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Quickfire 56 by Sehwag

London: Virender Sehwag set Grace Road ablaze with a cracking half-century, putting Leicestershire in box seat against Nottinghamshire in the one-day tournament on Wednesday.

Sehwag hit 56 off 51 balls, blasting 10 fours and a six, as Leicestershire scored 258 for nine in 50 overs. In reply, Nottinghamshire were struggling at 50 for four in 15 overs.

Sehwag added 61 for the opening stand with John Maunders and another 27 with Darren Stevens for the second wicket.

Meanwhile at New Road, Yuvraj Singh conceded 27 runs from his six overs in Worcestershire’s total of 245. Yorkshire were 94 for two in 18 overs.

Sehwag was not in good form in the first few games and struggled to find form in unfamiliar conditions.

His first innings of substance — a typically blazing 81 off 84 balls with 15 fours — came agianst Surrey in a four-day County Championship tie on May 17.

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