July 21, 2009

Andrew Flintoff: the hero of 2nd Test victory

The record breaking hero Andrew Flintoff leads to take the 2nd Test match win at Lord's after 75 years. The English All-rounder has declared his retirement for the cricket after the Ashes Series 2009. Andrew Flintoff picked up five wickets in the second innings and was elected the man of the match. As a result England is leading the Ashes Test series 1-0, although the first match was result come to drawn. Although, he picked up a single wicket, just 4 runs in the first innings.
Cricinfo reported:
Flintoff, who bowled unchanged for ten overs from the Pavilion End to claim three of the five Australian wickets to fall on Monday, broke first from England's celebratory huddle to shake the hands of the vanquished Johnson and his batting partner, Ben Hilfenhaus. It was a scene that mirrored the final act of the corresponding Test four years ago, and envoked a spirit of cricket that had been bruised over the previous four days.
The English all-rounder, Andrew Flintoff was out of action for long time for his ankle injury. He attended in the Indian Premier League second season that was held in South Africa but went back home for keen surgery so that he could come round before Ashes. Andrew Flintoff added 37 and 26 runs on the score board in the first test that was held at Oval and just one wicket. The winning hero picked up 5 wickets for 92 runs and 4 and 30 (not out) runs.