Friday, March 23, 2007

It's gonna be tough ...

[Ganguly embracing Tendulkar (?) after Sangakkara's dismissal.]

After a promising start -- tight bowling, tight fielding, not too many boundaries, and getting some big batters out early (Jayasuriya and Jayawardane especially) -- India let the Sri Lankans put a solid total on the scoreboard. We're chasing 254. The team doesn't do well under pressure, and history, it seems, is against India -- it's only twice in ODI history on this pitch that a team batting second has scored more.

And why the heck did we give away so many extras? 28 to be precise? So many wides and bys?

Regardless, it's going to be an exciting and nerve wracking second half. (Assuming we don't just crumble. It's happened often enough!).

I think I'll be up late ... :) ['Sides there's a bond movie showing on Star Movies -- great filler during the commercials ... Have I ever mentioned that there are way too many commercials on Indian TV? Even on friggin' HBO!]

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