Yesterday's game really had me disoriented. Now, here i was, staring at an imminent SA win and they goof up big time. Should have kept their bad habits in mind. But there is one thing that has come out of this match and the series as a whole for India. On the many occasions before they lacked the instinct to grab an oppurtunity, and when they did they never capitalised. That was a huge disadvantage and short coming, but now things seem to have changed. The biggest reason is the infusion of young blood into the team, who are not burdened with a sense of underachievement or undue pressure. Most importantly every indian player seems to have realised the importance of his position in the team, that in its self is pivotal to any teams success. India have at the moment, young players in exactly the right positions.
The only problem i now see is that India lack a world class strike bowler. That may steal a lot of sting from this side. Batting lineup is very solid, but when it comes to bowling, Ganguly is forced to throw the ball to atleast 7-8 of his team mates, which might work sometimes (Sehwag is an example) but not always. Srinath will have to return if India want to go places now.