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Sunday, October 15, 2006

YO! The men in blue impress!


Cricket flash : What a first match for India!!!! It could have been better though, had we not lost 6 wickets on the way to a well earned victory. Everything seemed to be going right for the Indians right from the toss. Rahul Dravid walked in with Flintoff 
for the toss and called. Rahul won. But the decision to field first was a 
surprise. Perhaps the dew factor influenced his decision. Whatever be 
the case, he was proved right. England succumbed to the Indian bowlers 
and managed to set a meek target of only 126 runs for the Indians to 
chase down. With the exception of Collingwood and to an extend Pietersen 
none of the English batsmen impressed. 

On the other hand the Indian bowlers were real damn superb. Each one of
them - excepting agarkar who was unlucky I think - had decent figures to
show. Munaf who went on t0 bag the Man of the Match award was the best.
The others too  - Pathan, Powar, Agarkar, Harbhajan - were very accurate
and impressive. Powar and Munaf got 3 wickets apiece while Pathan and Bhajji got 2 & 1 respectively.

Sachin back in form

What was most heart warming was to see Sachin bat so fluently. Boundaries 
today flowed out of his willow almost at will. He was unfortunate to have been
 trapped LBW by a ball that stayed really low after a quick 35. Pathan was 
good in streaks. Yuvraj Singh too contributed. Read about the match at Cricinfo

Read more about the match here :  
Cricinfo
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match at Cricinfo


Rediff
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match at Cricinfo

BBC
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match at Cricinfo

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