The Story of One Man
Bounded Compassion

A Spectacular Victory

Cricinfo on Pakistan:

To win without their two frontline pace bowlers and their captain, against a super-confident Sri Lanka team that was fully acclimatised to the conditions, was a magnificent performance. Just how much momentum it has given them it remains to be seen, but every other team in the tournament knows that a buoyant and unified Pakistan side is a very dangerous beast.

Quite right--cornered tigers and all that.

Another thing that most teams would love is the depth in batting. Pakistan had lost six wickets in the match, yet they still had two batsmen (allrounders) at the crease who scored the winning runs.

Most teams struggle to find a single allrounder. Those that have two are considered lucky. Pakistan has three(!) allrounders, all of whom are ranked in the top ten in ODIs. This will be the key for future success.

"A deeply stirring spectacle" by Osman Samiuddin.


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