What a match was it for India. But still I think that Azhar's dimissal was not the turning point of the match. Of course, much of the credit for his dismissal goes to Border himself.
I think that there were two turning points of the match
1) The run out of Manjrekar, which I think was just a suicide (`cos he ran the ball directly down two McDermott, who has the most powerful arm and is quite well known for his low, fast and accurate throws to the wkeeper). I think here Manjrekar showed signs of inexperience.
2) More, after getting 2 fours off the first 2 deliveries of the last
over and requiring only five from the last 4, should've gone for
singles/doubles for the next two, and if it didnot pay off, for a big hit on the 5th. I am sure he could have easily got 3 from the 3rd and the 4th, and it would've been much easier for anybody to go for 2 even of the last delivery. But, More showed his immaturity and went for the big hit when Moody, getting knocked 2- 4s off the first 2, was going for his best delivery. Matters became much more difficult for the newcomer on that stage, which eventually cost India the match only by 1 run!
Of course India are having a bad patch both due to their performance and the rain. But some netter (of course from Pakistan), was trying to convince us that it was good luck for England that the ENG-PAK game was stopped!! Either this guy doesnt know much about cricket, or thinks that every other team performs as Pakistan performed that day, or is too Pakistan-i.
In a world cup match, whatever may be the condition of the pitch,
any team is at least 95% expected to make 40 in 7-8 overs with 9 wickets in hand. There is only a 5% chance that the team will perform like Pakistan (that day) and will fail to do it. So, try to accept the fact my Pak friends, you were lucky that day to escape with 1 point. Could ONE TRUE PAKISTAN-I please mail something to let us know that you really acknowledge that Pak was lucky that day. This will help us know you guys a bit better!
Thanking you for your time and patience,