Mohali: India goes into the second One-dayer against Zimbabwe on Sunday hoping to find an answer to Douglas Marillier's unconventional stroke-play. "We have watched videos of that innings and have things worked out," Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly said on the eve of the day-night encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. "We now know where to bowl to him. It is not every day that someone plays an innings like that. We could not have done anything on that day as he took the game away from us," Ganguly said.
Marillier raced to his half-century off just 21 balls, the fifth-fastest in One-dayers after Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya (17 balls), Australian Simon O'Donnell (18), Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (18) and South African Mark Boucher (19). He used the 'scoop' shot with telling effect against both left-arm seamer Zaheer Khan and leg spinner Anil Kumble at Faridabad, cracking one six and 10 fours in his career-best knock. "But, I should be all right.
The injury is not such that it will aggravate and put the future tours in doubt. It is important for me to play," Ganguly, who also suffered a knee injury during the first match, said.
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