Johnson makes feelings clear after swinging success

December 17, 2010


Mitchell Johnson showed the sort of form that won him the 2009 ICC Cricketer of the Year award with a fiery spell  of inswinging that accounted for four of the England top order on Friday morning, bringing Australia right back into the third Ashes test in Perth.

The Australian quick, dropped for the second Adelaide test after going wicketless for the first time in a test in the first match at the Gabba, took time out from his celebrations of his second wicket to make his feelings clear to his press box critics in a gesture captured by Reuters’ photographer Tim Wimborne.

England were struggling at 119 for 5 at lunch with their batsmen coming under consistant pressure for the first time since the first innings in Brisbane. It remains to be seen if the ball continues to swing continues after the first hour of the second session. It didn’t on Thursday and that allowed Australia to scrap their way to a reasonable total of 268.

It does, however, look like being a day when this fascinating series turns again…

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