Skip to main content

Editor’s Pick (Test): South Africa - Bangladesh

So. The first test. That was not really close, was it? South Africa won by 333 runs. Hmm.. No not close at all. Bangladesh could not have asked for a better track honestly. In the first innings, SA hit 496 runs for three wickets. In reply, Bangladesh hit 320, losing all ten wickets. In the second innings, SA came back rather strongly with 247 runs giving Bangladesh a target of 423 runs. Bangladesh crumbled. Big time. They could manage only 90 runs giving SA a winning margin of a whopping 333 runs.
Dean Elgar missed his double century by one run. That was really really tragic. He won the man of the match. Hashim Amla hit 137 runs. The South Africans really looked on top of their game. When the top order did not hit well in the second innings, the middle order came to the rescue and chipped in quite well. This is what you would call a wholesome performance. Temba and Faf du Plessis contributed big time taking the team total to a big number. That is exactly what Bangladesh needs to do now to match up. And you know what? They can. They have done it before. They have beaten top teams in the past. They made it to the Champions Trophy beating West Indies to it. And then to the next round beating Australia and the likes. The fact that the South African declared on both counts show that they are a very confident team. This confidence should not get to Bangladesh.


Let’s see how the second test match goes.


My team
Batsmen
Adien Markram
Faf du Plessis
Hashim Amla
Mominul Haque
Dean Elgar
Bowlers
Shafiul Islam
Mustafizur Rahman
Kagiso Rabada
All-Rounders
Keshav Maharaj
Mahmudullah
Wicket-Keeper
Mushfiqur Rahim


With Morne Morkel joining Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Chris Morris on the injury list, Rabada will be left to lead the attack, while Duanne Olivier will take up extra responsibility on his home ground.
Tamim Iqbal ruled out of the Test following a recurrence of his thigh injury, Soumya Sarkar will come in to open the batting after overcoming a shoulder problem. 
What do you think?
Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans - Post Match Blog.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Ain't it true. Newcomers Sultans thrash Peshawar Zalmi by 7 wickets in PSL 2018 opener sending shockwaves through the league. Being a defending champion did take a toll on Peshawar Zalmi. Not easy walking into a tournament with everyone looking at you assuming you will win.


When the Sultans came in to bat, they had an early upset when they lost the opener for a duck. With a target of 152, it took the experienced Kumara Sangakkara to set the ship on course towards the target. He was calm and composed as he has been throughout his international career. Singles and doubles. And planned boundaries. By the time he was out, caught behind, the team was fairly stable. Shoaib Malik’s captain knock along with Kieron Pollard finished the match in style.
Earlier in the day, Peshawar Zalmi came in to bat. Apart from Mohammad Hafeez’s 59, with twenty-something runs from Dwayne Smith and Darren Sammy; the rest of the batsmen barely contributed. Like I s…

Chennai beats Mumbai and clinch thriller

It is not just about coming back. It is about the impact you make in the process. And Chennai team knows how to with a bang.  The Chennai team beat the home team by one wicket in what was an absolute sit-at-the-end-of-the-chair thriller. It was one of the best chases the tournament has seen and it most definitely won't be the last. The player who made the difference in the end - Jadhav - literally came back from the dead after retiring hurt to take his team to the finish line by hitting the ball in style with a six and a four.  Batting on one leg and playing an absolutely unbelievable shot, this player leveled the scores first with a six and finished the match with a four. 
Key Points  MI has never won their opener since 2013.This was Chennai's first win against MI in an opener of this T20 League DRS used in the league for the first time Bravo: It was a great team effort. I want to dedicate this win to the CSK fan, they have waited long for it. I came very early. I …

Editor's Pick(ODI): India - Sri Lanka

The test match series was over with a Bang. India Sweep Sri Lanka 3-0. This is considered to be a historic win for India. A clean sweep. This is India’s first series away where the win has been wholesome and complete. First test Victory - 304 runs Second Test Victory - An Innings and 53 runs Third Test Victory - An Innings and 171 runs.

After clinching first series victory in Sri Lanka, India now eye ODI. There is also a T20 series after this. This is the first time India tour Sri Lanka and play all three formats of the game.

The squad for Sri Lanka has been decided. Upul Tharanga will lead the team, with the hope to salvage some pride after the disaster that was the test series. Team Sri Lanka Upul Tharanga (captain), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Chamara Kapugedera, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lasith Malinga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando In: Milin…