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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Did India drop a chance to win the series?

Has India dropped a golden chance to win the series at Kolkata....

Next match is at Bangalore and it happens to be a happy-hunting ground for Pakistan..

At the same time, Pakistan have given themselves an outside chance to square the series at Bangalore. Pakistan have done well in the past when test matches were played in 1987 and 2005.

Well...who can forget 1987 test match where Sunil Gavaskar played a memorable knock of 96 on a turner of a pitch. He almost single-handedly took India to victory.

While in the last test match played here in 2005 between these two arch-rivals, Pakistan had thrashed India by nearly 160 runs. It is a happy hunting ground for Younis Khan who had scored a double-century to help Pakistan post a mamoth score of 500 plus.

Hence, India would be definitely ruing the catches they dropped in both the Pakistan innings. Had they held on to their catches in both the innings the story line would have been different.

It looks to be seen how the 'Dravid - the wall' and 'Kumble - the jumbo' will perform in front of their home ground. This is probably going to be their last TEST match before the home crowd.
Kumble may be hoping to finish off on a high with a win and secure his first series win as a captain.

As a cricket fan, could just hope for an exciting test cricket and wish both the teams all the best.

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