ICC2006 : Playing as Surrey
So much for Northants Bold declaration.
On Day 4, even I was going through the bowling formalities thinking match was headed for a draw....when all of a sudden...just 2 overs after lunch, Northants gave a bold declaration
setting my team a target of 286 in about 58 overs.
Losing an early wicket, my score went up to 104/1 at tea. Then with 9 wkts in hand decided to go for the target....( probably close shop if something went wrong
)..but my batsmen responded in great fashion as I sneaked home with 8 balls to spare.
The ploy of promoting my one-day specialist allrounder W.Smith
from No. 6 to No. 3 worked immensely. My skipper P.Steed
contributed a breezy 70 off 58 balls.
On a 4th day track which assisted spinners, probably, a champion spinner in their team would have been a crucial aspect but instead they were bowling with some 5 fast bowlers
with no assistance from the surface.