27 October, 2020

Easy Meat Curry

The Indians are no chokers. They looked fatigued and we played our best cricket.

Easy Meat Curry
Intent and intimidate had been two words that cropped up pretty often during our victorious World Cup campaign last year. We rediscovered that spirit of aggression in the last three games of the VB Series, and it gave us the momentum to finally overcome the Indians who had doggedly fought us right through their 12-week tour of Australia. We peaked at the right time, while the Indians started to lose steam from the time they got a week-long layoff before Perth. We had noticed a tendency to tire towards the end of long tours among the Indians, and perhaps some of the younger members had an eye on the flight back home over the last 10 days.

The second final was a mirror image of our Wanderers game with the team reaching the same total at the end of the 50 overs. If the bowlers had won the day in Melbourne, the batsmen did the job at Sydney, and this proves to the world that whether we bat first or bowl, we have the ammunition to knock out the opposition within the first 15 overs. Andrew Symonds continues his quest to becoming one of the hardest hitters of a cricket ball, and his...



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