Eng vs Pak – Looking back at series & Special Mentions : Just Cricket’s Commentary

Looking back at the series  As the teams decided to call it a draw, it brought an end to the series and also in a lot of ways an end to a history test summer considering the pandemic situation. It was also a special match for James Anderson as he went on to become the … Continue reading Eng vs Pak – Looking back at series & Special Mentions : Just Cricket’s Commentary

ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 5 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

Day 4 Highlights  It was Shan Masood and Abid Ali who came out to bat in the morning after England had enforced the follow on. It was a conscious effort to survive and hence the pair batted with a defensive mindset. They added a valuable opening partnership of 49 runs together. There was interruptions in … Continue reading ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 5 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 4 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

Day 3 Highlights Having lost 3 wickets on day 3 for just 24 runs, it was always going to be difficult for Pakistan. Asad Shafiq was dismissed by Anderson early on. Fawad Alam stuck around for a while but was dismissed for 21 by Dom Bess. Mohammad Rizwan who was the star of Pakistan’s batting … Continue reading ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 4 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 3 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

As it happened on Day 2 As Day 2 got going, Pakistan would have hoped for getting an early breakthrough. However, both Crawley and Buttler continued from where the left off on day 1, as they continued to pile on the runs. Zak Crawley kept going with his attacking style of batting as he knocked … Continue reading ENG V PAK – FAST FORWARD TO DAY 3 : JUST CRICKETS COMMENTARY

ENG v PAK – Fast forward to Day 2 : Just Crickets Commentary

As it happened on Day 1 After all the speculations about the weather and light, we got a totally contrasting day at Southampton this time. We got to see a full days play on what turned out to be a pitch which suited the batsman. After watching the ball zip around in the previous match … Continue reading ENG v PAK – Fast forward to Day 2 : Just Crickets Commentary

UMPIRES OR ROBOTS – 3

In the on going series between England and Pakistan, the biggest talking point unfortunately has been about the debate on Umpires and play being called off for bad light.  In the second match at Southampton, only 807 deliveries were bowled, which is the 9th lowest in terms of balls bowled in a test match played … Continue reading UMPIRES OR ROBOTS – 3

Just Cricket’s Commentary: ENG v PAK – Looking ahead to Match 3

After England snatching the victory from Pakistan in the first match at Manchester, with the brilliance off Jos Butler and Chris Woakes, the second match at Southampton turned out to be a disappointing one where the rain and bad light ruined the game.  Team Analysis Analyzing the teams based on the little that was played … Continue reading Just Cricket’s Commentary: ENG v PAK – Looking ahead to Match 3

Just Cricket’s Commentary – ENG v PAK – Day 5

As it happened on Day 5 Day 5 was slightly better than the previous two days as we had an entire session of play post Tea. However, it was insignificant as far as the match is concerned.  Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley came out to bat in very different conditions compared to what we had … Continue reading Just Cricket’s Commentary – ENG v PAK – Day 5

JUST CRICKET’S COMMENTARY:ENG V PAK- LOOKING AHEAD TO DAY 5

As it happened on Day 4 After a complete washout on Day 3, Day 4 was not much better. Just about 11 overs were completed on the day. Rizwan coming out to bat, showed his intent right from the first ball against Anderson as he came down the track and tried to heave one towards … Continue reading JUST CRICKET’S COMMENTARY:ENG V PAK- LOOKING AHEAD TO DAY 5

Just Cricket’s Commentary:ENG v PAK- Looking ahead to Day 3

As it happened on Day 2 It was yet another disappointing day for Cricket fans in terms of not getting to watch a full days play. Just about 40 overs were bowled during the day as bad light took over. In the end, a total of 86 overs were bowled in the innings from which … Continue reading Just Cricket’s Commentary:ENG v PAK- Looking ahead to Day 3