Ebb and flow of Test cricket


Having lost the toss, India were put to bat under some proper bowling conditions. England could have dominated the Indian batting lineup, but thanks to some solid opening partnership, India stormed into the game. After having 100 runs partnership for no loss, India were expected to make a pile of runs thereon. Clearly, we were on top. But India lost Rahane and Pujara for meager runs putting England on the pedestal again. Pant and Jadeja batted, making approx. 50 runs together, again pulling India back into the game.

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Rohit Sharma and his nervous 30s…

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As a fan, it’s frustrating. Why can’t he convert his starts into big ones like he generally does in ODIs?—the question that keeps popping up every time I see his dismissal. I read a tweet: ‘Watching Rohit make quick 20s is better than watching him make hard-fought 30s and get out like that’ which made complete sense.

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“Cricket is a game of few inches”

A match to remember…

Not every time we get to see the remaining portion of the match played the next day. And one such match was Ind Vs Nz semis, one of the many dramatic, old-fashioned cricket matches one could ever ask for.
NZ when they started off I had this peculiar feeling ‘why are they batting so slow?’ Never knew I’d realise why the next day.

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