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Posted on | May 28, 2012 | 2 Comments
It was a good win for England, although they had to work harder than we expected. Full marks to Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Marlon Samuels and Kemar Roach for giving England a little bit of a scare.
But, quite frankly, I expect England to go on and comfortably win this series 3-0. The reason for that is England are a very good side. Their strength is their bowling. Stuart Broad’s performance was outstanding.
When you think our best bowler for the last few years, Jimmy Anderson, kept beating the bat and couldn’t get a wicket but we still controlled the game, it shows how much strength England have in depth.
And don’t forget queuing up behind this lot are the youngster, Steven Finn, who has pace and aggression, and Graham Onions, who I would have picked to play on this slow Lord’s surface.
Everyone is going to be happy that the captain, Andrew Strauss, made runs. When he reached his hundred you could see the relief and delight in Andrew’s face.
Although he played nice and straight, when the ball is short he still has a problem. He doesn’t use his feet. He doesn’t move his back foot back and across.