Indian batsmen didn't play up to their potential in the crucial decider against south africa.The indian batsmen had no answers against the pace attack of the south africans and continued to play poor shots eventually which ended up in a score of 119-8 .
Yusuf pathan and zaheer khan held hands together and stringed up a partner ship of hundred runs.Yusuf Pathan threatened to single-handedly pull off a sensational victory with a brutal 70-ball 105 which included eight sixes and eight fours he didn't have any half measures and plundered the south african bowling attack.
The sad thing over here is no batsmen really wanted to indulge in a partnership everyone were skying the ball which eventually resulted in them returning back to the pavillion ,had one batsmen stayed there along with yusuf pathan it would have been a different story with india lifting the cup.But no one other batsman had the patience and yusuf was battling it alone in the middle and eventually got out when tyring to hit a huge one against morne morkel.
A challenging score but not an impossible one and i have no clue why indian batsmen chose only two seamers in their team out of which zaheer scored 24 runs ,which is the third highest score in the team after yusuf and parthiv patel :)Source URL: http://lifestyleartsblogs.blogspot.com/2011/01/india-lose-series-against-south-africa.html
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