So, England aren’t invincible after all. They may have retained the Ashes following the rain-marred draw at Old Trafford in Manchester, but it wasn’t a convincing one by any stretch of the imagination.
Australia’s chances of bouncing back in the Ashes Series with a win at Old Trafford look minimal because of bad weather. The Third Test is all set to end in a stalemate as just about 56 overs were bowled on the penultimate day. The weather forecast for the final day isn’t too great for the Aussies to force a win.
Australia for the first time has put England under serious pressure in the series by capturing a couple of wickets before the close of Day 2. England is 52 for 2 in 30 overs in reply to Australia’s 527 for 7 declared.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd termed it one of the worst umpiring decisions ever, Tom Moody stated Usman Khawaja has the right to knock on the umpires door and ask ‘HOW’, Michael Vaughan jested ‘And you say people should walk’ while Dean Jones termed it ‘bullshit’.