Cricket: Aggressive Azharuddin

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The Independent Online
THE Indian captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, may have few peers when it comes to batting fineries but in Guwahati yesterday he demonstrated his brutal side against Zimbabwe, inspiring his side's seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a one-day match abbreviated by rain.

After Grant Flower (57) had led the visitors to 149 for 6 from 28 overs, India needed 18 from the last two overs with two new batsmen just in. One of these, though, was Azharuddin, and from the first ball of the penultimate over, he launched the decisive blow, pulling David Brain over mid-wicket for six, India ultimately sealing the three-match series with three balls in hand.