Abu Dhabi: Skipper Rahul Dravid said that the back-to-form Virender Sehwag eased the pressure off him and helped India set up a match-winning total against Pakistan in the second and final cricket one-dayer here on Wednesday.
``Sehwag batted beautifully today and it is good to see him back (among the runs). The key was to get runs at the top of order and Sehwag eased the pressure off me,'' Dravid said after India beat Pakistan by 51 runs and shared the DLF Cup at the Zayed stadium.
``We learnt from yesterday's mistakes and it was a good all around performance by the boys. They responded well after the defeat,'' said Dravid, who was also named man of the match.
Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul Haq said the opening partnership of Sehwag and Dravid was the deciding factor in the match.
``The opening partnership was very good and they batted very well today. Though it (the target) was chaseable; but we lost wickets at regular intervals and could not built partnerships,'' he said. PTI