The Tiger King
112 all out..........
Indeed. WI lost 3-4 wickets without him facing a ball, IIRC.I really don't see how. Sarwan played a bad shot, but he was just as bad as Shiv.
I am happy to criticise Shiv and Sarwan a bit during their partnership. But after Sarwan's wicket Shiv just saw his teammates come and disappear.
It's weird- the set batsman attacking at 8 down is 100% standard practice in a test match- why wouldn't he do it in an ODI?The reality is dollars and cents. It's far better to see more overs, even if that means scoring at a lesser rate, if that means you will score more in total. The most likely way that is going to happen is to play somewhat conservative. You've got to remember, WI were 71 for 8. If they were 71 for 4 I could get on board with what Uppercut is saying, but in the end 114>60 regardless of whether you think both scores are going to lose you the match anyway.
Bit harsh on Chanders here. Reasons:I think it's just that he's scoring so slowly, even for a situation as dire as this. A Dravidesque strike rate would be perfectly okay, but that pace is just insanely slow, if he batted like that with the tail in a test match he'd be criticised heavily. No matter how deep the poo his team is in, facing 1/3 of the balls bowled for 44 runs just won't help, ever.
Well, if they were trying to set a score and time wasn't really a factor, yeah. The degree to which they'd attack varies from player to player but they would almost all play more positively in that situation than Shiv did in a similar situation today.Really? It's standard for a set batsman in tests to go for broke at 71-8? I think that would depend a lot on the circumstances. If they had only one inning left to bat I doubt it'd be the case. Either they'd want to slow the game down for a tie or slow it down enough to score more runs. At that score time would be the enemy.
Actually, knowing Pakistan, I can absolutely see them bringing him for the semi or final. They don't do normal.If Shoaib was going to play again in this WC (not including injury) you'd think he'd have played today. Can't see Pakistan bringing him in for the semi without playing the last few games.
Dont think time was really a factor. They were 71-8 in the 28th over with 22 over still left in the game. Surely the best thing would have been to try and bat out as many as possible.Well, if they were trying to set a score and time wasn't really a factor, yeah. The degree to which they'd attack varies from player to player but they would almost all play more positively in that situation than Shiv did in a similar situation today.