Auckland Test Match

by hemantractor

It was agonising to see India lose the Test by just 40 runs, especially as at one time it seemed that the match was firmly in their grasp. A rash stroke by Jadeja, who was playing as if he wanted to win the match on his own, and an umpiring blunder in Rahane’s dismissal, were to my mind, contributors to India’s defeat. Of course, the Kiwi bowlers, except their spinner, bowled in a very disciplined manner and did not give much away. All in all, a disappointment and yet another case of being near yet so far.