Trade the cap for the cup!
Was good to get an additional spinner for the Nagpur track (though we definitely neeed pk back for the rest of the matches). Steyn seems to love Nagpur pitch. We did great to restrict the Deccans to 150. Rohit was looking in great touch. (good for the world cup)
I thought Kallis was too slow and predictable. The pitch was good to bowl slow pace.. but not if you are predictable short.
We looked cruising when RD and Kallis were in. And then we lost the plot. Kallis slowed down a little too much today. So the pressure was building.
The ground was big. After the good start all we needed to do was to nudge around in the gaps and take the twos. But we were still in Bangalore! Three big wickets fell to long on/off. And in the end it was a little too much to do. Robin almost got us home.. Maybe he could have held the nerve after thrashing harris. But still another amazing knock by him!
We've got the orange cap back from SRT, but I guess we could have traded it for match cup instead.
Still very much in the fight. But its getting very tight now.
Against Rajasthan, I hope we win the toss. On that pitch, and by our strength we definitely need to bat second.