So who was saying that Ravi Jadeja's no good?
Jadeja's my overseas for Glamorgan in my save
Hes averaging 55 with the bat in FC and just over 20 with the ball after 4 FC matches for me this season; hes almost the most expensive overseas player in the game but been worth the price so far.
This game can be so demoralising.
I've never won a Test series in India, but I thought the team I was taking there in my NZ game had the best chance of doing it.
I so nearly won the first Test. I had the upper hand throughout the match, set them 425 to win, and had them nine down for 310 at stumps on the fifth day. Dravid ended up 55* from 222 balls.
That was hugely disappointing, but I thought that since I went so close in the first match, surely I had a good chance of getting the job done in the second and final Test.
The match was even through the first three days, with India taking a small first innings lead. But then Tendulkar slammed 170*, and suddenly I was chasing over 300 to win. Their spinners tore me to shreds, and I was all out for 149.
I've had some heartbreakingly narrow defeats, but this thrashing hurts just as much. To go so close to taking an unassailable 1-0 series lead in the first Test, and then to lose the series...ugh. Might take a break from ICC for a while.
That sounds awful!
I had another tough loss in the first ODI - I was chasing 281, and I collapsed to 62-5. But then Oram blasted a 90-ball 138*. In the end, I lost my last wicket to the last ball of the 50th over - all out for 277.
I'll post a few of the screenshots I've been saving with my Somerset team over the next few days.
1 - The most expensive English player (i.e. non-contracted) I can remember seeing on any version, though Leicestershire were happy enough to pay $134,500 for him.
2 - 6 sixes in a FC innings for Kieswetter, a massive change from older versions of the game where you'd really struggle for sixes.
3 - 671 runs for James Taylor for one dismissal to begin a season, not exactly a bad way to begin the year.
NZ are ridiculous in my Bangladesh game, have a 8-10 of Oram, Franklin, Vettori.
Had my best chance of winning a Test against them though, bowled them out for ~220, made 250 myself. NZ then made ~260 so I needed 230 with just over a day left to play.
20/0 at Stumps on day 4. Lost an hour and a half on the morning of Day 5, so had a little over two sessions to make ~200.... I managed to collapse in typical Bangladeshi fashion and lose by 40 runs with half hour left of play.
Wasn't expecting to win this, since we were 8-158 in the first dig before Macca saved us with his 70 (batting at No.7).
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