I'm surprised they didn't score more but not surprised that spin bowling side was so much better.End of Day 2 and it was a classic microcosm of Cricket 19...
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Classic bat/pads, that stupid behind square baseball shot, run-outs and a 9th wicket partnership. Cook will lose this game and by a fair margin now he's avoided the follow-on.
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Props to Pujara for using all ten of his bowlers though. Some pretty tasty figures there. The *only* thing that can save Cook is a massive 9th wicket partnership and Pujara declaring too late in his 3rd innings.
The image of the victorious Pujara's should be your banner. They look so happy.Well then...
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It was a lot closer than I thought it would be. A classic Cricket 19 9th wicket partnership was nearly enough. I honestly thought it'd be done very quickly at 63-5 but Cook fought hard. Ultimately the first innings failures left him too much to do and Pujara won by 43 runs.
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Basically just used 3 bowlers. Real weird how in every simulation both teams used all ten all four times they bowled but in playing it out they became more trusting of bowlers who were performing.
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Victory then for Pujara and ignominy for Cook.
What have we learned? Not sure anything new. Off-spin is over powered helped in no end by bat/pads. Any bowling that isn't fast struggles to reach the slips or the keeper.