A turn for the worse?
The Pakistanis might have arrived in Bangalore without much fanfare over the weekend but in Ahmedabad they had to remain confined to the airport lobby for close to an hour-along with the Indian team-after landing. Awaiting them were hordes of fans hoping to catch a glimpse of the stars. To add to the confusion, the team buses hadn't arrived on time. And it was only after the local police had cleared the chaos that the two teams exited the terminal and headed towards the safety of their hotel.
Speaking of maintaining order, that is exactly what Indian captain MS Dhoni would have expected his spinners, well part-timers, to do at the Chinnaswamy Stadium after the seamers led by debutant Bhuvneshwar Kumar had rocked Pakistan early. But Yuvraj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja failed quite miserably in that quest, proving easy meat for Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Their failure to restrain the visitors even prompted Hafeez, the man-of-the-match in Bangalore, to express his gratitude towards the home team's decision to leave out their spin
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