March 29, 2008

Ind vs SA: V Sehwag’s 309 and next test

The performance of the Indian team is mind blowing and V Sehwag is going to touch highest record now and scored 309 in the Future Cup Test series. Yesterday was the third of the first test of the three match series. V Shewag scored this run from 292 balls. He took these runs by hitting 41 fours and 5 sixes. It is the highest score of his career. In his 54 test career, his achievement is 13 centuries.

Now, all the fans are thinking that will V Sehwag break the record? It also the highest record of Ind vs SA matches. Before it, HH Gibbs was the higher record holder and 196 and Sachin Tendulkar was in the second highest record holder SR Tendulkar of 169 runs.

He has more record ahead of him to touch. If he can hit 7 fours he could cross over his own record against Pakistan in 2006. The highest four record holder is JH Edrich 52 who was an English players. 12 sixes is the highest in an innings V Sehwag is 5 now.

By scoring 309 runs, he just has touched his previous record which was against Pakistan. 17 highest record holders are ahead of him. If he can able to add just 10 runs he will able to the top 15th record holder.

I think the wicket is most favorable to the batsmen. It could easy to break the records. Now it is time to see what Sehwag can do. I got a quote on Cricinfo that "The spectators who were at the MA Chidambaram Stadium have witnessed a once-in-a-lifetime innings. Sehwag's awesome triple-century, 309 off 292 balls, has changed the course of this match dramatically. India have scored 386 runs today off 85 overs and are only 72 runs behind South Africa. It's fair to say that only one team can win this match from here and that is India. The pace at which Sehwag has scored his runs has kept this Test alive. If India can bat on tomorrow and gain a lead of around 200 shortly after tea (and it is possible if Sehwag bats on) the pressure will fully be on South Africa on a fifth day pitch. And there's the world record of Lara's 400 as well."

Do you thing that this score can help India to win the first test?? May be not, because India can score well but they are not mentally so strong that they could take risk by throwing a challenge to South Africa. Although it is sure that India can do anything anytime but not all time. I think they will not declare to the first innings before lunch. Anyway, there are many intelligent to take decision.

The second test will be held at Ahmedabad on Apr 3-7, 2008 and the third test at Kanpur - Apr 11-15, 2008.