Posts Tagged ‘Ishant Sharma’

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…


India Trounce Kiwis

November 23, 2010 1 comment

Rahul Dravid


India proved their mettle by defeating New Zealand by more than an innings. India dominated the match from the beginning. With the perfect first wicket partnership of 113 ,host kept the pressure on Kiwis with the brilliant innings of Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni. Jammy and Dhoni scored outrageous knock of 191 and 98 helping India to  reach a giant total of 566. Indian bowlers too mesmerized the audience with clever bowling. Ishant Sharma and Pragyan Ojha took 4 and 3 crucial wickets each. New Zealand team easily ended up on the mere total of 193 and hence enforcing a follow on. Indian attack seemed to be flawless as New Zealanders were still not out of shock that Indian bowlers again entranced the world by dismissing the team within the total of 175. World Number 1 proved their dominance in the Test World by winning the match by an innings and 198, and hence winning the series by 1-0.

India Clinches First Test

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

A Century at the 'G

India manages a thrilling win over Aussies in their first test being played at Mohali. After a target of 216 runs, India seemed to struggle and lost its top order with the mere total of 48 on the board. Sachin Tendulkar took the command but lost his wicket at 38 to Bollinger by giving an easy catch to Micheal Hussey. With all the hopes of winning fading gradually , injured VVS Laxman played a brilliant knock with tail-ender Ishant Sharma of 73* to help India steal the victory from the jaws of defeat. In the end , the hard work of VVS Laxman and Ishant Sharma paid off and India achieved its one of the closest win in the Indian Cricket history ie,with just one wicket in hand.