LITESPORT 34 Monday, 3 August 2009 London Lite HUSSEY HOPESStuart takes his first victim at Edgbaston as Jim fixes Watson Inbrief Woods back in form at Buick TIGER WOODS cruised to his 69th PGA Tour victory as he won the Buick Open for a third time in Michigan. The world No1, who surprisingly missed the cut for only the fifth time in his career in The Open at Turnberry last month, won by three shots after finishing on 20 under par. Its obviously nice to come back after my two playing days in Europe, Woods joked. Wie have faith in you say USA MICHELLE WIE has been named in the American Solheim Cup team, despite never winning a professional tournament. The 19-year-old, who finished 11th at the Ricoh Womens British Open at Royal Lytham, was given a wild card by captain Beth Daniel for the competition which takes place in Illinois on August 21-23. Scot Janice Moodie was one of three wild cards named by European captain Alison Nicholas. Nel in hell as he gets the elbow SURREYS former South Africa Test bowler Andre Nel has been ruled out through injury, after banging his elbow on a door-frame. Nel, who hurt himself as he tried to carry a heavy bag through a passageway, tried to play on in the LV Division One match against Leicestershire. But after a scan showed a complete rupture to the lateral collateral ligament, he now needs surgery on his non-bowling arm. Nash deprived Touring Car win JAMES NASH has been stripped of his maiden series victory in the third race of the British Touring Car Championship meeting at Snetterton yesterday. The RML Chevrolet driver, who crossed the line first, was later ruled to be at fault for a crash with Robert Collard. The win instead goes to Team RAC BMWs Colin Turkington, whose championship lead now stands at 17 points over Fabrizio Giovanardi. Croatia title in Davys locker TOP seed Nikolay Davydenko crushed Juan Carlos Ferrero to claim victory in the final of the Croatia Open. In-form Russian Davydenko, ninth in the world rankings, raced to a comfortable 6-3, 6-0 win to add the trophy to the Hamburg title he secured last week. Elsewhere, Marion Bartoli defeated Wimbledon finalist Venus Williams 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to win the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford. ENGLANDvAUSTRALIA ASHES2009 THIRDTEST SWEETDREAMSFORTWITTERINGJIMMY Do you tweet? Follow us at: LondonLiteNews THE Test twitterers were out in full force this morning, long before the players emerged to warm up for the final day at Edgbaston. Former England coach turned Sky Sports analyst David Lloyd (BumbleCricket), was complaining about fellow commentator Shane Warnes appearance on a popular talk show last night. Lloyd said: Warne (right) on Allan Carr last night -- outrageous. Before the first wicket fell, he added: In pole position with SK Warne now. Bring it on! Jason Gillespie was suprisingly upbeat for a former Baggy Green pace bowler now on commentating duty with Test Match Special. Jason_Gillespie twittered: Cant wait. Fascinating contest this morning. BBC cricket correspondent Jon Agnew revealed details of the scramble for last day tickets. Aggerscricket said: Ticket update. Online probs last night. 9,000 people crashed system. Former England paceman Darren Gough (DGoughie) said: Cant wait for Headingley, any of you coming to the great land of Yorkshire for the game? But England pair Graeme Swann and James Anderson were intent on the task in hand. Swannyg66 said: Family Guy on BBC3 is surely a good omen! While paceman JimmyAnderson9 , Englands only successful bowler in the opening exchanges today, twittered sleepily: Going to bed dreaming of an England win! STUARTBROADclaimedacrucialbreak- through shortly before lunch to lift Eng- lands hopes of forcing victory in the third Ashes Test after encountering stub- born resistance from Australia on the final day at Edgbaston. The Nottinghamshire seamer has suf- fered a frustrating Test with the ball and was not called upon until the 51st over as Australia battled to save the match. But Broad ended his frustration with the key wicket of Michael Hussey, who had battled for over two and a half hours for his 64, just four overs before lunch as Australia progressed into a 59-run lead on 172-4. Resuming the final morning trailing by 25 runs on 88-2, Australia looked to have won the session following a determined 90-run stand between Hussey and make- shift opener Shane Watson. SensingachanceforEngland to secure a 2-0 lead in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-7--and1977onhomesoil -- the match began in front of a vir tual sell-out at Edgbaston. Warwickshirehadalready sold8,000ticketsinadvance, a further 11,000 were sold online overnight, while there were queues around Edg- baston before the gateswereopenedthis morning. Buttheirhopesof watchingan early breakthrough were frus- trated by a stubborn partner- ship between Watson and Hussey. England captain Andrew Strauss chose to part- ner Graham Onions with Andrew Flintoff and the Lan- castrian responded with a hos- tile spell to Watson. The all-rounder was hit in the groinbyFlintoff whofollowedup with a short delivery which smashed into his left elbow. Strauss brought off-spinner Graeme Swann into the attack in the ninth over, having been encouraged by the delivery which got Ricky Ponting last night. ButSwannstruggledtofindhislineand a full toss was smashed through the coversbyWatson,whoreachedhis second half-century of the match. James Anderson, a five- wicket hero during the first innings, was introduced from the Pavilion End after Flintof. Watsonhadprogressedto53 when he lined up Anderson for a cover drive off the front foot but ended up giving a thin edge to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Hussey clipped Swann throughmid-wicketinthenext over to claim his half-century and bring up his highest score of the series. Hussey drove Broad for the 13thboundaryof hisinnings when he was brought on as a replacement for Swann, but the Notts all-rounder gained his revenge in his second over when he temptedhimintopushing outside off-stump and edg- ing behind. BY NEAL COLLINS Broad smiles all round: Andrew Strauss, left of main picture, joins in as Stuart Broad and Matt Prior celebrate Michael Husseys demise after James Anderson, left, had got rid of Shane Watson LUNCHTIMESCOREBOARD ENGLAND, 1ST INNINGS .......................... 376 AUSTRALIA, 1ST INNINGS .......................263 SECOND INNINGS S Watson c Prior b Anderson.........................53 S Katich c Prior b Onions................................26 R Ponting b Swann.............................................5 M Hussey c Prior b Broad................................64 M Clarke not out.............................................. 12 M North not out..................................................4 Extras (b4, lb2, w1, nb1).................................8 Total (4 wkts, 57 overs)..............................172 Fall: 1-47, 2-52, 3-137, 4-161. To bat: Manou, Johnson, Siddle, Hilfenhaus, Hauritz. shift opener Shane Watson. SensingachanceforEngland to secure a 2-0 lead in an Ashes series for the first time since 1986-7--and1977onhomesoil -- the match began in front of a vir tual sell-out at Warwickshirehadalready sold8,000ticketsinadvance, a further 11,000 were sold gateswereopenedthis Buttheirhopesof watchingan early breakthrough were frus- trated by a stubborn partner- ship between Watson and Hussey. England captain Andrew Strauss chose to part- ner Graham Onions with Andrew Flintoff and the Lan- castrian responded with a hos- The all-rounder was hit in the groinbyFlintoff whofollowedup with a short delivery which smashed into his left elbow. Strauss brought off-spinner Graeme Swann into the attack in the ninth over, having been encouraged by the delivery which got Ricky Ponting last night. ButSwannstruggledtofindhislineand a full toss was smashed through the coversbyWatson,whoreachedhis second half-century of the match. James Anderson, a five- wicket hero during the first innings, was introduced from the Pavilion End after Flintof. Watsonhadprogressedto53 when he lined up Anderson for a cover drive off the front foot but ended up giving a thin edge to wicketkeeper Matt Prior. Hussey clipped Swann throughmid-wicketinthenext over to claim his half-century and bring up his highest score of the series. Hussey drove Broad for the 13thboundaryof hisinnings ing behind. left, had got rid of Shane Watson index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html