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How Pakistan played the first 15 overs

Written by Kashif Aziz on February 17th, 2006   (200 views)

S Rajesh, stats editor of Cricinfo, came up with stats of first 15 overs play by Pakistan. It clearly shows that Pakistan was on the defensive since start of play in the fourth one dayer.

how pakistan played in the first 15 overs



The batsmen’s approach eventually resulted in a rash of poor strokes, so that after 15 overs their total read a miserable 38 for 4, from which there was no coming back. The pie-chart below shows just how much of a stranglehold the Indian bowlers had in the first 15: there were 32 defensive shots, while 18 balls were left alone. A comparison with the number of deliveries left alone in the earlier three games tells the story: in the previous match the number was six, while the combined figure from the first two games was three. Pakistan played 75 dot balls and managed just three fours in the first 15, and ultimately, that’s where the match was decided.

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