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Laxman falls to an innocuous delivery

Jan 26, 2012 at 12:21pm IST

You know not much is right in VVS Laxman's world when he edges a harmless offspinner from a bowler of Nathan Lyon's caliber to the wicketkeeper. Time was when Laxman would effortlessly and silkily dispatch spinners to the boundary with rubber-wristed proficiency, but this dismissal showed how poorly he's been batting in Australia.

First ball of the 47th over, Laxman poked at a delivery turning from outside off stump and edged it through to a Brad Haddin. It was an extremely ordinary shot from such a gifted player of spin. Where once he famously made a legend like Shane Warne look pedestrian, Laxman himself was made to look like a novice.


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