Saturday, September 15, 2007

India Vs Pakistan --> Another thriller!!!

It was september 14th... The 10th match of the inaugural 20-20 World cup andwhat more do you expect than a fully packed house for the match between the Arch rivals India and Pakistan... Now, India were playing their 1st match of the World Cup since their match against Scotland was washed out.. India had to win this match in order to make it to the Super-8... India were facing a big task ahead.. The main reasons being:
1) Absence of the big trio of Sachin, Sourav and Dravid...
2) Team captained for the 1st time by Dhoni..
3) It was a FRIDAY and friday is deemed to be a lucky day for Pakistan... And indeed, Pakistan have lived upto to that hype.. ie they win most of their matches that are played on fridays..
Although some points showed that India would win the match... which were:
1) India boasted of a good batting line up with youngsters like Karthik, Uthappa doing well in odi's.
2) Sehwag and Harbhajan were back into the side.. This would add a bit of strength into the team..
3) INDIA HAD NEVER EVER LOST TO PAKISTAN IN A WORLD CUP since its inception in 1975...
So, all set for the match...