Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sehwag and Raina steer India to win over Pakistan in Asia Cup

By John Cheeran
India won with ease, by six wickets, against Pakistan in a preliminary match in the Asia Cup. It was a flat track, and led by Suresh Raina and Virender Sehwag, India reached 300 with 47 balls remaining. It could not get better than this for India and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Pakistan.
Batsmen had it easy, and losing its fast bowler Umar Gul, Pakistan found it tough to contain their neighbours.
There is no great alarm for Pakistan, but I guess, India defeating Sri Lanka in their round robin clash to follow will boost Pakistan's chances of qualifying for the final.
And it was utterly shocking to hear Harsha Bhogle describe this encounter in Karachi between India and Pakistan an extra ordinary match. Extra ordinary? Survival tactics, may be.
I should consider myself lucky for not listening to Bhogle for a long, long time.

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