03/08/2009

Ashes 2009,3rd Test: A Draw?

At the end of the fourth day at Edgbaston, Australia are 25 runs behind England’s first innings total.

Having removed Katich and Ponting, England appears favourably placed to fashion a win. With rains forecast for the rest of the week, the Australian’s will be hunkering down for a draw.

However, it is not as cut, dried, simple and straightforward as that. One cannot discount the propensity of the Australian batsmen to play for a win.

It has often been noted that there is inherent bone headedness in the Australian batting mindset that refuses to acknowledge the possibility of defeat.

One does not know whether it a macho thing, Australian batsmen have in the past few years exhibited this trait and have often lost matches, they should have saved.

Though a draw looks the most likely result, 50 over's of uninterrupted or even interrupted play could see Australian batsmen self-destruct.

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2 Comments:

Blogger straight point said...

in all probability you are talking from the memory of earlier ozies... ;-)

03/08/2009, 11:15  
Blogger Ottayan said...

You mean they have lost their arrogance?:)

03/08/2009, 16:51  

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