>43 overs 97 runs for 8 wickets, I dont understand Australia's strategy.
>neither scored runs nor protected wickets. And to think they *have* to win
>What was Ricky trying to prove by scoring a 21 of 82 balls. How did that
>defensive play help Australia?, I'm yet to comprehend
And most of those came when he was finally left with just the dregs of the
tail. It was an extraordinarily dull and frustrating knock by Ponting. The
team needed runs, and as quick as possible. He was not in any trouble. No
demons in the pitch. Just seemed content to knock the ball around behind
square over and over and over and over.....A bit of risk, coming down the
wicket, manufacturing a shot was needed, I am at a complete loss as to the
strategy of his knock. It was perhaps the weakest effort in a weak effort.
Only Langer and Healy seemed to bat with any plan.
Mystery number two came with the bowling of Greg Blewett late in the day.
W.I under pressure, Lara out, Hooper and Adams with their heads down, and on
comes Blewett's moderate medium pace in favour over MacGill, Dale and
Of course, the joke's on me, because he got a wicket. But dare I suggest,
luck was the victor there.
>The only thing that can be deduced from this is Aus is very very scared of
>Lara. They dont even want to set a target of 450 in 150 overs to Lara
>Also Windies should always look to chase that 388 runs, it can be done .But
>they chose to play for draw then they will doomed much earlier.