An average Indian supporter would say, from his safe bunker of conservative optimism of pessimism to be precise, that Australian batting line up has started now with both the in experienced openers being dismissed. A neutral person would say their middle order has been exposed to some good bowling and pressure situation after ages. I would pray to God to give me a long and deep sleep tonight and when I get up, they are at least 5 down at lunch so that I have less of nervy moments.
In the recent past, only
But, to this date, Team Indian has played really good cricket but for
So far in this series, Australians have not been allowed to juggernaut Indian bowling in the same way they are so used to by getting 600 and plus. Ponting’s batting average has been lesser than his nemesis, Harbhajan Singh. Michael Clarke comes close. But, the Symonds factor is the biggest danger as it has been over last couple of months.
The pitch didn’t turn out the way it was talked about. It’s been a good surface with a little assistance to bowlers and when Anil Kumble would have seen Australian part timers getting some purchase, he would surely be expecting better rewards.
If we loose from here, it would be more disheartening than
Indians have made at least one thing sure – if they break the record of 16 straight test wins, they will have to break a few more records along with this.