What a match !

Posted on January 21, 2008. Filed under: cricket | Tags: , , , , |

There is much more to cricket,
Than just boundaries and Wickets …

The third match in the ongoing test series between India and Australia was an absorbing contest. There are many things that happened in the match that showed that just cannot be captured in an highlights package.

The best passage of play according to me was a nine over spell by rookie Ishant Sharma to one of the best batsmen of the world, Ricky Ponting. Sambit Bal describes this passage of play here.

Other things that stand out are,

Laxman’s uncharacteristic workman like batting in the second innings, to help build the lead,

Pathan making a comeback to the test side and bowling beautifully to get the Aussie openers in both innings

Symonds walking off without a fuss after the umpire had adjudged him LBW of a thick inside edge

Symonds and Gilchrist’s counter attack after Aussies were down in the dumps in the first innings …

The list could go on, as I continue to re-live the match yet again in my minds eye.

Ishant sharma celebrating after getting Ponting's WicketIshant sharma celebrates

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