Did anyone see Piers Morgan get bowled to by Brett Lee in the nets on Friday?, Sir Richard Hadlee has written a piece condemning Brett Lee for his actions - http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2013/12/29/richard-hadlee-blast-brett-lee-for-piers-morgan-stunt- I must say I find it rather amusing from Sir Richard, when Piers Morgan wanted it to begin with, and as for the statement suggesting that Lee should be reprimanded for his actions, Sir Richard doesn't have a leg to stand on!I entirely agree. Hadlee must be missing all the publicity he used to get, and decided to do something about it. Piers Morgan blew his mouth off big time, dared Lee to really let him have it, and boasted about how he'd show the Pom batsmen how it should be done. He got exactly what was coming to him. I presume Hadlee's next piece of boneheadedness will be to have boxing banned on the same grounds for which he criticizes Lee.
Even with a 50 run lead, the game was 50/50. England are in such pathetic form they can't win from any situation.So it seems. Any side which leads by 100 runs with 9 second-innings wickets in hand as England did, has the game at its mercy. From that position, Australia should have been chasing a minimum of 350 to win. The England second innings was the worst that I can remember from them. Then, to add to that, a pathetic fielding display in the Australian second innings - catches ignored and/or dropped, and just generally slack. Broad was one who tried hard, and deserves the chance to kick both Bairstow and Cook around the boundary line. There was no fight; it was so obvious that they'd given up.