Monday, December 30, 2013

MCG: Boxing Day Test

Gluttons for cricketing punishment, we were off to the MCG to witness days three and four of the Boxing Day Test (it didn't make it to Day Five). 

Our team was very disappointing, but theirs was good and the ground was sensational. Him Outdoors has always wanted to see a Boxing Test at the MCG, so now we have, and although far from thrilled with the result, it was still a good experience.

Gearing up with a hearty breakfast before the start
Michael Carberry
Stuart Broad
Carberry at bat
Nathan Lyon's bizarre bowling style
Nathan Lyon may have a very inelegant style, but it didn't stop him taking his 100th Test wicket, and his first five-wicket haul in Australia. The crowd went wild, in parts.

Shane Watson
Mitchell Johnson steaming in
Sadly for us, he is more of a bloody legend, than a bloody idiot. He was Man of the Match and went on to be awarded Player of the Series.

Michael Clarke refuses to be intimidated
Joe Root into the attack
Monty Panesar fields a ball!

The supporters tried...
Monty got a wicket!
The Scoobys were happy
Nice ground: shame about the result...
Fortunately, the bars were still open.

1 comment:

  1. That is not Shane Watson its George Bailey