Ratings - 23rd June 2010
Russell Degnan

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2nd TestWest IndiesvSouth Africa
Pre-rating921.871191.65
Form-10.96+5.51
Expected MarginSouth Africa by 85 runs
Actual MarginMatch drawn
Post-rating924.181189.55

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
1.Australia1220.38
2.India1209.48
3.South Africa1189.55
4.England1125.95
5.Sri Lanka1103.96
6.Pakistan1073.88
7.West Indies924.18
8.New Zealand917.91
9.Bangladesh638.24
10.Zimbabwe556.79

11.Ireland547.06
12.Scotland477.92
13.Namibia378.09
14.Afghanistan362.06
15.Kenya351.46
16.U.S.A.296.99
17.Uganda280.48
18.Netherlands210.64
19.Nepal196.51
20.Canada177.28
21.U.A.E.161.47
22.Hong Kong148.65
23.Bermuda138.61
24.Cayman Is134.24
25.Malaysia123.90

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.

Idle Summers 23rd June, 2010 15:58:37   [#] 

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