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Monday, October 31, 2005

15 over mark

Actually, a ball shy of 15 overs, but it's drinks. The Sehwag dismissal prevented that from being India's clutch of 5 overs; with the field spread and the best two of the Lankan bowlers operating, 24 runs in 4.4 overs was very good going, spoilt in the end by VS missing an extravagant sweep off Murali.
You would wish the VS innings was more substantial, but he's done his bit in a 92-run stand that has brought the ask down to 5.69. Lanka, after 15 overs, was 66/1 -- by pulling away at this point, India is cutting itself some slack for the tight over or three.
On balance, at this point chasing with a big batting line up, on this track, with SL still having to make two power plays, you've got to say this is still India's game to lose.

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