Sunday, February 21, 2010

വിറപ്പിച്ചു ഒടുവില്‍ കിഴടങ്ങി India won by one run

Jaipur:India won the first one day cricket match with south africa here on today
score India 298/9
South Africa 297 all on 50 overs
India won by 1 run and thrilling climax
At one stage, this game looked dead and buried for SA, but they found 2 unlikely heroes with the bat, in Parnell and Steyn who got them within sniffing distance. In the end, even the normally composed Dhoni was looking extremely nervous out there. What a start to the series. This is just an indication of what is to come in the remaining 2 matches. Fantastic stuff really....
Well, a lot of people would have put their money on SA to chase this down but, the Indians did well to get wickets at regular intervals and put the pressure on the visitors. Jadeja was the pick of the bowlers taking twoa crucial wickets and conceeding only 29 runs in his ten overs. Kallis fought a lone battle and kept things at bay but his well made 89 was not sufficient to take them home. Sreesanth came back well after being hit for 31 runs in his 3 overs and got 2 important wickets including that of Kallis. Steyn and Parnell hit a few big ones towards the end to cause a few hiccups but it was all too late by then. SA are tagged 'chokers' but they did everythin to prove that wrong today. India won the match by 1 run at the end courtesy PK. Dhoni shuffled his bowlers pretty well, and with this win, India inch closer to retain the No 2 spot in the ICC rankings. All they need to do is to win one more game out of the two that are left. Stay tuned for the presentation...
The Indians have won a cliff hanger here by 1 run

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