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    October 12, 2008

    First Test - Day 2 - More of the Aussie Take

    Well some more interesting points come out of Day 2 & 3. Unfortunately a draw is probably all we'll get out of this match. Going into Day 4 without the second innings of the match not yet complete will make it difficult for either side to manufacture a result. That's bad news for the Aussies as Bangalore has been a happy hunting ground for us, and India haven't faired as well there in the past. Things will only get tougher for the Aussies from here.

    The umpiring decisions continued to have a big impact too yesterday, with Dravid copping a bad one, against Watson. Even to the naked eye that delivery was unlikely to hit the stumps. Hawk-eye said, flicking the top of leg - I don't rate that, benefit of the doubt seems to have gone missing these days.

    Shane Watson's selection continues to be a mystery. Someone up there is looking after him. Not to worry, he'll be injured soon.

    Some quality "tail end" batting from India too. We all love to see that, even if it was our nemasis - Harbharjan. That 80 runs stand possibly saved the match for India.

    Day four is going to be key. If Australia can force a result, they'll need quick wickets, then quick runs, then, the arrival of Cameron White!  Someone, I think that is a little optimistic.

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