Originally Posted by DJ Sahastra
There are no absolute answers.
It all depends on who you are and what are the implications.
A team like Afghanistan when set a target of 350 can decide to settle for 250 and will be applauded for a respectable total. They are the newcomers to the world of cricket. Same thing applies to Bermuda etc.
It applied to Bangladesh 4-5 years back, but not anymore. With an exception.
If team is playing a group match where NRR is eventually going to come into play and determine who qualifies, it becomes an added responsibility to decide at some point to give up the chase and settle for an achievable score. Not in the best spirits of the game, but wise nonetheless.
Ashraful for knighthood.
Nicely put bro!
This post explains the fine line between win and loss so very well. The gray areas..as they say.. between absolute black and absolute white. We fans do need to start realizing that there is an area like that. We cant just go for the two extremes ignoring the 'other countless possible equations' that do count. Thinking in pure black and white (either win or get fully demoralized and start choking) cost us our quarter-final place in this WC..as I see it!
I would say...tagging a hard-fought loss as 'dignified loss' is even a sort of misleading wording of the actual facts..