Monday, September 28, 2009

Champions Trophy 2009 - India Vs. Pakistan Match

Indian team gave into the spin bowling attack of Pakistan Team this Saturday, after clashing with the arch rivals almost after a year, Indian bowling looked miserable against Pakistan middle order batting display, above that with our class players out of action, we were more vulnerable in all departments of the game.

I felt only Gambhir and Raina were going fearlessly after the Pakistani Bowlers, while Rahul Dravid did provide a costly presence at the pitch, expecting his partners to fire, he did get Gambhir run out, as he casually dragged himself back to the crease and got himself out. Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan never looked comfortable while they came at the crease and i think they were in two minds whether to go after the bowling or play defensive.

Dhoni had somewhere lost the battle mentally after watching his bowlers being pounded for runs, defeating Australian team in a good form after winning onde day series in England, their task seems to be more daunting to stay alive in this series.