Tweets of the Week – The Second Ashes Test

In what shapes to be a highlight of my week, welcome to Tuesday’s fixture; a collection of the Tweets of the Week depicting one of the sporting highlights (or in this case, sporting lowlight).

Today’s topic: the Second Test from Lords.

Riding the high from almost snatching the first test from the jaws of defeat, it started off looking positive for Australia:

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The match was attended by royalty, with Queen Elizabeth herself making an appearance to greet the men and Stuart Broad:

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However, it soon became apparent that the Royal Visit wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be…

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Things looked positive!

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But, unfortunately, that was about as joyous as the Australian camp got.  It looked positive initially, with Ryan Harris coming back onto the scene, but then, unfortunately, that famed “Australian batting collapse” happened… and even Kevin Pietersen was laughing…

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Things turned horrific… just as we knew they would…

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Our hero of the first test was soon found wanting…

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But yet again, we turned to our number 11:

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We managed to have one hell of a run chase, but started off okay…

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But again, short-lived.  Cue Usman Khawaja, who quickly became a hero when he ran through Graeme Swann:

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And yet again, things became hopeless…

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Given how terrible we were on the pitch, it was only natural we turned our attentions to the off-field behaviour of our players. Wait, our non-selected players. Wait. WE WERE SO DESPERATE WE TURNED TO FAMILY!

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Sadly though, not even off pitch entertainment was enough, and we suffered our most humiliating defeat in as long as I care to remember.

And then…

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Good lord. Trolled by Germans about cricket…

So, a wrap of the Second Test?

Ultimately, it can probably best be summed up by this:

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Eish.  Bleak.

Roll on the rest of the week… it can only be better.

About Mindy Pawsey

Overly passionate Aussie sportswriter who holds as many Tour de France titles as Lance Armstrong, as many Rugby World Cups as Quade Cooper and has lost less Ashes series than Ricky Ponting. You offer me biltong, I promise I'm yours - and PC isn't my thing. Follow me on Twitter at @MKPS001.
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One Response to Tweets of the Week – The Second Ashes Test

  1. Dylan Hearn says:

    And the worst thing is, us poms are starting to feel pity towards Australian cricket fans, and I never thought that would happen in my lifetime. Great blog. This week will be better, I’m sure; there’s no test….

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