Stunning stuff

After bowling out Pakistan for just 109 in 41.1 overs, the Indian batsmen had to bat out for 10 minutes before dinner (stupid rule) . In 3.2 overs during that period, India lost 6 wickets for 9 runs against some devastating swing bowling from the two Pakistan opening bowlers, Jamshed and Anwar. Absolutely stunning stuff.
Look at Anwar's spell: N, W, N1, N, dot, W, dot, W, N, dot, W - thatz 7 legal deliveries, 4 no balls, 1 run off the bat and 4 top-order wickets. At the other end, Jamshed (who looks very bit the next Wasim Akram) bowled 11 dot balls, gave away a four and more importantly picked up the key wickets of the dangerous Dhiman (off the first ball of the innings) and skipper Shukla (with a real peach of an inswinger that would have made Akram real proud).

Honestly, I have never seen anything like this before. 9-6 in 3.3 overs looks like a score straight out of one of those under-11 gully games in the neighborhood. Unless Venkatesh Prasad serves the remaining batsmen some magic potion for dinner, Pakistan look to win this game in a canter. At this rate the innings might fold up within 5 overs.

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Blogger Nagu 5:17 AM

yeah it is an amazing score line for finals .unless piyush or some hold their ground its pakistans again will run away with world cup    



Blogger vishnupavan 7:49 AM

Piyush almost did it.. if only Pinal didn't get out at 62, the story could have been a lot different.. But their bowlers bowled like champions and just for that fact alone, they deserved to win..    



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