November 25, 2008
The rejuvenated Indian Cricket team won the rain infested match against England to clinch the One-day International Series in Bangaluru.
The match provided its own dramatic movement nothing short of tele serial with rain interrupting the proceedings of the match two times. The Indian tigers are now 4-0 up in seven match One-Day International series.
Prior to the application of D/L method, India was batting comfortably on 106 with the fall of one wicket in 17 overs. 50 overs match was tailored to a T-20 match clearly placing India at an disadvantage but the T20 Champions tuned the tide in their favor.
The Nawab of Najafgarh began the run fiesta by hitting some crispy hits much to the delight of the waiting crowd. After Viru was caught by James Anderson on the bowling of Graeme Swann but the England’s ordeal didn’t end there as the their bowling was dominated by the big hitters of the Indian Cricket team.
Since the English tea began their cricket tour of India, their seems no end to their cricketing woes. Since the time they played their first match in the current series, it seems that they have developed the habit of taking wrong decision and when they take the right ones, Indian players dominate them.
This was a do or die game for the English team as they were already trailing by three matches but still they were not able to turn D/L method in their favor.
The credit for India’s victory must also be given to the bowlers as they made gutsy attempts while overcoming their inability to clench the ball because of the moisture on it.
The way England played in such conditions, the impression was being given that they are a bit puzzled by the ground reality. As a result, some of their big hitting players, such as, flintoff and Pietersen were sent down the order in order to preserve wickets. Even after the brilliant and threatening partnership of Flintoff and Shah, the curtains were pulled down by the Indian players in such a crunch game for the English team