Gannicus asked in SportsCricket · 1 year ago

Why Australia declared second Test when Warner scored 335* if they allow him to play another 5-6 overs he could reach 400 right ??

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  • 1 year ago
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    Yes, he could have. The reason for declaring is to save time. You don't want to use up too much of the time you have over the five days, because if there is no result, it goes as a draw. Weather was a factor, just as it was in New Zealand (more time was lost to rain in that Test), so Captain Paine did not want to hurt the team's chances for a win in a chase for individual accomplishments.

    But to think that Warner would get another 65 runs in just 5-6 overs is ridiculous. He got his 335 in 418 balls. At that rate, he would face another 84 balls to get to 400. That's 14 overs if his partner faced not a single ball in those 14, an impossibility. More like 25 overs, and if Australia had done that, and the weather had been just a little bit worse than it turned out, that could have given Pakistan a little extra life in their follow-on, stay alive long enough to force a no-result on the fifth day. Captain Paine took everything into consideration and made the smart decision to declare when he did.

  • 3 months ago

    There are some game plans in every captains mind dear.

  • 8 months ago

    yes he could reach 400 right  now .but  I think  Total run  does not  matter . in the time. save time  and he will take  quick wicket and win the match.

  • 10 months ago

    because they want to win the game.

    they don't depend on warner...

    they play as a team...

    my personal statement is yes...

    Yes, he could have. The reason for declaring is to save time.

    5-6  overs isnt sufficiant...

    he could need 10-15 overs more for 400 runs..

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  • 1 year ago

    400 was quite far off may be 17-20 overs were required and this would be too late for declaration 

  • 1 year ago

    I was surprised at team's decision but have to respect their decision.....cuz they know better what is good for team.

  • Cee
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    The team always comes first.

  • jobees
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    the weather said possible rain.   And to have best chance of bowling pak out twice

  • 1 year ago

    400 or even 500 is everbodys delight however only not due to paucity of time. Sometimes luck showers you get big time for big scores and that is even better. If you allow him 25-26 overs he could have reached golden or even diamond milestone of 500.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Australia needs to allow time to get all the opposing team out otherwise the game will be a draw. It isn't that much of an achievement if Warner scores 400 only for his team to draw the game.

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