View Full Version : KP on the Test so far

March 21, 2010, 04:47 PM
"We've got some hard work to do tomorrow. I wouldn't say we're evens in the match," said Pietersen, who fell moments after scoring his 5,000th Test run. "Bangladesh showed a lot of fight and courage this morning and batted really well to get 419. We are a batsman down on the last Test so we have definitely got a fight on our hands.
"The first session tomorrow is a big session for us to make sure we don't lose any wickets and to make sure the scoreboard keeps ticking. That wicket is an absolute road but it's one of those wickets where you have to grind it out when you've got two accurate spinners bowling at you.
"We've got to make sure that when one team breaks, it's not us."


March 21, 2010, 04:58 PM
If our bowling is as accurate and disciplined today as it was yesterday then it'll take them till Wednesday to reach 3/500.

I just hope that if tomorrow sees the game turn in England's favour, it'll have everything to do with their taking advantage of the pitch and nothing to do with dropped catches, poor captaincy or sub-Ashoka umpiring.

March 21, 2010, 05:05 PM
He is very right - the first session tomorrow will dictate the next few days of the Test. If they can consolidate without losing any wickets, they will end of with a sizable lead. In the case we suffer our second innings barf, they may have a good chance to chase down any small lead we might have even on a crumbling (if) 5th day wicket. If we do not have the 2nd innings barf, then a draw is in the offing.

Now, if we can keep up the pressure with a few wickets in the morning session and shut down their innings with minimal or no lead - the game gets very interesting. If we can buckle up and get a reasonable score in our 2nd innings, a sporting declaration can even conceivably allow us to dream of a win.

March 21, 2010, 08:00 PM
Is Bangladesh likely to capitulate under the hot Dhaka sun ? Why ?