Just caught up on the day. Starting at 5am isn’t ideal, but it occurred to me last night that there’s nothing stopping me recording the whole day and starting it at 9am. So I did.
Sri Lanka are a bad team right now, but that was still embarrassing. The flimsiest of efforts with the bat. Poor old Kumar looked ready to shoot the lot of them. He (unsurprisingly) said something really sensible about players not falling back on simply “playing their own game”. Test cricket requires adaptability, not just ploughing on regardless, otherwise it’s just an excuse. Made me think back to Headingly last year when Ben Stokes got through the last session on about 6 from 70 balls, then went ballistic next day when it was needed.
Chandimal needs to have a real word with himself after being dropped slapping one to cover, then doing it again. And the reverse sweeps, Lordy. Dismal batting.