...to blow it. But they couldn't just manage it because as with 11 previous Test matches when they have Tim Bresnan in the side they just win even if he doesn't do that much.
...right up until they got stuffed. With a full house at Lord's for the final day of the opening Test of the series against India it got a bit screechy until the Indians were put out of their misery.
...on a cricket pitch again? The amount of battering his knees had taken over the last decade, with the operations and injections it's not a shock Andrew Flintoff announce his retirement from the game.
...is the most shocking thing. Is it any real shock that members of the Pakistan cricket team have been implicated in a betting scam as a middle man took £150k and the no-balls followed.
...England will miss. As Andrew Flintoff rips through the Aussies and England finally get a win at Lord's we see the bowler England will miss the one that lifts all around him and intimidates those facing.
...same idiots. All those lessons that the England team leaned at Cardiff were put into good use yesterday at Lord's as the batsmen protected their wicket and give them away with stupid shots against inept bowling.