Monday, February 14, 2011

Warm Up Match : India Vs Australia – The Spin Win

Team India won their first warm-up match against Australia by 38 runs. It was very tough situation for Indians when their on paper strong batting line-up was struggling in front of strong fast bowling attack by Australians.

India lost their first wicket when the score was 12 runs and everybody who was expecting Gautam Gambhir to perform well in WC disappoint due his early departure.

After winning the toss captain cool Dhoni choose to bat first which once again showed the much more reliance and faith on batting side which proved wrong atleast in the warm up game.

It was a bad condition when India scored 138 runs and lost their 8 wickets. Except from Sehwag and Pathan other batsman failed to play their natural game.

Pathan who played his game with patience and combination of techniques took India towards the total of 214 runs. But still it was low scoring match despite of favorable conditions.

But thanks to our bowlers who put their efforts and played the major role in the 38 runs victory over the Australians.

Initially pacers were struggling and opening pair from Australia took the advantage of the situation and capitalized on it. Due to this scenario Dhoni introduced spin bowling in the 9th over itself to reduce the damage. This decision turns the situation. Australians who were playing good cricket against fast bowlers failed to do same against spinners.

Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh played the crucial role. Chawla took 4 wickets and Harbhajan took 3 wickets. Other bowlers played good supportive role which gave chance to India to win the match.

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