Damn !! i have been too busy to notice that i have been not blogging for almost 2 months now,perhaps i should be saying that last 3 months or so i have not been so active.But a post after this indian win was inevitable 😀 .
Yesterday I had a double treat .HAd a huge party at GRT given by my roommate and then the win over proteas:) . Actually i never expected us to level the series after such a poor performance in the last test . But i guess we should always expect the unexpected from our team.
After the south Africans won the toss and decided to bat it was always a difficult task to win the series as chasing in fourth innings is difficult in the pitches that india has . chances opened up once india managed to bowl them out the very first day of the match . Indian innings begin with an aggressive start from sehwag that dint last long 😛 . Lakshman looked good but couldn’t continue .It was ganguly’s innings that showed some light for the path to indian victory . it was a good battle between bat and ball on the second day .India had missed the opputunity for getting a mightly lead but the last wicket partnership between sreeshant and ishant turned out to be extremely usefull.
Indians bowled really well in the second innings . Harbajan turned out to be a lethal bowler in that pitch that looked like a 5th day pitch.Although smith and co tried to stick on to the crease to build the innings the indina spinners were too good for them. Ishant’s over in which he took 2 wickets was the moment of the day for me. we were like 50 guys shouting when the stumps flew off shouting and relishing every moment of that..i guess that was the time i realy felt india had the chance 😛 .
with SA all out for 121 and just 62 runs to win , indian fourth innings was just a formality 😛 . As expected sehwag came with all guns out. 2 sixes in 2 balls and i knew his end was near 🙂 .Anyways SA dint have enough runs to defend so his wicket dint matter.Indian victory was very much the only option .
IT was quite surprising to see our team bounce back with a dramatic victory after the shameful defeat in the last test .The test series gets over with this with 1-1 and thus India retains its 2nd position in ICC test ranking table 😀 .