Monday, April 30, 2007

India VS Bangladesh -- A Rematch!!!

I was returning home today in the local train, when i heard him say...

"Today is the India-Bangladesh rematch from the World Cup"...

"What??"

"Yes... India has challenged Bangladesh for a rematch.. they said they can beat Bangladesh, with the same players (though a few more weeks elder), against the same team, and at the same venue..."

I rushed home... cant miss this one ... Wow.. i hope India bt the shit out of Bangladesh.. anyways they were no better than Bermuda, i thought.. just our players having a very bad day....

All set.. tv and all turned on.. i sat on my bean bag and got ready.. this is gonna be fun!!!!

Again India won the toss and elected to bat...
The selectors had much debated whether to change the players.. but it was decided that they'll sport exactly the same team.. so here it goes...

Ganguly and Sehwag walk down the steps of the pavillion at the Port of spain hoping for a change in the history books...
Mortaza, the chap who destroyed India earlier, runs in with the first ball to Ganguly and whack!!!!
4!!!
now thts a fitting reply to the humiliation India had suffered ealier.. a boundary on the first ball!!

The next 5 balls all went to the boundary!!! 24 runs from the first over.. Cant get better than this..

Next over, first ball to Sehwag and he smashes it through the covers for a 4!!!
And the next ball Over long on for a 6!!!
Ammmazing!!

But all good things dont last forever , do they???
Next ball, he tries to smashes it again.. and volia!!! Caught at slips... sounds familiar, doesnt it??

Utthappa walks in, cracks a few boundaries and goes.. and after a short while, so does ganguly!!

Score 44/3 in 4 overs!!!

Tendulkar and Dravid start the recovery... They try to built up a partnership, a very drag of a match ensues... together they put on 65 odd runs in 20 overs before Sachin gets out (bowled again!!!)... and yuvraj walks in and out within a matter of a few minutes..

109/5 in 25 overs!! Still they can make a match of it.. Dravid was still fighting , a dogged 35!!

But then the inevitable happens... The looooooooooooooooong tail of India catches fire and gets charred to ash within a matter of 5 overs and 20 odd runs...

India ... 129 all out in just 30 overs!!!!!

The bangladeshis are jubiliant .... The Indians have buried their heads between their legs...

Can there be another twist in the tale??

Can India pull this off with a spectacular display of swing and spin bowling??

It seemed like when Zaheer gets the first 2 wickets for just 2 on the score... but that was the last and only wickets they'll get...
Aftab Ahmed and S.Nafeez , both strike half centuries and get Bangladesh thru... again...

I was distraught... I couldnt understand.. I mean what happened to Indian batting against Bangladesh??
They had just a few days back made a score of 356/4 against the World champs Australia...

Though the bowling was pathetic, i never expected them to get bundled out for under 150 against Bangladesh???!!!
After all, it was a matter of prestige, a national pride at stake... It was for my satisfaction, that It was just a fluke that bangladesh had earlier beaten India, that Indians werent properly acclimatised to the carribean conditions..

But i guess the writing was on the wall...

Im sorry India... I couldnt help u beat Bangladesh... Even on My PS2 !!!

3 comments:

Gaargi said...

good one.. gr8 use of creativity!..

well.. i guess dis is ur first step towards writing funny stuf... ;-)

u need 2 thank sum1.. *ahem ahem*

keep :-)ing..

Gaargi

Parag said...

always :-)ing

thnx Gaargi!!

Gaargi :-) said...

hehe.. u need not thank me dude.. ;-)