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Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Jai said...

It's obvious that Ganguly was not comfortable using spinners from both ends during powerplay. Whether the spinners would have been successful during powerplay, it's debatable.


The previous six overs, with the field in, went for 16 runs in 6 overs and two wickets fell -- would that explain why, as soon as the power play was called, you turn to the one bowler who was so expensive you earlier took him off after just two overs? To see whether spinners would have been successful, consider the fact that Bajji bowled through the power plays. Want to know how he went? one run in the 24th. 3 in the 26th. 1 in the 28th. 3 in the 30th. At the other end, Pathan 9 in the 25th. Yadav 14 in the 27th. Sorry, pal, that cat doesnt jump.


  • So much for raina;s great fielding skills, also I knew bhajji could change a match in a single spell, never wished it this way. 3 overs and 32 runs on a turning track when part timers are bowling so well. Even considering the drop by raina match was over by the start of this spell

    By Blogger Avinash, at 10:44  

  • Agarkar in the attack...good the man sure know how to end the torture. He has been been there, done that so many times ( to India)

    By Blogger mau tor, at 10:46  

  • Starts off with a wide..have patiance guys..he is just warming up.Isn't this the first over of the match?

    By Blogger mau tor, at 10:47  

  • raina the great. why the hell are the commentators B*TCHING about bhajji? He had the catch dropped off him. Great fielding Raina.

    A twist of fate really. Ganguly loses his contact lens. And the match gets over in a flash.

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 10:48  

  • get the impression these days that bajji is an overrated bowler. went for a lot of runs in the last 3 overs; dunno if it was bad bowling or gr8 shots by batsmen

    about gang bowling seamers at that time the only reason i can think of is that he might have realized that spinners were the way to go in the match and having realized that had to go through 5-6 overs of seam so that he could bowl spinners through to the end

    what say prem

    By Blogger JD, at 10:49  

  • Well the indians quitting like girls. CMON SHOW SOME FIGHT. Another drop. This time Dravid

    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 10:51  

  • finals records (last 7 years):

    Play 20, lose 17, NR 2, Win 1!!!

    By Blogger Saurabh Wahi, at 10:51  



    By Blogger Dhruv Deepak, at 10:54  

  • We lost in Sri Lanka despite flawless captaincy, and we lost here due to Ganguly. The bottomline is the same - India lost.

    By Blogger Jai, at 10:54  

  • This match was ours for the taking I am hurting like hell another 20-25 runs and the pressure would have been too much on the kiwis. Plus the poor capataincy and pathetic fielding definetly means that we deserved this

    By Blogger Avinash, at 10:54  

  • Please don't keep talking about India losing 'FINALS'. It makes them look a lot better than thay actually are.
    Actually most of these so called finals had Kenya, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and West Indies B teams as the third participant. India actually has struggled to get into finals inspite of this fact..check the records!!!

    By Blogger mau tor, at 10:57  

  • avinash..oh yeh blame the damn captain....its a team sport and if the bowlers don't bowl in the right area, then what's a captain supposed to do. If you want to put blame, then blame dravid for going out in a duck, blame the umpire for giving a poor decision to dhoni and blame the bowlers. oh yes, but then again, you will end up blaming the damn captain, just cause his name is Sourav Ganguly. You guys make me sick.

    By Blogger jgohil, at 15:37  

  • jgohill,
    dont take it personal. And I am guessing you saw the match. PP raised several valid points abt SG's captaincy. I think everyone here absolutely agrees with you for saying it is a team failure, but SG's faults and his form are glaring in comparison to one poor series for RD or a bad decision by an umpire.

    By Blogger Toney, at 15:47  

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