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by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Despite the loss, I can't say how much I enjoyed the simple fact that Zim is back playing Test cricket. It was also a good experiment to watch the cricket on mute throughout--there were always enough forumites commentating to fill in the blanks left by cricinfo whenever I wasn't able to watch. I rea...
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Farming the strike is definitely not a part of Regis' portfolio.

... cross-posting with Crimson ;) ;)
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

As for Regis, after all these years I've come to the conclusion that this is the absolute ceiling of his ability as an international cricketer: stone-walling. It comes in handy at times because we are forever trying to save our Test matches, but at the end of the day that's not enough if you're an a...
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

My whole point from the back and forth with me and BRMT was to avoid this situation. Just from day one alone, we could have been 60 ahead by now safely. Meaning get 100+ we would probably have saved the game. Go slow tactics just don’t work over 5 days. Not with zim because we WILL collapse. If any...
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

brmtaylor.com admin wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:10 pm
It all comes down to this partnership. Can Tiripano and Chakabva make it to tea?
Our last three bats are realistically good for 10 runs max, so we really need Regis to get the 60 you mentioned and the Don to chip in with his usual 40-odd not-out.
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Googly seems to watch cricket for a living, England one week, South Africa the next and finally one in Zim! Maybe he’s an England selector?! That’s gold. I can picture Googly sitting in his vast underground den, the walls lined with Wisden's School Cricket Almanach, towers of unsold Bob Woolmer vol...
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Regis is best when he gets his head down and doesn't worry about the scoring rate. Raza needs to get us into the lead and then some.
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

Williams' counter-attack is the right idea. You're toast if you jut try to block out 70 overs. This I agree with. Attack to open up the field and then settle from there BT and Williams are both naturally attacking players; and they like to hit the spinners. So it's a no-brainer, really. But it's al...
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

At least noone can accuse the captain of negative tactics here. Two reverse sweeps already :o
by foreignfield
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Zimbabwe Cricket Forum
Topic: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare
Replies: 670
Views: 5917

Re: Match Thread : Sri Lanka Tour Of Zimbabwe 2020 | 1st Test | Zimbabwe V/s Sri Lanka | Harare

I liked the idea to bring in Tiripano as a sort day watchman; maybe we'll see him later as a lunch watchman.