India salvage some pride against Bermuda- World Cup’-07


Indian steamrolled Bermuda in their match and finished the match as expected by the fans all over the world. There were a couple of positives that the team could draw from this fixture. First was the century by ‘bang bang’ Sehwag who got his lost touch back with some difficulty not to mention! And the other was the aggressive approach of the Indians aganist Bermuda as compared to that against the Bangladeshis.

Batting first, India lost the wicket of Uthappa early but Ganguly and Sehwag steadied the innings with some cautiousSehwag.jpg batting. Sehwag then slowly dawned the role of the agressor among the two and started playing some of his trademark shots with ease! Ganguly on the other end was slow and steady although in the later part of the innings he too tried to cut loose.
Sehwag reached his hundred in a dramatic manner, missing a cut shot in the previous two deliveries! But a few words from Sourav helped him clam his nerves and he reached his century with a single.
After that Indians cut loose and made a mockery of theYouvraj.jpg Bermuda attack as boundaries rained in plenty. Once Yuvraj arrived at the crease there was no sachin.jpglooking back as India accelerated at the speed of knots with his imperious sixes and fours. His knock included 7 sixes and 4 fours as Indians also set the record for the maximum number of sixes in this match apart from the highest one day total in World Cup. He was briefly supported by Dhoni and later Tendulkar who too showed his class by striking some classical sixes.

For the Bermuda, nothing went as per their plan excpet for a hemp.jpghalf century by David Hemp who was a class apart in the Bermuda batting line up. He was severe on any ball pitched upto him as he punctuated his knock with 9 boundaries and a six! But the rest of the story went on as predicted. The Bermuda team was wrapped up for 156 runs with Kumble and Agarkar picking 2 wickets each.

Published by Kartik Subramaniam

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