-> -> > Of course it could well be the case that some Pakistanis on
-> -> > that the WI match was fixed decided to make money and throw
-> -> > Ireland match but it was quite interesting to hear this
-> journalist say
-> -> > the above.
-> -> YMMV, but going back and watching the highlights of both those
-> -> I see a team who's batting failed to handle two bowling attacks
-> -> were really on targt each of those days. If I thought there was
-> -> anything hinky I'd watch both games in their entirety but beaten
-> -> and square is exactly what I see "on tape".
-> -I have never been able to understand this concept. How exactly can
-> -determine whether a match was fixed or not by watching the tape?
-> -Difference between solidly middling the ball and getting
-> -beaten and bowled is only a couple of inches. Given that, how can
-> -anyone figure out if a batsman deliberately played outside the
-> -the ball or was genuinely beaten? Same goes for any form of
-> -Just don't move your feet properly, don't get into the right
-> -do any of those and you will get out sooner or later against any
-> -class attack. At that level, you need to do a lot of things right
-> -stay at the crease and score. Right from having a good sleep
-> -overnight, warming up and exercising properly etc. Even if you
-> -do some of those you are most likely to not do well, even if you
-> -do anything deliberately wrong on the field.
-> -Given that, I think it is silly to conclude anything about fixing
-> -watching the tape.
-> All the Pakistani batsmen got out caught against Ireland.
->From the post you were replying to:
-"Same goes for any form of dismissal.
-Just don't move your feet properly, don't get into the right
-do any of those and you will get out sooner or later against any test
-class attack. At that level, you need to do a lot of things right to
-stay at the crease and score."
If Pakistan did throw the match, then the whole team must have been in
on it. Though if you look at the fow for both teams innings, it would
suggest that the only difference was that Pakistan got bowled out for
less than they needed.
I would guess that Pakistan just plain assumed victory and blundered.
Same old problem, big team having no respect for the little team.
They couldn't get Botha off the square and he squeezed them into
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