Cook's partnership with the rain gives Pakistan hope

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Mercenary, Jul 24, 2016.

Cook's partnership with the rain gives Pakistan hope

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Mercenary, Jul 24, 2016.

by Abdul Habib
Jul 24, 2016 at 8:42 PM
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    Going into Day 3 Pakistan needed some outside help in order to keep their hopes of a draw alive. First came the rain and washed out a large portion of the days play. The only Pakistani batsman to cross 50 was Misbah and although his last name is Ul Haq, he's no Inzamam. Whilst he did bat well with Wahab, he wasn't able to manage the tail like Inzi.

    Misbah and the rain weren't enough to stop England's bowlers from running through the Pakistani batting lineup with ease. The 'dead pitch' was now a minefield for Pakistan's batsmen.

    Pakistan were all out for 198 with England leading by 391 runs. All the rain in the world wasn't going to save them when they followed on and were bowled out by Day 4. Game over.

    But wait, what's this. In a surprising, perplexing and somewhat shocking move. England's Captain decides that his team will bat again. So they spend the rest of Day 3 putting on another 98 runs stretching their lead to 489 runs with only one wicket down.

    There is a 50% chance of rain on Day 4 and a 30% chance of rain on Day 5. Unless England declare overnight, Pakistan might be able to watch most of the rest of this Test Match from their dressing room. They may not even need to see out a day's worth of play to draw this one.
     
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