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Pressure Map: Australia vs Bangladesh
Srinivas Bhogle | April 01, 2007 21:03 IST
Last Updated: April 01, 2007 21:33 IST
It seems pointless and ridiculous to play a World Cup match if only 22 overs are possible.
What's the reserve day for then?
The toss becomes unduly important -- the winning captain always elects to field because his bowlers can exploit the lively conditions and his batsmen know exactly how much to chase, with 10 wickets in hand!
Once Ricky Ponting called right, it was simply an opportunity for Glenn McGrath to get some easy World Cup wickets to overtake Wasim Akram and then for Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden to go on a rampage.
The pressure index (PI) opened at 41 because the Rediff.com expert reckoned 140 was on for Australia in 22 overs � and soon collapsed to practically nothing as it rained sixes and fours.
Our map shows that the Bangladesh bowlers were effective only between overs 7 to 9, when just 9 runs were scored.
But that's when Gilchrist saw a few dark clouds hovering overhead and decided to finish the game off in double quick time.
Sunil T and Sunil Patil of Cranes Software helped create this pressure map based on the details retrieved from the Rediff scorer
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