Friday, July 29, 2011

Captain's Log: Trent Bridge - Day 1

Dhoni should be standing up to Praveen Kumar. I won't say it again. Promise. I'll try. I really will. (That LBW call against Pietersen shows why)

Ian Chappell quoth : "a bowl-first decision is vindicated by 4 wickets at lunch and an all out on the first day (given the fact that you give up the fourth-innings advantage)". Dunno where he said it, but I remember it, and it sounds right.

0848AM EDT: Pietersen gone after lunch. Nice fast bowler's dismissal - Sree again. When this kid can hold his noggin' together, he can be a handful.

0945AM EDT: I missed logging the Kumar dismissals but this Sree ball to get rid of Prior has finally woken me up. Jeez, what a beauty.

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Blogger David Mutton said...

Seems that India have finally managed to work out how to play in English conditions.

8:54 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

I would think pitching up in England wouldn't be such a hard lesson to internalize but clearly its taken a test to get that sorted out!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Satish said...

Well well.. 124/8 at tea and I guess am gonna be staying up tonight. Now that our under-rated bowlers have delivered, the (over-rated) batsmen have to follow it up with a decent score.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Vaibhav Sharma said...

Lets hope this test turns out the way it turned out 4 years back.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Satish: Well, we had our chances but two potentially matchwinning situations have been taken away by Ian Both..sorry, Stuart Broad.

Vaibhav: One can only hope - but India were way more in command of that test than they ever have been in this one.

7:13 PM  

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