A combination of M S Dhoni and the rain deprived England from a win in the first Test at Lords which ended yesterday.
This Test was yet another example of how the Indians manage to get themselves into tight corners. Sunil Gavaskar once said we are famous for “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory”. Yesterday, the kindness of the Rain Gods helped us snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat.
With No. 11 Sree Santh and Dhoni playing for the last wicket and more than two hours to go, it seemed just a matter of time for the end. Poor light and the subsequent rain helped us escape defeat.
Let’s hope in the next Test we play much better cricket especially the much vaunted batsmen. Before the Test began, everyone was praising the strong batting line up. We hoped the relatively weaker bowling line up would not let us down. In this Test the bowlers actually did far better than the batsmen. The Big 3 of Dravid, Tendulkar and Ganguly did not perform as well as Rudra Pratap Singh, Sree Santh and Zaheer Khan did.