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Thursday, January 21, 2010

India complete the win at Chittagong

Ishant Sharma at Adelaide OvalImage via Wikipedia
Thanks to a good spell of bowling by Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan, the Indians trounced the Bangladesh team by 113 runs. The bowlers picked up wickets regularly to make the score 170-7 but the bowlers somehow took the pedal off the gas.

The lead bowlers were tired by their bowling spells and the backups (Sreesanth and Amit Mishra) could not finish the tail. Amit bowled well but without luck - the edges went to boundaries spoiling his figures.

The Indians did well at the end and as Sehwag mentioned, the Bangladesh team did not take 20 wickets!!!

The match was completed well before light had any impact on the match on the final day.

The Indians must feel happy that Ishant Sharma came back to form - the sight of the 3 pacers bowling well in tandem should be good news for India before the South Africa series.

The batsmen are doing well but the team would miss the services of VVS Laxman in the next test because of injury. Whether Rohit Sharma will be played or will the selectors continue with Dinesh Karthik is to be seen.

As far as Bangladesh is concerned, the team is still learning in test matches. They have a long way to go before they can get competitive. As far as bowling is concerned, only their captain is consistently effective. While their batting is still fragile, it is their lower order that helped out in both innings. The series is going to be a 2-0 finish for India - very little doubt about the result.

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