Indian cricket team
February 14, 2007 11:59pm CST
what a fantastic win over Srilanka in 2nd ODI at Goa. now the series is 1-1 and our team has to excel in last ODI which is to held on 17th February. it was outstanding performance by Dravid (66), Dhoni (67), Ganguly(49). badly sachin could not bat well. As far as Sehwag is concerned, i am surprised to see as opener. last time when he played in middle order, he had done well. but this time again he could play. we had guessed for opener Mr. Ganguley and Mr. Kartik who made 14 runs, not bad. Zaheer khan's bowling was superb. i think it would be his best performance (10-42-5). Dravid has completed his 10000 runs and become third indian and sixth in world. Harbazan Singh performance (10-37-2)is not worthy but i could not ignore it. Agarkar, Sehwag and Sachin bowling could not impact on srilankan batsman. at last my opinion is that sehwag should be sent in middle order for bat. because both team will try their best to clinch the trophy.
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15 Feb 07
well its a good win but not a convencing win by any meens, well coming to Sehwag, Rahul wants sehwag to gain his confidance back by giving him one more opertunity at the top, but he failed to grab the opertunity, Sehwag is a Key player and he must gain his confidance back before the WC
15 Feb 07
Yeah i agree it was great win for India as chasing on that slow, low, pitch with unevenbounce was not easy task esp. chasing when we have not done that successfully. And i give full marks to way Dravid and dhoni batted sensibly as when they came together we wer in spot of bother but they ensured no more hiccups and coasted India to win. Beside Zaheer's opening burst with ball gave India the upper hand. And yes ganguly also did well but should not be satisfied with 50's and 60's and try make big score. But Sri Lankans have exposed our fifth bolwing option by taking toll of sachin and sehwag's bowling. I feel it would be better to include pathan instead of sehwag or kartik in next match b'coz if he get's his bowling right then with pathan's batting we will have depth in our batting too. And weakness in bolwing could be overcome. Lets hope our indian team after this moral boasting win clinch the series in series decider at Vizag.