The outside temperature and the sporting action seem to have an inverse relation, as a fall in temperature in your city is accompanied by a rise in the sporting action this weekend.
To start things off, a Mitchell Johnson wonder spell has meant that the Australians are right back into the five match Test series. Johnson took six wickets to somewhat silence the travelling Barmy Army and give the Australian fans something to cheer about. In the process, Australia have a 81 run lead going into the second innings. Tune into STAR Cricket at 8:00 am, to catch day three and four on Saturday and Sunday to see where the third Test match heads. If England do win the Test match, they’ll take a two nil lead, which will mean no matter what happens in the last two Test matches, England will retain the Ashes.
Further, there’s the first Test match between India and South Africa. Having being dismissed for a poultry 136 and without Zaheer Khan, the Indians seem to be down and out in the first Test match of the three Test series in South Africa. Only a Mitchell Johnsonesque spell by one of the Indian bowlers can get them back into the game. Tune into TEN Cricket at 1:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday to see we do manage that.
For football fans there’s the Barclays Premier League.
This season’s over achievers, Sunderland host Bolton Wanderers to start things off at 6:10 pm, on ESPN. Arsenal, who have somewhat also overachieved so far according to football pundits, then take on Stoke City at 8:25 pm. In the late kick off, Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool take on Fulham at 11:00 pm. Prior to taking over the reins at Liverpool, Hodgson managed Fulham.
On Sunday, champions Chelsea take on top of the table holders, Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have been going through a slump, and a win over Manchester United could be the catalyst they need to revive their season. Tune into this high octane fixture at 9:30 pm on ESPN.