Kriterion_BD wrote:If Mpofu has already come in ahead of this guy in Test match and its the final over on day 5, Mpofu couldn't have been a night watchman. Thus, any batsman entering would be a tailender batting even behind Mpofu. That rules out Murray, Schadendorf, or any other batsman. Only guy after Mpofu would be a a genuine #11.
How about Cuthbert Musoko?
Jemisi wrote:Have to agree with Kriterion
Guys, guys, there are plenty of ways in which Mpofu coming in to bat with batsmen still in the hut possible. One of them:
Mpofu came in as the night watchman at the end of the 4th day, with some 50 runs to get and Zim 5 wickets down, and Zim shielding their remaining batsmen from more damage overnight - especially debutants like TJS / Murray / Chapungu. Chapungu would obviously take flight the next morning
But it rained a lot overnight and the next day too, and they only started play half an hour after tea break. It was a race against time to win at Galle with Herath bowling at his best. Musakanda gets out in the penultimate over after almost guiding us home while Mpofu gave him company till then (Musakanda shielding him well), and enter TJS / Murray / Chapungu. History is made at Galle.