which side will win this test match india or england?
December 18, 2008 11:57pm CST
england had 70% domination in the first test match but viru's innings back india to the game.and we won it.but see the starting of this test match we have lost the match winner in the biggining can we win this match.
19 Dec 08
My friend in this series it is very difficult to say who is going to win the match. In the first test match Miusov that England was definitely playing better than the Indian team. In the last day of the match this scenario was totally changed. And it was done by the lasting innings at the ending session of the fourth day. So you can understand that after playing good cricket for almost 4 days England lost the whole match in just a few minutes. shewag made it Sobel for the Indian team to win the match and matter of 20 to 30 minutes. I still remember that when India was coming to pact experts were talking about the approach of the Indian team. They wanted to know whether India will try to win the match or whether they will defend for a draw. But the way he played, after 15 minutes the experts were totally convinced that India will be going for the win. So you can see this is the kind of competition between the two teams. So I think it is better that we do not assume anything about the match result because anything can happen. And this means that we will dictate a very good cricket match. Test cricket should be interesting otherwise viewers may not find interest in it. And if we get such interesting game of cricket in test format of the game then who wants to quit watching test cricket.
• New Zealand
19 Dec 08
I think its going to be easy win for Indians. All they want to do in this test match is to stick with the basics and play normal cricket and they have got bright chance to win this test match and win the series 2-0. England, on the other side have to work really hard to win the test match. They can afford to loose wickets on regular intervals. They have to be careful while facing Zaheer Khan and Harbajan singh. Overall, I think India have greater chance than England and in the first day's play India have lost only 1 wicket and put some nice runs on the board. Still there are plenty of wickets left. Still there i Tendulkar to come, Yuvraj, Dhoni and Laxman. If they put a score of 450+ in the board, I think England have to really work hard to come back in this test match. They have to score that lot of runs and then again bowl out Indians and chase the score. I think its very difficult for the English side unless they play extraordinary cricket to win this test match and level this series. India have a great batting line up, and England bowlers should try to take Indian wickets early tomorrow to come back in this test match. If they allow Indians to put runs on the board, then the pressure is on England side. I think England batsman should play a responsible innings in this test match. They should try to score runs. At least they should try to avoid the follow on in the first innings. Looking at the way Indians played the last test match, it seems anything is possible for Indians to be victorious. England should keep this on mind. I think England should at least try to draw this game.
19 Dec 08
With the present form it has to be the Indians,but England didnt play bad cricket.It was Virender Sehwag who with his scintillating innings inspired the batsmen to follow to pull off an incredible and unforgettable victory.In that test too Virender Sehwag haad fell cheaply in the first innings.Lets see how the match progresses.