Sunday, 20 May 2007
Will Rain Save the Day?
The Windies could not survive until lunch but at least the tail wagged, added some valuable runs and consumed precious time. Lacking any real bowling fire power, it was expected that they would find it difficult to restrict England to an overall lead of less than 400. England on the other hand erred by being too defensive earlier on- it would have been in their interest to start the hitting out a little while before they did, declare a bit earlier and bowl at least 10 overs to the West Indies before close of play putting the tourist’s fragile batting line up under pressure. Needless to say none of this may matter with rain being predicted tomorrow. It is probably best because I still cannot trust the West Indies to bat out 90+ overs and save the game. The coach’s statement about going out to win is just an attempt to make the West Indies appear a confident team.