Test Cricket at its Best!

That was what it was, today – India vs Pakistan, third test match, final day. If only India had declared earlier, they would’ve given themselves a chance of winning. It’s no wonder they say test cricket is the real cricket! It’s a bowler’s game – you’ve got to take 20 wickets to win the game, and India almost managed to do it! It was fabulous to watch Anil Kumble going on an all out attack – runs didn’t matter, wickets did. At one point he had all 9 fielders in close catching positions – two slips, a gully, silly point, silly mid-off, forward short leg, backward short leg, sillly mid-on and short midwicket – yes, that adds up to nine! It was a joy to watch that. I was reminded of that Australia vs West Indies test match a few years back, in which Mcgrath was bowling to the last Windies batsman, with all nine fielders standing in the slip cordon…

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