What a disgrace. Britain played all around well for eighty overs of this game, yet played so inadequately in the last fifteen that they discarded everything. It was the sort of breakdown that would’ve made a school group become flushed.
Albeit one can’t pardon such a frightful capitulation, I really do think conditions schemed against us to some degree. Until it went dull, the Rose Bowl pitch was an outright batsman’s heaven. The smallest poke went taking off the bat and across the lightning quick outfield for four.
I believed Britain’s bowlers did very well to limit the Canary Yellows to a little more than 300.
As I would see it, 330-350 would’ve been a standard score. Tragically in any case, the pitch appeared to slow perceptibly once the lights came on. Unexpectedly the batsmen battled to time the ball and limits became rare.
Indeed, a portion of this was great bowling and generally unfortunate batting, yet it looked an alternate game out there. Hales and Roy made feed when the sun was overhead, yet the social event murkiness choked out Britain’s scoring rate. I’m uncertain about whether Britain in September is the perfect set-up to play day-night cricket. I’m certain a portion of the freezing observers would concur.
I’ll let you folks take apart Britain’s breakdown in the remarks segment. Rather I’d really prefer to zero in on the up-sides today. I thought Rashid bowled delightfully and completely merited his four wickets. I was reproachful of his exhibition in the T20, so it’s quite reasonable to offer credit where’s some respect.
Chris Wakes additionally made a reassuring re-visitation of Britain tones (with the ball at any rate). Britain haven’t had a decent demise bowler for some time, so it was empowering to see him the pitch the ball up and keep things generally close. I question he’ll at any point be Darren Gough or Last Malinger, yet Britain need to work with the players accessible.
I was additionally dazzled with Jason Roy.
This is something of a change in perspective for me. Since his homegrown record is really unassuming, I’ve forever been something of a Roy cynic. Perhaps it was the incredible batting pitch, yet he played a few truly tasteful shots yesterday. I’m starting to see the reason why folks like Kevin Petersen rate him so profoundly. Roy likewise looked pretty strong in protection. He unquestionably looks no more regrettable than Hales.
The other brilliant spot for Britain was James Taylor. I’ve never known what to think about the wicked terrier. He looks totally frightful on events, yet looking messy never harmed Shiv I assume. What I in all actuality do like about Taylor is his positive and proactive methodology, in addition to the reality he gets under the resistance’s skin. He additionally seems to be a sure person who cherishes a test. You could say he’s the original short chap with a load of emotional baggage.
After Taylor’s amazing innings against Australia On the planet Cup, in which umpiring inadequacy cost him a much merited hundred, I believe most would agree that he savors the huge event. Britain could utilize somebody like this. It will be intriguing to see who clears a path when Root gets back to the overlap.