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India's England Tour : The embarrassing part of the Taunton tour match

833   //    17 Jul 2011, 15:46 IST

Everyone knows that the Indians always start a tour slowly, losing the first couple of matches before becoming the true power they are.  And that theory was put to test and proven to a certain extent yesterday as the Indian batsmen and bowlers alike suffered against Somerset in the tour game [SCORECARD].

5 for 50!

The bowlers struggled to pick up wickets and Somerset managed a mammoth 425 in 96 overs for the loss of oly three wickets!  So naturally the thinking was that the pitch was a soft feather bed, but the Indian batsmen proved that line of thought wrong as they crumbled to be 138 for 8 at stumps.

However the embarrassing part is not being asked to follow on today but being bowled out by a 36 year old bowler by the name of Charl Willoughby.  Yes, he’s not English as expected and yes, he’s South African!  You can expect the English to let the South Africans, Irish and whoever not from England do their work!

Sachin Tendulkar as expected gifted yet another cricketer his first wicket.  This time it was Craig Meschede who dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for his maiden first-class wicket.

If this is the Indian batting that plans to turn up for first test, then I better start praying for rain.

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