Match Report: RSA-Ind T3D1 Morning

Match Report: RSA-Ind T3D1 Morning

Post by R. Bharat Ra » Sat, 24 Nov 2001 19:48:54

Pollock inserted India.  Williams and Das batted very circumspectly,
Williams looking pretty good, before he fell lbw to Klusener -- a
very sharp decision by the umpire... not easy to tell that it had pitched
on leg stump, rather than a shade out.

Dravid & Das batted out the last 45 minutes before lunch, going into
lunch at 44/1.  Not a morning for the fans of ODIous cricket -- India
going very slowly, perhaps too slowly by a shade -- but conserving
wickets was the absolute key.  The afternoon and evening are set
up for the rest of the order....

But with 5 top order batsmen only, we need to stay cautious...
But I'd rather see Tendulkar in at the 45th over than in the morning,
as has happened in 3 of the 4 innings to date.

Methinks Prasad is going to be not too useful here...


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