With Virender Sehwag on this tour of Australia, matters have reached a point where you can expect him to play a loose shot outside off-stump and have an eager fielder lap up the catch near the boundary. And sure enough, India's stand-in captain played to form.
On the second ball of India's chase, a leaden-footed Sehwag threw his bat at a very wide delivery from Lasith Malinga. It looked a weak shot, and proved to be just that as Nuwan Kulasekara came running around from third man and took the catch. It was an almost exact replay of Sehwag's dismissal in his previous match against Sri Lanka, with Kulasekara holding a similar catch in the same place off an almost identical shot from Sehwag.
The look on Sehwag's face was one of … well, there really isn't a word to accurately describe it. He resembled a grumpy old man, and his portly frame only added to the overall picture of a lost soul struggling for a ray of sunshine in what continues to be a dismal tour.
On the second ball of India's chase, a leaden-footed Sehwag threw his bat at a very wide delivery from Malinga.