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A Record Making Innings by Sehwag and Dravid

A Record Making Innings by Sehwag and Dravid

When Inzamam declared their innings at 679 runs; Indian team was no doubt under pressure. Captain had to take a bold step, feeling responsibility on his shoulders, came in the ground to open with Verinder Sehwag. Sehwag started with his natural and fearless style. No one could have thought that these two batsman are going to play a record and historical innings.

Just before tea on second day, Sehwag started his innings with his natural and fearless style, got a superb boundary to get off the mark. He played wonderful shots in all directions of the ground especially to the off side. On the other hand, Dravid was also in his own natural World class style. He gave maximum chance to Sehwag and focused on rotating the strike for Sehwag. At the end of day, India made 65 runs in exactly 13 overs with a rate of 5 runs per over.

On third day, due to bad light, match started late and also match had to be stopped during play due to bad natural light. Third day was a nightmare for Inzamam and Pakistani bowlers. They were unable to get a single wicket rather every bowler was treated with boundaries by Sehwag and Dravid.

Sehwag made his 2nd 200 against Pakistan. He has a very good test record against Pakistan. His highest score is 307 and that is against Pakistan. In the latest innings, he made most of his runs by hitting boundaries to all of bowlers.

Partnership between Sehwag and Dravid was of 403 on the end of play of fourth day. On the final day play started 4 hours late and resumed only for some minutes. Only 2.2 overs were bowled in the meanwhile. The two openers were very unfortunate not to cross the world record of 413 for the highest opening partnership by Indians against New Zealand made in 1959.

Sehwag played the wonderful innings of 254 in only 247 balls proving his aggressive and fearless batting. He hit the 2nd highest number of boundaries in one innings. His double hundred was also 2nd fastest double hundred. Sehwag has a very good record against Pakistan. It was his 2nd double hundred and he has scored his best of 309 against them. In the last innings he also completed his 1000 runs against the home team.