England won their 50 over warm up match against South Africa A. Obviously, I am not too happy because my Herschelle was in that team and he is setting a new trend of getting into the 20's-30's range and then getting out. It's not a trend I like. Unless the Poms fancy it and want to replicate in their own batting.
Right, so even thought I am not happy about this win I was dreading having to watch 3 months of one-sided cricket. The mentality that the Poms showed at the T20's and the constant excuses they are coming up with (How the fuck are they all injured and burnt out? Didn't they just come off a break?), I was pretty sure the Saffas were going to ravage them. Obviously that was going to be excellent, but one-sided affairs are just disgusting to watch, let alone blog about! So I'm glad the Poms showed some fight. Now we can really look forward to a contest. Not as good as SA vs Aus, but a fight nevertheless. Although, it should not involve any Proteas losses please. Shit like that will not be tolerated.
I am going to point out, because I love Mascaraman, that the Poms seem to have found their lost skills under the captaincy of Andrew Strauss. Also, Mascaraman did not play in this game. Possibly because his mascara turned out to be not water proof, specially when its under attack by buckets of tears.