Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ganguly Was Dropped !! Was it Right ??

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Things are quite vague on whether Ganguly didn't play 2nd ODI because of hamstring injury or was he really dropped.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said after the 2nd match “Sourav has a hamstring injury. He was eager to play, but we were not willing to risk a batsman getting injured during the game. Therefore we decided to rest him for this game as well,” Dhoni .

But the BCCI Secretary, Niranjan Shah has clearly stated that Sourav Ganguly was dropped from the third ODI.

However, I would consider this decision as unfair. Because in his last ODI series, against England, Ganguly averaged 35.57, making three half-centuries and being involved with Sachin Tendulkar in three century partnerships.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Australia Beats India by 84 Runs and Takes 1-0 Lead

Australia once again scored above 300 runs and this time there was no rain that could save India from the mighty Australians to be defeated.

Australia scored 306 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs. In reply, India innings ended up for 222 in 47.3 overs.

With this Australia takes 1-0 lead in the 7 ODI Match Series.

B. Haddin was given Man of the Match Award.



A Gilchrist c Tendulkar b Zaheer 0
M Hayden b Pathan 75
B Hodge c Dhoni b Sreesanth 3
M Clarke st Dhoni b Pathan 27
A Symonds c & b Sreesanth 87
B Haddin not out 87
J Hopes c Dravid b Sreesanth 4
B Lee not out 2

Extras (b- 4, lb-2, w-15) 21
Total (6 wkts in 50 overs) 306

Bowling : Zaheer Khan 10-1-55- 1; S Sreesanth 9-0-67-3; Irfan Pathan 10-0-47-2; Harbhajan Singh 10-0-57-0; Ramesh Powar 5-0-30-0; Sachin Tendulkar 3-0-22-0; Yuvraj Singh 3-0-22-0.


G Gambhir b Johnson 7
S Tendulkar c Symonds b Clark 16
R Uthappa lbw b Clark 41
Y Singh c Hayden b Hopes 10
R Dravid c Johnson b Hogg 31
M Dhoni c Hodge b Hogg 58
I Pathan run out 1
H Singh st Gilchrist b Clarke 4
R Powar b Clarke 17
Z Khan c Hodge b Hogg 3
S Sreesanth not out 7

Extras (b-4, lb-6, w-10, nb-7) 27
Total (all out in 47.3 overs) 222

Bowling : Lee 7-0-44-0; M Johnson 9-1-46-1; S Clark 6-0-14-2; Hopes 7-0-33-1; M Clarke 9-1-35-2;Hogg 9.3-0-40-3