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Mithun's wicket of Chanderpaul was the key

Mithun's wicket of Chanderpaul was the key

Ishant Sharma is under the lights once again in the Barbados Test in the West Indies. His 6/55 spell caste a devastating effect on West Indies who were shot out for 190 replying to India's 201 in the first innings. No doubt, his bounce and pace rattled the Windies top and lower order while India's new found "Sultan of the Swing" Praveen Kumar kept them guessing which way the ball is to be moving. The pressure from both the ends has been fooling the Caribbean batting line-up all through this Indian tour. Amidst the pressure, it must be said about another Indian pacer, Abhimanyu Mithun who refused to be sitting under the shadows of their more famous and successful colleagues in the bowling department.

Ishant Sharma is under the lights once again in the Barbados Test in the West Indies. His 6/55 spell caste a devastating effect on West Indies who were shot out for 190 replying to India's 201 in the first innings. No doubt, his bounce and pace rattled the Windies top and lower order while India's new found "Sultan of the Swing" Praveen Kumar kept them guessing which way the ball is to be moving. The pressure from both the ends has been fooling the Caribbean batting line-up all through this Indian tour. Amidst the pressure, it must be said about another Indian pacer, Abhimanyu Mithun who refused to be sitting under the shadows of their more famous and successful colleagues in the bowling department.

Royal Challenger Mithun was successful on Day 2 as he foxed Darren Bravo to snick behind. On Day 3, with Ishant and Praveen keeping up the pressure from both the ends but without smelling success against a solid looking partnership between Shivnarain Chanderpaul and Marlon Samuels, Indian skipper had to turn to Mithun to provide the breakthrough. The partnership of 77 runs was threatening to neutralise the lead that India was eyeing after WI were down at 98/5 on day 2.

Mithun obliged and provided the breakthrough that India was eagerly looking. A near length delivery much outside the off was dragged to the wicket by Chanderpaul who tried an ambitious pull. That wicket at 134 opened the floodgates for India and Sharma then polished off the tail.

So while, Sharma is being hailed, lets not forget the little contribution of a Royal Challenger Mithun in bringing the downfall of the Windies. Another Challenger, Virat Kohli is not particularly having a gory time out there, but one patient knock is just around the corner, we can feel it.

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Mithun need to be improveed...........
krishnasa1 on 18 Jul 2011, 05:30 AM
i dont see him as a strong contender in test arena...
vetridelta on 12 Jul 2011, 02:11 AM
all the rcb player roxx
989874 on 10 Jul 2011, 05:59 AM
Mithun r u not wicket taker, r u match truner keep up..keep going on.....All the Best
vinodsexy on 09 Jul 2011, 08:21 PM
Yes it is a crucial wicket but it is not his debut...
shashi-kumar2 on 06 Jul 2011, 08:04 PM
gettin big man on debuet it's great feeling
krishnasa1 on 06 Jul 2011, 06:11 AM
Mithun started his run with a bang...Really can expect more from him...

Really sad that the test ended in a Draw...
abdul-razak on 05 Jul 2011, 11:59 PM
He is a great hard worker. That showed well in his bowling.
shriram-jagadeesan on 05 Jul 2011, 08:20 AM
Why did rain stop play
Adarsh-Kulkarni on 04 Jul 2011, 04:17 AM
Sad we couldn't make a match out of it..good positive effort by Team India though..played like a no.1 Going for the kill with a sporting declaration and almost pulling it off with some aggressive bowling~
RoyalShaan on 03 Jul 2011, 05:43 PM
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