16 December 2010

India struggle in South Africa

Australia have had a couple of low first innings totals in The Ashes but compared to India they're doing brilliantly. 136 for 9 isn't quite what Dhoni would have liked, albeit on a wicket that helped the bowlers a bit.

Interesting that Harbajan was quick to defend the fact that India didn't have even a solitary warm up game. The cynic in me wonders if he's thinking about protecting his IPL money there - he doesn't want to play in Test warm ups rather than the IPL, but deep down I'm sure he realises that they needed to give themselves a better chance of getting accustomed to the harder South African wickets. If they come back and don't lose this Test, it will be one of the most miraculous recoveries ever....

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