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Get A Move On

The shorter version tends to wane in the middle overs. A facelift would be nice.

Get A Move On
Sanjoy Ghosh
Get A Move On
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As the game has matured, it has developed its own cadence that is as unique as the format. Some of the rhythm of the short game has found its way into the longer version with beneficial effect. Batsmen are more inclined to attack in Test cricket now than in bygone eras and teams are more adept at chasing targets because they understand the concept of runs per over more than their predecessors ever did. Minimum overs per day has helped in this regard as well.

The excitement, and positive aspects, such as more expansive batting has been offset to some degree by the negative aspects such as defensive bowling and negative field placings as often seen in Test cricket. The flat wickets that have become the norm in all parts of the world for the 50-over game has crept into Test match wicket preparations too, contributing in some degree to the negative game.

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