Sunday, July 29, 2007

Carry On KARTHIK-ing

Today was a Great day for our Indian openers... They had a cool 147 run stand for the opening wicket in the 2nd Test Match of 3 test match series against England at trentbridge...
Both Wasim Jaffer and Dinesh Karthik played confidently to see off the swinging new ball and then stepping up on the aggression button after 1st hr of indian innings... Well the youngster Dinesh karthik was aggressive rite from the start, played sum outstanding shots.. He had his share of luck. He was clean LBW to Monty Panesar when he was in early 40s, but was luckily judged Not Out.. And also played sum loose shots , n was also beaten many times by the England seamers... But after all If u have th guts to take risks, then wht the heck go for it..
What i like bout him is his fighting spirit, and his commitment for the team.. He really adapted very well to his New role in the opening slot.. Interestingly hes scored more runs wid an Avg. of 68 sumtin as an opening Batsman than in his earlier No. 7 spot where he averages just bout 28..
Its so gud to see fresh youngsters like him coming forward and taking up the challenges n responsibility... What impresses me most is that he is always ready to take any kinda challenge posed to him by captain Dravid, whether its Opening the batting or fielding at the slips...
Well at times he gets a bit carried away, like last test in Lords' where he dropped a sitter off Andrew Strauss.. Such mistakes have to be fine tuned. Thers always room for improvement..
On the other hand, Wasim Jaffer is always so cool headed, always composed had many ups n downs in his career, Hes slowly started giving sum good performances for the team..
Earlier Indian bowlers cleaned up the tail, wid sum cool googlies frm Anil Kumble n sum fiery fast Bowling from Zaheer Khan.. England were bowled out for 198... At the end of Day 2, India stands at 254/3 wid Sachin Tendulkar completing his Fifty n Sourav Ganguly at the other end of the crease.. Indians shud aim for sumtin around 400-450.. So they dnt have to bat again , n hunt the English batsman for an Innings win.. Lets see how the match shapes up tomorrow..

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Aarthi on 10:03 AM said...

hey wen r u gonna write abt Yuvraj's 2 records in twenty20???

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