Same old story

Same old story

Post by M1 » Tue, 05 Feb 2002 14:54:38

The same old story...
    Dropped Catches:  Trescothick - twice
    Wayward bowling:  5 wides (a boundary wide) from Agarkar including 17
runs in the over
    Eng 218/9 and we still couldn't finish them off - till 255   (Ganguly
had Srinath, Kumble up his sleeve, still he chose to bowl Badani #$%%)

While chasing, India were 191/3 off 37 (just 65 needed off 13 with 7 wickets
in hand), but still there was a collapse
    .. Kaif and Ratra threw their wickets away for big shots - when just
singles could have done it.

    ... With all this, we lost by 5 runs...   If we had played with our
head, we would have won the series 5-1
    (Eng fans - don't complain about umpiring in Kolkata and Kanpur ..
Flintoff was out first ball yesterday - but thats not a reason for us

I am waiting eternally for that stretch of days, when we just do the basics
right - catching, ground fielding, running your singles, not attempting only
big shots ..
CONSISTENCY - thats never been the hallmark of any Indian team.

I won't chop and change the team much - but Kaif and Badani are definitely
out and Yuvraj and Laxman should come in.
Yuvraj at least will save lots of singles and the break should do a lot of
good for Laxman.

...who will support Indian Hockey for a change ..