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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 !

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

NZ Home Series - Indian team selected

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After easily winning the overseas tour in West Indies, India come back home to host the Black Caps later this month. The Indian team was announced by the selection committee.The last day of the Duleep Trophy is still to be played as the squad was announced. Also, the India A team has to come back from Down Under - the selection could have been timed slightly better is the view. From the Duleep Trophy, what did we learn?

  1. Cheteshwara Pujara has no rival in domestic cricket. But why is he given the second-hand treatment?Check what the coach thinks of him.
  2. There is a big chasm of difference between Ashwin and his near competitor ( Pervez Rasool).
  3. Similarly, Amit Mishra is not being pushed hard enough by Karn Sharma or Shreyas Gopal
  4. Though there are options like Mayank Agarwal, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, the selectors wished to retain Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma based on potential and performances.
  5. Anil Kumble will continue with Virat Kohli the same plan that MSD had successfully pursued at home soil earlier - look at the squad for an indication of the pitches we can see.But, how will Kohli as captain fare versus the master tactician MSD?Tough question and challenge!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Duleep Trophy- Red, Green, Blue anyone?

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This year, two novelties happened in the domestic Duleep Trophy format. Most importantly, it was a day-night affair testing the pink ball.

Also, the teams were not zonal-based but all bunched into three teams - Red, Blue and Green. While they are fine initiatives, the teams lost their identity- no one could recall which teams consisted of who? The final will be played soon which will see the Test regulars participating.Hopefully, the experiment is majorly a success but the team identities need to be revisited. Do you agree?

Monday, August 29, 2016

2016 USA Tour - West Indies win series 1-0

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Despite conceding more than 100 runs less thanks to good bowling performances by Amit Mishra, Ashwin, India lost the series as wet outfield resulted in abandonment of play. By virtue of win in the first match, Windies won the series 1-0.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016 USA Tour - Windies edge India in high-scoring thriller

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India made their debut in USA, by conceding their highest score to any opposition but redeemed themselves to score the highest chase ever in a T20I only to lose by a single. MS Dhoni was on strike off the last ball to Bravo, who turned out to be more skilful of the two.But, MSD didnt disappoint - highlights of his innings were:
  • He scored 43  runs off 25 balls - strike rate was in his Top-20 of T20I innings
  • He added 107 runs with Rahul in 49 balls. Rahul was the only one who scored faster than him in the innings.
  • He agreed that he had executed the stroke wrongly after guessing the ball.
MSD also took the blame himself, despite his batsmen like Rohit, Kohli letting him down!And bowlers like Stuart Binny letting him down, MSD praised them for pulling back the innings from a possible target of 270! Only he can do this!
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