A Batsman’s Paradise or a Spinners Dream?

January 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm 2 comments

The second test between between England and Pakistan really is turning into a cracking test match.The placid pitch that the two teams are playing often result in a stat fest but it has shown so far that this pitch is more conducive to spinning.

Both the stan james review and the bwin review have seen the previous test matches end up in comfortable draws with three double hundreds being recorded giving the it the nickname of a ‘Batsman’s Paradise’. But this match is different.

Pakistan who have been used to this green before realised straight away that it was going to play differently to their previous encounters here, and it has made for some fascinating cricket. The spinners have been on and the fielders surround the batters, as the appeals cry out to the Umpires who have to be eagle eyed and 100% focused for each ball. It makes for some tense cricket which is great to see for those who love the game.

Pakistan are of course favourites and are expected to win but it will be interesting to see if England can get a lead to make the test that little bit more interesting.

Allistair Cook has been talking about how England are feeling that little bit more comfortable with the bat in the second day as he and Trott recorded 166-1. It helped them get into the groove of things which will hopefully see the rest of the line up go into Bat with that little bit more confidence.

They are second best at the moment, but we shouldn’t write them off just yet. What we do know though is that it will be a fascinating few days of Cricket.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sri Lanka Cricket Lover  |  January 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

    This is time to come up with a draw.

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