A change of format, ball and clothing did nothing to make Virender Sehwag's terrible tour of Australia any better. As India came out to chase a target of 172, enveloped in a smoke from the mid-innings fireworks display, Sehwag faced up to Brett Lee. His first ball was spooned perilously close to the fielder at mid-off, but the second was slapped firmly past point for four, a typical Sehwag shot.
There was something eerily familiar about what had just happened. A loose shot that didn't carry to the fielder followed by a rambunctious boundary. This had happened during the Test series too. And, sure enough, Sehwag fell to the next ball from Lee, completely squared up and in an awkward position to play the delivery. The result? A leading edge to first slip.
As in the Tests, Sehwag had failed to conquer the rising delivery. It looks like a long tour for the Indian opener.