Twist in the Tail

Dealing with Disappointment

April 16, 2020 Shourov, Brian and Abhik Season 2 Episode 7
Twist in the Tail
Dealing with Disappointment
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Twist in the Tail
Dealing with Disappointment
Apr 16, 2020 Season 2 Episode 7
Shourov, Brian and Abhik

In this episode, Shourov brings another famous game and an iconic image.  Edgbaston, August 2005 - England haven't won the Ashes for 16 years and are one Test down once again.  Glenn McGrath misses with a freak injury.  Ricky Ponting wins the toss and puts England in.  A five day rollercoaster ensues, as an outgunned England team, led by the  shrewd Michael Vaughan and inspired by Freddie Flintoff's heroics, takes it up to the Aussies.

The Aussie tail take it to the wire on the final day, but fall at the final hurdle.  In a famous image of sportsmanship, Flintoff consoles a devastated Brett Lee.  The boys discuss the game, the photograph, examples of grace in victory and defeat, the best way to deal with disappointment and, perhaps most memorably, Brian's infallible ability to forget Australian defeats.

Today's game - England vs Australia, Birmingham, August 4-7 2005

Show Notes

In this episode, Shourov brings another famous game and an iconic image.  Edgbaston, August 2005 - England haven't won the Ashes for 16 years and are one Test down once again.  Glenn McGrath misses with a freak injury.  Ricky Ponting wins the toss and puts England in.  A five day rollercoaster ensues, as an outgunned England team, led by the  shrewd Michael Vaughan and inspired by Freddie Flintoff's heroics, takes it up to the Aussies.

The Aussie tail take it to the wire on the final day, but fall at the final hurdle.  In a famous image of sportsmanship, Flintoff consoles a devastated Brett Lee.  The boys discuss the game, the photograph, examples of grace in victory and defeat, the best way to deal with disappointment and, perhaps most memorably, Brian's infallible ability to forget Australian defeats.

Today's game - England vs Australia, Birmingham, August 4-7 2005