Saturday, February 20, 2010

England vs. Pakistan

England got off to their now traditional tour start of losing the opening match, this time though they managed to lose to their own 'B' team as South African born wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter battered the England 'A' bowling all over the park in the 20-20 match.

They got their act together for the first 20/20 match proper against Pakistan, another South African born batsman, Kevin Pieterson, scored 43, but the match winning performance came from Eoin Morgan who made a quick fire 67 from 51 balls.

What is rather worrying though is England's openers for 20/20 and ODI's, having tried about 15 different pairs in the last 18 months, England sent a new pairing of Trott and Denly in to face Pakistan yesterday. The openers were dismissed for 4 and 1 respectively.

A win is a win though, and better than LUFC can manage at the moment. Beating Manchester United was obviously a bad omen, and Leeds have not won a game since. Today Leeds are at home to relegation strugglers Brighton.

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