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Four day test matches?

Post by whitburn on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 14:54

Pakistan outplayed Australia for probably 13 of the 15 sessions yet after the best part of a week it's a chuffing draw. Anyone wanting 4 day tests must be mad. This would have been a draw long before Australia even began their real fightback. Positive results is what sponsors and fans want not draws and 4 day games will just mean more draws especially in places where rain can often take out 150 overs.

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Post by horace on Thu 11 Oct 2018, 23:32

Spot on Whitburn. A four day game is first class cricket, not Test cricket. This draw in Dubai was memorable. A thousand Macca's of T20 or yamodis are not.

I admit to being an old dinosaur, but cricket for me is five day Test cricket.
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Post by skully on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 07:00

whitburn wrote:Anyone wanting 4 day tests must be mad.

Yup. aces
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Post by Blackadder on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 08:02

Indeed. I may be a Dinosaur (not as much as Horrie  Razz ), but nothing better than a Test Match that goes to Day 5, and the result still could go either way late in the Day.

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Post by whitburn on Fri 12 Oct 2018, 08:24

What we now need to get more positive results are the full 90 over days and fines in RUNS for not bowling them on time, unless exceptional circumstances prevail. An injury on the pitch or the players on and off for bad weather. I admit i haven't thought this through totally and i'm probably open to counter arguments on this but i have always wanted to see all the overs got in every day and we certainly need to stop taking players off when the light is still perfectly good. If we can have day/night test cricket then why the chuff take the players off in good weather but with the floodlights doing the job they cost a fortune to do? That is ridiculous in my view. Day/night tests prove that lights are fine.

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