04/07/2009

Dhoni plays a winning hand

India appeared to have considered the D/L method, when they chose to field on winning the toss.

As expected, rains delayed not only the start, but interrupted the match often. In the end West Indies played 27 over’s and India played 22 overs.

The West Indies did well by posting 186 in 27 over’s. Ishanth was wayward and both Harbhajan and R.P Singh proved expensive.It is time the Indian think tank decided how best to rest and rejuvenate Ishanth. The less said off Harbhajan's bowling the better.

Fortunately, India’s opening pair of Gambhir and Karthick came good. Their 84 runs partnership in 13 overs was effervescent enough to make the task before the other batsmen manageable.

Dhoni coming in ahead of both the out of form Rohit and the inform Yuvraj was instrumental in keeping the task in sight even though a rain interruption in the 13th over marred the calculations.

In the end, it all boiled down to the last over, where 11 were needed. Dhoni proceeded to deposit the 2nd ball for a 6 and India ultimately won by 6 wickets and with a ball to spare.

Match Summary:

India defeated the West Indies by six wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis system with one ball remaining in the third one-day cricket international Friday at Beausejour Stadium.

India leads the 4 match series 2-1.
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2 Comments:

Blogger LVISS said...

DHONI HAS BECOME A DIGGER OF SORTS.NOWADAYS HE PLOUGHS FOR RUNS.

04/07/2009, 20:45  
Blogger Ottayan said...

Lviss,

He also 'farms' the strike.:)

05/07/2009, 05:48  

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