Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The old and the new

So, like, I was about to post something along the lines of "Here is the new India; our quicks can take six wickets before lunch in an away test on the first day". Now, I might as well add "Here is the old India; we then let the seventh wicket put on a century partnership, and we still don't have enough fielders in catching positions when we have six wickets down".

Thanks lads, its nice to know some things don't change.

More seriously, a couple of things emerge from this stand. India bowled pretty well all day, and some lame batting helped them in the first session. In the second session, I'd say having more folks in catching positions behind the wickets would have helped. All said and done, NZ have done very well and now they are looking at putting up a score they wouldn't have dreamed of at 60-6.


Blogger Subash said...

just shoot me.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

To be fair, for NZ a 7th wicket partnership is usually quite important

11:40 PM  
Blogger Subash said...

when can we get rid of the idea of giving a free single (which always costs a lot more) to get a bowl at a tailender? #1. you accept that you can't get the batsman out #2. you kill the morale and 3. you give up a lot more runs.

12:33 AM  
Blogger Gaurav Sethi said...

Good point about the 7th wkt p'ship, Jonathan.

A high % of these must involve Vettori. It's a smart position for him to bat, seeing his type of game - lotta play thru third maid-point; and the ball does a lot less by the time he's in.

2:32 AM  

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