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Wow! 2nd Test, Day Three

Geoff Boycott at the end of the day:

"It was a thrilling day for England supporters, Pietersen came out and you knew it was going to be war, it's his arrogance and confidence against their fast bowlers, he's not going to back off, it's not his scene, and he played a fantastic innings, one of his best, it was the way he bristled he went after them, if you're a cricket lover and you didn't enjoy today there is something wrong with you."

I was glued to TMS while Michael Vaughan and Shaun Pollock waxed lyrical about Pietersen's 'impossible' shots. 'He's making Philander look like a club player'. 'He's playing the best bowler in the world (Steyn) as if he's lobbing tennis balls at him.' Then on came Henry Blofeld. 'an innings of sheer unmitigated genius'. Anyone who's been here today will never forget it etc. etc.

Devoted as I am to TMS, I would so love to have seen this while it was happening. Instead, I'd have to wait for the highlights on Cricket on 5, which started half an hour before play finished and is still recording now. How can they make a decent programme of it? Never, never, never will I forgive the cricketing authorities for selling out to the evil empire of Rupert Murdoch.

Olympics? Pah! Nothing could beat today's play for excitement.

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I have been flicking between channels following the Olympics and following TMS on the laptop. The cricket was very exciting but then so was the girls cycling team pursuit with three world records and a gold medal in just over 24 hours :)

It's a great sadness to me not having live test cricket on the telly anymore, not unless you pay to have Sky Sports which I refuse to do. I like listening to matches on the radio though.
Like you, I refuse to pay for Sky Sports, especially as I'd only want it for the cricket.

I have seen some Olympic events; watched our boy win the 10,000 metres. That was good.
Mighty Mo. I think that was my favourite win so far :)
Unlike the other runners, he looked as if he were enjoying himself. His face seemed to say, 'I love running!' He made it look so easy.