Mumbai cricket test match between Bharat and West Indies had been a spectacular display of superlative batting display, bowling powers and competition at its best. To the last two balls and last overs in the wires nail-biting finish,
a respectable draw, and a win for both the sides.
Last day saw seventeen wickets fall and Bharat on the verge of win sometimes and sometimes at losing but managed to salvage the draw. Kohli batted superbly showed his class and head over shoulder though got out when less than twenty needed. Ashwin comes to the crease when more than 50 needed to win and stay right till the last ball.
The smart thinker Ashwin with 8 wickets down defended successfully second last ball of Edwards fast incoming swinging towards middle stump ball. A pulsating match and honorary endings and great cricketing pitch where we have seen great scores in the first innings and in the second innings bowlers do the key.
Ojha in the second innings took first five wickets of WI and with brilliant bowling off spin and wonderful brilliant display of spin wizard WI batsmen fell just like nine pins. In the first innings Ashwin bowled brilliantly but Ojha unlucky having dropped catch in his bowling is economical and that is very important. On the batting side, Sachin missed out one-hundredth century 94 but Bharat at a safer place in the first innings.
What a treat for the test cricket. First, two tests saw fewer spectators but do they expect such a turn around in each and every moment of instances in the final day of this test match. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first fearing the dreaded fourth innings pitch and that did not help WI as Bharat batted beautifully with Ashwin making one brilliant century his maiden and now tagged as the all-rounder.
So, soon we forget Harbhajan, with excellent batting display, he is batting like a true batsman and very comfortable and correct. His stint at the first innings and stay at the second innings while batting and total nine wickets in the match have been inspiring and a dream debut. His partnership with Ojha is making and gaining prudent results.
Ojha bowled superbly and make a new record of opening the bowling with the new ball in the WI second innings took five wickets in a row. In all Bharat bowled superbly, batted brilliantly and good captaincy by Dhoni. Now the turn fo ODI against WI and for this Sachin, Gambhir and Dhoni rested, and Yuvraj and Harbhajan dropped and the same team as with ODI against England, Sehwag is the captain.
Man of the match and man of the series is Ashwin with stupendous batting and bowling display and Bharat won the series two nil. Bharat is now second in test rankings below England. If Bharat performs great at Australia then there are lots of chances that Bharat could be retaining the top spot of Test match soon. Joomla, WordPress, Template, Tutorial & Troubleshooting