First ODI: Pak vs. India

India put up a fine batting performance. Having sent in all its big strikers up the order India sorely missed a big hitter at the finish. I think India did the right thing with regard to the batting order. Unfortunately for India Sachin succumbed to a poor decision. He definitely appeared set to play the entire 50 overs.
A true bowling all rounder (like Romesh Powar) could have helped India pick up an additional 20-30 runs.

It remains to be seen if India can survive the Pak aggression as they chase. The total is definitely within the reach of the Pak team. Depends entirely on India’s ability to pick up quick wickets.

Author: Pran Kurup

Pran Kurup is founder and CEO of Vitalect, Inc.

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