20 October, 2020

Bridesmaid Revisited

Sachin can fire in any match, and the Australians will be hoping that it won't be against them. India are the biggest challenge to Ponting's men now.

Bridesmaid Revisited
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The cricket World Cup is going the way the soccer world cup went—top teams knocked out, and two unfancied hosts making it to the next round. The Super Six line-up has two of the four most exciting cricket teams—Australia and India. South Africa and Pakistan will be missed, but none of the qualifying teams will be complaining. Ponting and his men would be a happy bunch. They always perceive South Africa and Pakistan as potential threats, and must be relieved to see their backs.

Australia's unbeaten record is getting better and better. That string of successes was almost snapped by England, but you know a team is playing good cricket when they win even when they are not playing their best cricket. It's not easy to win every game by a whopping margin, and this aberration in their campaign would be a good wake-up call. For the third time in recent memory, England did all the hard work of getting into a winning position against Australia, before giving it away. Overhauling a small target can prove tricky, but Bevan and Bichel finally closed it out for us.

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