Thursday, February 26, 2009

India vs New Zealand- First 20-20

The black caps have done it again. They seem to be the only team in the world capable of beating India in the 20-20 format.
I didn't see the match. But I am very surprised by the result. India was going in to the series in a rich vein of form after having beaten the Lankans in their home turf. Our batting was firing from all cylinders with Sehwag, Gambhir, Dhoni, Raina and Yuvraj- all in awesome form. Our bowling never looked better either. We hardly missed the services of Bhajji in Lanka with the likes of Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan and Pragyan Ojha coming in to their own. India was going in to the series as overwhelming favourites. So yesterday's result was a rude shocker to all Indian cricket fans.
India is still the stronger side. And still the favourite to clinch the One Day and Test match series. However the momentum going in to tomorrow's 20-20 match is with the Kiwis. And if they manage to upset the Blues again the momentum would have surely swung their way. There's no denying the value of a good start in a series.
I expect India to put up a better performance tomorrow and not let the Kiwis run away with another easy victory. Here's wishing good luck to MSD and his boys.

1 comment:

issam said...

yeah mate. With the kind of form that our boys have been in, it was sort of taken that they would beat any team. But yeah, the turfs of new zealand hold their own charm.
Anyways, I join you in wishign MSD and the rest of the blues my hearty best wishes!!!
Let's hope to see a fightings series ahead!!