Monday 4 August 2008 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Virender Sehwag

Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag has been named as this week's Cricket World® Player Of The Week following his unbeaten double century in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Against the Sri Lankans spin bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis, Sehwag was supreme, and the only batsman to pass 88 in the match, which was dominated by the bowlers as his team-mate Harbhajan Singh picked up ten wickets.

It was his fifth Test double century and he managed to reach the milestone with India nine wickets down, remaining unbeaten on 201.

The magnitude of his innings was illustrated by India's final margin of victory which was 170 runs. Sehwag also added 50 in the second innings.

Other contenders for this week's award included Harbhajan and South African captain Graeme Smith for his unbeaten century against England.

The Cricket World ® Player Of The Week is judged by the www.cricketworld.com Editorial Team, which takes into consideration matches played in the preceding week with the final decision made on Monday morning.

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