I can’t get carried away, just yet!

It was great to sit up late last night and watch Kevin Pietersen, first, get his long awaited century, then, like buses, get another one. He dominated the Aussie bowling, at times he almost treated it with contempt. It was great to watch.

What about Alastair Cook hey, he only lasted 37 minutes and scored just the 12 runs. What a disgrace, the return of the Cook of old:)

Anyway, I’ve been doing the rounds of the blogosphere today and I’ve been struck by just how confident the England bloggers are, and how equally negative the Aussie ones are.

I don’t know whether it’s the fact that I’ve been scarred by the last 25 years, but I can’t get ahead of myself just yet. Yes, the Aussies have been outplayed by England for the last 5 days of test match cricket, but it is still 0-0 in the score book.

I just hope the Aussies don’t get saved by the weather and then go into the 3rd test still all square, England have got to be ruthless if, or when they get the chance and make sure they put Australia away.

You don’t need to look too much further back than Cardiff 2009 to see how costly not finishing the job can be. As daft as it sounds, it could still cost Australia this current Ashes.

I watched the KP interview this morning and he also pointed out how the series score is still 0-0, I was pleased to see he wasn’t getting carried away.

I thought it was an example of just how Andy Flower has stamped his authority on this squad, there would seem to be little or no chance of complacency being allowed to set in under this regime.

England are 8/11 with Bet365 and the Draw is 6/5 with William Hill, Australia’s odds aren’t worth mentioning.

3 thoughts on “I can’t get carried away, just yet!

  1. I was the same though. Even when they were nine down in the 2nd innings I couldn’t fully relax. In previous years they’d have put together a one and a half hour tenth wicket partnership til lunch then be saved by the rain. But things are so disconcertingly different now!

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