India put Australia on back foot at the WACA – 3rd Test, Perth

A Chak de moment for India today, as they bowl out Australia without even one-full day of play. All this in none other than the WACA, known for pace and bounce and as an Aussie stronghold. It took India only 50 overs with Pathan striking early to remove both openers, Ishant coming good with the prize scalp of Ponting and Clarke, Kumble doing his usual magic and RP Singh blazing through to bag 4. Ricky Ponting, if you are listening, we can get you even without Bhajji. What have you got now? 🙂

I’m starting to like Ishant Sharma more and more now. I initially didn’t think much of him. Give him one wicket and he seems like a different bowler. He seems sure to get better. Sreesanth, you have some competition! R P Singh has been a revelation for India in the past year; he bowled beautifully in England, was impressive in the 20-20 World Cup in South Africa and now seems very promising.

The batsmen need to cash in on the bowler’s hard work. Hopefully Sehwag will fire tomorrow and the middle order make its contribution. If India set the Aussie a total of 430+, they have a chance of wining this Test.  Chak de India!

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7 Responses to India put Australia on back foot at the WACA – 3rd Test, Perth

  1. […] Bruno Dillen wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptA Chak de moment for India today, as they bowl out Australia without even one-full day of play. All this in none other than the WACA, known for pace and bounce and as an Aussie stronghold. It took India only 50 overs with Pathan … […]

  2. Soulberry says:

    India has been waiting long to see RP and Irfan at their best together. That point may not have yet come, but there are hopeful signs. These two together, in fine swinging form, can wipe out teams in a trice.

    I’m hopeful for Ishant and hope he develops well and is handled carefully. If he does, we’ll have the perfect back-up for them. We of course forget that someday Zak and Sreesanth are going to be fit and able again.

    The problem is in the batting…who after these gentlemen?

    The game itself is far from over and one will be giving up a workday to watch it all tomorrow…this will be the day which decides one way or the other.

    If there’s any team which can come back from such a situation other than India, it is Australia….so India musn’t let off when they have a foot across the opponent’s throat.

    Like the armless Sanjeev Kumar in Sholay, they’ve just got to drill it into Gabbar.

  3. Ottayan says:

    Soulberry,

    You have expressed a valid concern about our batting. I had great hope on Kaif.However, I feel this could be his last year in the domestic season.

  4. Scorpicity says:

    Hopefully this match will go on expected lines… unless the Aussies pull something out of their hats which they are capable of.

  5. kp says:

    we got game on hand!….and good one………

  6. Scorpicity says:

    BTW am adding you to my blog roll… cheers

  7. vmminerva says:

    @Soulberry, I share your anxiety about the batting line up after the big-3 or big-4 (counting Laxman). Dhoni is still in the precarious region. The others Yuvraj included don’t seem to have it in them for Test cricket. The Uthapa-s and the Gambhir-s need to work a lot, but I fear that it may be too late for India before such talent is ready.

    @Ottayan, Kaif seemed promising, but it doesn’t look like he will get any recall.

    @Scorpicity, Thank you!

    @KP, Welcome to my blog. Yep! Amazing isn’t it.

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