South Africa win!
Its indeed a great performance by the South African bowler Dale Steyn and both the test batsman Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla. Its a shame for a No.1 for best defeated by a inning and following on.
The result was obviously known a day back when India were struggling at 220-7. But although, today The Indian batsmen put a very good fight. They closed in all just were short of 6 runs to avoid innings defeat which would have saved some pride.
But, all has gone now. We can pat the backs of the South Africans. Meanwhile, it is my duty to elaborate on my team and some of the good performances by them.
First of all, Tendulkar’s hundred. He was the performer of the Day in India’s point of view. The master of cricket is always there to save a match for India.
He tried doing so but in the process there was not enough support for the Maestro. His hundred came under heavy pressure. It was even more than Blaise Pascal’s pressure capacity.
Hmm, Tendulkar is great doing that. But he tried his best. No support in the other end couldn’t make his efforts successful.
Dhoni gave him a partnership but that was not enough. Badrinath’s role too was small.
I was amazed with the batting of new Lad Wriddhiman Saha who missed out of a half century.
He tried his best to save the day as he scored a 36 runs. He had good support from Harbhajan and Zaheer Khan with whom he had 50 run partnerships.
Harbhajan played as if it was a One Day game. He soon got out for an Leg before scoring a cameo of 39 runs.
Zaheer’s support was excellent. He his 2 sixes in the process. It looked so that he would go on to score a fifty but was in a urgent and gave away his wicket cheaply.
As said, when a wicket falls other wickets start to fall. This happened so when Steyn came back to bowl. First Saha fell for a LBW, then the last wicket Amit Mishra.
At Last, India fell short by 6 runs to avoid innings defeat. Hope this never happens in Eden Gardens.
Posted on February 9, 2010, in india, Match analysis, test cricket and tagged amit mishra, Dale Steyn, india, india south africa, innings defeat, world championship of cricket, wriddhiman saha, zaheer khan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.