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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Champions Trophy 2006 - West Indies on a roll

WI are really turning the things on...except for the match against SL where they were totally outplayed they seem to be on the roll..

Beating Australia is not something which can be taken lightly. If they keep up the form they probably could be trotting away with 'champions trophy' for second year running. They are a team in building and some of the players are coming good at the right time. Lara seems to be getting the disbanded team together again. WI did not do anything great against Aussies but just kept doing the basics. They did not panic when Gilchrist was jogging along and taking Australia towards the goal. With Lara gone due to cramps, the stand-in captain Sarwan handled the situation well. Even in the death, Australia had the upper hand. But the "TAYLOR" special really turned the tables on them. A 'hat-trick' in the final overs when the opposition team is on top is really worth a mention. Even while batting WI followed the basics and build up a good score around partnerships.

With this win WI have really given Indian team lot to think...though the Indian team may be enjoying the 'diwali' break but the result of this would be definetely playing on their minds. Now the fight for the top position in the group would definetely be between IND/WI/AUS... assuming Eng go thru motions and donot cause any upsets.

Again a low scoring match @ Mumbai but the match was a thriller with batsman n bowlers both having a go at each other.

Champions trophy has finally come alive...

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