Monday, January 02, 2012

Sydney Test - Day 1

Sachin bowled Pattinson
Pic courtesy:  Cricinfo

Gambhir and Laxman are on their way out, unless something happens in the second Innings.  Pathetic performance by the two.  Good batting by Dhoni helped the score look decent.

Sachin I thought would make 50 but dragged a ball to his stumps...bad luck ! He looked good though.

Pattinson, Hilfenhaus and Siddle did a wonderful job again. Mr H's bouncers to the tail did the trick.  Well done !

The total of 191 looks reasonable now, thanks to some good bowling by Zaheer Khan.  He was on fire initially. Ishant was unlucky and Umesh Yadav was just ok.  Ashwin bowled two overs in the end and looked good.

Fielding is again pathetic.  Especially Umesh Yadav, who has been poor on the field from the Melbourne test. A throw-in today was commented as ' He threw it to some other ground ', by Mr. Ravi Shastri !  Dhoni dropped a fairly easy catch from Ponting.  Let's hope it doesn't come back and bite us tomorrow.  

Clarke and Ponting saw the Aussies thru the end of day without further mishaps.  

Looks to me that the match might be over by the 3rd day!

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