The end of day two of first test at Chennai between South Africa and India saw some stunning bating from both the sides. But day three started from where Sehwag left his innings which continued till the end of day three. After being dropped from the Test squad since January 2007, Sehwag’s BALL THIRST BAT made a deadly come back with another triple ton but this time it was South African bowlers who had to face those blows.
“It hurt when I was not in the team so I had to prove myself and I want to get back my seat so that’s why I can concentrate and it’s good for me and I think I’ll continue in the next two tests,” Sehwag said.
Analyzing the current situation of the match and also the condition of the pitch (which is a heaven for batsmen so far) the most probable outcome of the match is a draw. But this match saw some world class innings first by Hashim Amla and then by Sehwag who seems to be the Superman of the match so far.Talking about the records now, well Sehwag’s triple ton brought some cool records with it. The deadly knock of 300 came in just 278 balls which is the fastest triple century in the test history. He is the third batsman, along with Sir Donald Bradman and Brian Lara, to pass 300 twice in Test cricket. It is the highest score by an Indian on home soil, exceeding VVS Laxman’s 281 against Australia in Calcutta in 2001. “You have to play your shots and maintain your run rate and I think we did a good job,” he added.Despite of the loss of his opening partner, Wasim Jaffer, Sehwag went on playing his style of deadly batting. After Jaffer, Dravid seemed a little uncomfortable in the beginning but kept on going well lately. But the highlight of the show remained Sehwag who continued his thrilling performance to the end of the say with 309 runs in his pocket so far. It would be interesting to see if Sehwag can break the record of Brian Lara of 400 on day four.For now, India is 468-1 in a reply to South Africa’s 540 after the end of the day three.Here is a video of Sehwag’s reaching his 300 milestone of runs. ENJOY!!