Friday, April 26, 2013

PWI bat well but Lose Again

KXIP vs PWI: 21/4/2013

Put into bat, PWI scored 185, second highest score of the tournament so far. And yet they lost. They, one of the mightiest sides on paper, lose chasing  small totals (from invincible position), and defending large totals (again from seemingly invincible position). Bad luck or good scripting to rob the punters?

Chasing massive 185, KXIP were 5/2, the main threat Gilchrist also gone. By all means, a lost cause at that stage. And they went on to win, even though requiring a good 29 runs of last two overs.

The script writing has been put into reverse gear, it would appear. The batsman who had scored well for the team bowls the last over to lose the match for the team. A oft used ploy by the script-writers.

I think and I wonder. I do wonder if teams can hit 10 plus and 15 plus runs at will in the last over of the match to win it, as happens nonchalantly in IPL matches, match after match; why don't they try and score those runs earlier in the innings to win comfortably, as any team should and would endeavour.

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