South Africa Tour 2009/10
My instinct is that it’s also going to be a bad day for England
Day 2 of the Test and things start great for England as four wickets tumble quickly for a dozen runs with the Saffers concluding their innings on 291. Hopes are soon dashed with Strauss, Trott and the disappointing KP all going cheaply, leaving England floundering at 36-3. It becomes a day of attrition, with England ending on 241-7 after a battling display by Cook and Prior.
Word on the street is that Day 3 is going to be a 40 degree scorcher. My instinct is that it’s also going to be a bad day for England as well. I have been criticised in the past for calling things wrong and leaving games prematurely. The biggest almost faux pas was in Port of Spain where I decided to leave at the end of Day 4, only to have a nail-biting journey back to Barbados looking like I would miss a major victory on the final day. I have never wanted England to lose a game in my life, but I came close on that occasion, purely because the pisstake from the rest of the AA would have been just about unbearable.