Virat and Gambhir win it for India to thrash Lankans 3-1

It looked like 316 looked tough from the moment go because India’s middle order was weak. Both Sehwag and Tendulkar departed in the 2nd and 4th over. With 23 on the board and 2 wickets was a huge blow for India.

Both Sehwag and Sachin scored 2 fours and got out because of the extra bounce of Lakmal. With the duo’s departure, it seemed that the middle order was put under extreme pressure.

But Gambhir and Virat Kohli started nudging the ball for singles and took the odd four. They never took any risks what so ever. Virat Kohli welcomed Laith Malinga with four consecutive fours. Virat was in his best form. Gambhir too. Both were taking only singles.

I was surprised that Lankan skipper didn’t even bother to stop those singles. He neglected it and left them to take the singles.

Both were on 99. First Virat scored his maiden hundred then Gambhir his hundred. With both having centuries, a pacer was introduced where both of them tried to clear the ropes. Virat attemted to clear Long on with the spin of Randiv but  failed where Pushpakumara caught a blinder and made him walk out for 107. His brilliant innings came to an end.

But Gambhir never stopped, he continued to score runs. When the batting power-play was taken at the 45th over both Gambhir and Kathik started hit fours. Karthik scored a cameo of 19 while Gambhir went on to score is 150 in the last ball and leading India to a fanstastic win.



About Adithya Ramesh

Yo people. This is Adithya. A student who loves what he does. Has passion for Cricket and is a die hard SRT fan. Loves to photograph and is a travel freak

Posted on December 25, 2009, in Match analysis and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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