India stumble to a win against Sri Lanka. Dhoni and S. Badrinath took India to victory with 39 and 27 not out, respectively. The real damage was done by that all too mercurial talent, Zaheer Khan, and Praveen Kumar. But all the attention was on Badrinath after he finally got a chance to show his skills on the big stage.
Samir Chopra wished him well as he began his innings:
India have batted deep in this second one-day and in so doing, have
shoved a newbie, S. Badrinath, down to number seven. After watching his
team lurch to 75-5, he finally got his chance. Though the required
target is not that far away, the tension isn't absent.
And Soulberry couldn't see the game on TV and so called for assistance (see the comments) on how Badri was playing:
But the questions remain which the live text commentator chose not to
answer, or did not recieve, How did Badri play today? Did he earn his
keep? Did he plug a hole? Did he debunk a growing neo-gen myth? Can
Amit Misra take hope from this?
It's a small innings, but of course it could easily have all gone wrong for India without him.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Asif is busy challenging the positive "B" sample. And Will notes that the irony-challenged BCCI have chosen this url for their new website: bcci.tv.