The SA cricket team is an eternal looser in all world cups, be it T20 or onedayers. They deliberately prepared pitches this time for low scores on either side. Except, Kohli, no body could score a century, or any team crossing 400.
What would have been SA's view on pitch, potential danger and probable win? When they were bowling just see the recap-body language of slip fielders and others fielding at short point, short cover and short mid-on? And now these (M....c) are running away. The much debated delivery was deliberately played like this. This was a well short pitched which could have been avoided easily by an opening batsman. Kayar Kahi Ke....
by Musalmaan Masala on Jan 27, 2018 09:32 AM
People are saying it is a "moral win" for India if the game is abandoned because of the pitch conditions. It cannot be a "moral win" (for an Indian YES) for India not with SA having 9 wickets (for a S, African NO) still standing. Further the argument that India "played bravely in the same conditions" does not hold much water AS THE PITCH KEEPS ON DETERIORATING AS THE GAME PROGRESSES. The 4th days pitch (after last evenings rain) will be a totally different one. Lets wait and watch how the match unfolds. Lets look at things rationally.
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by Jai Ho on Jan 27, 2018 09:52 AM
Fair enough. Rationally, if the pitch was deemed to be dangerous and play stopped 20 minutes ahead of schedule on Day 3, then how come the pitch is now being deemed playable on Day 4? And, when has a pitch been ever deemed unplayable when a batsman is hit on the helmet by a short-pitched delivery? Being rational is one thing and dislike for a country is another.