Aug 1, 2008

Match is Interestingly poised

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Sehwag's double hundred has given India a good platform to salvage from this test. It was a very needy double hundred as far as the Indians are concerned. Sehwag's PYOG strategy ( play your own game ) regardless of whatever the match conditions are, however the pitch behaves , whoever the opponent is seems to defy almost all the pressure situations you are in and this is not the first time I think he has played this type of cameo, am sure many more are still to come from this ' go after the bowlers ' man from Najafgarh.

Sehwag's contribution of 201 runs to India's overall 329 in the first Innings has given the bowler's something to fight for in this test and Indian offie Harbhajan coming back after an acrimonious slapping ban seems to have ' slapped ' the Sri Lanka team in Galle with his performance and he cannot be banned for this performance for sure.

Now the onus is on Sri Lanka to salvage this test, with the last recognised pair at the crease, the match is interestingly poised. Though Sri Lanka will have time to study the target that India will set in the second innings and it will again depend up on Indian batsmen cope up with the Sri Lanka's newcomer Mendis with his guily spin. Overall it is turning out to be one of the scintiallating matches in the recent past.

If curator is to be believed at this juncture of the match I think we are heading for a 4 day finish. Never mind given the assault on Test Cricket from the shortest format of the game called Twenty Twenty, the admirers of this format will be savouring the moments in this match. Watch out Test Match is on at Galle in Sri Lanka.


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