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Monday, October 04, 2010

Mohali Test - India's sorry state tilts match towards Oz

India's start in the 2nd innings has not been as great as they would have expected - losing 4 top-order wickets means that the hopes are now squarely on the shoulders of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman (will he repeat his usual magic against Aussies) and MS Dhoni other than the bowlers. With Sehwag gone, the scoring will not be as well as we would have hoped but it will be back to good old slug-fest on the final day. The first session (on all days) typically has not yielded wickets in this test - hopefully, for India, this will be what they will expect on the morrow.

Ishant Sharma, through his spell in the morning, showed the Aussies how they have to bowl on this wicket to get ahead in the match. His spell against the Oz in the morning brought India back from the rapid start that the openers gave in the beginning - 10 wickets falling for almost 100 runs at the end. All the bowlers pitched in to take wickets but they were also helped by the bungling umpires (more Gould than Bowden). Gambhir was again hard done but so was Hussey!! Tomorrow, hope there are no more blunders from the umpires (either way).

The sessions won stands in favor of the Aussies - 6.5 to 5.5. If the Indians can win the next 2 sessions, they can scale down the target that has been put in front. VVS did it recently against the Sri Lankans (afflicted with his back spasms) overseas while SRT did it against England at Chennai. Will they combine and do it ONE MORE TIME? Lets all hope so.
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