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Ruckus on day whatever it was England took their time because when you have 500 sitting on you, it becomes very hard to win the game because not only do you have to compile a huge total to win the game, you have to do that with scoreboard pressure weighing on you. In that situation, smart teams take their time and have a look at the pitch and bowling they're facing with the aim of setting a platform so players lower down the order can cash in from 200/2 or something similarly nice. Unless you have a Sehwag in your team you won't be throwing the bat from ball one because 30/3 in reply to 500 equals death.
England had their look and found the pitch to be relatively easy to survive on but hard to score on, and they found the bowling to be good. That means they took it easy because they wanted that big platform for the middle order.
This is pretty straightforward stuff.
Sorry but why are we discussing England's negative batting from days ago? Don't know if people have noticed but that's allowed.
Pathetic time-wasting, constantly harassing and crying at the umpires isn't. And that was what cheated England out of a Test victory, and it was yesterday not 3-4 days ago.
We should be discussing what length of ban Clarke should be getting.
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Anyway, bring on November and round 2.
Can't be arsed with the shorter games after this series, find it hard to believe that Australia go to India for a long one day series before the ashes, can't imagine the BCCI would be happy if it was an Australia A side so when are the test players going to get first class games before the 1st test?
The way it ended yesterday was apt, umpires looking stupid (due to following the rules) in a series where they have been terrible. God help us if the ICC don't make a few changes to the panel before the return leg.
I don' think you're seriously suggesting a team would fail to take the series in context and start not caring when it's 1-0 or 0-0. There's no comparison to what happened in this test.
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