Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Disappointing Lose To India

Friends, after a long time since we lost the world cup there was one more chance coming in our way. the 20-20 world cup.. i was thrilled by the way the new format that cricket has got.. In this format full of thrill and energy mesmarising us for three hours..I was very eager to see the first match of india against scotland but the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled bcoz of rain.. The next match fullfilled all the essence of a typical 20-20..Which india won in bowlout where sehwag bajji being the stars in india's thrilling win against their rivals pakistan and stepped into the super-8 stage..

The first match which india played was with newzeland an experienced team than india in this type of an ODI(20-20).. Eventhough india started well and made Newzeland struggling at 91/5..the blacks made a brilliant fightback in the way of jacoboram and craig McMillan being the major destroyers of indian bowling and got their team a whooping 80 runs of the last 5 overs!!!!1

India too had a roaring start with sehwag and Gambhir giving a strong foundation of smashimg 76 runs in just 5 overs.. They took the team in the path of victory.. But india as usual
destroyed the path the openers laid for them by putting more pressure on them.. This pressure was started by Dhoni who did not play his natural game.. I think the captain post denied him to play his natural game..Finally india dug its own grave and loosing the match by a whisker(10 runs)..The main thing in Newzeland's Victory was the excellent captaincy of Daniel Vettori..

I hope india will put a good show in the next match and build its path towards the semifinals..I wish indian team all the best for its forthcoming matches...