It's also Che's day (nickname attributed to Bored Cricket Crazy Indians). He's waited long enough for his debut, and had an unfortunate first innings dismissal when a low shooter from Johnson trapped him in front. You can't keep a good (no superlatives yet) player out of it, however, and Dhoni made the easily backfirable decision to send him in at #3 after Sehwag got out early (only blemish on a perfect day) to (heil) Hilfenhaus.
He displayed a great array of attractive strokes, including outstanding drives on the off-side as well as well-executed pull shots. He defended resolutely yet attacked spin, and put away the bad deliveries. Most complete Indian batsman to make his debut in a decade?
More importantly, of course, India won, and 2-0, so that's a first Aussie whitewash for us, and the first win against them in Bangalore for us.
I know there's more, but I've either deliberately ignored it or the fact that it's 4:56 am is kicking in. Which means, yes, I wrote this before the win was completed.
Can't think of a better occasion (4:57am) for a 100th post. Player ratings will follow.