What in blazes? What, what… THE DICKENS is going on?
An England player scores a one-day hundred. ANOTHER England player scores a one-day hundred. England tot up 288 for the loss of only two wickets. James Anderson bowls at 90mph and takes 4-23. Andrew Flintoff‘s back and he’s also bowling at 90mph.
It’s like the good old days, except even in the good old days India were rarely all out for 184 and England never managed three run outs. Wait. What’s this? One of the run outs was brought about by Monty Panesar?
Call off the next six one-dayers. We’re done. This’ll do us just fine.
All it took was some spirited fate-tempting.
England v India, first one-day international at The Rose Bowl
England 288-2 (Alastair Cook 102, Ian Bell 126 not out)
India 184 (James Anderson 4-23)