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Twist in the tail has India smiling

cricket Updated: Jan 20, 2011 01:58 IST
Subhash Rajta
Subhash Rajta
Hindustan Times
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Harbhajan Singh made it clear when he swatted Morne Morkel for a six on Tuesday — it's never over till it's over for this India team. With the World Cup round the corner, India couldn't have hoped for a better twist in the tail (tale).

The lower order has put its hand up repeatedly throughout the tour. Had it not been for their efforts with the bat, the story could have been different.

While Zaheer Khan rose to the challenge in Durban as he shared a crucial partnership with VVS Laxman, Harbhajan joined hands with Sachin Tendulkar to forge a partnership in the final Test at Newlands. The two came together again on Tuesday to see India home after Yusuf Pathan's heroics.

What will warm Indian hearts, and their chances in the World Cup, is how the lower order hung on. During the WC, the pressure will increase manifold, and it will be the lower order that will come into play.