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India Vs West Indies !!

June 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Ishant Sharma at Adelaide Oval

 

 

India vs West Indies test series is among the most thrilling series I hace watched in my life.I just switched on my television and was shocked to find that Indian batting order was struggling again !! They were playing at 44 with 4 wickets back in pavalion with Rahul Dravid among them.Only VVS Laxman,Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh were left to stand up a good score.VVS Laxman proved his experience and played with hard bat to score outstanding 85 and reaching aggregate of 8000 runs,after Sachin,Rahul and Sunil Gavaskar. He played like a matured batsman,hitting fours with so much ease that gave confidence to Suresh Raina,a young talented and ya ofcourse Poster Boy of Indian cricket team to help India reach a somehow good total of 201.VVS Laxman is now counted among very few batsmen in the world that can sting with the tail.He played marvelous innings with tail-enders,helping them to gain confidence and score for the country.This match ,I am sure would be stored among his classics.

In return after this shocking start from India,I expected the same situation for West Indies also (as happened in last test match which gave me  confidence to think beyond possibilities). Same thing happened with West Indies,as they were thrashed by furious bowling by Ishant sharma and Praveen Kumar.They bowled so beautifuly that created havoc in West Indies pavilion.West Indies batting order collapsed like cards and were helpless and ya,choked to fight against cruel Indian Bowlers.

At last,India was back in the match…with Indies losing their 5 wickets with 60 runs on board…and Men In Blue gave another hope of winning…

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What A Come Back..

November 8, 2010 1 comment

 

Wow..Kiwis came back like a missile in the first test match being played at Ahmedabad. World Number One were stunned by outstanding performances by the Kiwi tail-end. After a struggling score of 4/137, Jessy Ryder and Williamson played an entrancing cricket and scored beautiful 103 and 131 respectively. This helped their fans a good reason to cheer and reached a respectable score of  459. New Zealand bowlers too mesmerized the audience by clearing the Indian top slot at the mere score of 15 runs. Hosts were choked to score ,with all key players resting in pavilion including Sachin Tendulkar , Rahul Dravid etc. CS Martin took 5 wicket haul by giving only 63 runs from his side. India ended up its second innings at somehow respectable score of 266.Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman were the  only players who managed to disturb Kiwi bowlers and scored super useful 115 and 91 respectively. Harbhajan Singh scored a maiden test century and hence proving himself to be counted as an All rounder. By the end of the second innings India managed to set a target of 295 and hoping for another miracle.

India no doubt has missed a brilliant opportunity to win this match but is also at a stake of loosing it. Now only key bowlers ,Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan ,Ojha and Sreesanth can save India’s Pride.

India On Front Seat

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Sehwag plays a shot

 

With the start of India-New Zealand test series being played at Ahmedabad, host seemed to dominate from the initials. India scored marvelous 487 with the brilliant partnership of Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid. They scored 173 and 104 respectively to record highest second wicket partnership for India. Harbhajan Singh too seemed in mood and scored a valuable 69. In contrast, only Daniel Vettory succeeded to stop Indian spartans by capturing 4 wickets. New Zealand batting side too seemed struggling , almost half of the team went back to pavillion with the mere total of 137,giving Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni another reason to smile.