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That was piss poor!

Lets first give the Windies some credit, they were 145/5 on the first day and tried desperately to bat like SL by gifting wickets but we managed to out do them by dropping vital catches on the first day. It was yet another case of when the time came to take control of the game we simply imploded. At 145/5 the Windies had a finger on the self destruct button and offered two really easy slip catches which would have probably seen us bat on day one despite losing the toss. But we dropped the catches and that was the last we had control of the game.

Our batting was atrocious on day 2 when the wicket was flat and calm. The Windies lower order just made over 300 on a wicket which we exploded for less than 200, mainly to poor shots. Chandimal, these day very responsible, played possibly the worst shots in the game. Angi was not far behind and in short selection. As I have said losing is not a problem, after all there are better teams out there but playing poor cricket and losing to a weaker team is another thing. The Windies have only beaten Zim in recent times and they played good cricket but only because we let them.

On the positive side were the two youngest members of the team, Mendis made a great hundred and Kumara bowled with fire - why do we not play this guy more often? He bowled well when the wicket was flat and with genuine pace. Why do we play all these other pie throwers when we have Kumara?


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