Saturday, November 26, 2011

36th century, 13000 runs.......form continues

What a series Team India had - bounced back hard in 1st test to turn the tables on West Indians, won 2nd test by an innings margin and ended the series with an epic 3rd test match. Who would have thought that WI will be in a position trying to save the match after scoring 550+ in 1st innings? And that too when they were leading by 180+ runs with 8 wickets in hand at the end of 4th day. In just another (!) dramatic collapse, WI were bundled out for 134, thanks to Ojha and Ashwin. Team India needed 243 to win from 70 overs and they were in hunt straightaway when Sehwag scored quick 60. The match boiled down to the last over, with India requiring 4 runs with 2 wickets in hand. In the end, it were the visitors who had the last laugh, managing to savage a draw out of the day they otherwise would have loved to forget.

In all this, Rahul Dravid kept scoring. 54 & 31 in 1st test,  119 in 2nd and 82 & 33 in 3rd. He looks in good touch and his team would want him to continue this run in Australia.
The 4 match test series against Australia starts on Boxing-Day (26th December). It will be a challenge for Team India to beat Aussies on their soil.

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