Could be, but I rarely saw our batsmen alloed the spinners to dominate on first day. We scored too slow, didn't even tried to put pressure on bowlers. We were too defensive against Panesar in the morning. Anyway let us see how much build upon it now. We need atleast 350+ score to put some pressure.
Exactly what I was thinking. But the commentators thought opposite. I didn't saw the indian inning today but later when I saw they were mentioning that he played very well with the tail and sacrificed lot of runs (which is very unlike dhoni) in teams sake. When I saw the score card the story was different ojha faced 19 delivveries and zaheer also faced a lot. Then how he shielded them.
They must be paid guys to improve Mr.D's reputation.
When I saw the score card the story was different ojha faced 19 delivveries and zaheer also faced a lot. Then how he shielded them
That's just stats proving the fact how pathetic and selfish Mr. Dhoni is. He lets Zaheer take single on last ball of an over to let him face Anderson the next over from first ball.
He takes single of first ball to let Ishant feel the heat rest of the over...
which team was denied the spin practice in the warm-up games again
I think denying a spin friendly track backfired us. We thought Eng will not get the required spin practice, but what happened was they (Eng) beleived the track as the turning track and they tried hard to get the output. And when they get a real turner they became lethal.
Of course we just don't have guys like Azhar, Dravid, Sidhu, and Ganguly who
would have knocked spinners all over the park.
This is exactly is the reason. These guys were too good against spin and we had good home record in tests. Although I never agreed that we should build only the turners for the matches here. With this we never improve our records overseas.
Yeah, it'd have been nice if he got a 100 today specially since his Test average has seriously dipped in the past year.
That said I worry that this knock will give him false confidence about extending his career for the Australia series as well. Even if he scroes a 100 in the 4th Test, it'd be best for him to retire at the end of this series in my opinion.