March 4, 2008

India beat Australia to win the CB series

India won the toss and elected to bat first. The conditions were ideal for bowling and Brett Lee started off the proceedings for Australia with a wide delivery.Uthappa and Tendulkar provided a solid start to the Indian innings contributing 94 for the first wicket partnership. As the records indicate, Tendulkar has never made a century on the Australian soil. He was at his best today scoring a superb 91 guiding India to a competitive total of 259.He has been dismissed in the 90’s 17 times so far. How unlucky can a man get? He treated the crowd with amazing shots.Yuvraj played well today and made a useful contribution of 38.Bracken did a terrific job picking up 3 wickets. Chasing 259 for victory the Australian played loose shots and were dismissed for 249.Praveen kumar emerges as a hero in today’s game picking up 4 for 46.His impressive performance enabled him to claim the second man of the match award in this series. He claimed 10 wickets in the last 3 matches he played and I am sure that this young man has a promising future. Praveen’s contribution has been immense in today’s match. After 3 quick dismissals the Australian’s were building a good partnership between Hayden and Symonds. The turning point in today’s match was when Hayden was run out by Yuvraj Singh. Soon after Hayden’s dismissal, bhaaji picked up the wicket of Symonds. The hopeless hope displayed a good batting performance but his efforts couldn’t help Australia win today’s match. The Australian’s were dismissed for 249 in the last over falling short of 9 runs required for victory. India beat the mighty Aussies by 9 runs to win the CB final.Dhoni has to be really complemented for this commendable win and leading the side through the CB series. This is probably one of the greatest wins in the history of Indian cricket. Australians can no longer claim to be the world champions.BCCI has announced a cash incentive of Rs 10 crore for the Indian team for the fantastic cricket they played. There is some good news for the Indian fans.Tendulkar has been ranked as the No 1 batsmen in the latest ICC ranking s.With today’s match its curtains for Adam Gilchrist, the man whom I respect a lot in the Australian cricket team. The youngsters have delivered under pressure and their impressive performances have helped to build a good team for the future keeping the world cup in mind. India is on its way to become the world champion.

1 comment:

RAZOR said...

Thank you mr.sekhar for providing such an informative match analysis.Ever since u've started writing such reviews I stopped watching live match.I'm a die hard fan of u mr.sekhar.Please continue the good work.