Somerset v Australia

I think Somerset’s pitch at Taunton might just be a belter. Australia compiled (for compiled, read “Smashed”) 342 from their 50 overs. 2 of their players, Ponting and Hayden, clearly felt they were in such good nick that they retired.

But

Somerset, in reply, are fast approaching 200 without loss: 197-0. Have a read of these:

Bowling                      O      M      R      W
Lee                          4      0     26      0
McGrath                      6      0     38      0 (1nb, 1w)
Kasprowicz                   6      0     61      0 (2nb)
Watson                       3      0     41      0 (1w)
Clarke                       2      0     16      0
Hussey                       1      0      9      0

The destroyers are Graeme Smith (Captain) and someone called Jayasuriya – Smith, in particular, batted brilliantly yesterday. Looks like he’s in seriously good form, and if Somerset win this game, he might just receive a thank-you from Michael Vaughan…

UPDATE: the curse of the blogger. Smith now out for a magnificent 108 from just 74 balls

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