Of course the weather had a severe effect on our chances of winning this test, but I still feel our bowling left a little to be desired.
Fred I'm ok with; I don't think he was particularly feeling it but we know he can turn a match, and his agression and attitude are second to none.
I'm largely undecided about Onions. His figures benefitted from a brief period when the ball swung a lot, and he was good enough to take advantage of that, but where's the danger when he bowls, usually.
Anderson is great, I think. His line and length are good, he gets some swing, seam and pace, he takes wickets. A very good test bowler.
Broad may be the biggest worry. His action is good, his pace is reasonably good, and he has fairly good control and like many England fans, I like him, (his batting is improving too.) But when he bowls, I feel it's about as penetrative as a BB gun against HMS Belfast. A fast, accurate BB gun, but there's just no threat at all. Why? I can't explain. It seems like he's bowling for the batsman, putting it in areas where it's easy to defend rather than where it's hard to know how to play.
I'm also slightly undecided with regard to Swann. That being so, I'll get back to you after next test. Good in bursts, I'd say at the moment.
The batting was, on the whole, promising, althought the bowling against us wasn't too great. Both the top order and middle order were able to score some runs, which is a good sign.
However, I can see a 2-1 series win for England from this point.