March 2010 | Virender Sehwag(Viru)-Indian Cricketer

Saturday, March 20, 2010


After a nail biting finish in the Rajkot  ODI,both  the Indians and  Lankans were charged up for the Nagpur ODI.Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first.

VEERU disappointed all the fans by getting out after hitting a four.But MS Dhoni played a Captain's knock and scored a century.Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli too chipped in and scored half centuries.Indians set a taget of 302 runs for the Lankans.Tilakaratne Dilshan played a match winning knock of 123 Runs and guided the Sri Lankans to a win,thereby levelling the series 1-1.

Dhoni was banned for 2 ODIs for slow over-rate during the 2nd  match at Nagpur.The captaincy was handed over to VIRENDER SEHWAG for the next two matches.The lions batted first in the Cuttack One-Dayer and was all out for 239 Runs.The NAWAB OF NAJAFGARH hit 9 fours and scored a quick 44 Runs.His master Sachin Tendulkar made 96 runs and remained unbeaten which helped India to take a lead of 2-1 in the series .

Next match was in Kolkatta and in this match also Indians were made to chase.The wounded lions made a competitive total of 315.This time Sehwag failed and added only 10 runs to his tally.But his Delhi teammates Gauti and Kohli played responsibly and made 150(not out) and 107 runs respectively.Indians clinched the series by winning the match at Kolkatta.