India vs England 4th Day Highlights 2nd Mohali Test Cricket

December 25th, 2008 Posted in Match Highlights, RBS Cup, Test Match

Kevin Pietersen about Yuvraj Singh: “You’ve got a pie chucker like Yuvraj Singh who comes out and can chuck some filth out at you. I mean, hey, I’m pretty happy when that happens”.

Update: Watch Yuvraj Singh’s response to KP

The video starts with this statement by KP. Well, I’m not too sure about how happy KP has been facing the pie chucker, because he’s hardly scored against Yuvraj and been out twice already on this tour. It’s gonna be really intriguing tomorrow – KP just scored a super hundred yesterday but will be under the pressure of going for a win (unlikely) or saving the test, whereas Yuvraj has nothing to lose when he comes on to bowl. Also, when Piyush Chawla had KP struggling during the tour of England, was he a pie chucker too?

Zaheer Khan was breathtaking in the morning along with Harbhajan who had his best phase of bowling in this test. James Anderson (in particular) and Stuart Broad tamed all cocky Indian thoughts of a quick lead with a fantastic line and accurate length over after over. With Sehwag getting run out to a Jonty moment by Ian Bell, India responded with a laboured batting display that looked like it was playing out time. Surprisingly, England who had inched ahead with 3 wickets for not much, opted to bowl wide of the stumps, with the point positioned deep for Gambhir (who has been out edging to slips). But Gambhir showed a new facet to his game – patience, something that seems to have been honed during his 1st innings knock alongside Dravid. The problem with this approach of patience by Gambhir and Laxman was that in the event of a flurry of wickets the eventual Indian lead could have been chaseable by England tomorrow. All that conjecture however was flung out of the window with the ease of a pie-chucker, by Yuvraj scoring 39 off just 40 deliveries.

All the anticipation of the reception greeting him in the wake of the Sledging incident with Pietersen, came to nothing as no one had a go at anyone.

The 1st half of the morning session tomorrow could yet yield a result in this game.

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