Wednesday, September 30, 2009


As the match between Australia and Pakistan draws to a close at the Centurion, another one is now underway. It is the ‘crucial’ matchup between India and West Indies and we have a live stream for the match to give you. Sadly though, it looks as if India will not be able to qualify for the Super Fours, as Australia are currently on course for the 206 target, which would eliminate India from this year’s tournament. India are making the most of the match though, getting off to a great start against the West Indies. Current score stands at 74-5, with Kumar and Nehra on 2 wickets each.
India's fate in the Champions Trophy has been depending on Pakistan's victory over Australia in the ongoing match today. The present scenario is indicating that India's chance to book semifinals berth are very much grim as Pakistan failed to post big total on board. Australia need just 206 runs in the 50 overs to enter the semis. If Pakistan defeat mighty Aussies here, India will have to thrash West Indies by huge margin to stay alive in the tournament. India will take on West Indies here at New Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg. As India are virtually out of the tournament, Dhoni & Co will definitely looking to wrap up the tour on winning note.
India bowlers should be blamed for this situation. Especially Ishant Sharma and Harbhajan Sing failed to put good show against Pakistan and Australia as well. In one sentence, India's fate is depending on Pakistan's mercy. Apart from the Pakistan vs Australia ODI result, Team India should play good cricket against underdogs West Indies.
India: MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Amit Mishra, Praveen Kumar.
West Indies: David Bernard, Andre Fletcher, Darren Sammy, FL Reifer, DM Richards, CAK Walton, DS Smith, TM Dowlin, NO Miller, TL Best, GC Tonge.

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