Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The way out of the murk

So far, India have suffered a first-innings collapse, let Bangladesh recover from 98-6 to within a run of their first innings, sent out a nightwatchman, and taken an offer of bad light. Those aren't good indicators of champion-like behavior. But there could be two days of cricket left in this test, and thus, time enough for India to get on with the business of setting the Bangla Bandhus a difficult target. Anything over 350 would be too much for them, which means that India will probably look to set 400.

The variable, of course, is the light, and I'm just hoping India will stay positive to score as quickly as possible before the inevitable light disruptions (is it just me or does it seem like the winter light disruptions are getting worse in South Asia, possibly because of urban smog being factored into the mix?). If India don't show some initiative, we might be subjected to that ghastly excuse, "We didn't know when to declare because we didn't know how much time would be left in the game".

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Blogger Subash said...

Samir, I am guessing you are in your mid-late 40's.. you know how I could guess that? The sky-is-falling shrill that older brothers do when they see India not perform as well as they would like to, AT ALL TIMES! I can see if you grew up in the 80's and how often team India snatched a defeat from the jaws of victory.. but come on man! These are newer times. Get with it. True, there will be times unexplainable collapses or defeats happen, but this current lot is the most consistent we have had in our history as a cricket playing nation.

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