“The fascinating finish had been brewing for four days now, as the match gathered intrigue and tension.”

“Around about half-past-three this afternoon, the thrill returned to English Test cricket”, writes Andy Bull for the Guardian. “It was one of those gripping moments when Test matches come into their own; people in offices give up any pretence to doing anything else and gather around TVs or computer screens, and radios are turned up loud.”

The result? A draw. Because it was raining too hard to finish play. I am serious. And so was Mr. Bull. That wasn’t sarcasm, it was cricket.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,

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