Friday 22 November 2013 

While England Sleeps, England Collapse

Australia celebrate
Australia celebrate the dismissal of Ian Bell
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The majority of action took place as I headed off to bed, around 2-3 AM in the UK. I went to sleep fairly confident England would hold on, Michael Carberry was batting well, taking his chances while Jonathan Trott looked safe and I assumed this partnership would carry them some way.

It was a totally different story this morning. I left England as they passed 50 for one and awoke to find they had been bowled out for 136. At first I assumed my colleague was joking, but turns out he was not.

In sport you can't take your eye away for a second. It could be a wicket here, or a six there which spurs on the crowd, it could all change within a moment. From what I saw I would never have predicted England all out for 136 (a few people had comments on their score, which are included below).

I asked Cricket World followers again who they thought would be top scorer, this time for England's innings. A few would have loved to see Kevin Pietersen have a dream game, others went for Trott or Ian Bell (you can see the tweets below).

I continued my prediction streak with correctly guessing Carberry, who managed 40. Over in the predictions for Cricket World I thought we would be in for a good series, predicting 3-2, and I think it could be the case.

Here's how day two unfolded.

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