Want to ignite any form of cricket, then bring them on. They might not be the giants of the game in terms of skills, but the vigor they bring into the game probably matches up for that.. well, at least sometimes! Today was just one of those days.
ICC has been trying to popularize this new silly format of T20 with the World Championship and I am really not sure if they have been able to score any brownie points after their 'actual' World Cup farce earlier this year. Anyways, you want to get the crowds going, then go for the magical wand - get India and Pakistan in the same group. Well, they tried the same in the World Cup earlier as well, but fate had other plans.
Now for the game, India looked a changed side, with a riveting fielding display. The same cannot be said about their batting abilities though. Whatever said and done, it was indeed a pleasing site to see Pathan back in action. I can't really say if he bowled or batted well, its way too short an innings to stamp yourself, but he fits this team so bloody well.
For those you missed the action of the bowl out, here you go. Damn, so reminiscent of soccer!