Cricket Craziness

Amazing!

We could witness the four innings of a test match on a single day. Australia v South Africa first Test 2011.

The end of Aussies first innings was completed on Day 2.

Then SA was bowled out for 96 in 130 minutes and 24.3 overs

Then are all out for Aus 47 in their second innings with time for SA to bat again. In all this Michael Clarke made 151.

Match could be completed today.

SA need 236 to win….might as well have been 700 under these conditions.

Success in apparent failure

How can a team lose two games out of 3 and still regard the series as a success story?

West Indies lost the first cricket test match to Australia in 3 of the scheduled 5 days.They turned the situation around and had the Aussies on the run in the 2nd test which ended in a draw (no result …yes after 5 days!).

They came within a few runs of beating the Aussies in the 3rd Test which they lost. So they lost 2 out of 3 but scored 4 centuries (Aussies zero) and generally showed that they were a force to be reckoned with in test cricket.

Sometimes, the results on the surface do not reflect the successes that we are achieving. Look for success indicators in your life and not just the headline results.