I have questioned Mickey and Smith before – what on earth makes you field in a day night game???? Without doing any research I can guarantee you the side batting second loses the game more often than not. Granted on the highveld it can be different but I will still go out on a limb and say the side batting second is disadvantaged. I will go one step further and challenge any reader to indicate a ground in a day night game that the side batting second wins more often than not????
Day games are different but on day night games unless the weather is terrible to begin with BATTING is the answer. I have mentioned before about Smith and Mickey choosing to field and LOSING – its not the right strategy and I would think SMothers has learnt from this but its a mistake that has been repeated often.