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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Baby steps

If you go by that math, in the 20-over mark posting, India actually needs 28 more in 7 overs to be in a good position at 156/2. I wonder if batsmen calculate that way out there... set themselves easily attainable targets, so the pressure doesn't build?
If you guys read some of the articles on the second Ashes game, what was noticeable was both Warne and Lee making more or less the same comment -- that faced with a seemingly hopeless chase, they just took it easy and looked at blocks of five, ten runs at a time.
Here, you could do that almost mathematically... at this point in the game, nearing the halfway mark, you really have to figure this is India's game to lose -- if they play this one right, without rushes of the blood and wickets falling too quickly, Lanka can only stand back and watch.

5 Comments:

  • Talking of Baby steps, I once remember Barry richards saying that everytime he went to bat, he said to himself "I am definately good enough to bat for Ten balls".

    And that's how he use to build his innings, 10 balls at a time...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 10:39  

  • prem / others:
    am not watching the game, just following live score...what happened to jayasuriya? read he had to go off the field after bowling one ball.

    By Blogger dna, at 10:39  

  • looks like the same shoulder that he injured in the first game...

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 10:40  

  • Prem,
    How is the pitch looking ? Does it look like going the way of most of the SL pitches ? i.e. slow turners which make the Upul Chandanas look like world class bowlers ?

    By Blogger Amogh, at 10:46  

  • Baby steps are fine but we dont have the usual luxury of 6 batsmen. So, leaving too much in the end for the lower half might not be a great idea.

    By Blogger Toney, at 10:48  

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