"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 03:23:45


Apparantly, 500 is the new 400, and 400 is easy to chase.  So SL
should have it easy right.  The pitch is a belter -- hey even Gul
smacked 45+ and Malik (Shoaib, not Salim, mind you) score a big ton.
So 489 should be a breeze -- after all Cricinfo says "the target looks
achievable."

So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)
at the crease.  309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
rain)?

Draw?  SL win by <x> wickets?  Pak win by <x> runs?

Bharat

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 03:24:12


So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)

Quote:
> at the crease. ?309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
> rain)?

> Draw? ?SL win by <x> wickets? ?Pak win by <x> runs?

Mine is for Pak to win by 130+, with the innings winding up near tea
time...

Bharat

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by tendulkar.co » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 03:42:39


Quote:
> Apparantly, 500 is the new 400, and 400 is easy to chase. ?So SL
> should have it easy right. ?The pitch is a belter -- hey even Gul
> smacked 45+ and Malik (Shoaib, not Salim, mind you) score a big ton.
> So 489 should be a breeze -- after all Cricinfo says "the target looks
> achievable."

> So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)
> at the crease. ?309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
> rain)?

> Draw? ?SL win by <x> wickets? ?Pak win by <x> runs?

> Bharat

Many 'experts' seem to miss the point. It is not whether the target is
400 or 500, but whether you are bowling on the last session where the
pitch is at its worst.

Why toil on unfriendly pitches when even MJ Clarke can take wickets on
a krumbler?

That said, I agree with your prediction Pak to win by 100+ runs

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by John Hal » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 04:12:33

In article


Quote:
>So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)
>at the crease.  309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
>rain)?

>Draw?  SL win by <x> wickets?  Pak win by <x> runs?

Pakistan by 74.
--
John Hall        "Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always
                  pays off now."  Anon
 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by driz » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 14:30:09


Quote:
> In article


> >So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)
> >at the crease. ?309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
> >rain)?

> >Draw? ?SL win by <x> wickets? ?Pak win by <x> runs?

> Pakistan by 74.
> --
> John Hall ? ? ? ?"Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always
> ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? pays off now." ?Anon

Unless it rains its going to be hard for SL to save the game .. and a
loss by 100-200 runs is likely. They predicted some rain later today
though..

I'd like SL to win, but if it means putting up with the annoying
braying of the donkey Akmal behind the stumps I am tempted to wish
otherwise. Its very unpleasant to hear him cheer when he stands up for
Younus and Danish..

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 16:19:41


Quote:
> So end of D4, SL is 183/3 with Sangakarra (50*) and Samaraweera (20*)
> at the crease. ?309 more needed, so whats your prediction (assuming no
> rain)?

> Draw? ?SL win by <x> wickets? ?Pak win by <x> runs?

26 overs in and Pak has added another 80 runs without losing a
wicket.  Pretty good -- the draw starts to look like a better
option...  Anyone watching the match on tv care to comment on the
state of the pitch?  Are their fielders crowding the bat as Kaneria
bowls?

Bharat

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:12:36

Wow.  One over before tea, and now only 160r required with 40 overs
left and 6 wickets in hand.  Sanga still batting at 111*.

However, as per CricInfo, there are no close in fielders around the
bat.  I don't get it -- a 2-0 loss is not much worse than a 3-0 loss,
but a 2-1 storyline is a lot better.  Surprised that Younis Khan isn't
crowding the batsmen; I can understand backing off Sangakarra, but
Angelo Matthews is batting on 30, and Pak is one wicket away from
running through the tail.  To early to go on the defensive IMO.

Of course Sanga may fall from sheer exhaustion -- he has been keeping
in the heat through Pakistan's big 2nd innings, and now been batting
for 4 hours.

Also, don't understand why Pak is behind on the over rate.  Younis
would feel awfully stupid if bad light stopped play when they had 8
overs left and just 2 wickets standing....  (And that should be a
captain-sacking offense - not losing this 3-0.)

Bharat

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by John Hal » Sat, 25 Jul 2009 18:24:44

In article


Quote:

>Wow.  One over before tea, and now only 160r required with 40 overs
>left and 6 wickets in hand.  Sanga still batting at 111*.

My prediction of Pakistan winning by 74 runs isn't looking too good.

Quote:

>However, as per CricInfo, there are no close in fielders around the
>bat.  I don't get it -- a 2-0 loss is not much worse than a 3-0 loss,
>but a 2-1 storyline is a lot better.

Maybe they feel that SL are going for the runs, and that therefore
frustrating the batsmen is the best way to get wickets?

Quote:
>  Surprised that Younis Khan isn't
>crowding the batsmen; I can understand backing off Sangakarra, but
>Angelo Matthews is batting on 30, and Pak is one wicket away from
>running through the tail.  To early to go on the defensive IMO.

Yes, defending against Sangakarra and attacking at the other end might
be the way to go, though Matthews must be fairly well set by now,

Quote:

>Of course Sanga may fall from sheer exhaustion -- he has been keeping
>in the heat through Pakistan's big 2nd innings, and now been batting
>for 4 hours.

>Also, don't understand why Pak is behind on the over rate.  Younis
>would feel awfully stupid if bad light stopped play when they had 8
>overs left and just 2 wickets standing....  (And that should be a
>captain-sacking offense - not losing this 3-0.)

He may hope that SL won't go off for bad light if they feel they have a
chance to get the runs, and that wickets will be easier ti get in those
circumstances.

I must admit I haven't really convinced myself, let alone anyone else.
:)
--
John Hall        "Hard work often pays off after time, but laziness always
                  pays off now."  Anon

 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by Muft » Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:53:48

This wicket was really flat. Even Gul was having a ball out there. But
Sangakara played really well throughout the series.
 
 
 

"Easy" target for SL vs. Pak -- D5 predictions?

Post by R Bharat Ra » Sun, 26 Jul 2009 01:30:02


Quote:
> This wicket was really flat. Even Gul was having a ball out there. But
> Sangakara played really well throughout the series.

Very well done by SL, indeed.  Nevertheless, from the comms, I think a
lot more pressure could and should have been applied.

Bharat