01-16-2011, 02:13 PM #1
Watch Cricket highlights 2nd ODI South Africa vs India Jan 15, 2011DAILYMOTION
Postmatch Video Link here
Watch highlights from the 2nd ODI – South Africa vs India – played on January 15, 2011
Scoreline: India 190 all out – Yuvraj 53, Dhoni 38 | Tsotsobe 10-2-22-4, Morkel and Steyn 2 each
SA lose by 1 run – Graeme Smith 77, Miller 27, Ingram 25 | Munaf Patel 8-29-4
So many things about this game had a retro feel about them:
The Indian batsmen adopting a change in approach after 1 failure.
Sudden late collapse.
Something about the above two causing you to believe a decent defense under lights was on.
Graeme Smith wearing “that look” (for the first time this tour).
A South African win seemingly centred around Smith.
A few hits from a newish player (Miller) appearing to bust the Indians’ sprightliness.
The ending however not so retro.
For Yuvraj fans, enough there today to suggest his return is almost sure – rather than the 50 odd, it was the stroke that ended his knock that made you feel even he thinks his return is sure. There was also that exultation after the win most likely directed at Tsotsobe that kind of completes the return of the Yuvi persona.
For Miller fans, this was at least a partial clearing of suspicions about him vs spin. Most obvious was the confidence and decisiveness.
Can’t recall when Munaf was last in a postmatch interview. But after today, Postmatch Munaf will certainly be popular choice.