07/04/2009

India completes a series win

As forecast rain had the final say on the 5 th day of 3rd Test between India and New Zealand. Zaheer Khan bowled just one delivery with the second new ball when rain forced the players off the field leaving the Indian cricket fans in a dilemma over whether to cheer a 1-0 win or to
be grumpy for not achieiving a 2-0 margin.

Dhoni could have sewn up this Test match too if he had declared earlier. He let the New Zealanders off the hook by some aimless batting on the 4 th day. Though one doubts whether an early declaration would have won us this match, it is the lack of enterprise that is galling. How glorious it would have been if the India had imposed itself by declaring on the 3 rd day and completed a series win?

Alternatively,one would not have entertained disappointment if the weather had intervened earlier,but to have taken 8 wickets with just 2 more to go, one certainly feels disgruntled at the 1-0 scoreline.


3 Comments:

OpenID philip9876 said...

From paper tigers outside to some real wins, i think i would love to see the brighter side of the team.

In the pursuit of winning, as long as the Indian team doesnt resort to cheating like Aus does, am fine. Even if it means a few losses here and there.

08/04/2009, 05:38  
OpenID philip9876 said...

From paper tigers outside to some real wins, i think i would love to see the brighter side of the team.

In the pursuit of winning, as long as the Indian team doesnt resort to cheating like Aus does, am fine. Even if it means a few losses here and there.

08/04/2009, 05:38  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Well Philip even I will take a win any day over a loss.:)

08/04/2009, 09:50  

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