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Old December 27, 2004, 09:33 AM
IanW IanW is offline
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Originally posted by Habibul_fan
That's digraceful...we mightn't have a chance like this at winning a series for a long time (Zimbabwe). But seriously, you can't go into a series decider not intending to win [/quote]

Winning isn't an end, it's a process.

If your bowlers have a plan for every batsman, and bowl to that plan, and

If you batsmen take the singles when there there, hit the bad balls and defend the good balls, and

If your fielders show concentration and hold their catches, and

If the non-strikers hustle and the backing-up fieldsmen back up the throws, and

If the team can keep their head when all about them are losing theirs, then you'll win more often than not.

But you can't think about 'winning'. You can think about doing a hook shot right, or about how to call for a ball you are going to catch, or about how to run, and pick up, and throw the stumps down in one fluid motion.

Do all these things, and you'll put yourself in a position to say "We won".

But dont think about winning.

It's a process, not an outcome.

Ian Whitchurch
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