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India wins Goa ODI

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India have beaten Sri Lanka by 5 wickets in the third one-dayer at Goa to level the 4-match series 1-1. Team India, needing 231 for a win, reached the target with more than 3 overs to spare.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

But after Zaheer Khan did a splendid job to restrict the Lankans to just 230, India were off to a disappointing start losing early wickets. Virender Sehwag failed yet again, falling after making just 12 runs. Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh too departed cheaply, putting the Indians in a spot of bother.

However Sourav Ganguly was in fluent form yet again, narrowly missing a third successive fifty by 2 runs.

At that stage India were 94 for 4 with the ghosts of Rajkot set to haunt India yet again. But captan Rahul Dravid and M S Dhoni took control of the situation, adding 133 runs for the 5th wicket (Dhoni made an unbeaten 67). Rahul Dravid scored 66 – his career’s 77th One Day fifty, and along the road became the third Indian to get past 10,000 runs in one day cricket.

Dayanand Narvekar

Congratulations to Shri  Dayanand  Narvekar, BCCI Vice President, President of GCA and Minister for Health and IT, Government of Goa,  for the wonderful organisation of the Goa ODI.

One Comment

  1. NIce article …

    WOuld you be interested in this Sachin Tendulkar Short story?

    http://sunilshinde.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!86F26A0982085FDC!432.entry

    1. Sunil Shinde on February 15th, 2007 at 1:00 pm

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