Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
Anyway, decent day's cricket. If it was India who were two down on 170-odd chasing 320-ish I'd have no worries about saying they were in the box seat, but with the collapsable nature of our subsequent batsman (Prior the exception proving the rule) it's a 50/50 shout at best.
Cook not the best overnight restarter either. Hope I'm wrong, but...
All true. When I said earlier that our last 7 wickets could tumble for not many, it was because for some reason I thought we were three down. I meant our last 8, given the lack of experience / quality at 5 & 6. And I don't think we can rely on Prior too frequently. A better side would be aiming for and expecting a lead of 150+ from this position. Which you probably need on this pitch.