13/06/2009

India Vs. West Indies – The fall out.

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India slumped to a seven-wicket defeat against West Indies at the ICC World Twenty20.

The immediate ramification is that India will now have to win both its matches against England and South Africa in the Super8 to go further in the tournament.

Going by form, India can beat England, but beating South Africa is going to be a tall ask. From now, unless the unimaginable happens, India will be catching the next flight home after the match against South Africa.

Coming to the India – West Indies match, India failed to get a grip on the match. Though there were passages of play, particularly, when Yuvraj and Yusuf were batting when they were in control, largely they never appeared as if they were going to run away with the match.

India managed to shackle and get rid of Gayle early; however, they came against Bravo who sealed India’s fate with an unbeaten 66 off 49 balls. The unheralded Lendl Simmons also struck some lusty bowls to add to India’s misery.

This time India got their batting order right. Despite doing so, India marred its chances with the loss of the top 3 within 5 over’s. Adding to the loss of wickets, Dhoni’s inability to force the pace put paid to India’s hopes of posting a good total. It is apparent that Dhoni has lost his big hitting skills and has become a liability as a batsman.

Let us hope, India and Dhoni bounce back.
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2 Comments:

Blogger lviss said...

ON CURRENT FORM ENGLAND MAY NOT BE TOUGH TO BEAT BUT SAFRICA IS PLAYING TO ITS POTENTIAL. BUT WHO KNOWS IN THIS GAME OF CERTAINTIES.

13/06/2009, 06:49  
Blogger Ottayan said...

lviss,

If India plays to its potential we can win both the matches.

13/06/2009, 07:45  

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