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Good Start - Asia Cup

Indians after having a bad series in Australia has started off with a win in the Asia cup. Both Virat and Gambhir Guided India to a comfortable win over Sri Lanka in their Opening match.

The Second match in the Asia cup 2012, played between Sri Lanka and India at
Mirpur. Sri Lanka winning the toss and electing to field gave an idea, chasing
under the lights might be an easier job, but Indian batsmen and bowlers were
too good to pull off a win against the Sri Lankans yesterday. It was once again
expected with Sachin opening the innings along with Gambhir might score his
100th ton, but that was made impossible with sachin getting out early gifting
his wicket to Lakmal.Once again it was in the hands of Kohli and Gambhir to
rotate the strike, Kohli with a brilliant century in his last match in the CB
series continued his good form and Gambhir too, missing out a couple of
centuries getting out in 90's couple of times was in good touch from the start.
Both played well according to the situation. India having lost the wicket of
Sachin early was not under any pressure. Virat and Gauti consolidated so well
and they made Sri Lankan bowlers to feel the pressure and both added 205 in 37
overs for the second wicket partnership, more over both got their centuries as
well, after scoring their centuries both Virat and Gambhir fell in the same
over and both the set batsmen were back to the pavilion. The Indian captain and
Raina were to play the slog overs and they joined together to put on 78 runs in
just 7.1 overs saw India past 300,India set a target of 305.

The Sri lankan openers have been so good in the CB series, started off well
especially Mahela was in a hurry of getting runs, while Dilshan was not able to
provide a good start along with his captain lost his wicket early with Pathan
getting the breakthrough. Sangakkara and mahela showed their experience and
added runs quickly which made Indian bowlers to feel the pressure bowling under
the lights, it was once again Pathan who gave another breakthrough for India
and this time it was the Sri Lankan captain getting an edge, caught behind by
the keeper, this wicket was so important and India were right on the right
track. Mahela played well for his quick fire 78 of just 59 deliveries,Sanga was
playing well along with Thiramanne before he lost his wicket for a well made 62
with Ashwin striking in the very first ball of the batting powerplay, once
Sanga got out,India's chance of winning this game was much higher and the
Indian bowlers were spot on during the batting powerplay which Sri lankans did
not utilize much they kept losing wickets in the regular intervals, not to
forget Kohli's stunning catch in the field that saw kapugedera back to the
pavilion the very first ball he faced. Indian bowlers did not take much time to
clear the Sri Lankan tail and they were all out for 254 and India winning their
first match of the tournament with 50 runs. Kohli was adjudged Man of the
Match. Well played India!! Bleed Blue!!

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lucky4rcb on 16 Mar 2012, 04:51 PM
a good beginning...
VishwajeetRoyalChallenger on 16 Mar 2012, 07:42 AM
Well played India.All the best for the remainder.
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