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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

England Home Tests - All-round performance by India to go up 2-0

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A superb performance by the Indian team saw them take an unbeaten lead in the five-match test series.
England have been affected by the relative loss of form of captain Cook (compared to the previous tours), batting of the lower order not as good as the Indians while the Indians have shown great all-round performance to win this test. Replacement opener/keeper Parthiv Patel was great, giving the team management all reasons to smile!

Two more matches and I dont expect the English to win anything else, especially with new replacements.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

England Home Tests - Massive win for India to go ahead 1-0

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India won the 2nd test match versus England by 246 runs!Virat Kohli contributed 248 runs in both innings of the match, but it was a team effort.

  1. Chet Pujara scored a century in the first innings to shore up the Indian total
  2. Ashwin's eight-wicket haul and impressive batting continued!
  3. Jayant Yadav was a revelation with his all-round stints.
  4. Shami took crucial wickets in both innings to complete the formalities.

Forget the stats, it was an impressive win by the Indian team. Onto Mohali, where the English will have one change in the batting and I expect India to go with three pacers!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

England Home tests - Interesting high-scoring draw to end first test

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The first test saw scores of 500+ being scored and predictably ended in a draw. But, it was interesting too. No one expected the English spinners to collect so many wickets, though the Indians also bowled decently. All in all, it is a four test series remaining now. My prediction is 2-2.Can India go one better and win the series? Wait and watch this space!

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Monday, October 31, 2016

NZ Home ODIs - India seal series with crushing win

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190 runs. That was the difference between the two teams in Vizag. Without major contributions with the bat by Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni. No Ashwin or Jadeja as well ( enjoying a rest in the midst of a hectic home season). Amit Mishra it was, who became the nemesis with his guile and turn. The Black Caps tried their best but chasing a difficult targat against the Indian spinners was beyond their reach. SIMPLE AS that. But, well tried Kane and team!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

NZ Home ODIs - NZ strike baack to level series

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In Dhoni's hometown, Black Caps scored a total that was just beyond India's reach. Kohli, Dhoni left early, putting the onus on lower middle order. They tried their best, learning a lot in the process, but could not win the match. Dhoni asked for more patience, which is fair.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NZ Home ODIs - MSD, Kohli take India to 2-1 lead

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Dhoni promoted himself to give the stability, using which Kohli roared past 150 to take India to 2-1 lead in the series.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

NZ Home ODIs - NZ sneak past Indians to level the series

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The Indian bowlers continued their good work to pull back the target but even that turned out to be tall by six runs for the Indian batting.

Kohli failed for once and MSD couldnt get going in a rare occurence. Hardik Pandya tried his best but that could only reduce the losing margin. NZ levelled the series but the Indians will be keen  to come back and win the series.

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NZ Home ODIs - easy chase after bowlers trick

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The bowlers restricted NZ to a target that was easily chased down. With Kohli's good form, it was just a formality. But, MSD should be happy with his bowlers trick to restrict the Black Caps in the morning.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NZ Home Series - India win 500th test match easily...

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India won their 500th test match easily against Black Caps, by 197 runs, thanks to a well-rounded team performance. Though the first innings score was below-par, the batsmen led by Murali Vijay and Chet Pujara put up a target for NZ that was way beyond their reach. The bowlers with the pitch helping Ashwin and Jadeja, produced unplayable deliveries to skittle out the NZ batsmen.

What  more did Kohli and Kumble want? Not a hamstring niggle to rule out KL Rahul or injury scare to Ashwin from next test at Kolkata !