November 24, 2009

Selwakumar report: Viru and Gouthi.. back to form

Selwakumar report: Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir started actively afore alive apparatus to barrage India into a abundant position by cafeteria on the aperture day of the additional Test in Kanpur. Sri Lanka managed to accumulate things bound with the fresh brawl but aggregate went pear shaped for them with the addition of the spinners as the openers looted 73 runs from nine overs of spin.
It seemed Sehwag was waging a action with himself in the antecedent period. Off the third brawl he faced, he chased a advanced commitment and belted it but was accustomed a abatement as Prasanna Jayawardene dived beyond and absent Mahela Jayawardene who agitated the bolt at aboriginal slip. He again approved to go adamantine at Angelo Mathews brace of times and was beaten. You acquainted that this was the accomplish or breach moment as either Sehwag was activity to bake due to agitation or he will change tack and be added watchful. He chose the closing avenue and started to comedy defensively with the abounding face of the bat and as abutting to the anatomy as possible. It has to be said, though, that the seamers did their best to allure Sehwag into indiscretion. They kept the brawl abounding and alfresco off, agreeable the drives, but Sehwag resisted afterwards the antecedent cheeky period. That his aboriginal abuttals came alone in the 27th commitment he faced said abundant about his accompaniment of mind. Occasionally, Welegedera got the brawl to nip aback in and once, alike had a believable bark for lbw angry down, but couldn't breach through.
Gambhir was the added assured of the two adjoin the fresh ball. He was out in the aftermost Test, arena abroad from the anatomy adjoin Welegedera, and took affliction to comedy as abutting to the anatomy as possible. He did aces up absolutely a few runs in the third-man arena but the apathetic angle was consistently activity to bandy up that affectionate of a wagon wheel.
The attendance of three spinners and aloof one frontline seamer was consistently activity to affectation problems and it did. It was the afraid duo of Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis who angled beneath the advance of the openers. It was a alluring appearance as both batsmen had absitively to go afterwards the spinners from the chat go and the two bowlers couldn't handle the heat. Gambhir lashed out at Herath in his aboriginal over, creaming him for three boundaries: He aerated through covers, cut to point and stepped out to attic to the beeline boundary.
If Gambhir took Herath out of the advance with his aggression, Sehwag about did the aforementioned to Mendis. He approved to baste out adjoin Mendis but awkward the aboriginal few balls. There was a faculty of agitation in the air but Mendis couldn't accumulate up his nerve. He floated a abounding toss, offered a long-hop and slid one bottomward the legs and Sehwag disposed anniversary one of them to the boundary. The advancing spirit was best apparent in the aftermost over afore the cafeteria back Sehwag launched himself adjoin Mendis and heaved an off breach aerial over long-on.

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