Ratings - 23rd June 2010
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|2nd Test||West Indies||v||South Africa|
|Expected Margin||South Africa by 85 runs|
|Actual Margin||Match drawn|
Football teams park the team bus in front of goal to achieve a draw; the West Indies must have parked the roller on the pitch last week to get this result. A team more assertive than South Africa might have chanced their arm at 3/398 at lunch on the second day, but they didn't, and the only team with the ability to force a result on this pitch left it to crawl to its miserable end. The West Indies did begin their innings positively enough, but Bravo and Chanderpaul were content to play for a draw, as only 117 were scored in 67 overs following Nash's dismissal. If this test was played as part of a test championship we'd debate the consequences of the draw with great intensity. But in the midst of a forgettable and pointless tour of the Carribean this a test best soon forgotten.
|Rankings at 23rd June 2010|
Shaded teams have played fewer than 2 games per season. Non-test team ratings are not comparable to test ratings as they don't play each other.
23rd June, 2010 15:58:37