Tendulkar fit for decider
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Last Updated: September 7, 2007 10:31am
India opener Sachin Tendulkar will be fit for the deciding game of the NatWest Series at Lord's on Saturday.
Tendulkar made 94 to help his side chase down a target of 317 at the Oval last Wednesday, but suffered badly from cramp during the latter stages of his innings.
However, the tourists' skipper Rahul Dravid revealed Tendulkar will be fit to take his place at the top of the order at Lord's.
"He's fine. It's just cramp," said Dravid. "He's taken some rehydration fluids and should be OK."
Dravid is confident heading into the seventh and decisive match of the NatWest Series, but warned his players that their sensational victory at the Oval will count for little on Saturday.
"It should be a cracker of a game at Lord's on Saturday," he said.
"Momentum, as I've said before, really doesn't make much of a difference in a one-day game.
"Everyone was saying we had the momentum going into the Oval game - and they went out and got 320 runs. We didn't have the momentum then."
India's hero at the Oval was Robin Uthappa, who finished the game in the final over with successive boundaries to finish with 47 from 33 balls.
Uthappa, 21, is normally a top-order batsman but played his match-winning innings from number seven, leaving Dravid impressed.
"We saw a little taster of what we may see in the future, looking at the way he played," added Dravid.
"Great credit to him. He has never batted at seven in his life, and the way he managed and controlled the chase was fantastic."