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Wednesday, November 23, 2005 

Freddie Superman

Day 4:
Pakistan 462 & 183/6 (66.0 ov)
England 446


England's reliance on Flintoff is complete. Batting woes? Fred will blast a 50. Bowling worries? throw the ball to Flintoff. KP and Vaughan dropping a dozen catches? Put Flintoff in the firing line. He will snaffle them up. Spirits low? Andrew will gee everyone up with a backflip and hands-in-air. Need some crates of beer polished after the game? Look no further.

After playing a HUGE role in winning the Ashes, many expected Flintoff to play a more subdued role in Pakistani conditions. Well, with 12 wickets and counting in this series, he seems to be the one guy who can get England back in this Test series. Yesterday, the match seemed headed towards a draw at best. Today, with two rip-roaring balls to blast out Yousuf and Afridi, he got England right back into the game.

The match is set up beautifully now, even though Pakistan are still favoured to get a draw. But who is prepared to bet against Freddie blasting the 4 wickets tomorrow early, and then scoring a quickfire 75 to take England home in complete darkness? Great final day in the offing!

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