Thatscricket - News - A carnival of fours and sixes in exhibition tie
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2001, 22:30 [IST]
Brief scores: India 338 for 8 in 40 overs (Sachin Tendulkar 93, S Ramesh 35, Hemang K Badani 55, Dinesh Mongia 29, Virender Shewag 19, Robin Singh 33, Vijay Dahiya 50, Campbell 2 for 3) UNI
Chennai: It was a carnival of fours and sixes as India scored 338 for eight in 40 overs against Australia in the Siyaram's day/night exhibition match for the Gujarat Relief Fund at the M A Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.Sachin Tendulkar (93,49 balls 18x4, 2x6) set the tone adding 127 for the first wicket in just 12 overs with S Ramesh (35,35 balls 5x4) as the goodly crowd had their money worth.Thereafter local star Hemang K Badani (55,41 balls, 8x4), Robin Singh (33,26 balls, 3x4, 1x6), Dinesh Mongia (29,32 balls, 2x4, 1x6) and Vijay Dahiya (50,42 balls, 5x4) regaled the crowd with some lusty hitting.Off spinner Greg Mathews, who had become a household name in this city for forcing a historic tie way back in 1986, the second in Test history might have become old. But, he revived the glorious moments of that match with his usual jumping off spinners, sporting his trademark green baggy cap and even made a valiant effort to stop a shot by diving to his left off his own bowling.Aussies used as many as ten bowlers with Campbell picking up two wickets in the last over conceding three runs to emerge the best of the lot.