Thursday, January 24, 2008

A late wag

India were 156-4 at one stage. Now, they are 427-7. As an Indian fan, I've watched too many teams do this to India over the years. Its nice to see the tables turned for once. This Kumble-Harbhajan partnership has pushed the score on nicely after Tendulkar's dismissal; it has kept the Aussie team out in the sun just a bit longer, and even made someone as level-headed as Stuart Clark look a little flustered.

4 Comments:

Anonymous King Cricket said...

It makes you realise that the Aussies' usually reliable fielding is maybe only a byproduct of not having to field for very long in the past.

Keep 'em out in the sun and suddenly they're shelling catches left, right and centre.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Hi King: A long, hot day in the field can have all sorts of effects on the fielding side, I agree. And of course, things get worse when the fielders know the runs are adding to an already large total.

Good to see you here!

Cheers,
Samir

7:36 PM  
Blogger Soulberry said...

The question one has to ask then is why they couldn't be put out in the sun for as long as deemed necessary to produce the effect.

All teams have had ample chances...but I must say, it was worth it..even if in highlights!:)

1:04 AM  
Blogger The Sporting Spirit said...

Its well balanced here or maybe a little Aussies way...but did you see how different Ricky Ponting played do his natural game...it was a different Ricky there...

12:55 PM  

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