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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Virendra Sehwag brilliance put India on top against Sri Lanka in third test match at Mumbai

Virendra Sehwag majestic inning of unbeaten 284 runs of just 239 balls put his team in a commanding position in the 3rd test match against Sri Lanka. In reply of 393 now India leads by 50 runs at the end of 2nd days play.

At stumps on day two, India were 443 for the loss of one wicket. Virendra Sehwag is batting on 284 runs while Rahul Dravid is batting on 62 runs. Sehwag set the Brabourne stadium ablaze with a stunning display of strokeplay, he has scored 202 runs out of 284 in the boundaries. He hit 40 fours and seven sixes in his knock of 284 runs. Virendra Sehwag who looks in great touch right from start didn’t allow any of the Sri Lankan bowlers to settle down as he smashed each and every bowler all around the ground. M.Muralitharan was treated very badly as he conceded 119 runs in his spell of 20 overs.

Earlier Sri Lanka just manages to add 27 more runs to their overnight score of 366 for 8, however the most disappointed part was A.Mathews getting out for 99 that to he ran out himself. This was the 14th instance when batsman got run out on the score of 99 runs.

In reply new opening batsman M.Vijay and Virendra Sehwag started positively. Murali Vijay in his knock of 87 runs played some gorgeous shot in each and every part of the ground. He also added 221 runs for the first wicket with Virendra Sehwag before getting out trying to play a sweep shot on the bowling of R.Herath.

Rahul Dravid continued his good form with another unbeaten 62 runs at the end of days play and he and Sehwag already added 222 runs for the second wicket.

It was India's highest score on a single day, eclipsing the previous best of 417/2 in the second Test of the ongoing series in Kanpur last week.

With three days still left in the match, now the Indians will now look for a mammoth first innings lead and put the Sri Lankan’s under enormous pressure in the second innings when the track is expected to assist the spinners.

Here are few records tumbled at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai:

Virendra Sehwag became the first Indian batsman to score six double hundred in test cricket surpassing Rahul Dravid (5 occasions).

Sehwag also broke his record of highest runs scored by an individual in a day, improving upon his previous best of 257 against South Africa in Chennai last year.

Virendra Sehwag became the first player to score quickest 250 runs in test cricket.

Sehwag became the first batsman in the history of test cricket to be involved in double century partnership for the first two wickets in the same innings.

During his knowck Sehwag also completed his 6000 runs in test cricket.

Match Summary (Day2 Stump)

Sri Lanka 1st Inning– 393/10 in 94.4 Overs

T.Dilshan- 109 A.Mathews– 99

Harbhajan Singh– 32-3-112-4 P.Ojha- 23.4-1-101-3

India 1st Inning– 443/1 in 79 Overs

V.Sehwag- 284* M.Vijay– 87

R.Herath– 22-2-112-1 C.Walagedara- 16-2-73-0


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:59 PM  
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