Category Archives: Test Win

A Thorn In The Arm


How many times has the Australian team found themselves at the mercy of the Very Very Special Man from India? Time and again he has been a thorn in their arm. Vangipurapu Venkatasai Laxman, no one can forget his special innings at Eden Gardens in 2001.It’s like rubbing salt to the injury on the Australians as he is the man who always bails out India to a victory and more so against Australia.
The Australians are not worried about Sachin’s wicket, but they are more worried to get Laxman out. In the first innings, Laxman could not come out to bat at his regular batting order due to injury, which cast a doubt whether he would be able to bat in the second innings.In comes Laxman in the second innings and with his great excellence steers India to a 1-0 victory. Great display of efforts and attitude by the youngster Ishant Sharma. Not only did he fire some great bowling spell, but also applied himself well at the crease negotiating the Australian bowlers. His 30 runs and the amount of time that he was on the crease gave a great support to Laxman who was playing in his elegant style.
Zak was at his best taking a fifer in the first innings and 3 in second innings. He is the senior bowler on whom the youngsters like Ishant Sharma can  look up on.He is leathal when it comes to the old ball as he can bowl some good reverse swinging deliveries.
At the end of the day, it says 1-0 in favor of India. 2-0 is some thing that the Indian team are looking forward.

Hero’s of Eden Garden!

When it comes to Eden Garden, roaring crowd, Sourav Ganguly, and a great match is what we get reminded off. Eden Garden has got superb memory for the players and cricket lovers.  There are two 
of our Indian players who will vouch for it .They are the players who can, on a given day, turn the tide on their own.
Yes we are talking about the stylish batsman from Hyderabad VVS Laxman and our very own Turbanator  Bhajji. While it was important to stay on the wicket and create a mammoth score, taking wickets is the only way one can win test matches. Bhajji was bang on target. Once he smells the blood, he runs over the opposition. This happens quite often, and even he has got special relation with Eden Garden. His five wicket haul in the second innings was what made India win the test.

Before the start of the test match, it was imperative for India to win this test match. A draw would have provided Proteas a series win and they would have refrained India from being on the Number One slot by replacing them.
 Last but not the least; India retains the Numero Uno slot in the Test Series. Hats off to Alma who stood tall between India and Victory.