Monday, February 22, 2010

India Wins match against South Africa by One run

South Africa's thrilling and fantastic play made the Indians kept under threat of losing the first ODI held at Jaipur. Thought the match was on the side of Indians, 65 run ninth wicket partership between Waynell parnell(49 off 47 balls) and Dale steyn(35 off 19 balls) became the turning point of the match but Indian skipper somehow managed and bring his team eked out a nail bitting one-run victory. India lead by 1-0 up in the three match series.

South Africa chases a difficulty but achievable score of 299 but they were all out for 297 when Dhoni caught the ball from the fielder Sreesanth and made Parnell run out in the last ball of the innings.

Captain Dhoni made a right decision by choosing Parveen Kumar. The last over was very crucial.Parveen Kumar managed to keep South Africans under control in the last over. He also managed to get one wicket. With just three runs needed from a ball to win the match, it was the final run-out of Parnell by Dhoni that at last gave India the thrilling 1-wicket victory.

Ravindra Jadeja who made a spectacular performance in the match was given the man of the match title.

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