India (World No:1) STRUGGLING :136/9 after day 1 against South Africa...........
December 16, 2010 11:11am CST
The World No:1 test team India struggling against SA in the first test match. The SA pitch and their players really played good role in the collapse of Indian STRONG batting line up. Choosing to bowl first in bowling condition with good bowlers SA showed their skills. Just 38.1 overs played in the first day. Indians loose their 9 wickets. Morkel and Steyn done the damege for India. Only 4 players entered 2 digits. Now Dhoni(33*) and Unadkat are on the crease,soon they will also be picked by the SA bowlers in day 2 morning. What do you think about the Indian batting performance...
18 Dec 10
surely winning the toss was an important one, but we cant blame our captain for being unlucky. but surely indian batting was poor, not even a single player, played upto his experience or talent. every one was dissapointing. indian bowlers also was very very dissapointing, india are on the edge of defeat, thats what i feel.
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16 Dec 10
That was coming for sure.Poor start of a series has become a habit of Indian team now.No practice matches in South Africa and suddenly playing on a green top after for so long on Indian conditions, hence this debacle is not surprising .As expected Raina was not able to last for even an over.Hope they play better next time, good enough to challenge South Africans.
17 Dec 10
dhoni has been losing tosses regularly but since the team wins most of the time,it became somewhat a friendly joke but this tim,its gonna hurt big time. only 40 overs or so will be bowled on a pitch which will help the bowlers a lot. and its again a mental attitude thing. if at the end of day 3,india were 150 for 2 or something,south africa wouldn't have bothered because we can get them again with a fresh start tomorrow. but for a team like india forced to bat on a green top where every wicket will get you on the backfoot,its the worst toss to loose. the south african bowled well but not well enough to take 10 indian wickets in 38 overs. our batsmen gifted them with wickets by always playing on their backfoot when their strength is on the frontfoot like dravid,sachin,dhoni. seems the early preparations were for nothing.