Aus Vs India, 7th ODI CB series 08

17 02 2008

Cricket discussion with Kapsii, who’s a lil’ bit like ‘Daniel-in-the-lion’s-den’ here – an Indian fan in what’s predominantly an ‘Australian-cricket-site’. He does ok tho’… πŸ˜‰ Kapsii normally writes over at ‘People and things that annoy me‘.

Well, guess its too late to have a live discussion, with match over and Australia winning comprehensively. But there is always a scope for post match discussions… πŸ™‚

India had Australia (almost) . As an Indian fan it does disappoint me to add this “ALMOST” every time. What went wrong? Australia were 112/6 but how did they get to 203?

Australia as a team have that “Never Say Die” spirit so if as an opponent team, you do have them looking down the barrel, one should never take the foot off them… one should never take the pressure off. I was baffled when Yuvraj came on to bowl. India were playing 5 specialist bowlers, why did Yuvraj have to bowl?

When Hogg was at the crease I expected a seamer to bowl in tandem with Harbhajan Singh. Seamer would have had the capability to take wickets, while had they played out the seamer, they would have had to attack Harbhajan which would have again increased his chances of getting the wicket.

That is one thing I do miss in Indian team, the lack of confidence (as it seems) to go for the killer punch. For the Indian batting, I could not see much of it hence no comments.

For Australia, Micheal Clarke batted well, had he stayed there till the end, the target would have been much steeper. With the absence of Lee, still the bowling held together. Bracken looked good. But from what I hear, Hopes did a fine job too.

What do you guys think?

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3 responses

18 02 2008

I’d agree Kapsii – there’s never a situation where the Australian team doesn’t think they can win. As an Australian fan, that’s gratifying… and it’s a mental edge too. Opponents never feel that they are in an unassailable position.

19 02 2008

Ha ha… the ‘Daniel in the lion’s den’ part was funny, but brawny Aussies don’t scare me (unless I am facing them in a dark alley πŸ˜‰ ).
But I do find it strange that teams playing against Australia do not go for the kill! This was indeed after such a long time we have seen Aussie batsmen under pressure (when was the last time that Hayden,Ponting & Symonds failed to fire together?)
Clarke has done excellent work to dig them out of trouble through out the series (as a cricket fan I would love to see him get to a hundred everytime he plays like that, the guy deserves it, as an Indian Cricket fan however I would love to see him rested for the rest of matches against India!)

4 03 2008
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