India Vs Paksitan match in ICC champions trophy
September 26, 2009 3:22pm CST
Well friends, I had seen this match between India and Pakistan. Indian bowling was hopless in my view. Then when came to batting Dravid played a knock which will never help India to win the game, Gambhir and Suresh Raina's innings was superb in this match. But both the players got out unfortunately at wrong time. Dravid had confusion in running between wickets and Gambhir tried to take quick single which wasn't there. Then to India's woes, a hopless decision of LBW given by umpire to remove Raina who was scoring in a brisk manner. Whatever India do not deserve to win this match with such a poor bowling and batting performance. Congratulations to Paksitan and they are now in Semi finals. If they can pull on more victory on Australia then they will be group leaders. India will surely will not have much future in this tournament until they beat Australia and West Indies.. What are your opinion on this match friends??
1 Oct 09
India was filled up with injured players more and inexperienced team as well. One bad game against the Paksitan has cost them a lot. And same Pakistan team has to decide the fate of India's chances to semi final. I strongly feel that match between Australia and Pakistan was fixed. Intially Pakistan bowlers did not very well at all but suddenly, they started bowling good balls, what happen to them in starting only god knows. Whatever, no pointing in blaming Pakistan, India's are clearly missing the services of Sehwag, Yuvaraj and Zaheer. Ishant Sharma for me is not suited for ODI's at all. India has seriously have to look for another spinner other than Yousuf Pathan and Harbhajan Singh. Yousuf Pathan batting is big flop from very long time. Same is the case with M S Dhoni as well. Sachin flopped and Dravid was having problems while running between wickets. He is poor rotator of ball and get stucks at one end if spinners are brought into the attack. Lot of things Indian team management has to study on India bowling and fielding. Good batting order is also need to be set. Continues shuffling of batting order is not good in view..
2 Oct 09
What ever you have said about India is perfectly right and I agree with you.. It is time for BCCI and selectors to seriously look into bowling department. Next issue is that BCCI has to make a ODI side and Test side seperately. Sachin, Sehwag, Yuvaraj, Zaheer Khan and others are getting injured and their fitness is becoming a question mark. Taking these players to major tournament is big mistake and I hope selectors select a better team next time..
27 Sep 09
I think you are right in many of the aspects of what you have said above. You know, that Pakistan have at last ended their jinx of being defeated at an ICC event by India when they beat their arch-rivals by 48 runs in the Champions Trophy at the Centurion. Set a target of 303 runs to win India managed only 254 being bowled out inside 50 overs. India have only themselves to blame for their first ever defeat at the ICC event at the hands of Pakistan. Batting first Pakistan rode on a great century by Shoaib Malik who made 128 runs in the score and an equally significant contribution of 87 runs by Mohd. Yusuf. Earlier Ashish Nehra gave India good early breakthroughs by claiming two of the three wickets to fall. At 65 runs Pakistan were 3 down. But then Shoaib Malik and Mohd. Yusuf came in to stitch a double-century stand and take the score past the 300 run mark. Pakistan had no business to score more than 300 runs when they were down and out. But it was the lethargic Indian bowling attack that not only allowed the Pakistanis to set in but also set the Indians such a challenging target of 300+ that they failed to achieve it. It was only at the start of the 45th over, when the batting powerplay was taken that the Pakistani batsmen lost their wickets and ended the innings at 302/9. It was a good comeback by the Indian bowling though, for at one stage Pakistan looked to go well beyond the 325 run mark. Tendulkar and Gambhir started the Indian reply. Gambhir looked more attacking of the two. Tendulkar hit a good boundary through square and could do nothing much then. He was caught behind off the bowling of Aamir. Dravid joined in next and kept up the pace of good scoring with Gambhir. Gambhir was more attacking and scored more briskly than the 'Wall'. The Pakistani bowlers erred on more than one occasion with the front-foot no balls and almost each time Gambhir punished the bowler with a four or a six. But an unfortunate mix up with Dravid and a direct throw to run him out proved very costly for India. Dravid though, held fort for some time and top scored for India.
30 Sep 09
Well friend, you are right, Pakistan had finally breaked the Jinx of losing the matches to India in major tournaments. India's bowling was more depending on Harbhajan singh and he bowled terribly without any proper plan. Whereas Ajmal and Afridi bowled superbly for Paksitan. They actually turned the match for Pakistan. I was very unhappy the way Dhoni keep on Shuffling the batting order. Anyhow, the turning point of the Pakistan innings was India missed runouts and Mallik was luck to survive and made a superb hundred. When India batting poor decision given to Raina turned the game in favour of Paksitan.. Whatever, India has to think about players like Tyagi, Jakarti, Manish Pandey and many more. To much changing of players is not settling down the Indian team. I hope selectors stick with a team for a long time instead of changing players continuesly.
27 Sep 09
Yeh it was a bad performance from India. There was nothing good to say about the bowling. It looked very hopeless, all the main bolwers were expensive and they did not look like picking wickets. Credit to Mohammad Yousuf and Shoaib Malik for playing really well despite being three down. It looked like India missed Yuvraj Singhs slow left arm bowling. Indias batting was also not upto the mark either. Tendulkars wicket was a huge blow especially that Sehwag is not in the side. Gambhir played well though coming back from injury. Dravid was solid, but he and Gambhir just could not get going. They needed someone to score quickly around Dravid, but they lost wickets at regular intervals. And finally when Dravid got out it was all over India looks to be in a bit of trouble. They must win their remaining games now. Yesterday West Indies showed they can still play despite being the so called second grade side. Their bowling looked so much better, they had Australia on the back foot for most of the time. The batting was also good especially at the start. Lets hope for the best and may the best team win.
30 Sep 09
Yes bowling is hopeless from couple of matches, it is time to change the bowling coach and bring a good coach in place of Venkatesh Prasad. India too is not playing good cricket against the spinners these days they are struggling against Mendis, Murali, Afridi, Saeed Ajmal and many more. Dravid is having problem in running between wickets, he first had misunderstanding with Gambhir and then he too got out when his presences was needed. Anyhow, I feel India should stick with one side for period of some 6 to 7 tournaments. Too much changing of the players is unsettling the team.. Whatever, this lost had cost India a semi final chance. Now they are out of the tournament..
30 Sep 09
India is experimenting too much that is why losing games recently against top sides. Dhoni is making lot of shuffling in the batting order which is unsettling Indian batsmen. I was upset with bowling which is pathetic neither spinners nor fast bowlers bowled a good line. Pakistan is now a united side and their captain is very clever guy as well..