Friday, December 28, 2012

India in Do or Die situation in 2nd T20 match against Pakistan

It has been seen that Indian team is not able to bat, bowl and field. All these things were very much visible in their last match against the rivals Pakistan in their first T20 match at Bangalore to which India lost by 5 wickets.

There has been a lot of trouble by the Indian top orders to play a long and attacking inning. Brilliant and quality Pakistan bowling attack made Gautam Gambhir uncomfortable to bat however still manged to score 43 runs of 41 balls, Ajinkya Rahane gave a wonderful start and scored 42 of just 31 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Virat also looked uncomfortable with Mohammad Irfan's bowling and gave away a catch to the keeper. Dhoni totally missing the ball and is bowled by Saeed Ajmal. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were the only other batsmen to reach a double figure score. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar who was playing his debut match in T20 international cricket took 3 wickets and impressed everyone. None of the others from bowlers did manage to help the team to lead to victory.

“Ashwin was not playing the First T20 match hence we tried to damage other spinners with new ball and we knew that they are not world-class. Yuvraj is in great form but if you don't have a world-class spinner then we can dominate” said the rival captain Mohammed Hafeez.

Pakistan has a very good bowling attack. The 7 feet 1 inch Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Tanvir both are known for their deadly left arm bowling attack. Umar Gul is always dangerous with the yorkers. Saeed Ajmal, Afridi and Hafeez has always been known for the most effective and attacking bowling in the world.

Pakistan's batting looked collapsing at Bangalore as they lost openers Nasir Jamshed and Ahmed Shehzad, and Umar Akmal cheaply with 12 for 3. Hafeez and Malik made a good comeback and joined 106 runs of partnership between them. The task looked difficult for Pakistan after they lost another 2 wickets Hafeez and Kamran Akmal in just 5 runs.

The stunning moments of the match was an argument between Kamran Akmal and Ishant Sharma. Both had exchanged words and wagged fingers at each other until the Umpires and Indian players separated them. Roshan Mahanama a match referee looked at the video and confirmed that Sharma had started the incident and has been fined with 15 percent of the match fee while Akmal is charged with 5 percent.

Now they needed 11 runs from just 7 deliveries left and here comes Afridi. Dhoni had to give an over to spinner R Jadeja who replaced R Ashwin as all the pace bowlers were done with their part. Jadeja bowled well with just 4 runs in 3 balls but Shoaib Malik who didn't wanted to take the match till last bowl and smashed a 6 six of the 4th ball of the last over. Pakistan lead the series by 1-0. India will look to bounce back in next match today at 5pm in Ahmedabad and people can expect another amazing event at Motera's Sardar Patel Stadium.

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1 comment :

  1. Thank GOD the series is tied now