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Robin Utthappa goes berserk

Those of you who missed the blitz that Robin Utthappa unleashed yesterday night to carry India B into the finals of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy cricket tournament have missed seeing a star in the making.

I know I am sticking my neck way out on this one, but then you dont get gut feelings like this everyday.

To get an idea of what happened, read this excerpt from Cricinfo's report on the match.

What do you do when you're at the top of an inexperienced batting order, chasing a daunting target under lights, in a must-win game against a varied bowling line-up? Play the innings of the tournament, of course. And how? Start steadily, build a partnership, up the rate after the fifth over, race along after the tenth, shift gear after the 15th, go berserk in the 16th, set the stadium ablaze in 17th, make it rain boundaries in the 18th, reduce the asking-rate drastically and walk off.

In 14 balls, Robin raced from 60 to his century and then retired hurt, only to return later and spank a couple of fours more.

Read the entire account here.

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