India beat Australia in a dead match at the end of an overlong one-day series about as far away from a World Cup as it’s possible to be. Could we have some Test cricket now, please?
Murali Kartik took 6-27, which are pretty astonishing one-day figures. He then hit 21 not out after the run chase was left in his and Zaheer Khan’s hands, India’s top-order once again looking fragile.
One-day cricket can be good. It’s good when the result matters. It’s good in the knock-out stages of a World Cup and it’s good in a short series when you don’t need to win four matches to win overall. This was not good one-day cricket. This was clog.
That’s ‘clog’ derived from the verb ‘to clog’ not ‘clog’ the wooden shoe, you understand.