Cricket ultimate winner at Eden Gardens

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Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) The game of cricket had its last laugh at Eden Gardens with many connoisseurs' predictions that India would win the second Test falling flat.

Cricket is considered the most unpredictable game among the competitive sports played in all continents and again it proved at the Eden Gardens.

After scoring his first century on home ground, India's most successful former Test captain Sourav Ganguly had predicted an ''obvious win'' for India.

In the post-match news conference on the second day, Ganguly said India was going to win after the hosts piled up a mammoth 616 for five, but on the fourth and fifth day Eden Gardens' pitch behaved eratically.

Ganguly thought leggie Anil Kumble and offie Harbhajan Singh would create havoc.

Harbhajan Singh and wicket keeper batsman M S Dhoni on the third and fourth day also echoed their former skipper, saying India would finally wrap up the series.

Initially, many pundits thought that their predictions would come true as India was a formidable side and Pakistan slumped to 150/5 in the first innings.

India looked a sure winner in the first session on the fifth day after four Pakistani wickets fell cheaply. But captain Younis Khan and Md Yusuf steered Pakistan to a respectable draw which again proved cricket is the most unpredictable game.

UNI

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