Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Australia vs India 2nd Test: Andrew Symonds becoming savior after scoring second Test century

Australian right-hand all rounder 32 year old Andrew Symonds has scored an unbeaten 2nd Test century against India at Sydney that has helped Australia to make a strong chasing score from poor start. Now, his unbeaten 137 set Australia 376 for 7 at stumps on the first day of the second Test.

Australian skipper Ricky Ponting elected to bat first after winning the toss. However, starting was not good for Australia team. They lost top six wickets within 134 runs. Then he (Andrew Symonds) and talender left-arm Chinaman Brad Hogg took the helm of Australian batting side and made a 173 runs partnership in six wicket partnership. He made score off facing 115 balls. However, his pair Brad Hog, who made maiden test fifty, got out after scoring 79 runs becoming the victim of Anil Kumble. Now, he made a partnership with Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee and finished the day adding more 69 runs.

No doubt, he is very lucky batsman as he got two lives in his way of second Test century. He confessed he nicked Ishant Sharma to Mahendra Singh Dhoni while he was on 30. It is clear that Steve Bucknor’s generosity (wrong decision) saved Australia from poor scoring in the first innings. When he was 45 then he was appealed of stumping and again he got benefit of doubt.

I know you are anger for the wrong decision against your favorite team. But it is interesting to me that two wrong decisions came for only one batsman that was Andrew Symonds. He may got out in 30 runs. It is the time to see how many runs he can add tomorrow.

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