They're worlds apart

They're worlds apart

England are a class apart from Australia, says Nasser Hussain, and can become the best side in the world.

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Comments (64)

Nick Smith says...

England have had a great game and start to the Ashes, but as a South African I feel that England (or even India) can not match the batting strength of smith, ab, amla, kallis and the pace threat of steyn and morkel. The lack of a game breaking 4th / 5th day spinner is the only major piece of the puzzle mising from the current SA side, and preventing them from moving away from the pack into the number 1 spot, now and for the next few years. Maybe Imran Tahir can fill that hole? (Back to the Ashes - it is good to see "SA A" players JT and KP doing well for their adopted nation!)

Posted 14:46 7th December 2010

Andrew Platt says...

I cannot recall seeing an England side dominate Australia in such a manner and in every session. Sheer class to watch! That said, the Australians were far weaker than I ever seen them so the victory was almost, despite the excellence of England, an anti climax. But, as they say, you can only beat whats in front of you.

Posted 14:08 7th December 2010

Abhijit Guha says...

winning against this australian side is no big deal. england have to win in south africa and more importantly in the sub-continent, esp in india. remember, even the australian side of late 1990's and early 2000 did not won in india. only after they won in india in 2004 that they truly claimed to be the best side in the world. the real test for engalnd will be when india tours england in 2011, till then this series will be seen as a series played between the 4th & 5th ranked sides in the world.

Posted 12:35 7th December 2010

Roger Bull says...

Like millions of others I was delighted at the way England performed in this test match but continual use of words like demoralized, humiliated and disarray are way over the top and bordering on being plain nasty, so Nasser, cool it!. It's one up with three to go so it's not quite time to be crowing as yet. Australia have a weak bowling attack and I expect at least three changes from them for the next test.

Posted 12:04 7th December 2010

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