Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at Kochi brims over with India’s 285 for 6

The playing English one day international cricket team was well and truly on the way to continuing from where they left it at Rajkot after winning the first of the five-match series of one-day games on Indian soil. The Indian openers did not last long and it was a dismal show in front of the packed to capacity Kochi stadium witnessing a match after a two year hiatus. The bitter Indians have been consistently loosing matches to their rivals in every format of the game.

At least if it was any indication, the six with which Jadeja finished off the Indian innings and another fighting innings of  72 runs from the much battered and bruised MS Dhoni, India brought the house down.

Kochi has observed some high scoring matches where for a change the Indian cricketing team has won four out of the seven matches played. The vibrant and cricket crazy crowd at Kochi has really relished the turnaround in the match that added nearly a 100 runs in the last 60 balls that were played.

Every genre of cricket lover has showed up to fill up the stadium of this ebbing Indian metropolis right from when the practice sessions of the teams commenced. The slow start by Gambhir and Rahane was a real damper for the crowd who were there looking for an Indian win. Then things started changing with runs coming off the blade of the Indian batsmen and finally Dhoni and Jadeja changed the course of the match to set up a difficult target of 286 to win for the already energized English team.

The Kerala Cricket Association has maintained the lush green ground at Kochi very well for its first floodlight match between India-England.

This is the second time around for the Indian cricketers to face England at this venue after having won the first encounter in 2006 by five wickets. India will start the match on a low note as they are already one down in the ongoing contention between the teams. This series follows their pitiable show after having gone down to lose their home test series on home soil to England for the first time in 28 years.

Much like Kolkata the cricket enthusiasts at Kochi have awaited a long time for an international game of cricket. It is this game of glorious uncertainty that holds the public at Kochi spell bound.

The niche innings carved by Raina, Dhoni and Jadeja will remain etched in their memories for a long time to come.

Undoubtedly Indian batsmen have given its bowlers some total to defend after a long time. It is indeed time for each and every one of them in the Indian squad to rise to the occasion and win the glory of Indian cricket back.

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