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'Most amazing knock, I've seen in my career'

Published: Friday, March 8, 2002, 2:01 [IST]
 
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Faridabad: Hit by the Douglas Marillier tornado, a stunned Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly said on Thursday he had never seen such an amazing knock in his life."It was very frustrating and disappointing but it was an amazing knock. In my seven- year career, I had never seen such a knock," Ganguly told reporters after India lost the thrilling One-dayer by one wicket with two balls to spare. Marillier hit an explosive 24-ball 56 when all seemed lost, to script an incredible victory for the visitors in the first of the five-match series. "Till the very last I thought we were winning because we had just one wicket to take. Even in the last over I had my hopes but it was an amazing knock," Ganguly said.

But coach John Wright said he wasn't too surprised as he had seen Marillier come up with a similar knock against Australia last year. "I think we should have bowled fuller and straighter in the slog overs," Wright said as he tried to analyse where things went wrong for India. The hero of the day, Marillier said he was used to playing such unorthodox shots. "When I used to play such shots coach Geoff Marsh used to be angry." Marsh may have to eat back his words as those very shots of Marillier came to the rescue of Zimbabwe.

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