Saturday, April 09, 2005

ODI 3 ...almost gone !

Similar script...bat big....and squeeze opposition from pressure ! Not much fun this way. But few interesting aspects of this match : Indian bowlers seem to be jaded a bit. Except Nehra, he was all fired up. Khan and Pathan seem to be holding back. Harbhajan is also not as penetrative as usual

Pak seamer bowled like Nehra, and won the match in 15 overs taking 6 wkts. Not much fault of the batsmen.

But it should be remembered that its the same team who won two consecutive games on a trot (well balaji was missing...he might have made a difference). No point blaming too much, the matches on Indian pitches are like this most of the time.

Its interesting to note that Pak made two changes in the team (so much blame being laid on their wrong lineup earlier, making it out as main reason for their flat performance etc etc) Younis Khan in batting....and was hardly needed....and Danish Kaneria...who again came in to ball when Ind had almost lost the match. So, changing the team may not necessarily win you a match.


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