It’s all about the longest format of the game in the world of Cricket at the moment. With the Ashes starting around next week, as many as 4-5 test series being played in 4-5 different countries, Test Cricket will be here to entertain and rejuvenate us, inspire us and fall in love with the game yet again . And we at Fun88, consider Test Cricket – the best Cricket.
India in a tug of War with New Zealand on Day 5
When India and New Zealand play nowadays, it’s almost certain that the fans of both teams will be taken through an emotional roller-coaster. These heavy weights have had some very interesting encounters over the past few years and they have not disappointed this time too. Going into the fifth day of the test, all three results are still possible. India need 9 wickets, New Zealand need 280 runs while even an entertaining draw is on the cards. The pitch is sluggish and something for both the faster bowlers and the spinners. However, if you bat well and choose your shots wisely, you can score runs on this pitch too. This makes the match a very evenly balanced affair where you don’t know what’s gonna happen next. All in all it promises to be a very exciting cricketing affair. So who’s your money on?
Bangladesh lose their edge as Pakistan comeback with a superb bowling performance
There’s a reason why we say that Test Cricket is the best cricket. Now look at the game between Bangladesh and Pakistan. After their disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup and Pakistan’s dominance in the same series, one would assume that there is no match-up between both the teams leading into the test series. But look how that has transformed. Cricket indeed is a funny game.
Bangladesh managed to score 330 in their first innings while they restricted Pakistan to 286 getting a crucial lead of 44 runs. However they were outplayed and almost lost their advantage when Pakistan made an inspiring comeback with the ball reducing the hosts to 43-5. However, debutant Yasir Ali played an amazing innings, finding boundaries at will and scoring a brisk 36 before he was retired hurt from a Shaheen Afridi bouncer. Liton Das is still batting unbeaten at 32*. The effective score of Bangladesh is 159 for the loss of 6 wickets. If they can hold their fort and get another 50-60 runs, we are in for another test match treat going into the 5th day of the game.
So put your money wisely, cause there’s loads of it to be made.
Rain wins the first session in the 2nd test between Sri Lanka and West Indies
If there are two things that you are definitely guaranteed in Sri Lanka it is lots of spin and rain. Though West Indies have no idea how to encounter the former, there is nothing one can do about the later. The second test between Sri Lanka and West Indies has been interrupted by rain. After being outplayed in the first test, West Indies will be looking to come back into this game. However, considering their spin-woes at the sub-continent, one would be inclined to rule the visitors out of the context and expect this to be another easy victory for the lankans. However, this West Indian team is known to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat every now and then. So will it be another old fable or a new inspired comeback. Well, that remains to be seen.
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