The match against Punjab ended up being a thriller, going right down to the wire with us walking away winners with three balls to spare. All credit has to go to Shikar Dhiwan, who gave us something to build on with a composed half-century, Saurabh Tiwary and R. Sathish who took us to victory and a step closer to a semi-final berth. It is also to their credit that the Indian youngsters kept their nerve, not just in the death, but right through the match, despite the early fall of skipper Sachin Tendulkar.
We meet the Deccan Chargers next, for the second time in a week, and it will be good to take the experience of a match like this into the game on Saturday. The Chargers may have lost three matches in a row, but they can never be taken for granted: no side which boasts of a line-up that includes Adam Gilchrist, Herschelle Gibbs and Andrew Symonds can be, because any one of them can win a match on their day.
The other players we will have to watch out for are among the IndianRead More »from Satisfying to see youngsters doing well