Flintoff ends England's 75-year wait
Flintoff, who bowled unchanged for ten overs from the Pavilion End to claim three of the five Australian wickets to fall on Monday, broke first from England's celebratory huddle to shake the hands of the vanquished Johnson and his batting partner, Ben Hilfenhaus. It was a scene that mirrored the final act of the corresponding Test four years ago, and envoked a spirit of cricket that had been bruised over the previous four days.
In his final act at the home of cricket, Flintoff broke England's 75-year Lord's curse with his first five-wicket haul since the Ashes-clinching Oval Test of 2005. It was, unquestionably, a performance that will enhance his already mythical status within English cricket, but more pertinently for now, delivered England to a 1-0 series lead heading into Edgbaston.
Finally , England won at the home of the Cricket. It took them 75 years to beat the Australians on Lords ground. It seems like a new beginning for the world of cricket where Cangros have lead the way for so many years now. But it looks like that it will be normalized now having all the competitions open for everyone. And that's very good for Cricket itself.