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Friday, March 11, 2005

Bala, Bala

This first appeared on Cricinfo's Plays of the Day. (Update: Then it disappeared!)

Who could resist the Bala chant after he got into the act with the ball? Sourav Ganguly gave Lakshmipathy Balaji the new ball in the second innings, and Balaji rocked the house. First, he had Taufeeq Umar caught-and-bowled off a ball with what was inswing for the left-hander. Then he got Younis Khan out with an inswinger to the right-hander. Younis shouldered arms, the ball, pitched on a perfect length, swerved in and grazed the off stump. Balaji lifted both his arms, and every arm in the house went up.
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