Cricket is funny game goes the saying . Cricket which is national obsession in India and religion for many , showed its exciting possibility once again in southafrica v/s Australia test match.
Evey cricketer wants to play test cricket. Even though lately twenty-twenty has turned out of be money churner for cricket and one days too being one of most viewed format , test cricket is considered to be pinnacle of cricket.
Personally when ever i get time , i too love to watch test cricket. Test cricket is not just game of bat and ball , it is game of planning , game of mental application , game of toughness . Also in test cricket bowlers can show their bowling skills , since they are not as restricted as they are in 20-20 or onedays…
Yesterday was amazing for cricket. Southafrica v/s australia match was amazing. Australia Struggled in first innings but their captain clark showed resolve to post below par total of 280 in its first innings which got rapped up yesterday . Soon south african came to bat and australians pulled out awesome bowling performance , bowling out south africa for mere 96 runs…
While it looked like australia would easily build on the lead and in process put pressure on south africa and win the match , south africa came in with amazing bowling performances . What they produce was stunner and australia were 21/9 at one stage before the last wicker pair made 26 in their partnership and aussies finished at 47 all out!!!!!!!!
The match had two very different records in its kind
a) In single day we say four innings parts. Australian first inning which continued from previous day, south african first Innings , australian second innings and south african second innings part.
b) Another unique thing which we saw was the last batsman playing at 11th number being the highest scorer in the innings and how much did he score?…Well 14 runs….
Now would australia be able to do what south african did with them in second innings?…As this post is being written south africans are at 134/1 needing only 102 runs but as this match has shown anything is possible in cricket and who knows whats in store next.
The matches like this are needed to keep people getting into test mode once again. Be it be epic innings of v v s laxman of 281 or deadly spell like yesterday , these makes test really exciting and keep strength of cricket and that is unpredictability alive….Isn’t it?