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Monday, February 8, 2010

Advantage Proteas on Day3 as Indian collapsed and follow-on

Brilliant spell from Dale Steyn(Steyn Gun) forced India to bite dust at Jamtha(Nagpur) on 3rd Day of First Test. Its been clear from the length Steyn bowled to Indians that he was looking to pick-up wickets. There were few bouncers bowled by South African bowlers in first innings which was hyped before the match and most of the deliveries bowled on good length. I feel Indians were thinking of bouncers too much that they played on the backfoot most of the time and got out to the pitched up deliveries. It was obvious from the footwork of Indians. Sehwag and Badrinath were the only batters who showed some resistance but Sehwag also fell cheaply in Second Innings where much was expected from him. Gambhir was unlucky in both innings getting out to peach of the deliveries.It was good debut for Badrinath who got 50 on his debut but that didn't help India from follow-on.

Indian bowlers must have to take leaf out of South African bowlers how to bowl on sub-continent wickets. if they learn quickly it will be better for India for next Test Match. This match is already over as India is on the verge of defeat and nobody can save them from this not even God.
Selectors will also have great role now onwards in selecting the Team for next Test Match.

At the end we have to say South Africa outplayed India and I feel they deserve to be the No.1.


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