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Friday, March 03, 2006

Monty's P(h)atka

Monty Panesar, written off as a sacrificial lamb before the tour started, put in an impressive performance, producing two great deliveries. The first one trapping Tendulkar plumb in front, giving Monty perhaps the best maiden test wicket he could have prayed for. The second, late in the day, was a left-armer's dream dismissal. The ball pitched on middle and leg, drawing Kaif out in defence, and turned enough to beat the bat and kiss the off stump.

What motivated Monty you ask?

My hypothesis - Amit Varma's Ponty Manesar series. :-)