Freely Scripted Soul

February 14, 2006

Ind vs Pak – 3rd ODI

Filed under: Cricket — Roshan @ 10:01 am

a crucial match, midway thru the series will set the tone for the last two matches…

dravid surprised everyone at the toss by not only winning it for the first time in the series but also dropping powar, making zaheer as the super sub and taking rp singh… pathan was as usual in the beginning.. even though india was sloppy in catching, the pressure was showing on the pak team.. malik i think played a good knock… and razzaq showed his flair in the end.. i thought india had given 20 runs too many.. but still they had adv…

asif bowled really well.. the going was tough and irfan didnt pay off this time.. dravid and sachin played beautiful.. if one of them had gone at that time, the story would have different… sachin, after a long time was at his near best.. the combination of controlled aggression and experience… but when kaif got out, i felt for the first time that pak was on top.. yuvi continued his super form.. dhoni was the man whom pak will remember always.. he dismantled their attack.. and he deserved the man of the match award… in the end, it looked an easy win…
the after match ceremony had the pak president mushsharaff.. he praised dhoni.. and i liked it.. players like yuvi, kaif, pathan and dhoni r really come good when it matters..

and in an interview.. chapell first put emphasis on the dropped catches.. and then he said why they had taken rp singh in the teamand made zaheer as the sub.. to give youngsters a chance in pressure matches… that justifies the exclusion of laxman, ganguly and kumble (though i sometimes support them).. the team is doing well now.. and in the near future, has all the potential to be world beaters…

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