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YaTV - Yet another Team Victory!

After a long time, today I thought of viewing the full match between India and Pakistan. I felt things messed when India lost the toss for the fourth time to Pakistan. As expected for any day-night match, Inzamam opted to bat first. But Inzamam did not got a good support from his batsmen except himself and Hameed. At one stage I thougt Pakistan will put up something around 250 on the board. But Inzamam gave some splendid acceleration to the score (Thanks to Yuvaraj for his couple of overs that has a lot of wonderful short pitches).

When India started their innings chasing 294 which was greater than the average score 263 on Lahore, I thought it is going to be tough one. The statistics added to my fear. It was sorry to see Sachin failing again for a simple in-swinging delivery. The hope was really gone down. When the score was 90-4, I thought that some miracle should happen to make India win. That happened too. It was wonderful seeing a solid performance from the Indian vice-captain. Kaif gave him a good support. Even though Kaif struggled by a lot of inside edges and other thing, Dravid seemed to be rock solid and cool. Indian middle order proved it again. Thanks to the extras that were conceded by the Pakistani bowlers. Inzamam should look seriously into this. Hats off to Indian team!