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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

The futility of strategy

There's no point in planning if you can't execute what you plan, and Mohammad Sami and Mohammad Khalil haven't made the best of starts against Virender Sehwag. Sami repeatedly strayed down leg in his first over against Sehwag – his first ball was a no-ball full on leg. Khalil, meanwhile, bowled a couple of good short balls on target, but strayed once, and was tonked for four past point. His first ball was a short, wide ball outside off. The first two overs yielded 8 and 7 respectively.

Early nerves? Probably. But if they don't recover and get on line and length fast, Sehwag might run away with it.
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