillespie Aus 740
9 Chaminda Vaas SL 706
10 Makhaya Ntini SA 674
11 Harbhajan Singh Ind 635
12 Ashley Giles Eng 632
13 Heath Streak Zim 609
14 Jacques Kallis SA 603
15 Daryl Tuffey NZ 600
16 Andrew Flintoff Eng 592
17 Matthew Hoggard Eng 590

18 Ray Price Zim 579
19 Chris Martin NZ 573
20 Zaheer Khan Ind 568
The Ashes next year will be very close. Not saying we'll win it or anything but we'll give the Aussies the tighest series for a good long while.
South Africans first though, should be another cracking series with England probably to sneak it, providing they have no major injuries.

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