Friday, September 25, 2009

A nice little pressure cooker coming up

Woah. This match between Sri Lanka and England has been surprising in more ways than one. I woke up (yup, I slept in, isn't an academic schedule great?) to find out that Sri Lanka had lost their top-order for very little. Then, we were treated to a very impressive fightback led by Kandamby and Matthews (both of whom, I must say, are rapidly growing in stature, and have become increasingly impressive for their maturity). And just to top things off, Andrew Strauss decides to recall Matthews in a situation where quite honestly, I think he swung to one end of the Aristotelean spectrum of generosity (Onions was clearly not deliberately obstructing Matthews). Had Matthews stuck around, I dare say Strauss would have found the dressing room a pretty uncomfortable place.

Sri Lanka will not put up a huge total (they've been helped by some not very good English bowling) but I think England will not find the chase easy. This could be the game we've been waiting for.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Leela said...

Honestly, Angelo Matthews could've never completed the seconed run; what was Strauss thinking!

12:17 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Leela: sorry for the late reply. Strauss over-reacted I think. Batsmen need to show some alertness while running; part of the challenge of completing a run is clearing the obstacle course.

8:42 AM  

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