India and England need to strive for more mediocrity

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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. 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.

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

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