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Ganguly says Kenya will have tougher game

March 19, 2003 17:43 IST

Kenya can expect a tougher game against India in Thursday's World Cup semi-final than they experienced in the Super Sixes, India captain Sourav Ganguly said on Wednesday.

Ganguly scored a match-winning century in the second round match, steering his side to a six-wicket victory.

"They fought hard," he said. "But we were only at 50 percent of our game. So far the Kenya game is the only one where we fielded poorly, dropping six chances.

"Still we managed to win by six wickets. We need to be at the top of our game. Tomorrow we need to do that.

"We all know how important it is for our careers to get into the World Cup final because none of us in this team have experienced that.

"So, we will be desperate to do that tomorrow. We will give more than 100 percent in all departments."

Ganguly said a five-day gap since India's last match would not affect his team's sharpness on the field.

"Five days, waiting for a semi-final is quite a lot," he said. "We have had two days' break between most of our games.

"But I don't think this should matter from the point of momentum in our side."

Ganguly said he would have to monitor the weather before the day-night match. There have been showers in Durban since Tuesday night and the pitch at Kingsmead is under covers.

"We need to have an eye on the weather," he said. "Especially in the evening."

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Sub: APPRECIATE GANGULY'S ATTITUDE

REALLY WORTH TELLING THOSE WORDS ,AS WE HAD DROPPED SIX CHANCES IN THE PREVIUOS GAME AGAINST KENYA,TOMMOROW SHOULD BE NO LESS THAN OUR BEST OF ...


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Sub: What does he mean?

What does he mean"we were only 50% of our game"?This guy sure is arrogance and never gives cridit to others.Now he says that he started ...


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Sub: RE:Good Comments

Why is it so fashionable to criticize ganguly? He has 20 ODI centuries and 9000 runs. Why do you choose to forget his innings in ...


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Sub: Check D/L output

Keep copy of D/L output with each bastman if we are batting second


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Sub: Can Ganguly/Dravid play well against Mcgrath and Lee?

Ganguly has established himself as the greatest batsman against teams like Namibia, Kenya, Bangladesh Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. He has never played well against the ...


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