2nd test: score at lunch, day 4

2nd test: score at lunch, day 4

Post by G Ber » Mon, 30 Dec 1991 11:09:26


Indian 2nd Innings

After 71 overs:

Shastri         c Healy (wk)                    b Reid           22
Srikkanth       lbw                             b Reid            6
Manjrekar       c Taylor (1st slip)             b McDermott      ??
Vengsarkar                      not out                          27
Azharuddin      c ????? (?nd slip)              b Reid            ?
Raju            c &                         b McDermott       1    
Tendulkar       c Border (mid-on)               b Taylor         40
Kapil           c Healy (wk)                    b Reid           10
Prabhakar                       not out                          11

Extras                                                           14

7 wickets for                                                   164

FOW: 11, 4?, ??, ??, 92, 141, 152

                 O M W R
McDermott       26 7 2 62
Reid            25 9 4 45
Hughes          15 6 0 28
Taylor           5 1 1 22
Waugh            0 0 0 0

Crowd: ~8,000

Other information:
The batsmen have had little trouble this morning, with few balls beating
the bat. There has been only one appeal, for lbw, off Hughes who has just
been introduced. The batsmen have been intent on defence, the exception
being a cover drive to the fence by Tendulkar off McDermott. The weather
is fine and cool-mild and apparently the ball is not moving around much.

Tendulkar "danced down" the wicket to Taylor and drove the ball expertly
into the covers where Marsh effected a brilliant save restricting the
batsman to nought. Next ball, Tendulkar again strode down the pitch, not
getting to the half-volley and skied the ball to mid-on where Border
held an awkward catch.

Kapil hit Taylor for 4 and 6 in successive balls...and was dismissed on
his first ball from Reid to give Healy his 100 dismissal in tests.
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2nd test: score at lunch, day 4

Post by Shardul Nitin Meh » Mon, 30 Dec 1991 12:03:03

       ------- stuff deleted --------

Quote:
> Azharuddin         c ????? (?nd slip)              b Reid            ?

                                                             ^^^^^^^^^^
----------> I think Azhar made 2 runs.

Quote:
> Raju               c &                         b McDermott       1    
> Tendulkar  c Border (mid-on)               b Taylor         40

----------> It's good to see Tendulkar scoring runs finally.

Quote:
> Kapil              c Healy (wk)                    b Reid           10
> Prabhakar                  not out                          11

       -------- stuff deleted -------

Quote:
> FOW: 11, 4?, ??, ??, 92, 141, 152

---------> I think the 3rd wkt fell for 75 and the 4th for 78.

Quote:
>              O M W R
> McDermott       26 7 2 62
> Reid            25 9 4 45
> Hughes          15 6 0 28
> Taylor        5 1 1 22
> Waugh                 0 0 0 0

 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      ******WHAT THE IN THE WORLD...??????*******

    ----------- stuff deleted ------------

Quote:
> Tendulkar "danced down" the wicket to Taylor and drove the ball expertly
> into the covers where Marsh effected a brilliant save restricting the
> batsman to nought. Next ball, Tendulkar again strode down the pitch, not
> getting to the half-volley and skied the ball to mid-on where Border
> held an awkward catch.

---> I feel that this was uncalled for. India desperately needs a batsman who
     can put his head down and concentrate, keeping one end sewd up.
     Tendulkar need not "dance down" the pitch for the 2nd successive time.
     I guess it shows inexperience, but Tendulkar has proven before (in Eng
     in 1990) that he can keep his head down and help India out of a tight
     corner.

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2nd test: score at lunch, day 4

Post by Kripanidhi Naraya » Mon, 30 Dec 1991 13:18:06

There has been very little discussion these days on the rsc except
for the scores. Let's do a post-mortem on the Indian (non) performance
so far.
        What is happening down-under just doesn't seem to be cricket, at
least, not what the Indian batsmen seem to be doing. Look, a team which
has consistently failed in 4 out of 4 innings to reach 100 without
losing 5 wickets is just not in the match at all, whatever its tail-enders
or the bowlers might do. What must be particularly disappointing to
everyone must be the fact that India's best bets down-under are the MCG &
SCG. And here they are being mauled all over at MCG.
        Since in any case, there would be changes in the team for SCG ( you
can't just send a team unchanged after two successive routs unless, of course, you are touring with just 11 ), let me make some suggestions for changes
in the team :
        1. There is no way India should play Srikkanth for the third
test. With Bruce Reid having recovered to play the series, I don't think
Srikkanth will be able to score runs in the tests at least where Reid can
have as much of an attacking field as he wants and there is no way
Sri can hope to see the end of Reid after 10 overs or so. In fact, I
would be surprised even if he scores in the One-dayers against the aussies.
        Srikkanth, in fact, is a batsman though great to watch when he
gets going is technically, woefully inadequate, which gets badly exposed
in a test match. In fact, i don't think he has ever scored much against a
good bowling attack on a bowler's wicket - against srilanka or Nz, or
against an attack on the dead Indian wickets, he might be able to make
mince meat of an attack. Worse, against an intelligent left-arm fast
bowler, he is just a sitting duck. Again for a batsman who relies so
much on reflexes, I don't think he is as sharp as he was.
        Who should replace Srikkanth ? Amre or Pandit, though I think
much should not be read into pandit's century against Qld, and in my
opinion Amre is technically better equipped.
        2. Bring in Hirwani for raju. SCG, I think, is the best wicket
for a spinner in Australia and India had better get someone to attack, not
that Hirwani is a great bowler but he is easily the only one we have.
raju is a more defensive bowler and I think much was made of his 6 wkts
against Qld, which he got mainly because the batsman were going for runs.
Hirwani being a leggie, has the advantage of being the rare-specimen of test cricket.

        What has most disappointed me in the Indian performance has been
the batting of Manjrekar and tendulkar, apart from vengsarkar, in the team.
Vengsarkar has been out of form for long in test cricket, so you really
wonder.... But i think even now, with one good score he should regain his
confidence. T'kar and M'kar are really good and it seems to be bad luck
that they are not getting the runs. It's high time they came good, or else
its going to be a cake-walk for the Ozies in all five.

         left-arm medium pacer he is
really a  

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