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World Cup #19 – When is a world record not important? March 20, 2007

Posted by Anand Ramachandran in sports.
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Yay. We set a world record. Highest WC score. Biggest WC win.

Except, we’ve always been butchers of bad bowling. Except, Bermuda’s batting is so inept, England and Sri Lanka had them for under a hundred, and even Zimbabwe knocked them over for less than what they got against us.

Sure, we did what we needed to. But our batting IS mighty, it really is. Against an attack like Bermuda, a huge total was always on the cards. And we should have blown them away for far less. The bowling looked patchy and unprofessional.

For me, only Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly seemed to promise a good show against the Lankans. Sehwag and Tendulkar need to find something more special than bullying the likes of Dwayne Leverock and his merrie men. They’re great batsmen, and well may.

And the bowling needs to be far better if we’re to take on Sri Lanka on Friday, and, hopefully, the other big boys in the Super 8 stage.

But for now, it’s been a good comeback to stay alive. Make it count, boys.

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1. inis - March 20, 2007

Bowling is spineless, without purpose and very disappointing …i dont understand why Incredible Agarkar is still in the team……if i see him on fridays match against SL in all probability i will swtich to Neo sports and watch South Zone Vs North Zone……Irfan would be a better bet for the game on friday…but then our CEO captain will stick to the winning combination……did u see that shot that hemp played against him that went for a six…..

2. Visesh - March 21, 2007

Agarkar has always performed only when the first choice bowler has failed, this time around he is the first choice and he is confused. He doesnt know what to do.


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