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Old February 24, 2016, 08:22 PM
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Before the match started this was a contest between the ranked no. 1, t20 team vs bottom feeders ranked even below Afghanistan. The rankings gives you a better perspective of how tough an ask for us it was to beat India...especially after we got schooled even by Hamilton Masakadza.

The Indian team is where they are because their top 7 are all match winners. We got Dhawan, Kohli, Yuvi, Raina cheaply but still one of their other guys took the match away. Yesterday it was Rohit, on other days it could be Dhoni or Raina

Having a green top and choosing to go with four pacers was the right call. Even better was winning the toss and sending India in. What we needed to do was to give our best bowler (Mustafizur) have a crack at India once again when the ball was seaming early in the innings and before dew sets in. It was strange to see after having so much preparation with pace we immidiately went negative with spinners, trying to finish their quota in the middle overs.

People will say spinners bowled well but actually India was doing risk free accumulation, getting ones and twos setting themselves up for a big finish.

With a batting line up like India, you cannot stop attacking until you got their top six out. When we got three, we should have been more aggressive, put more slip, place short leg and bowl bouncers etc. If needed Mash could have finished the quota of all pacers by 16 overs in search for the six wkts. It was a gamble worth taking rather then hoping to contain Dhoni and company at the death. We failed at the knockout punch.

In terms of batting we dont have a single match winner in in t20 while India has 6 or 7. This result was expected. Even if we play with Tamim Nasir Nurul the result wont be any different in the next match up
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