Baffling: Inzamam's refusal to bring Razzaq on until the 30th over, by when Tendulkar and Yuvraj had put on 73, at more than 6.5 runs per over. Razzler struck in his third over, dismissing Tendulkar, who was looking really well set as he accelerated towards the 90s, for the sixth time in one-dayers. Before Razzaq stepped in to bowl, Afridi had bowled 3-4 overs of utterly pointless spin, clearly in pain with a side strain. Inzamam has done quite a few dopey things, but this comes close to taking the biscuit!
I also wonder what the immediate future holds for Naved-ul-Hasan Rana. He has bowled 25 overs in this series, taken a wicket nearly every six overs, but has conceded the small matter of nearly eight runs an over. He'll probably be forgiven, since it was his bowling that contributed to restricting India's scoring in the final stages of the innings at Peshawar. Zainub's favourite cricketer, Mohammad Sami, has been called up to replace Shoaib Akhtar. I wonder what she'll have to say about this.
Meanwhile, injured Harbhajan and Sehwag will return home rather than hang around with the team, obviously keeping in mind the fact that they are unlikely to play any games and the series against England starts soon.
Spirit of the game gone awol at Rawalpindi?
There is grass on the wicket!
Moin Khan - the upholder of the spirit of the game...
Stop making a fool of yourself, Inzy
Do away with the restrictions
Are England stuck in September 2005?
Johan Botha can bat and field but not bowl
Let's pretend the Ashes never happened
Grapes turning sour?
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