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Watching cricket can be perplexing

india Updated: Sep 29, 2012 03:02 IST

Watching a game of cricket sometimes leaves you with more questions than answers. Thursday was a case in point.

When the Kiwi openers took strike for the second time, needing 14 runs off the Super Over, why did Martin Guptill take the first ball instead of Brendon McCullum. With 14 to win, a boundary off either of the first two balls was imperative to help seal the match, particularly in light of the charitable disposition of Kumar Sangakkara's wicket-keeping gloves later on.

When England had a dreadful start, I couldn't understand why Eoin Morgan came in so low. By the time he trudged to the wicket, his task was practically impossible.

It's easy for us to sit on the boundary with the benefit of hindsight and pass judgment on these occurrences.

However, as someone said a long time ago, "Common sense ain't that common."

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The writer is a former India and New Zealand coach

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