March 29, 2006

Sweeping Woes of England.

It is universally held that England lost the Delhi one-dayer because of their injudicious use of the sweep shot.

First Lahore, then Mohali, now Delhi. The list of subcontinental cities to have staged an official inquiry into English crimes against the sweep grew yesterday. And once again there was no need to call for Lord Hutton.

Four batsmen perished trying to hit India's spinners across the line while a fifth, Geraint Jones, was undone after aiming to sweep and then changing his mind at roughly the same time as the ball was acquainting itself with his off-stump.[Link]

You can see those shots here.


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