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Thursday, January 17, 2008

A beautiful day of cricket ahead

What an awesome contest this India-Australia match at pacy Perth is turning out to be! No Zaheer, no Sresanth and no Munaf and yet there were three Indian fast bowlers who could skittle out the Australian batsmen for a mere 212 runs. Booming hurrays for RP Singh, Irfan Pathan and Ishant Sharma who have done what I, atleast, had thought to be unthinkable. If bowlers win test matches, then India must and should win this one.

Also, looking at the way the Australian batsmen themselves struggled against the subtle movement and extra bounce, I am full of awe for the way Dravid and Sachin played yesterday. Truly fine batsmen, they are.

The lead for India is now a good 170 runs. Sehwag is still there and looking very very good. The Indians are surely in the driver's seat and if they can give the Australians a target of above 400 to chase then we should be in with a very good chance of winning the game.

But then as Ponting had said before the match commenced, the Australians are desperate for victory. A win here will enable them to create history, which means they will make it as tough as possible for India, which in turn means there is a riveting third day's play ahead!

5 comments:

Team X said...

Hi.....nice

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fingers crossed... could go either way but looking forward to a thumping Indian win... cheers

Venkat said...

Well it was quite a handful performance by the team which didn't have its main spearheads...It was quite exciting to see the rookies steaming in...

Anonymous said...

Having seen Ishant Sharma work over Ricky Ponting (the yardstick of Australia batting) I can safely say this Australian squad would not have feared well against a Clive Lloyd led West Indian team.

Darks3id said...

This is a proud period for all Indian cricket fans, the way we won against Australia, shows that Indian cricket is full of surprises. is it just me or are india-aus matches the most intense combination in world cricket these days. The only combination that can beat an Ind-aus match is Ind vs Pak, now that’s a serious combination, I remember playing this Flash game based on ind-pak, great game and really fun to play, http://indo-pak-cricket.zapak.com?utm_source=b , its good fun and you guys should enjoy it, tell me do u guys think we will eventually beat Pakistan’s bowling attack?