Asia Cup, 2008 / Commentary

Asia Cup - 7th match, Super Four

Bangladesh v India

India won by 7 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)

Gambhir is out there with Robin Uthappa.

0.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir starts the chase with a cut to deep point boundary. Short of length and width offered outside off and Gambhir cashed in.

0.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, taps a length delivery on middle to the leg side and they cross over for a single. Gambhir walks down to have a chat with Robin.

0.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, full in length, outside off stump, shaping in, Robin is touch late in getting forward and pushes outside the line and edges it to the on side. One slip and gully in.

0.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, no run, on the off stump line, Robin gets behind the line to defend to covers.

0.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 1 run, pushes a length delivery to wide mid-off for a single

A very short square cover point is in place

0.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, pushes a length delivery with soft hands. Too soft as the ball rolls back just past the off stump. Robin senses a single in there and calls over Gambhir who responds. Rahim is quick to get to the ball and fires in a throw at the non-striker's end and had he hit, Gambhir would have been found just short of the crease.

End of over 1 (7 runs) India 7/0 (277 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 5.65)
G Gambhir    6* (3b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-7-0
RV Uthappa    1* (3b)     

Two days after Sharapova crashed out of wimbledon, here we have Shahadat Sharapova Hossain to bowl

1.1

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 5 runs, Quite similar to the last delivery. Again Rahim is in there quickly and this time underarms a throw at the striker's end but it was enough velocity to run through wide mid-off to the boundary

1.2

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, turns a delivery coming in to square leg

1.3

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, back of length, outside off stump, Robin shuffles across, punches it to left of covers where Farhad Reza makes a diving stop

1.4

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, length delivery straightens outside off stump, steered to left of backward point and this time Raqibul dives to stop it.

1.5

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, short of length, punched well to mid-off. Wasim Akram, on air, reckons Shahadat needs to get lot closer to the stumps

1.6

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, gets behind a length delivery to push it to mid-on

End of over 2 (5 runs) India 12/0 (272 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.66)
RV Uthappa    1* (8b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-5-0
G Gambhir    11* (4b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    1-0-7-0

2.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, quick single taken to backward square leg.

2.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Uthappa, 1 run, lands on a length, comes in towards off and middle, placed to right of mid-on for a single

2.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, off cutter on the middle and off line, Gambhir defends to the off side.

2.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, edged but falls short of the 'keeper. Another off cutter and Gambhir followed this one with an open face of the bat in an effort to run it through to third man but the ball ran off the face of the bat

2.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, short of length, just outside off stump, not much room but since Gambhir stays beside the line, he manages to cut it but cant' beat the short cover point fielder

2.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, no run, comes down the track, as is his wont these days, and drives a full length delivery to mid-off

End of over 3 (2 runs) India 14/0 (270 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 4.66, RRR: 5.74)
G Gambhir    12* (9b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-0
RV Uthappa    2* (9b)      Shahadat Hossain    1-0-5-0

3.1

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, no run, leans forward to push a full length delivery to mid-off

3.2

Shahadat Hossain to Uthappa, OUT, Robin is cleaned up! Really full delivery, short of the blockhole, though, and Robin is struck on the crease, stabs it off the inner edge to the stumps. He ended up walking into it after he had played the drive; the feet were glued to each other when he played the shot. The fielders get in a huddle and jump up and down!

RV Uthappa b Shahadat Hossain 2 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.18

3.3

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, well timed cover drive to get off the mark. The fielder made a half-stop

3.4

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, full and outside the off stump, left alone

3.5

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, FOUR, leans forward to on drive a full pitched delivery through wide mid-on region

3.6

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, edges a glance to short fine leg region

End of over 4 (6 runs) India 20/1 (264 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 5.73)
G Gambhir    16* (12b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-10-1
RG Sharma    1* (1b)      Mashrafe Mortaza    2-0-9-0

4.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, on the pads, the ball rolls over to the leg side and they rush across

4.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, on the middle stump line, cutting in a touch, Rohit pushes it to the on side

4.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run

4.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, full and on the middle and leg, Rohit played around his front pad - which was pressed across - to midwicket

4.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, Classy pull. Short of length and coming in towards the off stump, he got into superb position to dismiss it to midwicket boundary

4.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, on a length, holding its line outside off stump, punched to extra cover

End of over 5 (6 runs) India 26/1 (258 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 5.73)
RG Sharma    6* (6b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-14-0
G Gambhir    16* (13b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    2-0-10-1

5.1

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, full in length, driven to mid-off

5.2

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, reaches for a deliver a tad wide outside off and square drives uppishly towards backward point. Shahadat cried out, "Catch" but realised quickly that it was not going to carry

5.3

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, no run, again that front leg is pressed a touch too much across and he has to play around the front pad to drive to mid-on

5.4

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, 2 runs, Hmm ... Rohit presses his front leg across, tries to stop its movement and get the bat in front of the pad to on drive and gets a leading edge over the bowler and to the right of mid-off

5.5

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, 1 run, from wide of the crease, on the middle and leg, worked to square leg

5.6

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, short and well outside off stump, cut hard but can't beat the backward point fielder

End of over 6 (3 runs) India 29/1 (255 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.83, RRR: 5.79)
G Gambhir    16* (14b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-1
RG Sharma    9* (11b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    3-0-14-0

6.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, cuts in from a length, towards off stump, edges a punch to midwicket. He then practises playing it in the V

Slip, short extra cover in place

6.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, beaten outside off stump. Slower delivery and Rohit tries to cut it to third man and misses

6.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Rohit planted his back leg in front of the off stump and square drove it to left of covers where Farhad Reza makes another fine diving stop. The tigers are prowling the inner circle.

6.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, just outside off stump, dabbed to right of backward point

6.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, stands tall to push a length delivery just outside off stump to extra cover

6.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 2 runs, plants his front leg towards off stump and mistimes a pull over midwicket.

End of over 7 (4 runs) India 33/1 (251 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.71, RRR: 5.83)
RG Sharma    12* (16b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-18-0
G Gambhir    17* (15b 2x4)      Shahadat Hossain    3-0-13-1

7.1

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, on the off stump line, guided to backward point

7.2

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, FOUR, well outside the off stump, full and Gambhir stretches across to drive it through wide mid-off

7.3

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, full again but on the middle and off stump line, wafted across the line to short midwicket. Gambhir suggests he should have played it straighter

7.4

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 2 leg byes, on the pads, fails to connect with the glance but will pick two leg byes

7.5

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, beaten on the cut. Angling away from Gambhir who likes to cut on the length irrespective of the line. He got cramped for room there.

7.6

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, FOUR, And there is that charge down the track. He does it now and then to unsettle the seamers. He carved this length delivery over mid-off

End of over 8 (10 runs) India 43/1 (241 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 5.37, RRR: 5.73)
G Gambhir    25* (21b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-21-1
RG Sharma    12* (16b 1x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    4-0-18-0

8.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, cuts in towards middle and leg, turned to midwicket

8.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, short of length, shaping in just outside off stump, Rohit stands tall to work it to wide mid-on , sets off for a single before sending Gambhir back

8.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, FOUR, leans across to cream a full-length delivery on the up through covers.

8.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, no run, beaten by an off cutter. Rohit tried to punch it on the up down the track but the ball cut in to thread the bat and pad gap

8.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 4 runs, gets closer to the line of a similar delivery to punch it to mid-on. Mehrab Hossain Jr, the sub, lobs a wild throw way above Rahim's head. Totally unnecessary. They were not even taking the single.

8.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to RG Sharma, 2 runs, leans forward to drive past the diving Mehrab Jr at mid-on

End of over 9 (10 runs) India 53/1 (231 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 5.88, RRR: 5.63)
RG Sharma    22* (22b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-28-0
G Gambhir    25* (21b 4x4)      Shahadat Hossain    4-0-21-1

9.1

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 2 runs, short of length and just outside off stump, Gambhir stands still on the leg stump guard and cuts it through backward point.

9.2

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller in length, around the off stump and he opens the bat-face to push it to right of backward point for a single

9.3

Shahadat Hossain to RG Sharma, OUT, Shahadat takes out Rohit. Again the front leg movement got him into trouble. He pressed it too far across, had to bring his bat around the front pad, and hence, was in not great balance while trying to flick it and couldn't keep the ball down. Caught at midwicket. Bangladesh are on the ascent here.

RG Sharma c Farhad Reza b Shahadat Hossain 22 (28m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.65

9.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, welcomes Raina with a bounce on leg and middle line, swayed away

9.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, short of length, moving towards off and middle, Raina shuffles across to get behind the line and defends down the track

9.6

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, pitched up to him, driven uppishly past point fielder

End of over 10 (5 runs) India 58/2 (226 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.80, RRR: 5.65)
SK Raina    2* (3b)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-26-2
G Gambhir    28* (23b 4x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    5-0-28-0

Powerplay 2 on. Deep midwicket and sweeper cover in place as Mahmudallah comes to bowl his off breaks. Gambhir is a very aggressive against spin and Ash is throwing the challenge to him. This should be interesting

10.1

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, coming in towards middle stump, with the arm, Gambhir backs away to punch it to covers

10.2

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 2 runs, stays to his original stance and clips a delivery angling into middle and leg behind square leg

10.3

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 2 runs, threatens to charge down, the bowler drags the length and is pulled past midwicket. Deep square leg and deep midwicket fielder (Tamim) collide and Tamim is injured as the other fielder banged into his head. Tamim now walks off the field, holding a icepack to his head.

10.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, slower through the air, on the middle stump line, defended down the track

10.5

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, skips down the track and on drives to mid-on

10.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, again comes down the track and drives to long-off

End of over 11 (5 runs) India 63/2 (221 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.72, RRR: 5.66)
G Gambhir    33* (29b 4x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0
SK Raina    2* (3b)      Shahadat Hossain    5-0-26-2

Farhad Reza, the mediumpacer, to bowl. Deep midwicket and sweeper cover in place

11.1

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length outside off stump, cut to left of backward point for a single

11.2

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, Super stop by Raqibul at backward point. Raina blasted it to his right and he went flying to make the stop. And what's more, recovered quickly to fire in a throw at the non-striker's end. Rahim runs to congratulate Raqibul.

11.3

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, FOUR, Not even Raqibul can stop that. Blasted well clear of him to the deep point boundary. Too short and not much pace from Reza.

11.4

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, no run, turned to backward square leg

11.5

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to dab to left of midwicket

11.6

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, retains the strike with a dab down to wide third man

End of over 12 (8 runs) India 71/2 (213 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.91, RRR: 5.60)
SK Raina    4* (5b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-8-0
G Gambhir    39* (33b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0

12.1

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 leg bye, hands the strike to Gambhir with a dab to square leg.

12.2

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, takes couple of steps down the track, the bowler bowls it on a yorker length outside off stump, driven to deep cover

12.3

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, Raina goes back to punch a flat delivery to long-off

12.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, FOUR, fires it short, flat, and quick on the off and middle line, Gambhir rocks back to pull it midwicket boundary

12.5

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, SIX, Gambhir reaches yet another fifty with a flat-batted strike over long-on. He came down the track and swat-pulled a full toss over the ropes.

12.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

End of over 13 (13 runs) India 84/2 (200 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.46, RRR: 5.40)
G Gambhir    50* (37b 6x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-17-0
SK Raina    5* (7b)      Farhad Reza    1-0-8-0

Abdur Razzak,the left-arm spinner, to bowl

13.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, spins in to the off stump line, nudged to backward point region

13.2

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, threatens to jump out before going back to cut to point

13.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, FOUR, pulled just over the midwicket fielder. It was short in length and flat, Raina went back to crash it to the boundary

13.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, leans forward to work it to midwicket

13.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, turns a delivery spinning into him behind square leg

13.6

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, FOUR, again that threat of coming down forces the bowler to a tad short and outside off and Gambhir rocks back to cut it through backward point.

End of over 14 (11 runs) India 95/2 (189 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.78, RRR: 5.25)
G Gambhir    55* (39b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-11-0
SK Raina    11* (11b 1x4)      Mahmudullah    2-0-17-0

14.1

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, on the off stump line, punched to wide long-off

14.2

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, low full toss outside off stump, Gambhir goes hard at the drive and edges it on to his pad

14.3

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, short of length, outside off stump, cut to short third man

14.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, comes down the track, gets too close to the ball and digs it out back to the bowler

14.5

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, well outside off stump, left alone

14.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, similar delivery, moves close to the line and mistimes a cut to extra cover

End of over 15 (2 runs) India 97/2 (187 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.46, RRR: 5.34)
G Gambhir    56* (44b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-19-0
SK Raina    12* (12b 1x4)      Abdur Razzak    1-0-11-0

3rd powerplay on. Fine leg and third man are out. They had three men outside the circle in the last powerplay and so, will be allowed only two men in this phase of play.

15.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, dropped by Farhad Reza. Oh what a miss. Gambhir charged down the track and ended up slicing a lofted shot towards point and Reza never looked confident as he came under the swirling delivery and spilled it. Mortaza can't believe that his man has dropped a simple chance and holds his head. It bobbed off his palms, on to his left shoulder and fell to his side.

Pradeep Verma: "I don't mean to hit a guy when he's down but facts are facts & Robin Uthappa has not really held his own especially at a time when talents like Badrinath & Parthiv Patel are knocking at the doors. I feel that PP is the right choice in the team at this time as he can also give Dhoni a break."

15.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, on a length, on the leg stump line, pushes to the leg side. Ashraful encourages his team-mates and Reza has a sheepish smile on his face

15.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run

15.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend a slow off cutter on the middle and off stump line

15.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

15.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, backed away to the leg side and crashed a full pitched delivery in the air over extra cover.

Drinks break

End of over 16 (5 runs) India 102/2 (182 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.37, RRR: 5.35)
SK Raina    16* (17b 2x4)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-33-0
G Gambhir    57* (45b 7x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    3-0-19-0

16.1

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, turns in towards the off stump, quick, pushed to the on side

16.2

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, leans forward, taps towards backward point and sets off for a run but is sent back by Raina

16.3

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, quick, flat, on the middle and off, jabbed down the track

16.4

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, flatter trajectory again, pushed to long-on

16.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, short and quick outside off stump, skids under the bat as Raina misses the cut shot

16.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, pushed to wide mid-on region

End of over 17 (1 run) India 103/2 (181 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 5.48)
SK Raina    16* (19b 2x4)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-12-0
G Gambhir    58* (49b 7x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    6-0-33-0

17.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Gambhir, 1 run, on the middle and leg, turned to leg side for a single

17.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 2 runs, dropped by Mahmudullah at fine leg. They have caught the Indian virus. Raina top-edged a pull shot and it came down to Mahmud who lets it slip through his fingers. What is happening out there? The ground fielding has been fab but the catching ...

Sajib: "Bangladesh hasn't bowled really badly, but their fielding has been confusing till now. At times it has been outstanding, but other than, it has been absolutely sloppy. Unnecessary runs have been given away through overthrows and now the drop catch is likely to cost them big time. Still i m keeping my fingers crossed!"

17.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, hello?! What was Raina doing there now? He charged like a mad bull and had a wild heave at a length delivery, missed it completely. Adrenalish rush. They have spiked the drinks. Both the fielders and the batsman are showing after effects!

17.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend.

17.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, SIX, Brutal. He pulled a short-of-length delivery over deep midwicket. Some thing has happened in the break!

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 wide, bouncer and Taufel calls it a wide

17.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, FOUR, Another short-pitched delivery, another pull, another boundary. The game is moving at a frenetic pace now.

End of over 18 (14 runs) India 117/2 (167 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.21)
SK Raina    28* (24b 3x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-47-0
G Gambhir    59* (50b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    2-0-12-0

18.1

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, worked through the on side for a single

18.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, goes back to punch to wide mid-on

18.3

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, spins down the leg side, turned straight to backward square leg. He should have put that one away

18.4

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, fuller and on the off stump line, driven to covers

18.5

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to ease a full delivery to long-on

18.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, outside off stump, cut to point

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 120/2 (164 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.31, RRR: 5.29)
SK Raina    29* (26b 3x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-15-0
G Gambhir    61* (54b 7x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    7-0-47-0

19.1

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, no run, full length delivery on the middle stump line, defended down the track

This is the last over before the powerplay ends

19.2

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 1 run, full in length, outside off stump, steered to third man.

19.3

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, lands on a length on the leg stump line, moves in towards leg and middle, Raina gets behind the line to jab it down the track.

19.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, gets forward to defend a length delivery on the off stump line.

19.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, FOUR, edged past the 'keeper. Fullish and outside off stump, Raina edges the intended cover drive past the diving Rahim.

19.6

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, pitches in on a length, moves it towards middle stump line, worked to midwicket

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 125/2 (159 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 5.30)
SK Raina    33* (30b 4x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-31-2
G Gambhir    62* (56b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    3-0-15-0

The powerplays are over.. India need 159 runs from 180 balls. Can Bangladesh deny them?

20.1

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, goes back to work a short-of-length delivery to left of midwicket

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

20.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, slows up the pace, flights it well outside off stump, Raina is made to stretch across and he drives to covers.

20.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, goes back to work a delivery turning in to midwicket

20.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, stays back to punch a length delivery to straightish midwicket

20.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, FOUR, backs to the leg side and flays a flat length delivery just outside off to the cover boundary. He created his own line by moving away

20.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, dabs a delivery on the off stump line to short third man

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 131/2 (153 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.23, RRR: 5.27)
SK Raina    37* (35b 5x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-21-0
G Gambhir    63* (57b 7x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    6-0-31-2

21.1

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, FOUR, steps down the track, moves outside leg and drives a length delivery inside-out to the left of mid-off. The Indian charge is on.

21.2

Shahadat Hossain to Gambhir, 1 run, moving across Gambhir who runs it down to third man

21.3

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, bangs in a bouncer on the leg and middle line, Raina ducks and sways towards the off stump to evade. The bat was held up like a periscope, though.

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 wide, Rahim screams for a caught behind decision and Taufel shakes his head before extending his arms. It was the high bouncer and Raina couldn't connect with the pull.

21.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, fuller, driven to mid-off

21.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, FOUR, sweetly timed extra-cover drive. Full pitched outside off stump and he went through the line.

21.6

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 2 runs, clears his front leg from the the line and lofts a full length delivery towards wide long-on. He got more elevation than necessary and won't get a boundary.

End of over 22 (12 runs) India 143/2 (141 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.50, RRR: 5.03)
SK Raina    43* (39b 6x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-43-2
G Gambhir    68* (59b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    4-0-21-0

22.1

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, leans across to drive, misses and inside edges to the pad. Rahim lets out a hopeful appeal for lbw

22.2

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, no run, worked to backward square leg

22.3

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track and on drives a full delivery outside off to long-on

22.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, drives to right of the bowler who fields

22.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, quicker, flatter, shorter and Raina goes back to force it to long-on

22.6

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track, Razzak slows up the pace and it dips in front of Raina who lunges to ease it to long-on

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 146/2 (138 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.34, RRR: 5.11)
G Gambhir    70* (63b 8x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-24-0
SK Raina    44* (41b 6x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    7-0-43-2

23.1

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, on the off stump line, cut to backward point

23.2

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, comes down the track, almost yorks himself but digs it out to the off side

23.3

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, threatens to jump out before cutting the short-of-length delivery to backward point

23.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, charges down this time and drives inside-out to sweeper cover

23.5

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, reaches forward to ping long-off

23.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, pushed to extra cover

Vinod: "i do not know what Raina and Gautam are trying to do. While the asking rate is pretty manageable, it seems they want to chase down score in 40 overs and while doing so are risking their wickets."

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 149/2 (135 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 6.20, RRR: 5.19)
G Gambhir    72* (68b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-22-0
SK Raina    45* (42b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    5-0-24-0

24.1

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, spins in, turned to square leg

24.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, leans forward to push a flighted delivery to the on side of the pitch

24.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, full delivery but Raina goes back and tries to punch to long-on but the bowler moves quickly to his left to intercept

24.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, gets it past the bowler this time as he leans forward and drives to long-on

24.5

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, comes down the track, lunges forward to push to long-on for another single

24.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, full, on the off and middle, driven to the bowler

End of over 25 (3 runs) India 152/2 (132 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 6.08, RRR: 5.28)
SK Raina    46* (46b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-27-0
G Gambhir    74* (70b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    4-0-22-0

25.1

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, down the track and he takes it on the full but drives straight to sweeper cover

25.2

Mahmudullah to Raina, no run, leans forward t o defend a delivery on the middle

25.3

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, drags this one short and Raina opens his stance to pull it to deep midwicket

25.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, 1 run, again jumps down the track, the bowler fires it full and outside off, Gambhir crouches to drive to deep cover

25.5

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, on the middle stump line, punched down to long-on

25.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump, flat, dabbed to point

End of over 26 (4 runs) India 156/2 (128 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.33)
G Gambhir    76* (73b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-26-0
SK Raina    48* (49b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    6-0-27-0

26.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, takes a step forward and on drives past midwicket

26.2

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, down the leg side and tucked to long leg

26.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, stretches forward to off drive but edges it down the track as the bowler had slowed up the pace on that ball

26.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, goes back to force a length delivery turning in to long-on and that's his fifth ODI fifty. He is in some form in this tourney.

26.5

Abdur Razzak to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length and Gambhir pulls to deep midwicket

26.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-on

End of over 27 (5 runs) India 161/2 (123 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.96, RRR: 5.34)
SK Raina    51* (53b 6x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-32-0
G Gambhir    78* (75b 8x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    5-0-26-0

27.1

Mahmudullah to Raina, FOUR, long hop and dismissed to deep midwicket boundary

27.2

Mahmudullah to Raina, no run, fuller, outside off, defended on the front foot

27.3

Mahmudullah to Raina, 1 run, goes back, opens up his stance and punches a delivery coming in to long-on

27.4

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, FOUR, He gives charge and drives a flighted delivery inside-out superbly to wide long-off boundary.

27.5

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, goes back to a push it to the on side

27.6

Mahmudullah to Gambhir, no run, outside off stump, full, steered to point

End of over 28 (9 runs) India 170/2 (114 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.07, RRR: 5.18)
G Gambhir    82* (78b 9x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    6-0-35-0
SK Raina    56* (56b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    7-0-32-0

28.1

Alok Kapali to Raina, no run, outside off stump, steered to backward point

28.2

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, goes back to steer a full delivery to left of backward point

28.3

Alok Kapali to Gambhir, 1 run, down the leg side, misses a sweep

28.4

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 wide, full and outside off, pushed to extra cover

28.4

Alok Kapali to Raina, no run, just outside the off stump, squeezed to backward point

28.5

Alok Kapali to Raina, no run

28.6

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, short and down leg side, pulled to left of long leg where Shahadat makes a tumbling stop

End of over 29 (4 runs) India 174/2 (110 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 5.23)
SK Raina    58* (61b 7x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    83* (79b 9x4 1x6)      Mahmudullah    6-0-35-0

29.1

Farhad Reza to Raina, 2 leg byes, length delivery slipping down leg, brushes the thigh pad and Rahim can only make a half-stop

29.2

Farhad Reza to Raina, 2 runs, on the pads, turned to fine leg

29.3

Farhad Reza to Raina, no run, length delivery, punched on the up to covers

29.4

Farhad Reza to Raina, no run, full pitched on the middle stump line, driven to long-on

29.5

Farhad Reza to Raina, 2 runs, A tad short in length, on the off stump, Raina goes for a pull shot, top edges it but it clears mid-on

29.6

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

End of over 30 (7 runs) India 181/2 (103 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.03, RRR: 5.15)
SK Raina    63* (67b 7x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    2-0-13-0
G Gambhir    83* (79b 9x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    1-0-4-0

30.1

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to deep midwicket

30.2

Alok Kapali to Gambhir, no run, slows up the pace, on the middle stump line, dabbed to midwicket

30.3

Alok Kapali to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to ease it to long-on

30.4

Alok Kapali to Raina, 2 runs, goes back to punch a googly to left of deep cover

30.5

Alok Kapali to Raina, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, wristed past square leg and they run hard to come back for the second run

30.6

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, couple of steps down the pitch and a fluent drive to long-on gets him a single

End of over 31 (7 runs) India 188/2 (96 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.06, RRR: 5.05)
SK Raina    69* (71b 7x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    2-0-11-0
G Gambhir    84* (81b 9x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    2-0-13-0

31.1

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, stands tall to punch a length delivery to long-off

31.2

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, FOUR, Charges down the track. Moves outside leg. Drives inside-out over extra cover. The signature Gambhir charge.

31.3

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, 2 runs, cut to wide third man region, again they sprint across to make it two runs

31.4

Farhad Reza to Gambhir, OUT, Finally, a catch has been taken. Mortaza, the fast bowler, swoops low at midwicket to hold it. Gambhir couldn't keep the on drive down and ended up chipping it. But it has been another potentially match-winning knock from the left-hander.

G Gambhir c Mashrafe Mortaza b Farhad Reza 90 (134m 84b 10x4 1x6) SR: 107.14

31.5

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive to the off side

31.6

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and outside off, goes for the big drive and misses

End of over 32 (7 runs) India 195/3 (89 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.09, RRR: 4.94)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (2b)      Farhad Reza    3-0-20-1
SK Raina    70* (72b 7x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    2-0-11-0

32.1

Alok Kapali to Raina, no run

32.2

Alok Kapali to Raina, no run, full, just outside off stump, dug out to the off side

32.3

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, short delivery, pulled to deep midwicket

32.4

Alok Kapali to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full and on the middle and leg, whipped through the on side

32.5

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, goes back to punch to long-off

32.6

Alok Kapali to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to on drive to long-on

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 199/3 (85 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.03, RRR: 5.00)
Yuvraj Singh    2* (4b)      Alok Kapali    3-0-15-0
SK Raina    72* (76b 7x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    3-0-20-1

33.1

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, drives to mid-off

33.2

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish, jabbed to on side

33.3

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, outside the off stump, square driven to deep cover. 200 up

33.4

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, down the leg side, faint ticke down and Rahim makes a diving half stop

33.5

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run

33.6

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full pitched on the leg and middle line, driven back to the bowler

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 201/3 (83 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.91, RRR: 5.18)
Yuvraj Singh    3* (9b)      Farhad Reza    4-0-22-1
SK Raina    73* (77b 7x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    3-0-15-0

34.1

Alok Kapali to Raina, FOUR, low full toss, outside the off stump and Raina swings it cleanly over extra cover

34.2

Alok Kapali to Raina, FOUR, what a sweetly timed stroke. He went back to punch it and I thought It was going for a single to long-on but he couldn't get across in time

34.3

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, goes back to turn to midwicket

34.4

Alok Kapali to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stays back to ease a length delivery to long-on

34.5

Alok Kapali to Raina, 1 run, outside the off stump, punched to deep cover

34.6

Alok Kapali to Yuvraj Singh, no run, googly on the middle and leg, defended down the track

End of over 35 (11 runs) India 212/3 (72 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 4.80)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (11b)      Alok Kapali    4-0-26-0
SK Raina    83* (81b 9x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    4-0-22-1

35.1

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, full in length, driven on the up to long-off

35.2

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, comes down the track but mistimes a drive to right of mid-off

35.3

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, slips down leg, flicked to fine leg

35.4

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Monster devilish hit over long-on. The front leg was taken off the line and the bat came down fast, smooth and completed the full arc.

35.5

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, beaten by a yorker just outside the off stump

35.6

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, backs away a touch and drives on bent knee to deep cover region

End of over 36 (10 runs) India 222/3 (62 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 4.42)
Yuvraj Singh    12* (15b 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-0-32-1
SK Raina    85* (83b 9x4 1x6)      Alok Kapali    4-0-26-0

36.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, on the pads, clipped through midwicket

36.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, around off stump, pushed square to point

36.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short and outside the off stump, chopped to deep point

36.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, short of length and keeps low, Raina was on the hop and had to push back to earth in a hurry and jabbed it through cover point

36.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tries to drive a length delivery on middle and off on the up and edges it to his front pad

36.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, walks down the track and whips a fullish delivery to deep midwicket

End of over 37 (6 runs) India 228/3 (56 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.16, RRR: 4.30)
Yuvraj Singh    17* (20b 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-53-0
SK Raina    86* (84b 9x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    5-0-32-1

37.1

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 leg bye, slower one, short of length, Raina is early into his pull shot and will pick up a leg bye

37.2

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stands tall to punch to deep cover

37.3

Farhad Reza to Raina, 1 run, Raina goes for a pull to a slightly short of length delivery and drags it uppishly to midwicket and the fielder couldn't get his palms under it as he dived forward

37.4

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, swing and a miss. Make it a big swing and a miss. He wanted to send a full delivery from outside off to deep midwicket

37.5

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, almost takes out Raina who dives to escape being hit. It was drilled really hard past Raina

37.6

Farhad Reza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, outside the off stump and Yuvraj plays and misses

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 235/3 (49 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.18, RRR: 4.08)
Yuvraj Singh    22* (24b 1x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    6-0-38-1
SK Raina    87* (86b 9x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    8-0-53-0

38.1

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, 1 run, gets behind the line of a full delivery on middle and leg and clips it behind square leg

38.2

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, on middle stump line, pushed to the off side

38.3

Mashrafe Mortaza to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slow off cutter on the middle stump line, dabbed towards backward point and they get across for a quick single

38.4

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, bouncer on the leg and middle line, Raina half-ducks and sways towards off to get away from that

38.5

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, dug this short outside off, Raina got on his toes and cut it down to cover point

38.6

Mashrafe Mortaza to Raina, no run, another bouncer on the leg stump line, Raina evades it in his usual fashion, like he did in the 4th ball of this over

End of over 39 (2 runs) India 237/3 (47 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.07, RRR: 4.27)
SK Raina    88* (90b 9x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-55-0
Yuvraj Singh    23* (26b 1x4 1x6)      Farhad Reza    6-0-38-1

39.1

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, turns into middle and leg, worked to deep backward square leg

39.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 2 runs, short and pulled to right of deep midwicket for couple of runs

39.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, SIX, long hop and Raina goes back to blast it into midwicket stands. on 96 now. 50 of the partnership is up

39.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, FOUR, Hundred no 2 for Raina. Suddenly, he has found the oasis after wading through the desert in international cricket. It was down leg side and he helped it to fine-leg boundary. And he rushes towards Yuvraj who envelops him with a bear hug

39.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, goes back to punch back to the bowler

39.6

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, drives to long-off for a single

End of over 40 (14 runs) India 251/3 (33 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.27, RRR: 3.30)
SK Raina    101* (95b 10x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-46-0
Yuvraj Singh    24* (27b 1x4 1x6)      Mashrafe Mortaza    9-0-55-0

40.1

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, short and outside off stump, mistimes the cut to covers

40.2

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, sharp and well directed bouncer on the middle stump line, Raina ducked and realised he can't sway to the off as the ball was chasing in and ducked more to get out of that jail

40.3

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 wide, a harmless very high bouncer on the leg stump line this time. Raina didn't have to sweat to get away from that

40.3

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, FOUR, dropped by Reza at deep cover. It was supremely timed from Raina - who went back to smoke a full delivery - and Reza palmed it over his head like a football goalkeeper. Too much Euro 2008 on the telly these days.

40.4

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, no run, fuller on the legs, turned to the on side

40.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 leg bye, The bouncer hits him on the back. Knowing that Raina likes to sway towards off, Shahadat hurled the short one towards middle and off and Raina ducked and swayed but obviously was not enough to wriggle away from that bouncer.

40.6

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, around off stump, slanting away from Yuvraj who pushes it to point

End of over 41 (6 runs) India 257/3 (27 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.26, RRR: 3.00)
Yuvraj Singh    24* (28b 1x4 1x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-48-2
SK Raina    105* (100b 11x4 2x6)      Abdur Razzak    8-0-46-0

41.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, floated outside off, slog swept to deep midwicket where Reza fumbles but recovers quickly

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

41.2

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, shaped to slog sweep but saw the fuller length, tried to adjust by paddling it away, missed and it bobbed off his pad over Rahim's head

41.3

Abdur Razzak to Raina, SIX, waltzes down the track and scythes a lofted delivery over long-off

41.4

Abdur Razzak to Raina, no run, inside edges a pull to short fine-leg region

41.5

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 leg bye, floated full on the leg stump line, Raina doesn't connect with the swing across the line and they will take the leg bye

41.6

Abdur Razzak to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to drive a single down to long-on.

End of over 42 (11 runs) India 268/3 (16 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.38, RRR: 2.00)
Yuvraj Singh    25* (30b 1x4 1x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-55-0
SK Raina    112* (104b 11x4 3x6)      Shahadat Hossain    8-0-48-2

42.1

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, hurls across a bouncer on leg and middle line, Yuvraj pulled it very well to deep backward square leg boundary. He got top of it really well and hit it to the ground

42.2

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, on a length, slanted across Yuvraj who tries to lift it over covers but can't get wood on leather

42.3

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Magnificent blow over midwicket. It was short of length and moving towards off stump but Yuvraj pulled it violently over midwicket boundary. Six no 96 in ODIs for Yuvraj.

42.4

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, outside off stump, punched to the off side

42.5

Shahadat Hossain to Raina, 1 run, bangs it short, on the middle and off, Raina doesn't do his half-duck, half-sway routine this time but stays adjacent to the line, gets on his toes and steers to third man

42.6

Shahadat Hossain to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length, around off stump, guided to backward point. He was looking to have a go at anything full or short, was in to his position but saw that this was a good length delivery and tried to take a single to third man but couldn't beat the backward point fielder

End of over 43 (12 runs) India 280/3 (4 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.51, RRR: 0.57)
Yuvraj Singh    36* (35b 2x4 2x6)      Shahadat Hossain    9-0-60-2
SK Raina    113* (105b 11x4 3x6)      Abdur Razzak    9-0-55-0

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

43.1

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 2 runs, slower through the air, turning in from outside off stump, Raina goes back to push it through extra cover for couple of runs

43.2

Abdur Razzak to Raina, 1 run, quicker, on the middle and leg, turned to fine leg for the single that does the job for India. Raina has hit 300-run mark in this tournament and India have registered yet another emphatic victory.

Stay on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Ash: "I would like to congratulate Alok Kapali for his brilliant hundred and also Tamim. Gambhir and Raina played well." On dropped catches: "They are trying their best and I think it's part of the game."

Man of the Match: Suresh Raina "I am really happy the way I have played these three matches. Gautham was playing very well out there and I just wanted to stay there and give him company. I decided to play my shots when the ball is in my slot."

Dhoni: "It was a tough game the moment we started as in the last 84 hours we have played 36 hours of cricket. I was disappointed some what with the fast bowlers as they bowled too full or too short. The spinners bowled very well. Raina's back to back centuries is some achievement." On dropped catches: "It's not only my team as you see most teams are dropping catches on this ground! Perhaps, it's because of playing back to back games. Ojha bowled really well, flighted and varied his pace. A very good debut. It's good sign that Sehwag, Gambhir and Raina have got runs but we need to keep it going and score in the final."

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Pragyan Ojha in his final delivery stride, Bangladesh v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 28, 2008

Pragyan Ojha in his final delivery stride

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Suresh Raina soaks in his second ODI hundred, Bangladesh v India, Super Four, Asia Cup, Karachi, June 28, 2008

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