Im not angry hahaha.
Im not saying their effort was terrible, Im saying the result from 170/7-300/8 IS terrible.
I have no doubt it was Bairstow and woods not our effort. but whatever way you look at it the end result, no team in the world would be thinking 130/1 from the tail is good, not even bad, terrible result because it hasnt even ended yet.
Im refering to the inability to roll the tail as a terrible result, not their effort, im darn sure they tried.
NZ are a 400runs team on a good day. they are already equalling us from a position of being well behind. i can see NZ now being skittled for 250 odd and drawing the test series.
So thats how important it was to get 3 tail enders, the end result is terrible because now the test will likely be 4 days which means a result which means we very well may lose and not win a test series which is VERY rare.
So yes its terrible result, news, event, after what looked like NZ bowling them out for 150 at 90/5.
Our hope is the team rolls them for 20 this morning and does a rare one and scores 400+ and then bowls them out for 200, leaving 120 to chase, which could be challenging for NZ.
See its not just that we didnt bowl them out, its the time. Either you get a team out in 2 sessions and win the match based on day 1 effort, or its definitely a 4 day test match if you let them off the hook day 1, perhaps 4 days and a session of 4 lowish scores, in which case, I dont fancy our chances with the bat. That ultimately is why having a team 170/7 and letting them off the hook is usually looked upon as a terrible result.