Just need Zahid to come back on
Nah, Warne would still find a way to be critical. He would in particular enjoy laying into Stokes' bad innings today, and probably make some unwarranted comment about mental fortitude with it.Given the cesspit of a thread some multi numpty started overnight, I just want to say how much Shane Warne would have loved watching this England team. Everything he yearned for from the box; be prepared to lose to win.
They're at 6.73 for this test, which is actually seond behind South Africa bullying Zimbabwe in Cape Town in 2005.What's the highest run rate for a whole team in a test (min. 300 runs, say), and how much have England beat it by?
min. 350 runs, sayThey're at 6.73 for this test, which is actually seond behind South Africa bullying Zimbabwe in Cape Town in 2005.
from cricinfoI wish we had a young Yasir Shah here.
In the squad they had named, they had two to choose from: Abrar Ahmed and Zahid Mahmood. You know how selectors sometimes find themselves needing to make invidious decisions with little to separate two players? This really didn't seem like one of them.
For starters, Abrar and Zahid played for the same side, Sindh, in the recently concluded Quaid-e-Azam trophy season. Abrar was the leading wicket-taker in the competition, taking 43 wickets in seven matches at 21.95. Zahid, by contrast, managed 13 in five, each wicket costing 45.76 runs.
They were out to make a point by winning in two days iirc. Zim's second X1 were never going to pose any sort of threat, even if SA had forfeited their first innings.