I saw the highlights of the third day's play in the first test against South Africa. The day belonged to Virender Sehwag!! He ended the day at 309 not out equaling his previous best against Pakistan at Multan.
The Chepauk pitch looked very flat and offered no help to the bowlers. The South African bowlers also struggled with the heat and were spraying all over the place. Paul Harris, the spinner was bowling a very negative line for which Sehwag replied with number of reverse sweeps.
The poor South African bowling should not take away the credit from Sehwag. What a range of strokes he played yesterday? He scored runs all over the ground and the crowd enjoyed every minute of his innings. Sehwag become little emotional when he crossed his 200. Probably the happenings in the last 18 months would have crossed him mind and he is now back true and square in the Indian team. Yuvaraj would be now under tremendous pressure to perform if he wants to retain his Vice-Captaincy in the Indian ODI team.
Briefly after completing his 250 runs, Sehwag looked very tired and he went about his shots with great disdain, as if he wanted to get out. But yesterday was his day and South Africa could do nothing with him. Coming closer to 300, he showed some restraint and completed his second 300 runs in an innings. It is a great achievement considering that he has done it twice in his career. In addition he has crossed double hundred on more than 4 occasions and has also scored 12 or so test centuries.
I am waiting eagerly to see if Sehwag could cross his 400 today and make a world record.