The St. Patrick’s Day Massacre
Saturday, March 17th, 2007 at
Don’t look now, but Pakistan was just bowled out for 132 after 45.4 overs. By Ireland.
The same Ireland that tied Zimbabwe earlier in the week, and that scored 221 in doing so . Now, Pakistan’s attack is undoubtedly superior to that of Zim, but is it so much better that they can prevent Eire from chasing 133 measly runs? I doubt it, but we shall see. If Ireland win this one, as they oshould, Pakistan is eliminated, and the Irish have to be considered favorites to advance to the Super 8s along with the Windies. All in all, things are looking up for the Cricketing Provos on their national holiday.
I didn’t realize that St. Patrick held any special significance for the Muslims of Bangladesh, but they, too, are exceeding expectations thus far. The Banglas bowled out India for the third time in the ODI history between the two sides, leaving themselves a very chaseable target of 192. But it’s worth noting that the first time Bangladesh bowled out India (for a much more difficult target of 277), they completely choked in the chase, posting just 76 before going all out in 27 overs.
So there’s hope for India. Much less for Pakistan.
Bangladesh • Cricket • Cricket World Cup • India • Ireland • Pakistan • St. Patrick's Day
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