The making of ‘History’

No one could have imagined it. It was monumental achievement by the Indian cricket team to beat pakistan in pakistan both in the one day series and the tests. It was the result of some very good attitude exhibited by both the experienced and the new comers alike.
The one dayers began with a burst of runs from both the teams. If India made a huge score, the pakistanis came close enough and it was a last-ball-to-be-hit-to-six affair. Moin khan failed and India began the saga.
The second and third one dayers were lost, but not so meekly. The fourth was the change in tide and our Kaif came to form in time to win the match, a rather close one. The fifth one day was rather nerve racking as both teams were tied 2-2. The indians did it this time unlike their natural ability to lose in the finals.
Then came the tests, Viru bhai hit a triple century, the first Indian to do so and India piled a massive first innings score to topple the pakistanis with an Innings victory. History was made with Dravid as captain, but it was just the beginning and dravid had a bigger role to play. The second match, India elected to bat and realized a hyperactive Gul in action. We lost the match and the stage was set for the decider. The skipper returned back and opted to bowl. The pakistanis never looked set. They lost quick wickets and gave India an ideal setup to win. However it required the mastermind of Dravid to hit 270 to backup India with the required boost to win the match and the series. History should repeat itself from now on…

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