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I am in prime form, says Sehwag

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Fri, Apr 27, 2012 19:22 hrs
Sehwag stars in Daredevils' 37-run win over Mumbai Indians<br>

New Delhi: After he led Delhi Daredevils to a dominating win against Mumbai Indians with a blistering 73, Virender Sehwag on Friday said he is in prime form and it is the team's strategy that either he or Mahela Jayawaredena stays at the crease at least till the 15th over.

"I have scored about 150 runs in the last three games, so yes, I am in prime form," Sehwag, who was also man-of-the-match on Friday, said.

Sehwag is only the third player in the history of IPL to score three consecutive half-centuries. Sachin Tendulkar and Jacques Kallis are the other two.

On Friday, Sehwag and Jayawardena notched up 135 runs for the first wicket in 13.1 overs to lay the foundation for the comprehensive win.

"We discussed in the team meetings that one of me and Mahela has to stay until the 15th over, today both of us did and we had a very good partnership," Sehwag said.

Sehwag also said he has asked his players to just focus "on process and not the result" and that's been the key to their success as they sit on top of the table.

Mumbai skipper Harbhajan Singh admitted that his team was outplayed by Delhi.

"We didn't get the result we were looking for. Delhi played fantastic, they batted too well. Credit goes to Delhi, they outplayed us," he said.

Harbhajan also said there was a risk in asking Delhi to bat but he took the gamble.

"They like to chase, with their batting line-up, they can chase down any total. We did not bowl good enough to restrict them to under 170," he said.

Asked since he knows Sehwag so well, what else could he have done to stop the Delhi skipper, Harbhajan said, "You can only wish that he misses the ball and gets out."

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