Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sehwag: A one man army

Well if one could go through the highlights of yesterday's match between India and New Zealand, had there been no Virender Sehwag, there would not have been India in the finals no matter the devastating spells by the Indian speedsters Ishanth Sharma, Praveen Kumar and Ashish Nehra. It was a single handed game played by Sehwag when he belted the Kiwi bowlers the way he wanted by dictating each and everyone of them. With the wickets falling at will one the other end, Sehwag's contribution is indeed noteworthy. The next second digit figure came from the blades of the captain Dhoni.

Dhoni scored 38 runs at a strike rate of just above 50 in the 75 ball innings which he played. at the end of the day, only two others, leaving Sehwag were able to cross double digit with extras contributing 22 of them to be the third highest scorer in the Indian innings. It was a good toss to win the the Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni which avoided his team from another 200 run defeat. Had New Zealand batted first, the match would have been a replica of the opening encounter where India lost by 200 runs and yes to Sehwag as well.

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