Vikram Kamath

March 19, 2007

World cup cricket: Comfortable win for India

Filed under: Cricket — Vikram @ 21:31

Virender SehwagIndia played against Bermuda today. The Indian batting line up, after closing a lost chapter against Bangladesh, scored a record breaking total of 413 for the loss of 5 wickets in 50 overs. Sehwag scored the much awaited century. Ganguly added 89, Yuvraj 83 and Tendulkar, an unbeaten 57. Dhoni added a smashing 29 of 25 balls with Dravid finishing the innings with a six. In all a comfortable and a well earned world cup record total. Even if it is against a weaker and inexperienced Bermuda, it is in the history books.

Next was Bermuda with the bat. India had to contain runs and bowl them out for a very low score in order to have a better chance of getting into the super-eights on run rate. Although Bermuda kept loosing wickets constantly, I still felt that the Indians could not contain the runs. They did bowl well, but it did not impress me for their class. Again, a very mediocre performance with the ball. They could not get Hemp out who stuck impressively on the crease scoring an unbeaten 76 runs. He was the only batsman who scored for Bermuda. Bermuda managed to score 156 and dragged until the 44th over.

The Indians did manage a comfortable victory but I feel they could have bowled Bermuda out at a much lower total. India stands second on run rate in its group with three teams (Sri Lanka, Inda and Bangladesh) tied at 2 points each.


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