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February 21, 2006

Ind vs Pak – 5th ODI

Filed under: Cricket — Roshan @ 10:01 am

i couldnt watch the complete match.. i watched some of the highlights, India’s batting mainly… i would like to comment on that mainly…

first of all, Dravid again shouldered responsibility n came in opening… Gambhir n Dravid batted sensibly… there were trying to save wickets for the on slaught later.. quite a few people arent happy the way Dravid batted.. they think he should have been more aggresive.. but i think he did what the team had planned.. that is to save the youngsters for the on slaught later.. Gambhir i think missed out on a golden oppurtunity.. i had expected Raina or Kaif to come early.. but they didnt come.. i think the Indians were more wanting to win than experiment… so the inform batsmen Yuvi n Dhoni came in.. both of them played superbly.. it looked at one stage, when the required rate was above 8, that the match would go to the last over but both of them batted superbly to do it easily in the end…

the indians were very good, no doubt but the pak team didnt do well… there were without some imp players but india too were short of their imp players.. there r no such excuses in cricket.. pak was awful in the field.. when Yuvi was injured n wasnt able to move his feet comfortably, they bowled badly to him n strayed on to his pads which Yuvi easily dispatched for boundaries… that eased the pressure… they should have made him work more hard…

a deserving victory for the indians.. they r looking better n better… i think they need to strengthen their bowling to give the aussies a real challenge…

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