Thursday 15 October 2015

A roar against South Africa

Since, starting of a long tour of South Africa for India, nothing went in favour of team India and its management as BCCI and cricket world lost its one of the greatest administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya few days earlier who made BCCI to richest cricket board. later, two back to back defeats in T-20 international matches and one in First ODI match of current on going Paytm series ; in which first t-20 was a real nerve wracking encounter as both teams were played their heart out but at the end Africa had its upper edge. And If talks about 2nd t-20, which brought a black day for Indian cricket as dejected fans at Cuttack had thrown bottles in the ground after seeing worst performance from their beloved cricket team which caused a serious issue. Match referee had to intervene to complete that match. A very similar performance was seen in first ODI at Kanpur where Indian bowlers conceded almost 50 runs in last 5 overs and later on slow batting in those crucial overs again made Indian fans unhappy as another defeat was conglutinated on the card and a brilliant knock from Rohit Sharma went into vain. Then Indian skipper started receiving some serious allegations for being slow in that match. Well, Young pacer from Africa, Rabada was the difference between that match who escaladed over Indian batsmen with his fire-power bowling and kept our batsmen in check.  Nonetheless everyone was waiting for a win and that came into 2nd ODI  today.

At Indore stadium, India, that played 3 matches and never lost and exactly same happened there, India have a victory over Africa in a low scoring total.

=> Summary of 2nd ODI: 

After winning the toss, Indian skipper MSD decided to bat first in this match. Once his decision seems went wrong as more than half of Indian team tumbled-down like winter fall on 124 runs. None of us thought India would cross 200 but thanks to MSD for his brilliant batting of unbeaten 92 runs and a bit of resistance from lower order helped to reach upon a sacred total of 247 runs after losing 9 wickets at the end of the innings. Although India were never look competitive in this match even after scoring 247-runs as this wicket was a flat track and as other matches, this match was also look like going away from India. Only a miracle could have saved to India. For all that everyone was  waiting impatiencely for remaining match.
Now it was turn of our bowling department to do something that which never happened before like to take all those ten wickets of SA but it never seems easy though as African openers has started to peeling runs from Indian bowlers after they went off a brisk start. But all of a sudden, from 134/2, they amassed to 142/5. Very soon Kohli who couldn't contribute with the bat after an awful run out , took a blinder to evacuate  Ab De Villiers who had a-last-ball-century in Kanpur odi. Lower order of SA were also displayed some resistance but could not withstand in front of indian bowling attack and curse of bad umpiring. Bhubaneswar Kumar ripped out remaining last two wickets to ensure a 22 runs victory in favour of team India and winning streak for India at Indore remains continued and also gave a chance to all cricket lovers to rejoice after a long time.
At the end of the match , MS Dhoni elected as Man of the Match for his excellent knock. He was also playing his 100th one day match at home.
Honestly, this one would be one of the greatest victory for India in terms of performance. But all in all, this victory will boost the energy level of both team India and its fans.

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