Oye, this again. The 50/50 vs 100/0 is a false dichotomy, FFS.
Also, it wasn't merely that Watson didn't go on with it, was how he got out too. You've opened and your team is 3 for <100 after a woeful, woeful start, if you nick out going for a big drive, you haven't done your job. It meant some **** had to come in at 4/100 (still far from safety) and do the spade work with the added pressure of knowing they were the last of the specialist bats but it also lets the oppo know that you're rattled. That gives them more confidence against the rest of the order which is a really crap advantage to hand them on top of your wicket.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 17-11-2012 at 04:48 AM.