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Old August 4, 2011, 12:13 PM
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Take nothing away from Zimbabwe today. They were very impressive today despite the fact that they hadn't played a test in the last 6 years. Their batsmen showed a lot discipline and followed the basics. They left the ball consistently, punished the bad balls when they came, and rotated the strike to constantly put pressure on us. They fully deserve to be in this position.

As for us, it was a very shoddy effort. The bowlers sprayed it all around and were too inconsistent. They bowled some beauties but those times came way too few. The balls were either too short and wide or on the leg stump. Then the fielding was very mediocre. We missed a key run-out, dropped an easy catch, and slipped up on ground fielding. It's been a very big problem for us for a very long time. Once wickets stop falling, the boys seem to stop trying. This attitude needs to stop if we want to start winning test matches.

Well it is the 1st day so there is time to come back but the boys have to come out firing tomorrow or else this match could tilt even more in to Zimbabwe's favor.
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