Re: Test Match
There is basically two ways to play, a postive and a negative approach.
So how long does a team apply the attitude to play positively, most of us would agree under normal circumstancers up to the 3rd inn. therefore you could summrise that by the start of the 4th inn. most teams will know how great their chancers are of winning the match depending how high that is they will play in a positive manner.
so therefore a match to end in a draw requires one team or even on rare occasions both tems to play negatively.
As a batting team it would seem a little easier to play negatively, keep attacking shots to a minimum and defend your stumps, as a bowling team playing negatively would seem much harder but it is possible as the wide rules are lot loser you are bowling no to get hit at all, usually a bowling team only adopts this practise when the match is these to lose.
Do you agree with my theory on negative and positive play and is it a justified approach for team to take or better yet should it be availible for teams to take (under current rules)
I believe the only way to limit draws to a minimum is to apply rules to prevent teams the option of playing negatively.