Have you ever notice hoe Michael Slater tends to score a century and
then gets out in the last session just before stumps? Here are several
cases in point.
152 v England at Lords. Dismissed on the first day with the score at
260 with the stumps score of 1-292.
168 v NZ at Hobart. Second out at 300 on the first day with the stumps
score of 2-329.
176 v England at Brisbane. Third out at 304 on the first day with the
stumps score of 4-329.
124 v England at Perth. Third out with the score at 238 on the first
day with the stumps score of 4-284.
108 v Pakistan at Rawalpindi. Fourth out at 225 on the second day with
the stumps score of 4-237.
Five out of his eight Test hundreds have ended this way. The only time
he has ended the day undefeated on a hundred was his double century against
Sri Lanka when he was 189. He also has that Brian Lara habit of only
getting out to shots he was trying to score runs off. These are only mild
criticisms of what were all high-class innings. I just find it curious that
Slater has this habit of getting out within an hour of stumps even though he
is well set.