Ponting hopes luck holds against Sehwag

Published: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 14:26 [IST]
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Ponting hopes luck holds against Sehwag

Sydney: Australian skipper Ricky Ponting hopes that luck will continue to favour him against dangerous Virender Sehwag, who has not been so successful in the ongoing seven match series so far.

Australia have escaped lightly in their dealings with Sehwag so far this series, and captain Ricky Ponting is hoping to claim an unbeatable 4-2 lead at Guwahati.

In each of the five matches played on the tour, Sehwag has scored 13 (11 balls), 40 (31), 11 (25), 30 (19) and 38 (30).

But there is always the chance that Sehwag will uncoil an innings of equal brutality to that played by Sachin Tendulkar in Hyderabad.

“The way he plays he gives you a chance, Doug (Bollinger) put him down at fine leg but we ended up taking a good catch to get rid of him," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Ponting, as saying.

“He can be dangerous when the ball comes on. It might be different on a wicket like this that doesn't come on as much, so we can't afford to give him any width early on. We will try and keep things tight to him but has a knack of finding the gaps," he added.

Ponting said he had to find bowlers capable of mixing their lines accordingly in Guwahati, and Ben Hilfenhaus is one bowler who will want to do better in next two games.


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