to tail in late but Vijay was adept at getting into line. Next over, he switched to around the wicket, with two men catching behind square on the leg side. He had resorted to a bodyline-tactic. But his bouncers only seemed to be taking more out of him than pose any inconvenience to the Indians.
He no longer looked like a fast bowler who was poised to roll over India by simply ‘turning up’ — to borrow a quote from Zaheer Khan. Instead he looked like a millionaire suddenly reduced to fighting for a square-meal. His bowling only seemed to mirror the desperation.