Good Show by Australia


They almost lost it. But, won it.

I should say that, its a good, decent performance by Aussies in the fielding and with the ball. They have not missed even a single chance. The brilliance of Ponting was clearly seen in the run out of Yuvraj.

For me, its the turning point of the match.

When Sehwag started the innings, it never looked like a impossible total but once Sehwag was out, it was an uphill task.

Virat Kohli never looked like a number 3 player, but Dhoni would have been right option at that point. Sachin was too slow yet again and he was out again, when he was catching up with the momentum. Unfortunately, its a bad decision too from the Umpire.

But, the game really slowed up after the dismissal of Yuvraj and Dhoni was too slow. Raina should have played little aggressively to over come the pressure of wickets. The margin is only 24 runs and still 20 + deliveries in hand. It was get able, if a batsman would have played till the  end, but unfortunately it was not the case.

Earlier, India did very well to restrict Aussies for 250, when they looked like going towards 300 very easily. Jadeja looked good with ball in his hand. Yuvraj too.

But once again, Bhajji and PK were creating headache to Australia. Shane Watson was extremely lucky to take the catch of Bhajji. The ball just got sticked in to his hand.

But, in this series its good to see the fight from tail enders. It really indicates that, Australia has tough days ahead.