Sehwag reaches half-century after Tendulkar's unfortunate run out

Virender Sehwag slams a fifty

Mirpur: Feb 19, 2011

By CricketCountry Staff

Latest Score: 141/1 in 22 overs

Virender Sehwag slammed a blazing half-century as India reached hundred in the 15th over. The Indian opener was at his aggressive best, punishing the Bangladesh opening bowlers Shafiul Islam and Rubel Hossain as India raced away to 36 in the first four overs. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak was brought into the attack in the fifth over to stem the flow of runs. Sehwag was kept quiet by Razzak in his first over before he continued to keep the runs flowing from the other bowlers.

He raised an opening stand of 69 with Sachin Tendulkar before the maestro was run out following a horrible mix-up. Tendulkar had worked the ball to wide off mid-on but, much to his dismay, Sehwag did not respond. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan, stationed at mid-wicket, dived, intercepted the ball and hurled it to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim who did the rest.

Sehwag was unperturbed by the run out dismissal and continued to blaze away, smacking a six off Shafiul to bring up his half-century as India looked poised to set up a huge total.

Earlier, Sehwag set the tone for the innings carving Shafiul Islam through the cover region before essaying a flowing drive of the bowler s last ball to seize the early initiative.

Brief scores: India 129 for one in 20 overs (Virender Sehwag 72 batting, Gautam Gambhir 32 batting) vs Bangladesh

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