Sunday, March 2, 2008

Tendulkar century takes India home

In the 1st final of the CB series,the master blaster with his sublime form takes India a 1-0 lead in the three match finals.After won the toss,Aussies elected to bat first after losing three early wickets,Hayden and Symonds steadied the aussie innings and they kept the score card runrate ticking over six runs an over.But after Symonds got out on 31,wickets tumbled and finally aussies were reduced to 153/6.Hayden played a superb knock of 82 runs.Then Hussey and Hogg shared some good partenerships and then Lee contributed some useful runs so that Australia made 239 for the loss of eight wickets from 50 overs.Then the Indian chase with Uthappa and Sachin contributed some good partnership of 50 runs from 10 overs before Uthappa fell for 17 runs to Hopes.It was a fine catch by Hussey.Gambhir got run out for 3 runs and Yuvaraj also was dismissed cheaply for 10 runs. Then Rohit Sharma and Sachin with a century parternship contributed to India's win.Sachin with his fine knock scored his 42nd century in odi's his first odi century in Australia.sachin won the man of the match award for his match winning century.Hope his form may continue in the second final also and so India will clinch the CB series trophy..Wait for the results!!!