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Can India make it 2-0?

Let's admit, India is doing everything right to win this Test match, but the Bangalore one too is going along the Mohali lines - nail-biting to be the least. Not too many teams have chased down a 200 plus target on the fifth day on this wicket which is turning and keeping low. It will be a test of character and skill for the Indian batting order to consolidate the numero uno status in Test cricket.

Let's admit, India is doing everything right to win this Test match, but the Bangalore one too is going along the Mohali lines - nail-biting to be the least. Not too many teams have chased down a 200 plus target on the fifth day on this wicket which is turning and keeping low. It will be a test of character and skill for the Indian batting order to consolidate the numero uno status in Test cricket.

Australia already got the taste of India's top position when in the morning Sachin Tendulkar completed his double ton, 6th in Test cricket, and India took the lead. However slender the lead may be, more importantly, India batted till day 4 lunch gave enough time in hand for the wicket to tear, which meant Australia had lesser time to bat comfortably, build a lead, ask India to bat and bag all the wickets for a victory. India averted that possibility, but is completely not out of danger.

But a positive approach is the best to deal with this Test match. The spinners and the reverse swings of Zaheer Khan gave India the lead on post lunch session. Australian skipper Ponting was man to be had for India. He is a class on any kind of wicket and was proving his status until Zaheer reversed one to trap him in front. That was the turning point on the fourth day which India skipper Dhoni would love to capitalise on.

At 202/7, the last three wickets doesn't look like delaying the inevitable now, but one cannot be hundred percent sure in cricket. The faster India wraps up the Australian tail, the better for India. But with the wicket turning treacherous, it can be anybody's game till now.

Now that's what Test cricket is all about. The suspense remains till the last ball is bowled.

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All the best India,you will be no.1 within next two series...
shivagaddagi on 20 Oct 2010, 09:37 AM
a gud encounter till now the thing is fast bowlers r not tht effective yeah it is eversing which may cause probs and tht low bounce too but all in all i guess this is india's game we need a patient batting can't take things easy dravid needs to play gr8 ..opening should be gud then rest i guess will fall in place
PrinceDravid on 13 Oct 2010, 05:17 AM
Yes we will but THE GOD-R.S.DRAVID should guide us home with a massive hammering 100 and trash the Australians and his critics who surprisingly CALL themselves RCB fans.
maddydravid on 13 Oct 2010, 05:06 AM
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