28 March 2008

Bang-Bang Sehwag, SA hide for cover!!!

What we saw today was undoubtedly the most entertaining and swash-buckling innings I have ever seen by a batsman in Test Match Cricket.Throughout the day, Virender Sehwag pelted fours and sixes in every part of the ground as the South Africans could do nothing but to retrieve the ball from the boundary ropes, sweating and panting.Right in the middle of the the hot and humid chennai stadium.....they were hit by a hurricane, one named Sehwag!
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Mickey Arthur, SA coach, could not have summarised things any better,
"I think that's the best Test-match innings I've ever seen," he said. "The way he played today was absolutely amazing. We tried to attack him, we defended against him, tried to bowl straight lines, bowl wide, over the wicket, round the wicket, did everything possible. And he countered us."
In the session after lunch, it was almost like seeing a Highlights Package.Every over saw a boundary, ball being cut, flicked, driven, pulled, almost disdainfully to the ropes.Reputations were flayed as the likes of Ntini were hit mercilessly for sixes over cover, the faster he bowled, faster he went!The SAfricans chased leather for the entire day as Sehwag made way to his second Triple century.Even as he connected the lofted shots and the reverse sweeps, not even once did he seem to get out.

It was a real treat watching him bat today.Cheers Sehwag, and go get us that LARA record now :P !!!!

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