Monday, December 18, 2006

India Won on SA soil!

India has won a test match on SA soil for the first time ever?

From rediff: India finally registered a Test victory on South African soil on Monday.

I was not following cricket these days. Just lost interest in it, dont know when. This past year I was just watching the scores after the matches were complete. I did not follow this test either. I know the series is going on and India lost the OD series bigtime. But, I felt they were going to do well in test, maybe 'cos I remember some other away tour (WI?) where we lost OD series and won the test series. Anyways, its always good to see our home country win. Doesnt it?

Also, I just did a little math to see who was mainly responsible for the win. So, i summed up the batting and bowling figures of our guys for both innings. Following is our batting line up sorted by runs scored and which is followed by bowling team by wickets taken.

Just by looking at raw data, we can conclude that Laxman and Ganguly!! were the best batsmen, and kumble and sreesanth were best bowlers in this test. Incidentally kumble and sreesanth were the worst performers with the bat. Zaheer took as many wickets as kumble and also scored 46 runs in the test.

So, I would give my 'men of the match' awards to : Sreesanth, Laxman and Zaheer.


R M B 4s 6s
VVS Laxman 101 357 221 17 0
SC Ganguly 76 241 139 8 1
SR Tendulkar 58 156 111 10 0
Z Khan 46 139 103 3 2
Extras 45



VRV Singh 40 38 23 8 0
V Sehwag 37 85 55 6 0
R Dravid 33 167 92 5 0
MS Dhoni 23 58 45 3 0
W Jaffer 13 59 49 3 0
A Kumble 7 36 26 1 0
S Sreesanth 6 17 9 0 1


Bowling O M R W Econ
S Sreesanth 35 11 99 8 3.18 (6nb, 2w)
A Kumble 22 5 56 5 1.85
Z Khan 32.5 8 111 5 3.33
VRV Singh 21.1 4 75 1 3.12 (8nb, 1w)
SC Ganguly 1 0 11 0 11 (2nb)