Monday, November 10, 2008

India wins Border Gavaskar trophy 2-0

India wins border-Gavaskar trophy by 2-0, making this series a historic one.Anil Kumble and Sourav Ganguly's era of international cricket is over now and there would be a few others to follow, but the fact that India one in fair and square makes it even more sweet.

It was a team effort throughout the series and almost all, except Rahul Dravid contributed in this new Indian side. The gesture of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to allow Anil Kumble to lift the cup was an act that again proves he has a sound head on his shoulders. The man of the series, Ishant Sharma, the 20 year old delhi tallie, makes it even more symbolic. On one hand the Golden greats of Indian cricket are departing and on the other hand the new guns are making a mark. I wanted Gautam Gambhir to win the man of the series award, and had he played in the last test, he would have surely got the award.

This series was a touch unfavourable to the Aussies, in terms of luck. The Aussies only one the toss in the first match,the rest three were won by India. This gave them the disadvantage of batting on the last day. India barely managed to save themselves in the first test, though the comeback was truly phenomenal. Not it will be up to M S Dhoni and Co to take this team forward to a level above. As for Ricky Ponting, his arrogance let him and hos team down.

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