Monday, 19 September 2011

The Unforgettable Tour Part-2

Its not over yet after test series lot has happened during T20 & ODI seires after test series also India's failure continues during t20 & ODI series. It wasn't only about poor performance on the field but off the field also happened a lot, where Nasser Hussain & Geoffery Boycott commented about Indian players. We will come back to it, first let's take a look what happened during rest of the tour.

T20:
India started well during T20 with Parthiv Patel & Ajinkya Rahane. Rahul Dravid made his first & last international T20 memorable by hitting 3 consecutive sixes before getting out but at the end of there was great Indian collapse & India was restricted to 160 odd runs. England had long batting line-up it proved so Indian bowlers were not up to the mark. India lost T20 match.

1st ODI:
India still looking for its 1st win of the tour once again Parthiv Patel & Ajinkya Rahane gave an excellent start but Rahane departed for 40 odd runs & Patel played his career best innings of 95. With the help of Patel's 95 & Raina's fireworks at the end. India reached the respectable score of 274 of 50 overs. England in reply started shattering after 6 overs they were 27/2 when rain saved them. In this way India was restricted from getting its 1st win.

2nd ODI:
This match was reduced to 23 overs due to rain. India was put to bat first by England. Rahane & Raina gained fighting total but Indian bowling fell apart once again in that match & we lost the match

3rd ODI:
In this match India didn't got off to a good start. India was going down at 58/5. Dhoni & Jadeja rose to the ocassion & gained respectable total of 234. It was the match in which Indian bowlers were enjoying bowling but here English batsmen got an edge over Indian bowlers & won the match.

4th ODI:
India got off to a good start then few wickets fell quickly. Raina & Dhoni showed their class & took India to winning total. England gave a hard fight when they were 270/8 in 48.5 overs. Once again rain came in to play & match was tied according to D/L method.

5th ODI:
In this game India crossed 300 mark for the first time in the tour. Dravid made his last appearance in the ODIs memorable with his 50. Kohli & Dhoni also played formidably well but Indian bowlers didn't had potential to stop England from winning.

According to me who really shined throught the rest of the tour were Rahane, Patel, Raina, Dhoni & Jadeja. Rahane made his debut count & played well in his debut series. Parthiv was like a new born child who has no fear in this series. Raina played to his potential in the limited overs which was lacking in him during test series. Dhoni was the only one who was with the team through out the tour. Jadeja without any match practice performed very well as allrounder.

Now let's come things happened off the field. Nasser Hussain called Indian fielders donkeys. If you look at his records under his captaincy England were beneath the earth. After Nasser's comment Micheal Vaughan tweeted I saw 4 donkeys on the field. Now his records were ok but then also he was forced to retire & when he announced his retirement he cried like a child during the same press conference.
The last one was Boycott ya the one who looks like a swine. He said in the pre match show that i have seen some dogs practicing while Indian team was practicing. I don't know much about him other than he looks like a swine.

This was a unforgettable tour for every Indian. Hopefully next time India will make the tour unforgettable for England.