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Morally England wins the game

In Cricket, Sports, Uncategorized, World cup on February 27, 2011 at 11:55 pm

India Vs England

Mahendra Singh Dhoni…

Captain of Indian Cricket Team. Batsman wicket keeper. He has some highest scores to his credit. ODI début in 2004 against Bangladesh.

That’s his profile says.

India played against England today in Bangalore. India scored 338 runs before being bowled out in 49.5 overs. Thanks to Sachin, Gautam and Yuvraj for shaping up the innings. And special thanks to Sehwaag for the wonderful start. Sachin completed his 97th century overall, and 47th in ODI format.

However things turned ugly when Sachin got out and Dhoni came to bat. Generally he is a hard hitter of the ball in any formats of the game, but off late he has forgotten how to hit sixes. Despite the fact, he still ranks in top 5 ODI batsman, I doubt the uncanny ability of the ranking methodology. Any way coming to the point, MSD came at no 5, which in no way was schedule. It was time for either Virat Kohli or Yusuf Pathan. But here comes MSD (eff off). And the result was, we fell short of some 10-15 runs. Later when Pathan and Kohli came, they didn’t have time to get set. They started off the hook and fell prey to tactics of English Bowlers.

England played extremely well. Andrew Strauss was phenomenal with his knock of 158 runs of 145 balls studded with 18 boundaries and a lone six. Ian Bell supported him well throughout the innings. Indian bowlers were mere spectators to the onslaught. Munaf struck well in the beginning and Zaheer’s wonderful spell brought India back into the game. But it was too late. English tail-enders finally wagged and England TIED the score.

It was the fourth instance in the world cup history and first time in this edition, where match was tied.

Who is at fault? Everyone knows. It need not be told. But one thing to say, This TIED match is gonna cost us. And MSD, cricket fans will remember your treachery.

Technically this match is tied, but morally India lost to England.

signing off…

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