England v Australia, 1st Test, Day 5 Report
WOW! What a day of Cricket. This is what Ashes is all about – tension, excitement, and suspense. The crowds were on their feet for the whole last hour of play. Will England suffer an innings-defeat or will they save the match? That was one question that thousands in the crowd and million of viewers had on their mind and they had to wait till the last minute for the answer.
The day started with some pre-play action. There were words exchanged between Kevin Pitersen and Mitchell Johnson during practice. England having lost 2 crucial wickets on Day 4, were left with only 8 wickets to play with. Surviving against a motivated Australian attack for the whole day would be quite a challenge.
Early in the day, Ben Hilfenhaus bowled the magical delivery to knock out the off-stump of Kevin Pietersen who didn’t offer a shot and looked absolutely clueless.