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Monday, October 31, 2005

30 over mark

India keeping its good work going in the field: overs 26-30 going 6, 1 (the 27th, when MK came on), 2, 5, 1. That's 15 runs in this five over phase at just 3, for a cumulative run rate at this point of 3.9.
The field remains tight -- six in the ring for the most part, a slip for Bajji as well. But the two bowlers, more than the field itself, bowling with tremendous sense. With a wicket that doesn't offer real purchase, they've been slowing the bowling down, not letting the ball come on, forcing the batsman to make the play. Karthik bowling in the late 80s, Bajji a tad faster in the mid 90s, but compensating with more variety, and a very very tight line. Thus far, full marks India -- SL *opted* to bat first, remember; to do that, and to go at under 4 at the 30-over mark, is not by any yardstick good going. The only silver lining is, SL has wickets in hand for a late assault -- trick though is in using that advantage.

2 Comments:

  • what changes u marking on HS bowling?
    And hows MK, does he bowling any new stuff?

    By Blogger MAHER, at 00:42  

  • The wickets in hand is what is bothering me...it should be interesting to see how this new indian outfit counter charges the SL slog when it happens.

    By Blogger Realms, at 00:44  

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