Well well well… So India won its first match today Against Bangladesh. Scorecard is available on various websites. And cricket enthusiast would not have missed a single ball on TV. Btw I dropped my plan to buy a portable TV for world cup, probably that was insane. you might wonder, what was insane? either buying TV or not buying TV.
Anyway, Thanks to my Photon connection, I just was just not able to watch Live streaming courtesy http://www.espnstar.com, So yahoo cricket ball-by-ball commentary was my respite.
Coming to the point, India won its first match in 2011 edition of world cup against Bangladesh. A thumping total of 370 runs was just not possible without ‘the‘ Sehwaag’s onslaught and a confident 100 run from Virat Kohli. Anyway, it was against the bowlers of Bangladesh. But runs are runs, isn’t it? Sehwaag’s 175 is just right for the start India will wish to have him in other matches, where opponents are stronger and smarter. Batting department was overall good.
Lets come to bowling. I felt Bangladesh total of 283 was much more than what anybody would have expected from Indian Bowlers. Disregarding what the so-called Cricket experts say about home support and what and what not, I say, India Lost this match for lack of bowling expertise. Zahir khan scalped his first victim after some 20th over. Only Munaf could invade B’desh top order batsmen. Sreesanth was too expensive to be bowling in world cup and Yuvi just fails to impress with his above 6 run rate.
Any way batting is shining armor in Team India.
On a final note, while batting was shining, Bowling failed India.