Second Test : NZ Vs. India

@deserve40 (1642)
India
March 29, 2009 5:52am CST
What must have gone wrong with the second test match? Was that poor captaincy of Sehwag? or Was that much casual approach of the palyers? or Was that poor performance of the bowlers after getting first three wicket? What do you think?
4 responses
@subha12 (18453)
• India
29 Mar 09
it is very bad performance by the bowlers first. They conceded so many runs. Then I think the batsmen tried not full heartedly. Only Sachin, Rahul and Laxman tried the best. There is no responsibility of sehwag as it seems. he just played carelessly. Can we expect anything more?
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
29 Mar 09
Hey subha how can the bowlers have given a bad performance when the fielders were dropping catches again and again. This only shows that the bowlers kept on bowling their hearts out on the batthng pitches even after so many chances were spilled one after another showing that they were bowling very well to have created so many chances. The main culprits were yuvraj singh and dinesh failing in both the batting and fielding departments which is what they are picked for. And sehwag has played many a fine innings thanks to his aggresive strokeplay but he will not succeed in each and every innings thas impossible.
@poona_m (336)
• India
31 Mar 09
I think the reason for the poor performance in the match should be owned completely by the batsmen and fielders. the fielding in the first innings of the match was pathetic. it was as if everyone was trying to catch a wet bar of soap with wet hands. I cant remember when was the lat time I witnessed such poor fielding performance by the Indian team. This resulted in Kiwi batsmen getting away. All dropped catches proved costly. I think the mammoth total posted by kiwis was due to our poor fielding performance As far as batting is concerned, most of our batsmen threw away their wicket in the first innings. Gautam and Virendra played irresponsible. I know Viru always plays like that. But being a captain he could have shown a little more sensibility. Especially for the second innings dismissal where the team was trying to avoid a defeat. Dravid though played very well fell to a very poor shot. It was very unlike Rahul Dravid the way he got out. Yuvraj and Kartick could not adjust to the conditions. Laxman fell in the process of trying to get as much as possible. And tailenders could not be asked to bat when the top order fails. I think if our batsmen played a little responsibly 600 was a pretty easy thing on a third day pitch that was still flat on the fifth day. And our Batsmen did prove it with their display in the second innings. So as far as I am concerned the firlders are to be blamed for Kiwi mammoth total and irrational batting for the first innings poor show.
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
29 Mar 09
All the causes that you have counted are responsible for that....Yes Sehwag did not lead like a captain and his performance at least in this match demands some responsibility....however....hope that everything will be right and the match will be ended in a draw....
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
29 Mar 09
First you have to take account tha the pitch is not conducive for bowling. There was something in it for the bowlers only in the first hour or so which was made full use of by the indian bowlers. And not in just the first hour the bowlers have bowled very well throughout the innings although harbhajan was a bit of a disappointment. The fielding including the wicket keeping has let india down along with a bad decision as well and allowed the kiwir to amass a massive score. If tendulkar can take a running catch in the outfield with an injured finger and yuvraj singh and the wicket keeper cant hold onto lollypop catches then who is to blame. Certainly the captain cant be faulted for everything that goes wrong he cant take the catches and field for everyone.