Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Take a bow Steve smith

"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster 
    And treat those two impostors just the same"
Small victories all around, but still the Indians prevail by Greg Baum
"The sum of all these victories, great and small, was a series for the ages, a titanic contest, maybe the most gripping Australia have played in since England 2005 (also a 2-1 defeat), and not even a little passing pettiness could diminish it.
Australia surpassed themselves, India surpassed Australia. Here's a look through one dimension: Smith made 499 runs and Cheteshwar Pujara made 405 runs, and KL Rahul made 50 in every innings bar one, and R Ashwin took 21 wickets, and Nathan Lyon and Steve O'Keefe 19 each, and none of them were man of the series because Ravindra Jadeja took 25 wickets and made vital half-centuries at two telling passes, and so he was, and who could argue?"

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