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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Buchanan's picks

The Aussie coach picks what, to his way of thinking, were the key moments of the first Ashes test -- one of them, a point I've been driving at through the build up to this series:
The way we handled the spin of Ashley Giles was crucial. Giles is essentially a run stopper more than a wicket taker and usually lets his fast bowlers have a breather. But we took him apart at five an over forcing Michael Vaughan to revert to his fast bowler Steve Harmison who bowled 27 in one innings. That is a lot of bowling for your main bowler and will only tire him further as we go along in the series.

The full list is worth a read, in context of the Tests still to come.

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