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Friday, October 12, 2007

I thought the Indian cricket team was improving.....

Looking at the trend in the India-Australia series so far, I thought India was improving with every game. The first match of the India-Australia series got rained out. But consider the 2nd, 3rd and 4th games. The 2nd match at Kochi, India lost by a rather huge margin of 84 runs. We again lost for the second time in the third match at Hyderabad. But this time the margin was slightly better at 47 runs. Then came the Hyderabad match where the Indian team won the match by a small margin of 8 runs.

And just when I thought another win could be around the corner this happens(from cricinfo):
A nine-wicket win for the visitors, as comprehensive as they come. The pace bowlers, lead by Brett Lee and five-wicket hero Mitchell Johnson, suffocated the trigger-happy top order and with only two partnerships to speak of, one worth 41 from the last two batsmen, India limped to a total of 148. They failed to even bat out 40 overs. Only four men reached double figures.

Australia then cantered to a nine-wicket win. Adam Gilchrist had a great day, pocketing six catches, being part of a run out, and then getting into some form with an unbeaten 79 from 77 deliveries.
I would not have minded much had it been a loss in a well fought match. But this is just atrocious, not to mention extremely frustrating.

I just don't know for how long Dhoni can stand straight and look the Australians in the eyes when congratulating them after yet another loss.


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