Ishant Sharma’s one over completely overshadowed everything else that transpired in the match at Mohali. We look back at a few significant occurrences in the game that people might not remember because this match will pretty much be logged in the memory of Indian fans as the one Ishant Sharma gifted to Australia.
In one of the previous articles this writer had stated that ‘Ishant Sharma’s ineffectual bowling is a major headache for Dhoni’. The way the third ODI panned out on Saturday at Chandigarh, the words also sound prophetic.
India’s miraculous win over Australia at Jaipur overshadowed a major weakness in the Indian team, that of their constantly poor resources in the bowling tank. India cannot ignore this aspect because chases like the one pulled off at Jaipur won’t happen every day.
The weather at Cardiff stayed alright for a long time to allow a full contest between India and Sri Lanka in the Second Semi Final. The defending World Champions India crushed the Lankans yet again to make it to the Finals of the Champions Trophy as expected.
Sunrisers Hyderabad eased to a 7-wicket win with two full overs to spare over a strong Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium this evening. It was a victory that was set up by the quality bowling attack for the hosts while Shikhar Dhawan has given a serious boost to its batting to guide them past the target comfortably.
Match 7 of IPL 6 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore finished in an exciting tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Hosts Sunrisers pulled off a 5-run win in the eventual Super Over contest.
India bowled out as many as 104 overs in six and a half hours to restrict the Aussies to 273 for 7. This was despite the tourists getting a strong opening stand of 139! It was a dramatic collapse for the Aussies – losing two wickets in two balls on two occasions in the day’s play. The match is now nicely in the favour of an Indian victory although the first day’s play was completely washed out.