Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Back into Winning Ways!!!

Hi gags,
Wondering what the post is about??? Well... Im getting back to my favorite thing that most interests me and thats cricket... And im rite now gonna write about the recently concluded second test between India and England at Nottingham where India after being so close to the jaws of defeat at Lords, came back strongly to defeat the Englishmen quite convincingly... A 7 wicket win overseas against the no2 ranked test side is something which no Indian would have betted on after the World Cup debacle... But the Men in blue proved them all wrong by tasting success at nottingham...
Rain rain go away, come again another day... Due to a rain delay, match started around 5 hours late... And, as the cover was off, Rahul Dravid won the toss and rightly elected to field first... England started off in a worstest manner losing Strauss for 4... Zaheer taking the wicket... And then, wickets went at regular intervals... Zaheer scalped 4 and Kumble got 3 wickets as England were all out for 198..

India started superbly in their 1st inns proving that the wicket was a good one to play on... Karthik, Jaffer, Sachin, Sourav and Laxman, all raked in good half-centuries as India built a mammoth score of 481.
In reply, England score 355 in the 2nd inns courtesy, a captain's knock of 124 by Michael Vaughan ably supported by typical half-centuries by C'wood and Strauss..
But it was too late... India needed just 73 to win a historic test match and go 1 up in the series. Suffering few hiccups in the form of wickets of Jaffer, Karthik and Sachin, India won the test with 7 wickets to spare... ALL WAS WELL!!!