Sanity restored …

June 7, 2009

… After the victory lap by the Dutch and the scare by the Scots to the Kiwis, sanity has been restored in the World cup. India produced a very clinical performance to put Bangladesh in its place while South Africa showed the Scots that they still have a long way to go before they can compete with the heavyweights.

There is something about the T20 world cup that brings out the savagery in Yuvraj making batting look ridiculously easy. Not that it doesn’t when he is playing otherwise but in this format and in this tournament he just tees off even when the rest are struggling. Gambhir and Dhoni were finding it tough to reach the boundary but in walked Yuvraj and sent the ball over the rope four times taking India to an imposing total. I guess a strike rate of less than 200 does not make him too happy in this format! Bangladesh did try chasing it for a while but Pragyan Ojha made sure the chase was nipped in the bud and India should now get ready for bigger tests.

South Africa , AB in particular gave the Scots a batting lesson and then they showed why they have the strongest bowling line up in the cup with a clean up job of Scotland winning with a massive margin making a mockery of the game.

So, sanity has been restored, the top two rated sides in the cup will go through as group winners to the next stage while in half an hour England fights to stay in the competition as Oz figure out a way to get out of the hole they have got themselves into as they get ready to take on Sri Lanka tomorrow.

Stay tuned!

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