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Shafin
April 15, 2006, 04:51 AM
Most of us Believe that we do bad in second innings,but its really not hte fact.The fact is,we cannot play good in any innings,wheather it be the first or second. <table class="editorialTable2" align="center"><caption>Teams in 1st and 2nd innings since 1990</caption> <thead> <tr> <!-- headings for each column go in the "th" cells ---> <th>Team</th> <th>1st inng RPW</th> <th>2nd inng RPW</th> <th>Difference</th> <th>% difference</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <!-- table data go in the following pairs of rows ---> <tr> <td>Pakistan</td> <td>33.63</td> <td>31.24</td> <td>2.39</td> <td>7.11</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>England</td> <td>33.08</td> <td>30.48</td> <td>2.60</td> <td>7.86</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Australia</td> <td>39.72</td> <td>35.81</td> <td>3.91</td> <td>9.84</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Zimbabwe</td> <td>27.88</td> <td>24.90</td> <td>2.98</td> <td>10.69</td> </tr> <tr> <td>New Zealand</td> <td>32.59</td> <td>28.99</td> <td>3.60</td> <td>11.05</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Bangladesh</td> <td>22.04</td> <td>19.32</td> <td>2.72</td> <td>12.34</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Sri Lanka</td> <td>34.51</td> <td>29.64</td> <td>4.87</td> <td>14.11</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>India</td> <td>38.52</td> <td>31.32</td> <td>7.20</td> <td>18.69</td> </tr> <tr> <td>South Africa</td> <td>39.33</td> <td>31.04</td> <td>8.29</td> <td>21.08</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>West Indies</td> <td>32.76</td> <td>25.29</td> <td>7.47</td> <td>22.80</td></tr></tbody></table>
But the problem is,every time we do better in a first innings,we compensate in the second,so the belief arises that we are not a capable second innings team

LateCut
April 15, 2006, 11:32 AM
You are missing a point. Yes, BD has an awefull average in boh innings. But you have to look at it differently. For example, percentage of the first innings BD scored above 250, 300, 350 etc. Same statistics could looked at for the 2nd innings. Only then you will see why we cannot grab the opportunities that present itself. Another way, perhaps better way, to look at is to create a scatter plot in which the x-axis is the first inninigs total and y-axis is the 2nd innings total. Put all the test BD played. Each test where BD played both innings will be a point on the plot.

Do it Shafin and we will see what meant in another thread. If you do not do it Rajesh will do it pretty soon.