Monday, 20 October 2008

Ind vs Oz...Day 4

1003: After Haddin and Hayden grassed and Ponting leaked, Australian are suddenly making atonements by throwing themselves around. Suddenly they realise it's the cricket board which takes care of their laundry bills!

1108: Drooping shoulder, increasing frustration. Ponting finally injects some life and brings in Mike Hussey to roll his arm over. Last time Hussey was seen bowling was when Hillary Clinton was running for the US Prez's post, Yuvraj Singh was dating Deepika Padukone and Ms Padukone was not dating Ranbir Kapoor.

1315: India leading by 510 runs and Dhoni still not declaring. Needs to give bowlers time to bowl out the Ozzies. I think he is overestimating his bowling unit and underestimating Ponting and party.

1324: In between his attemps to halve the ball into two, Dhoni the Woodcutter was experimenting with a different scoop shot. So far we have seen the scoop famously bungled by Misbah which takes the fine leg route. Here, Dhoni was trying to scoop whatever White hurled at him to the third man area! Indigenous indeed but success still Dhoni.

8 comments:

Straight Point said...

now they are stretching it too far...

Som said...

SP, exactly. Expected Dhoni to declare earlier.

Straight Point said...

so the 'magic' number is 515...

Som said...

SP, yes. Finally good sense prevailed. Hope bowlers knock off the top order today itself.

Straight Point said...

what an outrageous shot from hydo first up...!!!

Trideep said...

Nice performance by the bowlers after the initial thrashing... we have to wrap up quickly.

Som said...

Trideep, 91 minutes and 18.4 overs, nice mopping job indeed.

Trideep said...

Nice & Quick SOM..