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Thursday, March 10, 2005

Reading Kaneria

This first appeared on Cricinfo's Plays of the Day.

Danish Kaneria was the only one of Pakistan's bowlers to get any respect from the Indians yesterday, but Virender Sehwag had figured him out today, and was reading him well. At one point, he twice made early decisions to let balls pitched just outside off stump go by, as he'd spotted that they were legbreaks. Then Kaneria bowled a googly, hoping Sehwag would let that go as well. But Sehwag read it perfectly, got into position early, and slog-swept it for four to midwicket. The batsman had set the bowler up.
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