I was startled after the first day of the first test in current series in Sri Lanka, AFP cane up with headline:
Hoggard, Panesar destroy Sri Lanka in first Test
Hmm, I thought, we may have got Sri Lanka all out for 190, but England are well capable of collapsing and going on to perform horrendously, in which case Sri Lanka might wind up destroying England in the match.
And, sadly for me, with fourth day’s play Sri Lanka indeed in ascendancy. England not horrendous, more like so-so; could yet be the team that’s “destroyed”.