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India and England need to strive for more mediocrity

Bowled on 20th December, 2012 at 17:10 by
Category: England cricket news, India cricket news

England hit the new ball well and Jos Buttler played the final over brilliantly, but in between it was like they were running through pudding – plenty of effort, but nothing but the slowest, steadiest progress.

With the ball, they mostly bowled wides and then occasionally rattled a batsman. In the field, they dropped and took catches and missed and executed run-outs. In short, everything was either ace or crap. India were similar. They hit whopping sixes and then repeatedly tried to run themselves out.

Both sides could improve greatly were they to elevate the worst bits of their game to a level of underwhelming competence. We demand better cricket. We demand more mediocrity. Come on everybody, let’s make some banners and storm something.

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  1. Reply
    TheSmudge   //   December 20th, 2012 at 18:05

    One team scored 150 ish. Then the other team got them/didn’t get them. Delete as applicableto describe this and every othe T20 game. A resounding meh.

  2. Reply
    skid   //   December 21st, 2012 at 04:45

    There was a game?

    • daneel   //   December 21st, 2012 at 15:02

      10% of one.

    • Scott 1.0   //   December 23rd, 2012 at 15:57

      Perhaps Tests should be rebranded “Two Hundred and Twenty-Five-ish:225ish Internationals”.

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