Thursday, March 31, 2011

His 103 at Motera in 2001 was more than a third of India's first-innings total against England. "Tendulkar was supreme in the afternoon, ridiculing England's packed off-side fields by whipping balls from outside off through the leg side at will," Wisden reported. "Hussain's captaincy was enthusiastic, clear-sighted and, at times, uncompromisingly negative: he never allowed the game to drift, marshalled his limited resources intelligently and posed Tendulkar question upon question, most of which were answered perfectly."