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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Mohali Test - Honors even on third day still

After 3 days on a ground that is not supporting the bowlers much, the 2 teams are almost on equal terms (a difference of 23 runs). The sessions (out of a total of 9) won by each team are equal (4.5 days each). The Indian team was on course for a huge total but the dismissal of Tendulkar made the Oz team come back in a strong manner.

Sachin lost his chance to score a century but he must have been more disappointed to lose the control that he and Raina had on the match. Raina continued his good start to test cricket but threw away his wicket before scoring what would have been his 2nd test century. Laxman's health problem caused the team lose a batsman (just like they lost the services of Ishant).

The Aussie bowlers were also limited in their variety but they managed to get the lead at the end of the day. They repeated the tricks of the Indian team - right from the poor catching as well as the reluctance to take the new ball.

What next? The Indian bowlers should tighten the screws on the match and ensure that they restrict the Aussies to a total less than 250. That will setup the match for a good finale.
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