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- Mar 6, 2004
Here in Australia this game was on overnight so personally I didn’t watch it. Saw the headline, didn’t really bother me. T20 cricket, meh.Surprised to see not one comment here on last night's fiasco. We do this alot in white-ball cricket. Batting second, our openers often put us in an unassailable position only to get dismissed. Nrs 3, 4, 5 bat like the game is all over, and then 6, 7 and 8 aren't up to it. Pathetic really.
While watching the game (here in Denmark last night my time) I was struck by the absurdity of playing a T20 game in front of no crowd at night. Cricket, or indeed any sport, was first played at night so that more people could attend the match after work. Now there is no crowd. Yes, I get that there is still a TV audience, but if they were obsessed with that, they could have played the game during the day, broadcast it at night, and save a huge electricity bill. And in this case, if they'd played it at say, 11.00, it would have been prime time viewing in Australia.