>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.
>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?
> 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,
>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
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