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India didn't play well. Seriously. Opposite teams(Pak & SA) did play terribly, that's the reason for our victories.
Both matches, I did expect around 350 runs at one stage(during 40th over). But middle order batsmen taking parade towards pavilion once top order batsmen gone. We reached/crossed 300 only on last over of both matches. Plus
-Surprising decent bowling. They really saved the matches. Still I couldn't believe. But long way to go.
-Top order batsmen. Dhawan did good job. Kohli too but the 1st match he's reason for slow run rate during 90-to-100 moment.
-1st batting. Our current team can't chase any big scores. Minus
-Middle order batsmen(including helicopter). Exception : Raina.
Still I don't have any clue why Devilliers gave overs again & again to Wayne Parnell(instead of Philander or Duminy) who gave us almost 1/3 of our total score. 85 runs from 9 overs. That was really a very big mistake by a captain. Any idea for his decision.
Others Group A
-New Zealand(1 of my current 3 favourite teams. Others SA & Eng) doing great. All 3 matches won.
-Lucky Bangladesh got 1 point vs Australia due to rain.
-Afghanistan played very well against SriLanka though lost the match. See the score card below. What a close thrilling chasing! That's because of great bowling by a very less exp. Afghanistan.
== Afghanistan 232 (49.4 overs) vs Sri Lanka 236/6 (48.2 overs) Group B
-Ofcourse Ireland first. Brilliant chasing vs WI. Even their bowling also good. They took 5 wickets @ 87 runs. 6th & 7th wickets helped WI to reach big score.
== West Indies 304/7 (50 overs) vs Ireland 307/6 (45.5 overs)
-Like Afghanistan, UAE played well against Zimbabwe. Yep, another good chasing till the end.
== UAE 285/7 (50 overs) vs Zimbabwe 286/6 (48 overs)
-Zimbabwe did not bad vs SA. 277 all-out was not bad for chasing 339.
I did expect around 350 runs at one stage(during 40th over).
It also says that we batted so good till the 40th over to create a chance to reach 350. And in any case reaching 300 in both the matches against good bowling attack is definitely more than a decent performance. As far as middle order batting is concerned they are still not exposed properly. It is not that easy for any one to come and start hitting from ball one.
again to Wayne Parnell(instead of Philander or Duminy)
Because Philander got injured and was not in a position to bowl.
Sorry to say but i don't agree. I have seen many people who says IND played badly when they loose and says opposition played badly when IND wins.
IND did played well to win these 2 games comprehensively. We should give credit to them. They outplayed PAK and SA in every department of the game.
Our current team can't chase any big scores
Wait and watch.
Middle order batsmen(including helicopter)
I totally agree with this and believe Yuvraj would have been far better choice then Jadeja.
Saying all this i still believe that Aus or NZ will win this cup.
I don't give any chance to SA after their performance against Zim and choking against Ind.
So you are playing at both the places. I didn't checked there again when found that people here joined at ICC one. Few features are better at cricinfo one and few are better here at ICC one.
BTW I had a horrible day at FL. In both the matches my captain scored negative points. Horrible day. Super selected Dhawan as captain he will be gaining good today.
I was also there in that. I had the clue that rain may affect so I was watching it and opted out. But all that advantage I got got wasted in today's two games.
Anyway its a long tournament so still lot are there.
Overall nice tight competition is going on and we have a new participant at the top. A lot changed in the last match where Pompeyboy had a masterstroke with Southee whose record breaking bowling propelled him to the top. The difference between 1 - 2 and 3 - 4 are just few points so definitely there can be some change in coming matches. Below is the standings after the match 9.
1. PompeyBoys Pompeyboy 41302. Smash!!! Hulk 41283. AKT Ak 34584. SuperDuper Super 34425. Sams-World 11 Sampath 32766. Abhi_XI Abhinav S 28617. Super XI Sanjay 26678. Acers Justgovi 26039. Losers Madhu 1966
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