A word about England's decision not to enforce the follow-on against Bangladesh.
Cow Corner's prediction that England would secure an innings victory was proved wrong not by the home side's gritty rearguard batting, but by Alastair Cook's remarkably conservative decision to bat again despite ending the first innings with a 303-run lead.
Cook did not choose to bat again for fear of having to bat fourth on a stone-dead track, but in order to give his weary four-man bowling attack a rest. Cowers has several problems with this thinking.
Why did the bowlers need a rest? England had been inRead More »from Declaration of insanity