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Adieu, Fab Four

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Well its only Sourav Ganguly who is retiring (and given his performance, there is enough pressure on Dravid as well), however, yesterday was the last innings where the Fab4 of the Indian middle order – Sachin, Sourav, Dravid and Laxman – got to play together.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t pretty: Sachin and Laxman scrapped around, Laxman got a brilliant ball from debutant Krezja, Ganguly played a slightly lazy shot for a first ball duck, and Sachin had a mind-fart three balls before tea looking for non-existent runs. And Dravid continued his woeful slump in form.

In total the Fab4 contributed 19 runs, and if it wasn’t for Dhoni and Harbhajan’s rear-guard, aided by Captain Prickly’s decision to push forward the over-rate to avoid a suspension, their last test together might have ended on a losing note.

As it stands now, Australia needs a record run chase to win. The pitch has not worn out as much as it should, and I would have given the game in favor of the Aussies if they had someone like Gilchrist in the middle.  But The Australian batsmen will still go for it – I don’t think they would like to surrender the Border-Gavaskar Trophy that easily.

The interesting part will be the morning – Hayden is the other Aussie who can turn the game on its head, and getting him early will be the key.

Hoping for the best. It would be wonderful to wrap up a series 2-0 against Australia.

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Written by BongoP'o'ndit

November 9, 2008 at 7:41 pm

Posted in Australia, Cricket, India

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  1. Now that the Asussies are all Dharashayi…. we can breather better.

    The Fab-4 exists on a winning note.

    whatsinaname

    November 10, 2008 at 4:49 am

  2. * exits

    whatsinaname

    November 10, 2008 at 4:49 am

  3. […] » Finally a series win in Test cricket against the Aussies. Well done to the entire team. My wish for the last match of the Fab4 together ending on a winning note was […]

  4. @whatsinaname: Yes they do !

    BongoP'o'ndit

    November 11, 2008 at 4:12 am


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