The Indians are trying their best to catch up with the Australians at the top but are just not there. Whatever they do the Aussies do better with the result that while the ODI series is locked at two matches, all at roughly the halfway mark, the home team's hopes of dislodging the visitors from the top spot in the rankings seem to getting dimmer with every match.
The Indians have been performing admirably in the series even if it is against an Aussie side not exactly at full strength. There are certain positives about the batting, bowling and fielding for which MS Dhoni and his men can justifiably be proud. The emphatic victory at Nagpur followed by a notable win against the odds at New Delhi has kept them in the hunt for a series triumph.
But the narrow defeat at Baroda and the unexpected setback at Mohali has meant that they are back to square one going into the fifth game of the seven match series. In pure arithmetic, India will have to win all three matches if they are toRead More »from It is time for the Indians to strike hard