Sunday, February 22, 2015

World Cup 2015: Short Notes - 22nd Feb

The second mauka. have to say its been a pretty good promotional campaign by Star Sports.
  • After today's performance one wonders, is this the same Indian team which had gone winless for nearly three months in Australia?
  • South Africa have been handed their biggest ever thrashing in World Cup games and suddenly not looking so invincible after all.
  • India out-batted, out-bowled and even out-fielded South Africa. Something has suddenly changed and for the good.
  • There was a deja vu feeling about today's game. Like last Sunday, India played a team in green, won the toss, batted first, lost Rohit Sharma early, Dhawan-Kohli got a big partnership, the No. 4 batsman scored a faster than run a ball 70 odd, India failed to capitalize at death and crawled to a 300 odd total and then eased on to a big victory. Only today's victory margin was mch bigger than last Sunday's.
  • India's area of concern - the collapse at death and failure to caitalize on the first 40 overs.
  • India's population has its benefits. We manage to reach out to every corner of the world and fill their stadiums.
  • Afghanistan and Sri Lanka played the first really close game of the tournament. Sri Lanka did get a mighty scare while Afghanistan just ran out of steam in the end with both bat and ball. 
  • Play of the day - Jayawardene's bat breaking in two.
  • Tomorrow - The battle of Britain. England should win but...

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