Monday, February 20, 2006

Team India In Great Form

Congrats to the Indian cricket team for their absolutely mesmerizing performance in Pakistan. India thrashed Pak 4-1 to win the series comfortably. India showed brilliance in all areas. The morale of the whole team would be very high after the series. The most important aspect in the win is the role played by the young players. The youngsters occupied the centre stage and senior players like Dravid and Sachin backed them up and provided the neccessary encouragement. The strategy followed by Indian team was realy amazing and the credit goes to the captain and the coach.

I had the oppurtunity to see the a part of the final match of the series. I came back in time to see the batting of Dravid, yuvraj and Dhoni. Yuvi and Dhoni were in great form through out the series. Their batting proved to be a cynosure to all eyes throughout the series. Yuvraj has been pretty consistent in this series. Yuvraj took the responsiblity and saw to that India won the final match comfortably. Though he was limping with cramps he made sure that India walk through the match with ease. Dhoni provided a excellent finish to the match with some thunderous sixes. Yuvraj and Dhoni's batting were absolute feast to the eyes. Dravid's role should not be underestimated. Because it was he who along with Yuvraj laid a very foundation preserving the wickets and making it easy for Dhoni at the end to go on with shots. On the whole India showed great confidence and temperment. The youngster took up the challenge and performed whenever needed. It was great to see youngsters like RP Singh and Sreesanth rising up to the occasion with some great performances.

On the other hand Pak though they were able to put up high targets they lacked depth in their bowling without Akthar. I was not able to see the other matches but in the final match their fielding was a little worse. They missed some catches and too many runouts. There were also some overthrows which in the end reduced pressure on India and made it easy for them. Pak batsmen and bowlers have a lot of work to be done.

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