Friday, 20 August 2004

fourth test

Well that was quite a day...

England v West Indies, Fourth Test at The Oval with Doug and Julian. Arrived full of hope for Freddie to complete his century, then watched with amazement as he and Jones got out early on and Giles took up the mantle, knocking an elegant 52, ably supported by the stoic Hoggard (38) and Harmison (36) bashing sixes all over the shop. 150 added by the "tail" and once Harmi got stuck in to their top order even the flowing batting of Lara with 79 couldn't stop the rot. Windies all out for 152, Harmison 6-46 and a couple more wickets fell in the follow-on before stumps at 6.30pm. And Gayle hit 6 fours off an over which we later learnt was a Test Match first.

Added to which, we then went for a most excellent curry at the Kennington Tandoori :)

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