"Bowl out" in test match cricket??
October 22, 2007 7:18am CST
well,since most of the test matches nowadays have ended up in results.. So, how about having a bowl out to decide the winner in case of a draw or a tie or rain interrupted matches...??? well,i think this way the charm of test match cricket is lost. what do you think about this??
22 Oct 07
Well, bowl out for test matches looks interesting and funny but i think with the bowl out, the essence of the test match is lost. The efforts that the team players have put forth for the 5 days will be lost totally in those 5 minutes. In many games, some teams, when they know they cannot win, they try to not to lose and bring the game to draw. Their lies the essence and the key for test matches. So if bowl out is introduced in test matches, the efforts will be totally wasted.
23 Oct 07
If result is the only criteria for playing cricket or test cricket, instead of batting and bowling for 5 days, we can conduct only bowl out to decide the result. I feel that cricket would lose its charm if bowl out is prominently used everytime in test match or a tied match.
23 Oct 07
I dont think its such a good idea.The whole fun,excitement and glory of the test cricket will be lost. Imagine a situation a team has not played good cricket all along the match and is 9 wickets down on final day and it draws the match and then wins in the bowl out.That would be totally unfair to the other team.
14 Nov 07
Bowl out is a good concept in 20.20.But i dont think it should be employed in test matches.Bcoz a five days test match result should not be decided by bowling out for few time.If a team has good lead and the opposite team just manages a draw then applying bowl might bring the other who trial by large margin victorius.This situation is really unfair.so i disagree with the concept of bowl out in test matches.