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Old October 20, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LBW103
The main thing though was that the Chittagong pitch turned almost square and in two ODIs now, due entirely to that fact, Zimbabwe made 44 and West Indies now 61. This proves that there are no pitches like this anywhere else in the world when it gets wet.

The West Indies are of course without both Gayle and Chanderpaul, their two world class players and the two most likely to be able to bat on such a pitch.

I am all for writing 'triumphalist' articles stating 'amazing' results against all odds, but this wasn't really one of them. West Indies were overwhelmed by a massive spin friendly pitch made worse by weather conditions that were out of everyone's control. Had we batted first instead of West indies a different result might have been the outcome.

Let's repeat the win in the Test Series and let's have a triumphant report in the press.
Slightly off topic, and relates to my arguments on 61 celebration thread. This is exactly the point I was trying to make. It hardly erases our WORLD CUP Humiliation and can't work as a cover up. This is some series that no one will remember in 2-3 years. Had they done that on Mirpur pitches, where it wasn't so spin friendly than I would understand the reason behind this excessive celebration.
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