Thursday, December 15, 2005

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England collapse to record defeat

I knew the Ashes series was too good to be true. We must also factor in that England's professional athletes, skillful as they may be, don't travel well as abroad is full of "foreigners" and the food is "foreign muck". After Graham Gooch infamously blamed the curry for a particularly heavy defeat on one of the India tours of the early nineties, English cricket followers have tended to write off trips to the subcontinent as lost causes, and with good reason this time:
England equalled their heaviest defeat ever with a 165-run loss in the third one-day game against Pakistan...

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