Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Sehwag Spectacle at Hamilton

After the two defeats at the hands of New Zealand in the Twenty20 series, India has bounced back with a spectacular show in the ODI-Series, wrapping it up 3-0 with one more match to go on Saturday.

India won the 4th One Day International at Hamilton on Wednesday. The kiwis managed to put up a good score after winning the toss and electing to bat. They piled up 270 runs in 47 overs and wouldn't have thought of India's walk in the park victory. Sachin's absence in the match would have surely comforted the kiwis before the start of the match and a total of 270 runs on the board was indeed a good follow-up score considering that India were minus the services of the little master. But never would they have imagined a sound thumping like the one they got at the hands of Sehwag and Gambhir.

Sehwag and Gambhir were unbeaten at 125 and 63 before the rain intervened and cut short the match. Duckworth Lewis system was put to use to give India its victory as they were 84 runs ahead of the at par score at the time the match was stopped because of rain.

Virender Sehwag's dazzling batting was a treat for all the cricket fans and most definitely the highlight of the match. He blasted off to his century in just 60 balls and thereby becoming the fastest Indian century maker in the process beating Azharuddin's record of 62 ball century. Sehwag remained unbeaten at 125 off just 74 balls, hitting 14 boundaries and 6 sixes to achieve this score.

This win gave India a resounding 3-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series. With the final match still to go at Auckland on Saturday, this series win in New Zealand after 33 years will surely lift up India's morale ahead of the Test match series.


Pied Piper March 12, 2009 at 12:18 AM  

Brilliant show indeed by Sehwag and well captured in this write-up.

This is one of the finest Indian team which is slowly but surely moving ahead in the right direction with its eyes on the World Cup. I just hope it happens this time.

Amar March 12, 2009 at 4:01 AM  

Well done Shewag....

Neha March 12, 2009 at 5:45 AM  

Highly impressive.....our Indian team has shown its true colors on Holi...!!!

Thanx for the gift Boys in Blue !!

Chetan March 12, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

very good batting of sehwag...he was the blaster in hamilton..i enjoyed his batting.


rishanki March 12, 2009 at 9:48 AM  

T 20 is the only game I can enjoy the game for entire day.

Raghav March 12, 2009 at 9:14 PM  

Sehwag Sehwag and only Sehwag, he smashed New Zealand bowlers with his great bating skills. He is playing a gali cricket more than a international level match..... but i still feel that azharuddin fastest century knock was more delightful to watch instead of sehwag knock.

Pankaj Sharma March 12, 2009 at 9:55 PM  

The blasting shots, by the tiger of Nazafgarh, showcased Diwali bangs on the occasion of Holi. He left no corner of the stadium untouched by his cracking shots.

It was really an awesome inning.

Tender customer Care March 13, 2009 at 12:32 AM  

Sehwag is Back on Track!


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