When England won the Ashes and followed it with a whitewash against India, the British media went over board and claimed that this team is well poised to dominated the world cricket over the next decade. However as expected the things started to fall apart when they started playing in the sub-continent tracks. They were white washed [...]
This Test series between South Africa – India series completely overshadowed the Ashes though Ashes was interesting for the first three tests and then it was a single sided domination but here in South Africa every test, every session was a ripper.
This is the second famous victory erupted on the South African soil and the victory was even sweeter and a special one as the visiting team once drubbed at the same venue 14 years back returned the favors with utmost dignity.
“Even the South African baby who came along with his/her mother to watch the first match ever couldn’t hide the happiness after Sachin’s fiftieth hundred. Such is the aura of this cricketer who hails from a country called India.”
Australia won the third test match by 267 runs.
Brilliant England won the match by an innings and 71 runs. It takes 1-0 lead in this five test match series.
No play on day 3 due to rain
Sri Lanka vs West Indies – 2nd Test at Colombo
India took a dip with two points down in its ranking as it won only match in this series against a team which is ranked at number 7 with 80 points. India now sits pretty at the No # 1 position with 129 points in the test rankings.
Unadkat and Mukund earn maiden calls
The true test of any player will be tested when he will be pitched against the odds and unfavorable conditions. Ponting has a vulnerable record on the Indian soil. With the dip of team’s and his form, things can only get worse when you are pitched to battle out against the formidable test side, which is showing all signs to inching towards its cause, to remain Numero Uno.
Though, all the three players showed positive signs during the training session. All of them had good hit and bowling sessions. The other two players who were equally pumped in the nets were Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan.
“We respect every opposition. Once you start disrespecting your opponents, you will get beaten” – Hauritz
This contest between India and Australia will be one big show down. As both teams will be battling for the honors. India which is happily sitting on the Numero Uno seat would like to continue its reigns for some more time whereas Australia will be looking to inch up the ladder.