Saturday, 24 January 2004

Get over it you bogans

Brett Lee hits a six and is the world's greatest sportsman again. When's he going to make up for the other 77 runs he copped against India in the last game?

Lee, whose place in the team was in doubt after he was smashed for 83 runs by India in Brisbane earlier in the week, avenged himself by scoring a vital 12 runs off nine balls, including a massive six which left Australia needing one run from the last two balls.

Get a room.

Meanwhile his "best of a bad bunch" performance yesterday is enough to ensure he's never doubted again apparently..

BRETT LEE consulted fast bowling mentor Dennis Lillee. He has spoken with captain Ricky Ponting and coach John Buchanan.

His fellow Australian fast bowlers have also worked with him closely. But as Allan Border pointed out this week it was up to Lee to emerge from the slump himself. And yesterday that's what he did.

Told to reassess his length, Lee responded to Ponting's bold shows of faith in handing him the new ball and then bringing him back to bowl the 50th over.

He struck immediately on both occasions dismissing Sourav Ganguly in the second over and Yuvraj Singh in the 50th. Lee regularly produced the mid-length delivery that his captain wanted and speeds in the high 140km/h range.

His fastest ball for the day was 147.7km/h.

Despite carrying the knowledge that he faced the axe from the Australian one-day side if he failed yesterday it was a smiling, more relaxed and animated Lee that turned up to the SCG.

He finished with 2-46 off nine overs including one no-ball and three wides and has done enough to retain his spot in the squad for the rest of the series. 

Australian selection policy = absolute joke. Damien Martyn will probably be taken outside and shot now because he's been shit and isn't from New South Wales. Something tells me that if his postcode was different and he had mass appeal to the bogans and dickheads he'd be sweet.

And Adam Gilchrist's 95? Well you'd be lucky to ever hear about that again after this MAN OF THE CENTURY performance.

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