Largely because Pakistan never actually got round to chasing the target. Instead, the batsmen just sort of stood there and hoped that it would go away on its own.
Pakistan, South Africa
June 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm
This loss may have disappointed Pakistan supporters as much as Lay’s India’s Magic Masala crisps disappointed me. I was expecting something at least interesting, and found they are a the hideous Nacho Cheese Doritos orange colour and mostly taste of salt, flavoured with a bit of black salt (kala namak) and a bit of hot chili.
June 11, 2013 at 4:16 am
when you think of some of the guys who are still young enough to have (feasibly) been in the pak batting line-up… currently relying on their bowlers, rather like another international side of our acquaintance…
June 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm
The jury is out on Limmy’s show, however. Does it grow on you, or are the few chuckles it raised from me an Mrs. Smudge as good as it gets?
June 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm
It’s erratic and how good it seems probably depends on your mood as well. We mostly just like the unpredictability but there are definitely real high points.
June 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm
This isn’t going to last, KC. Your theories are going to be disproven sooner or later.
Eventually you will be left with something like: England are better than Australia, but Australia are better than New Zealand, but New Zealand beat England so they’re better than them, West Indies are better than Sri Lanka and Pakistan but Pakistan are better than India, who are better than everyone else.
And South Africa are chokers.
Funny how some things never change.
June 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm
You’re only as good as your last match, Sam, as I’m sure I recall a professional sportsman saying in a post-match interview once. The separation of these matches in the time dimension is what stops it being properly circular and illogical.
If they were all to play each other simultaneously and in the same place, then we’d have a logical problem. On the plus side though, we would have a massively more entertaining tournament.
June 11, 2013 at 8:59 pm
sam is correct i heard nasir husein on commentary box saying how west indies are a bunch of innocuosos separated in time dimension
June 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm
You joke now, but that’s what’s coming next. Twenty20 will soon be a distant memory when they invent Super Ultra Cricket, with batsmen facing bowlers on every strip of a single square and 60 fielders. But still only three allowed outside the circle. Because some things are sacred.
June 12, 2013 at 2:35 am
Next? HA! There has already been a game of “FOOKET” played for the eclipse festival in Port Douglas:
June 11, 2013 at 9:16 pm
Pakistan are so unpredictable- they’ve fooled us all by now being really predictable. Genius.
June 11, 2013 at 11:29 pm
Will some player be proved to have been match fixing? Or are they all simply no good in these circumstances?
Is someone going to die mysteriously as a result of this flunk?
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