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Friday, April 16, 2004

A series win in Pakistan! Our batting strength was too good for the Pakistanis.
The surprise was our bowling. Anil Kumble is a matchwinner. The support from Irfan and Balaji was terrific. Balaji's swing defeated the Pakistanis in the first and second innings. A well deserved win for India.

In the final analysis, with or without Shoaib Akhtar, our batting strength of Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh, Saurav Ganguly, not to forget Akash Chopra and Parthiv Patel alongwith the efforts of Irfan Pathan proved too good for the Pakistani bowlers.

It was a fight between our batsmen and their bowlers and our batsmen came out on top.

Highlights of the Test Series.
Sehwag's 309. Sachin's 194*. Rahul Dravid's 270. Yuvraj's century. Laxman's half century. Anil Kumble's bowling. Irfan Pathan's opening spells.
Find of the tour: Laxmipathy Balaji.