'Tis the World Cup, ergo the season of lists. One such, on Cricinfo the other day, listed some of the great bowling performances from past editions of the tournament -- a list dominated, incidentally, by fast men ranging from Joel Garner to Lasith Malinga, with every shade of swing and seam in-between.
Missing from the list was one Indian performance I'd personally rate in my top ten -- both for the skill on display, and for the impact the spell had on the fortunes of the side. Here is the match report of that game, and from that, a clip on the spell itself:
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Ashish Nehra came in to the attack in the 13th over - and from that point on, England were reduced to spectators in the Nehra road show. The initial question was whether the recent injury would effect his rhythm. It did not. The next question was whether that burst of pace in the earlier game was a flash in the pan - it was not, as Nehra quickly moved up the gears to a top pace, on the day, of 145.8. The final question was, could