October 17, 2007

India-Australia cricket series

The India Australia one-day cricket series was disappointing as Australia won (4-2) some matches with aggression and with big margins and India was not equal to the task. However they nipped back with two wins, especially the last one. The man of the match Murali Kartik with his six wickets and unbeaten 21 helped India win the match.

However the post match presentation created something to ponder about. Kartik said:
".. by God's grace it worked out well for me ...we had some fun batting out there ... cracking jokes helped us through ... and yes, I did nick one through to the keeper (big smile)!"
Australian captain Ricky Ponting replies:
"... always hard defending that score ... Murali's just admitted he nicked that one but it would've been nice if he'd walked (grins) ... congratulations to India"
India was really desperate for the win. Australia is using sledging as a tactics to unsettle opponents and it backfired in this tour. It seems we are seeing the reformation of cricket ethics where winning matters above all.


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