Play of the Day March 17, 2005

Finding their voice

Shahid Afridi threatened to do a Sehwag, crashing Balaji behind point and audaciously over mid-off, and Pathan through cover off the back foot, over point and once square of the wicket. Add two further boundaries, albeit through streaky shots, and spectators at Eden Gardens went quiet. But Afridi is Afridi, and his attempt to launch a slightly short delivery from Irfan Pathan into the nearby Mohammaden Sporting football ground only resulted in a simple swirler for Sachin Tendulkar. And in one instant the Bengalis found their voice again.

Anand Vasu is the assistant editor of Cricinfo.