Friday, October 10, 2008

Took a while

Dang it, why didn't I post this last night itself? Here is what I wrote: "When Australia resume on the second day, India must dismiss Hussey early. Otherwise, India could be in for one of those situations where the one last recognized bat shepherds the lower-order bats and makes them pay. Its happened often enough in the past". Australia have now finally been bowled out for 430, and Hussey has scored 146. Had Zak not come up with that late three-wicket burst, matters could have been considerably worse. A score less than 350 would have given India some hope of thinking about coming up with a winning strategy. Now things are a little different.

Gee, why is it always up to Viru?

4 Comments:

Blogger Naked Cricket said...

Reckon that's why they drop Viru. Give him a breather.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

NC: Did you notice he has lost some weight?

6:39 AM  
OpenID nestaquin said...

Sehwag at around thirty and having to fight to regain his place on the tour of Australia is in his prime and is by far India's best and most destructive batsman.

I think Gambhir is the perfect partner for him at the top of the order but it is a shame that so few in the middle order have the same humility to give him the strike when he is fluent and to protect him when he gets a bit carried away.

I think that's five 50 partnerships in succession for the Delhi pair. You may have a Greenidge/Haynes or Langer/Hayden combination staring you in the face.

And that would be very good for the future of Indian cricket.

Now all you have to do is get Badrinath, Rohit Sharma and Kohli in the team and a great period awaits.

9:00 AM  
Blogger Naked Cricket said...

I did Samir. A lean Sehwag cut was being served.

nestaquin - good point abt "humility"

9:11 AM  

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