Monday, September 10, 2007
7th ODI: oops we did it again........
Not again. How many times India gonna do this? India has adopted the habit of failing in crucial games.......i mean finals.Its started from the start.... when Ganguly was trying to get out in every ball he was facing. And evantually he done it. Tendulkar ance again started with great character........and evantually got out to poor some descision.Dravid also got the same fate.Yuvraj and Uthappa only could provide little entertainment. It was Dhoni, who had showen the character of the Indian batsmen.He played real mature innings. The partnership he got with R P Singh was really fantastic.It was heroic effort from him.
Defending a low total, India's only chance was to bowl England out, and RP Singh gave them a great start by dismissing both openers in his first over, Luke Wright mistiming a pull and Prior steering a catch to Dhoni. At 11 for 2 England, briefly, were on the back foot.
Another wicket would really have put the cat among the pigeons, and while Singh and Zaheer Khan gave it their all, there were too many loose balls to exercise the pressure that was needed on the two new batsmen. Once they had shot their bolts, the lack of depth in India's attack was exposed.
Now, 20/20 on the horizon.......with new captain , it will be different ball game.
I hope India could do better in this tournament. ALL THE BEST INDIA.