To be candid, I am not surprised at the route in which the India-West Indies ODI series has traversed so far. I had said in my preview that it loomed as a contest between two equally matched sides with limitations who would probably ending up sharing honours. At the end of the halfway mark it is obvious that not much separates the two contestants and the limitations have been laid bare.
That said, I must admit, I certainly didn't expect the Indians to collapse so dramatically in the second ODI. As candid as ever, MS Dhoni has said that the Indian batsmen erred in reading the surface. Though the venue was the same the pitch was very different from the one that the teams played in the first ODI. It was quicker and bouncier with the ball moving around but the Indians still went for their strokes as if they were playing on the same amiable wicket on which they got 339 two days before. "We should have paid a little more respect to the bowlers," said Dhoni ruefully and he could not haveRead More »from Team India still suffering from WT20 hangover