Monday, 15 December 2008

And the winner is...

What a fantastic Test match. Both sides had their chances – England bowled well in India’s first innings and poorly in India’s second. India batted poorly in their first innings and two high classing players made their mark in the second. Test cricket is the winner here as are the people who watched the match. There was a real chance this match was not going to be played, thankfully some planning and quite a bit of courage made it so. India are ecstatic that their favourite sons Sehwag and Tendulkar played such a pivotal role in making the largest run chase in Tests in India. It was somehow fitting that the lad from Mumbai should score the winning runs and complete his 41st Test century. England will, rightly, be disappointed in the result but they should also be proud that they competed in difficult circumstances.

Roll on the second test…

2 comments:

Mahesh said...

Fair comment.

As you said, it was fitting that a player from Mumbai not only hi the winning runs but also made a ton. Not to mention the fact that he is India's foremost sporting icon and a ambassador for the sport world wide. Oh, a genius to boot with a bat :)

Roll on second test. Mohali should be a great game or I hope so!

Once again, a big kudos for the English team for making the trip in these adverse circumstances.

Straight Point said...

...and with winner is cricket...the game...the spirit...

when you don't know who gonna be winner till last session then yo know you have seen a classic test match...

thanks england for returning and being competent enough to take it to wire...