23 August 2009
We did it, we won the Ashes.
Yesterday I was lucky enough to sit and watch a splendid day’s play on a friendâ€™s Â television — we do not have Sky – and today we polished off the Aussies with a handsome win of 197 runs.
Mind you when Ponting and Hussy were batting and had put on over 120 partnership, I really began to doubt whether we would ever get either of them outÂ and maybe the impossible would happened and the Aussies would actually get the 546 runs required to win and break a world record in doing it.
In the event Freddy Flintoff started the rot with a magnificent throw at the stumps from long on to run out Ponting.Â Although even then I entertained the occasional sneakingÂ doubt that the Aussies might survive but in the end it was all over in four days. A great win.