Tuesday, March 19, 2013

NZ vs ENG 2nd Test

No play on the last two days due to rain, and the match ended in a draw. But in all probability, not before money for the fixers, as following on the first innings, NZ lost two wickets to be 81/2 well before the closing time on the third day, making an English win look imminent and thus make punters back England. Punters would have no way of knowing that there won't be any play on the 4th and the 5th days. No further fall of any wicket must have left punters having backed England (and there must have been a large majority of them because of odds on offer) high and dry.

In both the tests so far between them, the teams that crumbled in the first innings batted superbly/much better in the 2nd innings, a thing generally not expected in test matches. Teams are expected to do better in batting in the first innings.

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