Chasing 315 is hard to do, no matter how flat the wicket is, how lacklustre the opposition bowling is and how terrific the batting side is. You need a bit of luck. And you certainly cannot afford to muck about with the batting order like India B did, and expect to win. Rahul Dravid may have given everyone in his side a chance to have a decent bat, but he certainly can't be surprised that his team slid to a 99-run loss. A portion of the proceeds went to Sadanand Vishwanath, the former Indian wicketkeeper, as it was his benefit game. Some would say that that was the only worth-while thing to come out of this match.
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