An unexpectedly exciting Test match currently unfolding in Madras, but not equally matched by the commentators, alas.
First, all of them insist that once the batsmen “get their eye in,” it becomes easier to score. Apart from the banality of such advice — what, would it get harder as batsmen spend more time at the crease? — it also does not match what happened in India’s first innings, when almost all the batsmen got out after getting starts.
Secondly, why do commentators offer the most stupid, expected diagnoses? Continue reading