Showing posts with label VB series. Show all posts
Showing posts with label VB series. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2016

India wins the final ODI at SCG, Manish Pandey leads the team for the first victory.

Another huge total looks a big possibility the way Australia is batting presently on the back of Dave Warner's 5th ODI century at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India won the toss and chose to field, Ajinkya Rahane was replaced by Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah makes his debut for India. 

Australia lost some quick wickets early in the innings but Warner's contribution kept the run rate ticking for Australia. Australia are 225/4 after 37 Overs Mitchell Marsh is not out on 50.

Dave Warner is out for 122 Australia 235/5.

Debutant Jaspreet Bumrah has so far bowled a tight spell, giving away only 28 runs in 8 Overs so far.

Mathew Wade is the new man in for Australia. James Faulkner follows after.

Runs continue for Australia 302/5 Mitchel Marsh continues with free scoring with the bat. He is 88 of 70.

Australia set India 331 to chase in the final ODI of the VB series on the back of Warner and M Marsh centuries.

India finally won the match after some solid overall performance from the India batsmen. After Rohit Sharma's 99, it was left for the lower middle order to perform.

There was this opportunity for Manish Pandey and he grabbed with both the hands, scoring at a brisk pace, notching a ton, and giving India a much needed victory on the tough tour.

India reached the target in 49.4 Overs with Manish Pandey scoring 104 of just 81 balls that included 8 fours and a six.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

IndvsAus2016: India did better, but Australia played exceptionally well to win the VB series 2016.

India has lost the series to an in form Australian side despite good showing with the bat. 

As always Indian bowling remains a concern on every Australian tour. But this time around the team should have prepared itself for any eventuality like the injury to paceman Shami.

But I don't think any drastic changes are required for the team.

Also Australia's bowling is also good I should say, keeping in check any letting off of Indian batsmen to score freely.

 In a way the inexperienced Aussie attack of Hastings, Paris, Richardson, Boland, Hazlewood and Faulkner managed to restrict Indian scores at around 300 run mark, thus making it easier for Australia batsmen to chase down the total with comfort.

Had India added those crucial 20-25 odd runs more, then surely Australia batsmen would have come under serious pressure.

Overall I think India played well, and lost out only in some quarters, like Skipper Dhoni lost out on one or two occasions to capitalise the solid platform India top order provided. 

I think India should continue to play as it was, but I think it will be interesting to see the motivation of the players after losing the series after putting up such good huge totals on the board for the team.

Rohit Sharma did exceptionally well, scoring back to back centuries. Virat Kohli played gem of a knock when India needed it the most at MCG. Rahane was always there with the bat keeping the rate up for the team.

It is only on a day all the bowling, batting and fielding clicks for India, that India could win against a thoroughly professional side like Australia.

Talent wise India I think India is far superior than Australia, but to win the game you should need to perform as a team.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

India bats again at Melbourne in a crucial match in the series against Australia

India batting first after Australia elected to field after winning the Toss. Rohit Sharma was out early for 6.

Thereafter Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli built the innings together with a 119 run partnership for the second wicket, and then Shikhar Dhawan was out for a patient knock of 68.

As the last reports came in Kohli 71 Rahane 19 India 170/2 was the scoreline.

It is bowling which is of a concern for the team as was seen on two batsman friendly wickets at Perth and Gabba.

Melbourne is altogether a different wicket, you need to toil hard to get runs it is not that easy for the visitors.

But when the hosts will come out to bat it will be an altogether different story. They will surely come bang bang as they have nothing to loose and they are already two nil up in the series. Home conditions is an added advantage.

Rishi Dhawan has been included in the place of R Ashwin in the playing eleven.

320 should be scored for defending against a strong inform batting lineup. I would be happy if the team wins with even a 280 too, but that isn't the case as has been observed in the earlier two matches. Australia easily managed to chased down two 300 plus totals.

Rishi Dhawan is too a late a change, he should have been in the team from the first match, but one or two players inclusion or exclusion doesn't matter, it is a team game. The team should collectively have to perform out of the ordinary to win. And Australia looks in ominous form as usual at home.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Australia batting strongly in the second ODI at Brisbane against India

India second time in the series has posted another big total 0f 308/8 for Australia to chase in the second ODI at Brisbane.

Rohit Sharma continues his form with another stroke filled century in the second ODI after the huge Perth knock.

But Australia in reply is going strong at the moment at 143/0 24.3 Overs.

 Finch and Marsh are presently batting at 69 and 61 respectively. 

India bowling has again failed to put any pressure on Australia batsman. Looks like Australia is on it's way to win the second ODI also in a more convincing fashion.


148/1 Finch is bowled out by Jadeja for 71. Skipper Steve Smith is the new batsman for Australia.