07 September 2007

Well Done INDIA !!!

What a victory……surely a one to cherish for every Indian fan!

India started off well with Zaheer and the off spin-leg spin duo of Pawar and Chawla, restricting England mid way through the innings, but Shah and wright took it away from there.But the axe fell in the last over, when Dravid handed over the ball to Yuvraj( as if to challege England :show me if you can hit six sixes off him??? :) and he WON….as they could hit only FIVE…man…he slogged him for five straight sixes in five balls….!!!

It had to be a great opening partnership to take India through, and so it was, with sachin and ganguly one again playing the once threatening one-day opening duo to perfection. Sachin was toying with the bowling with his flicks, cuts and paddles, he seemed to enjoy his new found youthfulness in his batting in the series.It was clear that he was there to score runs, not to defend, and you sort of know,(assuming you are an ardent cricket fan) when he is in that sort of a mood…(remember 2003 WC PAK game?)…Ganguly was his normal back too, with his lofted shots straight and over cover.

The 2 fell in succession, gambhir , yuvraj and Dhoni crawled it through to the death…with 10 runs of last 6 balls…it was all upto Utthappa…and first a paddle flick to fine leg and then a straight drive for four sealed one of the most thrilling matches I’ve seen!!!

I hope this victory gives India a lot of momentum before the final game at Lords…It surely will be a cracker.. !

P.S. It would be great if Sachin finishes it off with a century, i think he deserves it