Big hits,stunning catches,superb run outs ,high scores,quick wickets - these are the things that one day cricket is known for and this is what brings crowds to the grounds .Well this is not all.What makes ODIs more interesting are those thrilling last ball finishes .South Africa and New zealand are normally known for being involved in thrilling close finish one day matches.But todays world cup match between England and Sri lanka went till the wire and brought the somewhat jaded world cup some charm.
England should have won comfortably when they were cruising along in the middle overs.But thanks the brilliance of Sri Lankan bowlers who were well complemented by their hard working fielders turned the match sri lankas way.But New chap Ravi Bopara and veteran Paul Nixon took it till the last ball where Dilhara Fernando held his nerve to coast to an important victory.As things are at the moment at the world cup the 4 teams i think that are most likely to make it to the semis are Australia,Sri Lanka, New Zealand and SouthAfrica and man those matches are gonna be great.I personally want New Zealand to lift the trophy as i always felt that they were a very good all round one day side.
Sri Lankan team was wonderful.they played for each other and they played as a team which is most important.Our Indian cricketers should observe them play and learn from it instead of complaining about coach,pitch and stuff.I honestly believe that all elder players in the team should be shown the doors and youngsters should be given the responsibility.
Meanwhile the Kerry Packer act of Zee TV boss Subhash Chandra is taken in the constructive sense and hope it does some good to the cricket in India.
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