Thursday, December 16, 2010

Familiar feelings and all that

If India are to be ever, ever, taken seriously as contenders for world champions, they'll have to get out of this embarrassing habit of losing five wickets before a hundred runs are up on the board - in the opening test of an overseas series.

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Blogger Golandaaz said...

Last time we took out SA under a 100. So wait till day 3. probably you would be feeling less embarassed

10:46 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I wouldn't be that confident, Gol!

India's 1st Test blues continue...

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..but you gotta admit that India knows how to spice up their matches....

1:20 PM  
Blogger Golandaaz said...

the feelings may be familiar but its quire rare for a touring indian team to fold so meekly (under 150) on the first day of a tour.

Guess how many times it has occurred. Just once..and we took the lead on first innings

4:36 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Golandaaz: My problem was not so much the getting out for less than 150 as much was it the constant 5-75 scores (especially early in games and series). These are way too common for a side that aspires to be #1.

Shridhar: They'll lose this one and then spend the rest of the time playing catch-up. Yet another overseas tour consigned to the "what-if" category.

Likatracerbullet: Spice up, how?

6:47 AM  
Blogger Golandaaz said...

Samir, "What if" is when it runs close.... I think SA will go for the kill. This is going to be like NZ 2002 starting the 2nd test.

SA saw for themselves what a damp pitch can do. This will be 0-3 type series.

9:41 AM  

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