Darren Foreman: Bresnan turned the Test

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What a great way to win the Ashes series - from looking likely losers at Chester-le-Street to romping to victory.

That is the joy of Test match cricket at its very best.

The way the game ebbs and flows and sides can be on top one minute then beaten the next.

I have to say the wicket that kicked it all off was Tim Bresnan’s removal of David Warner with an absolute beauty of a delivery.

I knocked Bresnan a bit in this column last week and said that Durham’s Graeme Onions should maybe get a look in, but the runs Bresnan scored in the morning session and then his accurate spell later on really did nudge Australia onto the back foot.

Stuart Broad’s spell was just brilliant.

His dismissal of their skipper Michael Clarke was a peach and not many batsmen would be keeping that one out.

On to The Oval now and hopefully securing a 4-0 win heading into the return series in their back yard.

I was really impressed by the World Athletics Championships this week, in particular Christine Ohuruogu’s nail-biting gold medal in the 400metre final .

It looked for all the world like she had no chance of winning heading into the final stages of the race, but she kicked on at the perfect time and just about edge it at the death.

Obviously with the England game on last night, it is tough to discuss it.

I have to touch on the call-up of Southampton’s Rickie Lambert to the squad though.

Obviously being a Saints fan I am biased, but I think he’ll do well if given the chance.


Stuart Broad’s 11 wickets in the fourth Test would be really hard to beat. Brilliant.


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