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Pressure map: Bangladesh vs England
Srinivas Bhogle | April 12, 2007 19:12 IST
On a wicket doing quite a bit, Sajid Mahmood and James Anderson reduced Bangladesh to 65/6 after 15 overs. It was a minor miracle that Bangladesh got to 143, largely because Saqibul Hasan refused to abandon his adventurous spirit.
144 was a ridiculously low target; the rediff.com expert reckoned England could get to 260 in their 50 overs. The pressure index (PI) opened at just 17.
England can however be trusted to make heavy weather of any target, especially if Michael Vaughan is pottering around at the crease.
On most days, Kevin Pietersen comes in firing, first to 'undo' the openers' disadvantage and then to bat with the sort of flair and abandon that's deserted most native Englishmen.
That wasn't to be because Rafique got Pietersen and Bopara in quick succession to make it 110/6. The PI briefly went past 50.
Although England tried very hard not to reach their target of 144 quickly, they had to get there eventually!
Sunil T and Sunil Patil of Cranes Software created this pressure map based on the details retrieved from the Rediff scorer.
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