Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rahul, a lone fighter: BRC lose one more

The poor show from BRC's star players continues.The top order followed the below par performence from the bowlers.With some really good seamers like Steyn and Praveen Kumar, along with the all rounders Kallis and Ryder, one gets surprised to see the opponents crashing the ball out of the ground.Today, when Gilly started in his own fashion, even Pietersen couldn't hide his fear.Gilly's 71 was followed by blietzkrieg from Rohit Sharma.With a huge target of 185 to chase, it was expected from atleast one of the top order players to click.But, as usual, BRC lost 2 quick wickets and straight away went out of sync.When Rahul came in, the scorecard read 32/3 with required rate of 11.70 per over.Rahul started off with a few good shots to keep DC on their toes.He got a good partner in Virat Kohli, who made sure that the strike stays with Rahul.
Even though the task was impossible, both of them fought really hard to bring smile in the camp.In the end, Rahul got out on 48 (27 balls, 5 fours and 2 sixes).Kohli continued to fight, but could not turn the tables.
The future looks dark for BRC in IPL 2, unless the batsmen play upto their levels.The openers must stay at the wicket for as long as they can.Even the batting order needs to be changed by promoting Rahul up the order.

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