India tour of Bangladesh, 2007 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Khan to Javed Omar, no run, warm-up delivery on middle and leg, Omar tucks it off the backfoot to forward short-leg

0.2

Khan to Javed Omar, no run, left alone to the keeper, no hint of swing at all

0.3

Khan to Javed Omar, FOUR, and Bangladesh are underway, short of a length outside off, Omar glides it past third slip and gully, Karthik dives in vain at third man to stop it

0.4

Khan to Javed Omar, no run, bouncer thudded in on leg stump, Omar lets it go though it was a streaky leave

0.5

Khan to Javed Omar, 1 run, good length on leg stump, Omar tucks it away off the pads towards fine leg

0.6

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 3 runs, Zaheer gets the length wrong again and drifts towards the pads, Nafees turns it past midwicket, doesnt time it as well but picks up a couple

End of over 1 (8 runs) Bangladesh 8/0
Shahriar Nafees    3* (1b)      Z Khan    1-0-8-0
Javed Omar    5* (5b 1x4)     

RP Singh, playing his fourth Test, comes on

1.1

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone to the keeper outside off stump, RP Singh getting some late away swing

1.2

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, quicker delivery, makes him play, Nafees pushes it back to RP off the middle of the bat

1.3

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle, Nafees turns his wrists just a touch to work it on the on side, pushes to mid-on

1.4

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, overpitched on off stump, tempting the drive, Nafees stretches but is beaten by the away swing

1.5

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, turned away to the on side, finds the gap to the left of mid-on, takes off for a run

1.6

RP Singh to Javed Omar, 1 run, dug in on the batsman, Omar tucks it away past forward short leg to the on side

End of over 2 (2 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Javed Omar    6* (6b 1x4)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0
Shahriar Nafees    4* (6b)      Z Khan    1-0-8-0

2.1

Khan to Javed Omar, no run, wide down the leg side, Omar tries to tuck it but is beaten by the away swing, good take by Dhoni diving to his right

2.2

Khan to Javed Omar, no run, good length on off and middle, steered straight to point

2.3

Khan to Javed Omar, 1 run, good length on off stump, Omar gets forward, plays with soft hands, pushes to point and takes off, the batsmen hesitate but Omar makes his ground and beats the throw

2.4

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Zaheer gets a bit of late outswing, Nafees pushes forward and steers to cover

2.5

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

2.6

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, turned off the pads towards square leg for an easy single

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 12/0
Shahriar Nafees    5* (9b)      Z Khan    2-0-10-0
Javed Omar    7* (9b 1x4)      RP Singh    1-0-2-0

3.1

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, left alone safely through to the keeper

3.2

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, RP digs it in short, Nafees reads the length and swivels, plays it to fine leg

3.3

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run, short of a length on leg, curves in, Omar gets trapped on the pads, confident appeal, the ball pitched pitched outside leg and struck him too high on the pad

3.4

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run, fullish on leg stump, swinging away from the right hander, Omar fails to connect, RP Singh appeals for a faint nick but to no avail

3.5

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run, swinging away from the right hander, struck on the pads, another stifled appeal

3.6

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run, fullish on leg stump, Omar tucks it staright to forward short leg

End of over 4 (1 run) Bangladesh 13/0
Javed Omar    7* (13b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-3-0
Shahriar Nafees    6* (11b)      Z Khan    2-0-10-0

4.1

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a length on off stump, Nafees rocks back and steers to point

4.2

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, short of a length on off and middle, Nafees gets back and across and turns it with ease past mid-on

4.3

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Zaheer slips in the yorker on leg stump, Nafees fails to get bat on it

4.4

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, fullish on leg stump, turned away off the pads past forward short leg, Ganguly does the chasing

4.5

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

4.6

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short on middle stump, Nafees shuffles across his stumps and lets it go

End of over 5 (4 runs) Bangladesh 17/0
Shahriar Nafees    10* (17b)      Z Khan    3-0-14-0
Javed Omar    7* (13b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-3-0

5.1

RP Singh to Javed Omar, 3 wides, wide and the away swing took it way past Dhoni and the slips, RP dug it in short, Omar left it and Dhoni tried hard to get a glove to it

5.1

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run

5.2

RP Singh to Javed Omar, no run, that was close! RP Singh pushes it a little fuller outside off, Omar gets forward sticks his bat out and just evades an edge

5.3

RP Singh to Javed Omar, OUT, pitched on leg stump, cutting in, Omar gets on the backfoot, tries to turn it away to the on side, gets trapped in front of the stumps, easy decision for the umpire

Javed Omar lbw b RP Singh 7 (25m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

5.4

RP Singh to Habibul Bashar, no run, fullish on middle and swinging in, Bashar plays all around it, gets hit on the pad

5.5

RP Singh to Habibul Bashar, OUT, superb take at slip! short and slashed hard, Bashar tries to whack it over the slips and Tendulkar hangs on to it with ease at second slip

Habibul Bashar c Tendulkar b RP Singh 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

5.6

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run

End of over 6 (3 runs) Bangladesh 20/2
Rajin Saleh    0* (1b)      RP Singh    3-0-6-2
Shahriar Nafees    10* (17b)      Z Khan    3-0-14-0

6.1

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, defended back to the bowler

6.2

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

6.3

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on off, pushed towards cover

6.4

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

6.5

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

6.6

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, turned away to the on side for a quick single

End of over 7 (1 run) Bangladesh 21/2
Shahriar Nafees    11* (23b)      Z Khan    4-0-15-0
Rajin Saleh    0* (1b)      RP Singh    3-0-6-2

7.1

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, wayward delivery outside leg stump, RP fails to control the swing

7.2

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run

7.3

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

7.4

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, 3 runs, inswinger on the pads, Saleh gets in position and tucks it neatly past midwicket

7.5

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, RP drifts towards the pads again and Nafees turns it across towards fine leg and helps himself to a couple

7.6

RP Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, RP digs this one short, Nafees swivels and hooks it to fine leg, manages to keep it on the ground, Zaheer at fine leg fumbles

End of over 8 (7 runs) Bangladesh 28/2
Shahriar Nafees    15* (27b)      RP Singh    4-0-13-2
Rajin Saleh    3* (3b)      Z Khan    4-0-15-0

India's administrative manager Surendra Bhave just informed that Anil Kumble is suffering from high fever and is under medication. He has arrived at the ground, though. John Gloster is watching him, and if the fever doesn't come down, they might send Kumble back to the hotel to rest.

VRV Singh, the right arm fast bowler comes on and replaces Zaheer.No change in the field. There was hint of rain a while back, thankfully it has stayed away

8.1

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, VRV works up some good pace at the start, thuds it in on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler

8.2

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a length on leg stump, Nafees gets in position to pull, gets the timing all wrong and ends up hitting it onto the ground, poor execution

8.3

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run

8.4

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, VRV hits the stumps at the bowlers end as he delivers, (that's hardly unsual for him!), Nafees gets back and defends

8.5

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, pushed firmly towards cover, Nafees hits off the middle of the bat

8.6

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, on the backfoot again and defended back to the bowler

End of over 9 (maiden) Bangladesh 28/2
Shahriar Nafees    15* (33b)      VRV Singh    1-1-0-0
Rajin Saleh    3* (3b)      RP Singh    4-0-13-2

9.1

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length on off stump and swinging away, lets it go watchfully

9.2

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, fullish on off stump, a frontfoot push by Saleh beats the diving point, Ganguly does the chasing as the ball just falls short of the fence

9.3

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, RP holds the length back a touch, Saleh just lets it go

9.4

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, low full toss wide outside off stump, Saleh throws his bat but the away swing beats him

9.5

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a length on off, Saleh gets back and across and pushes it to point

9.6

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, RP sends in a bouncer this time, Saleh ducks

End of over 10 (2 runs) Bangladesh 30/2
Rajin Saleh    5* (9b)      RP Singh    5-0-15-2
Shahriar Nafees    15* (33b)      VRV Singh    1-1-0-0

10.1

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, short, inviting the pull, Nafees does just that but doesnt get the desired placement as RP Singh at fine leg cuts it off neatly, with one hand

10.2

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, full on off stump, Nafees gets forward and times it well as the ball beats point and cover

10.3

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length around off, Nafees gets back and defends to mid-off

10.4

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, Nafees glides it past gully and point and Karthik does well to stop that just before the boundary

10.5

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short, wide and blasted past cover, VRV hits the stumps at the bowler's end just before delivery, sprays it wide outside off, Nafees exploits the huge gap on the off side with no fuss

10.6

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run

and that's drinks. Bangladesh may have lost one wicket too many, given the batting conditions. All credit to RP Singh for those two wickets, given that he's making yet another comeback

End of over 11 (10 runs) Bangladesh 40/2
Shahriar Nafees    25* (39b 1x4)      VRV Singh    2-1-10-0
Rajin Saleh    5* (9b)      RP Singh    5-0-15-2

11.1

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length just outside off, Saleh gauges the bounce and movement and lets it go to the keeper

11.2

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, RP makes him play this time as Saleh gets forward and defends

11.3

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched on middle and shaping away nicely, left alone. RP Singh getting some good movement here

11.4

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, again, he tests Saleh with some late swing, Saleh does well to let it go and not be tempted to drive

11.5

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, digs it in a little short to test out Saleh who lets it go watchfully again

11.6

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, RP varies his length and pitches it fuller on leg stump, Saleh gets across to tuck it off his pads but doesnt time it, forward short leg does the fielding

End of over 12 (maiden) Bangladesh 40/2
Rajin Saleh    5* (15b)      RP Singh    6-1-15-2
Shahriar Nafees    25* (39b 1x4)      VRV Singh    2-1-10-0

12.1

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short outside off and left alone to the keeper

12.2

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on off stump, no swing, Nafees drives off the full face but finds the fielder at mid-off

switches to round the wicket this time.

12.3

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, full outside off and driven fiercely past gully, VRV not bowling to his field there

12.4

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, much better line, good length on off stump, cutting in and cramping Nafees for room, defended back to the bowler

12.5

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fullish outside off, another invitation to drive but Nafees takes the safer route and lets it go

12.6

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, back of a length, on the pads, Nafees tucks it away to the on side

Zaheer Khan replaces RP Singh

End of over 13 (5 runs) Bangladesh 45/2
Shahriar Nafees    30* (45b 2x4)      VRV Singh    3-1-15-0
Rajin Saleh    5* (15b)      RP Singh    6-1-15-2

13.1

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, loosener outside the off stump, Nafees gets forward and pushes it to cover

13.2

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full on off stump, Nafees drives but finds mid-off this time

13.3

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a length, Nafees tries to pull but mistimes it as the ball rolls to mid-on who's fielding close

13.4

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, no run

13.5

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, Zaheer starys on leg stump, allows Nafees to turn it towards fine leg with an open face

13.6

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, bit of width outside off stump, Saleh dabs it to point

End of over 14 (1 run) Bangladesh 46/2
Rajin Saleh    5* (16b)      Z Khan    5-0-16-0
Shahriar Nafees    31* (50b 2x4)      VRV Singh    3-1-15-0

14.1

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, yorker length fired in outside off, Nafees digs it out and RP Singh at mid-off cuts it off

14.2

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, full, on the pads and played to mid-on

14.3

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, front-foot push to point, Yuvraj dibes to his right and cuts it off, saves at least a couple

14.4

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, no run, thudded in on the pads, Nafees tries to turn it to the on side but the ball clips his thigh pad and rolls to the off side

14.5

VRV Singh to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, good running, Nafees turns it towards mid-on with soft hands and sets off in a flash

14.6

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, yorker on middle stump, Saleh watchfully digs it out to the on-side

End of over 15 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/2
Rajin Saleh    5* (17b)      VRV Singh    4-1-16-0
Shahriar Nafees    32* (55b 2x4)      Z Khan    5-0-16-0

15.1

Khan to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, success for Zaheer at last, pitched up just outside off stump, Nafees goes for the drive, fails to get the full face of the bat on it as the ball clips the edge and flies to Tendulkar at second slip who dives to his right, picks it with both hands

Shahriar Nafees c Tendulkar b Khan 32 (77m 56b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

Ashraful walks in

15.2

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good length outside off stump, left alone

15.3

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, played towards point, Zaheer makes him play

15.4

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full, on the pads, driven to short mid-on

15.5

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, left alone to the keeper outside off,

Sidharth Monga, our man at the ground says that it's getting quite dark out there

15.6

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short of a length on the pads, turned to fine leg

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 48/3
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (5b)      Z Khan    6-0-17-1
Rajin Saleh    5* (17b)      VRV Singh    4-1-16-0

16.1

VRV Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, short, aimed at the body, Ashraful gets back, turns it to the on side and sets off for a quick single

16.2

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a length again and Saleh just defends back to the bowler

16.3

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run

16.4

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, VRV works up some pace, lands it on a length outside off on the seam, Saleh lets it go through to the keeper

16.5

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, left alone to the keeper again

16.6

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run

End of over 17 (1 run) Bangladesh 49/3
Rajin Saleh    5* (22b)      VRV Singh    5-1-17-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (6b)      Z Khan    6-0-17-1

17.1

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, Zaheer digs it short outside leg stump, the batsman thinks of turning it across but withdraws his bat at the last minute, Dhoni picks it up

17.2

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

17.3

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed off the backfoot towards point

17.4

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, short of a length on middle stump, defended back to the bowler

17.5

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, pushed back to the bowler again

17.6

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, overpitched outside off stump, the batsman lets it go, the ball rolls after pitching, lets hope the pitch at the centre doesnt act that way

End of over 18 (maiden) Bangladesh 49/3
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (12b)      Z Khan    7-1-17-1
Rajin Saleh    5* (22b)      VRV Singh    5-1-17-0

18.1

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed to forward short leg

18.2

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, flighted on leg and middle, defended on the front foot

18.3

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed on middle and off, driven to cover

12.20pm The rain has stopped for the moment and Sidharth Monga reports that it's rather bright at Chittagong. The covers are coming off, let's hope these conditions last after the lunch break.

Bad news folks. The rain's pelting down and the covers are coming on. The officials have declared that lunch will be taken now.

Let's hope the rain doesn't eat into the second session. Remember, the drainage facilities at the ground aren't up to scratch. Stay with us for the post-lunch session.

Reminder: India's administrative manager Surendra Bhave has said that Anil Kumble is suffering from high fever and is under medication. He has arrived at the ground, though. John Gloster is keeping an eye on him and if the fever doesn't come down, they might send Kumble back to the hotel to rest.

Welcome back. It looks like we'll get some overs in. Powar will finish off his first over in Test cricket. Slip, silly mid-off, forwart short leg, leg slip in place.

18.4

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up, he comes forward and defends to the off side

18.5

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up wonderfully, he plants the leg half forward and falls over, the ball balloons in off the rough and they all appeal, but that was not out, spinning in too much

18.6

Powar to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, wrong line, width offered and Saleh frees his arms to slap that in the gap at point

End of over 19 (4 runs) Bangladesh 53/3
Rajin Saleh    9* (28b 1x4)      RR Powar    1-0-4-0
Mohammad Ashraful    2* (12b)      Z Khan    7-1-17-1

Zak's back

19.1

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, too much swing, pitching well outside leg stump and carrying on down

19.2

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, striving for that yorker, he overpitches outside leg stump and Ashraful clips it down to fine leg

19.3

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, back of a good length, angled across him and he gets the front foot half forward and shoulders arms

19.4

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, banged in short well down leg stump, easily left alone

19.5

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, a tad fuller this time outside off stump, and he comes onto the front foot to push towards mid-off

19.6

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, moves around the stumps now, bowling it full and wide to get the drive, but the batsman leaves it be

End of over 20 (1 run) Bangladesh 54/3
Rajin Saleh    9* (32b 1x4)      Z Khan    8-1-18-1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (14b)      RR Powar    1-0-4-0

20.1

Powar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, good flight on that one, tossing it up and then getting it to dip suddenly on him, as he comes out and defends

20.2

Powar to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, tossed up on off stump, he gets forwards and defends with an inside-edge to forward short leg

20.3

Powar to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, tossed up, defended to silly point, the ball rolls wide and they scamper one

20.4

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, quicker, flatter, he goes back and taps it to leg

20.5

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, well flighted on a length outside off stump, he plants the leg out and drives uppishly to mid-off

20.6

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, flatter trajectory again, back he goes, standing tall and keeping it down to forward short leg

End of over 21 (1 run) Bangladesh 55/3
Rajin Saleh    9* (35b 1x4)      RR Powar    2-0-5-0
Mohammad Ashraful    4* (17b)      Z Khan    8-1-18-1

21.1

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full and swinging down leg stump, Ashraful is caught back in the crease, Zaheer appeals but that was probably doing too much

21.2

Khan to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, drifts down leg off a length, he shuffles back and works the ball fine

21.3

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, almost a yorker, on middle and leg, but he drives confidently to mid-on

21.4

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length outside off stump, he greets it with a full face of the bat, checking the shot to the covers

21.5

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, back to over the stumps he goes, pitching it on a driveable length on off stump but the batsman again checks the shot to mid-off

21.6

Khan to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, short of a length, angling in from leg stump, Saleh shuffles across to manufacture runs to leg, almost gets squared up but manages to roll the wrists and drop it at his feet and responds to Ashraful's call, well run

End of over 22 (2 runs) Bangladesh 57/3
Rajin Saleh    10* (39b 1x4)      Z Khan    9-1-20-1
Mohammad Ashraful    5* (19b)      RR Powar    2-0-5-0

Here's RP Singh for a bowl

22.1

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, and he begins right up there, on target, full and looking for some movement, Saleh gets across and drives to mid-off

22.2

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, pitches outside leg stump and moves in, Saleh counters it by rolling the wrists and picking up one around the corner

22.3

RP Singh to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, awesome catch! RP puts his back into one, getting it to lift a bit more than expected off a shorter length, Ashraful looks to keep it down but ends up playing it off the shoulder of the bat, in the air towards gully, where an acrobatic Karthik flings himself full stretch to his left and plucks a beauty!

Mohammad Ashraful c Karthik b RP Singh 5 (28m 20b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

That was a good effort, RP gets his third and Ashraful walks away shaking is his head.

Here's Saqibul Hasan, the debutant

22.4

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length just outside off stump, Saqibul defends to point

22.5

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length and moving into him, but he's right behind the line, defending to the on side

22.6

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good stuff again, right on a length and Saqibul's behind the line, defending back down the track

Successful over on return for RP Singh

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 58/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (3b)      RP Singh    7-1-16-3
Rajin Saleh    11* (41b 1x4)      Z Khan    9-1-20-1

23.1

Khan to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, full and wide, swinging away and Saleh gives it the kitchen sink, mistiming the square-drive in the gap at gully and picking up four

23.2

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, fuller again, but on off stump now, and he checks his drive back down to Zaheer, who doesnt collect well

23.3

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitched up on off stump, moving away, he drops the soft hands and squeezes it to point

23.4

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, bounced down leg stump, forcing him down on his haunches

23.5

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, lovely stuff! Bangs in a short-pitched delivery that rears off the surface and forces the batsman to arch out the way at the last minute, and that was very close to knocking his nose off

23.6

Khan to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, short again, but down leg stump, and he hops up and keeps it down to short fine leg

End of over 24 (5 runs) Bangladesh 63/4
Rajin Saleh    16* (47b 2x4)      Z Khan    10-1-25-1
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (3b)      RP Singh    7-1-16-3

24.1

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, pitches outside leg and clips him on the pad

24.2

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, overpitched outside off stump, he drives to mid-off

24.3

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, overpitches on leg stump, he gets over it and flicks out to fine leg

24.4

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another bouncer over the stumps, forcing Saqibul to get down as it sails over his right shoulder

24.5

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length on off stump, he gets behind the line and defends

24.6

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, edged and its falls short of Ganguly at slip, as Saqibul is forced to poke at one moving away off a short length

End of over 25 (3 runs) Bangladesh 66/4
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (6b)      RP Singh    8-1-19-3
Rajin Saleh    17* (50b 2x4)      Z Khan    10-1-25-1

25.1

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run

25.2

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run

25.3

Khan to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, full and wide, and he crunches a firm drive between cover and mid-off

25.4

Khan to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, slower one goes wrong, loops up outside off stump, Saleh waits for it and then opens the face of the bat to run it to third man

25.5

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, full on middle and leg, on-driven to mid-on

25.6

Khan to Rajin Saleh, no run, ends the over with a bouncer over leg stump

End of over 26 (8 runs) Bangladesh 74/4
Rajin Saleh    25* (56b 4x4)      Z Khan    11-1-33-1
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (6b)      RP Singh    8-1-19-3

26.1

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length outside off stump, left alone

26.2

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he shoulders arms again

26.3

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker, moves into him off a length and after he defends it, the ball gets tied up between his feet and rolls close to off stump

26.4

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, fuller, a tad slower, he gets half-cock forward and gently pushes into the covers for one

26.5

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, angles this one across him off a short length, he shuffles to off and shoulders arms

26.6

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, back of a length on off stump, defended off the back foot to RP

End of over 27 (1 run) Bangladesh 75/4
Rajin Saleh    25* (58b 4x4)      RP Singh    9-1-20-3
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (10b)      Z Khan    11-1-33-1

27.1

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on off stump, Saqibul defends back to Zaheer on the backfoot

27.2

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, overpitched on off, Saqibul leans forward and drives straight to cover

27.3

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Zaheer holds the length back, Saqibul shifts his weight on the backfoot and cuts to point

27.4

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, low full toss, swinging in, Saqibul drives, thuds it onto the ground and the ball lobs over the slips

27.5

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, full outside off stump, Saqibul drives and finds the gap between extra cover and mid-off

27.6

Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bouncer to finish the over, Zaheer trying out variations here

End of over 28 (6 runs) Bangladesh 81/4
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (16b 1x4)      Z Khan    12-1-39-1
Rajin Saleh    25* (58b 4x4)      RP Singh    9-1-20-3

28.1

RP Singh to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, drifting on the pads, Saleh turns it towards fine leg

28.2

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, awkward bouncer, not too much pace in it, Saqibul ducked and only just missed it, Dhoni too ended it taking it low

28.3

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, full and wide, expansive drive but no contact, poor ball, equally poor shot

28.4

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, regualtion bouncer this time, more pace and better carry, Dhoni takes it at shoulder height down the leg side

28.5

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, RP strays down the leg side, Saqibul just lets it go

28.6

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on off stump, pushed towards mid-on

End of over 29 (1 run) Bangladesh 82/4
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (21b 1x4)      RP Singh    10-1-21-3
Rajin Saleh    26* (59b 4x4)      Z Khan    12-1-39-1

VRV Singh returns. His 5 overs cost 17 runs

29.1

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, stump to stump line to start off, Saleh defends off the backfoot

29.2

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, Misfield: puched off the backfoot towards short cover, Jaffer gets down to stop it but isnt quick enough

29.3

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, worked away square

29.4

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length on middle and leg, turned to the region of short midwicket

29.5

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, slower ball on leg stump, Saleh tries to work it to the on side but ends up gloving it, the ball rolls towards forward short leg

29.6

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 86/4
Rajin Saleh    30* (65b 4x4)      VRV Singh    6-1-21-0
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (21b 1x4)      RP Singh    10-1-21-3

30.1

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, a hint of inswing, Saqibul pushes it of the front foot towards mid-off

30.2

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, line drifts towards the pads, Saqibul drives towards mid-on

30.3

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, struck on the pads, confident appeal, but the ball was missing leg stump in any case

30.4

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed back to the bowler on the front-foot

30.5

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, overpitched outside off, Saqibul fishes at it and fortunately for him no edge, this is his second such stroke in the last couple of overs

30.6

RP Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 31 (maiden) Bangladesh 86/4
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (27b 1x4)      RP Singh    11-2-21-3
Rajin Saleh    30* (65b 4x4)      VRV Singh    6-1-21-0

It's back to Powar now.

31.1

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended back to Powar

31.2

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up on off again and defended off the backfoot

31.3

Powar to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, pushed gently towards point off the front foot and Saleh sets off quickly

31.4

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended off the frontfoot to silly point

31.5

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Saqibul comes forward, opens the face at the last second and glides it towards short third man

31.6

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended back to the bowler

End of over 32 (2 runs) Bangladesh 88/4
Rajin Saleh    31* (69b 4x4)      RR Powar    3-0-7-0
Shakib Al Hasan    10* (29b 1x4)      RP Singh    11-2-21-3

32.1

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on off stump, defended to cover

32.2

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended back to the bowler off the backfoot

32.3

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, VRV digs it in and Saqibul ducks the bouncer

32.4

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, VRV hits the stumps (again!), defends to the off side

32.5

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, overpitched and a spanking square drive, after trying out the same stroke in the last over and this time he connects well

32.6

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, VRV holds the length back outside off but it doesnt help as Saqibul cuts it past gully with the open face of the bat

End of over 33 (8 runs) Bangladesh 96/4
Shakib Al Hasan    18* (35b 3x4)      VRV Singh    7-1-29-0
Rajin Saleh    31* (69b 4x4)      RR Powar    3-0-7-0

33.1

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, pushed back to Powar off the front foot

33.2

Powar to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven past mid-off, Ganguly cuts it off

33.3

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defended off the front foot back to the bowler

33.4

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, Saqibul sweeps and finds the fine leg fielder

33.5

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended to forward short leg

33.6

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, tossed up around middle stump, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 34 (2 runs) Bangladesh 98/4
Rajin Saleh    32* (73b 4x4)      RR Powar    4-0-9-0
Shakib Al Hasan    19* (37b 3x4)      VRV Singh    7-1-29-0

34.1

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, low bounce, pitched outside off, Saqibul went for the cut but was done in by the low bounce, looks quizically at the pitch

34.2

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looking for the drive this time and Saqibul drives to mid-off

34.3

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short delivery, Saqibul fends it off towards square leg rather unconvincingly

34.4

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, short of a good length and pushed towards point

34.5

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, no run, good length around off stump, Saleh pushes it off the backfoot to mid-off

34.6

VRV Singh to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, VRV errs with a bit of width outside off, enough for Saleh to get on the backfoot and place it superbly to the left of mid-off

End of over 35 (5 runs) Bangladesh 103/4
Rajin Saleh    36* (76b 5x4)      VRV Singh    8-1-34-0
Shakib Al Hasan    20* (40b 3x4)      RR Powar    4-0-9-0

35.1

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, overpitched, Saqibul drives on the off side and beats the infield, VRV does well to cut it off

35.2

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Saqibul sweeps but doesnt quite find the right length to do so, the ball rolls to the on side

35.3

Powar to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another sweep and this is airborne, safe shot as the ball falls well short of fine-leg

35.4

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run

35.5

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, defended back to the bowler off the backfoot

35.6

Powar to Rajin Saleh, FOUR, flighted on middle and leg, Saleh gets his high backlift down on it and lofts over mid-off

End of over 36 (7 runs) Bangladesh 110/4
Rajin Saleh    40* (79b 6x4)      RR Powar    5-0-16-0
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (43b 3x4)      VRV Singh    8-1-34-0

36.1

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on off and middle, coming in, Saqibul pushes it to mid-off

36.2

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, streaky! Saqibul gets a bit of width outside off, not ideal to cut square, still manages to place it way over the slips, cries if catch it as well

36.3

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed back to the bowler this time

36.4

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, VRV strays down the leg side, bouncer, Saqibul leaves it

36.5

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a length, stump to stump line, Saqibul gets back and defends

36.6

VRV Singh to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, played on, VRV maintains the same stump to stump line and doesn't give Saqibul any room to cut, ends up chopping it onto the stumps

Shakib Al Hasan b VRV Singh 27 (62m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 55.10

End of over 37 (4 runs) Bangladesh 114/5
     VRV Singh    9-1-38-1
Rajin Saleh    40* (79b 6x4)      RR Powar    5-0-16-0

37.1

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, flighted on middle and leg, Saleh just pads it away

37.2

Powar to Rajin Saleh, 1 run, flatter delivery on middle and leg, pushed to the on side

37.3

Powar to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, short of a length, pulled but straight to the fielder at deep midwicket

37.4

Powar to Rajin Saleh, no run, turned away off the front foot to the on side

37.5

Powar to Rajin Saleh, OUT, short of a length and a touch wide outside off, Saleh cuts hard but gets the placement wrong, Ganguly dives in front at point and pulls off a neat take

Rajin Saleh c Ganguly b Powar 41 (144m 83b 6x4 0x6) SR: 49.39

Mashrafe Mortaza walks in..time for fireworks?

37.6

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up on off stump, Mortaza defends off the frontfoot

End of over 38 (2 runs) Bangladesh 116/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (1b)      RR Powar    6-0-18-1
Khaled Mashud    1* (1b)      VRV Singh    9-1-38-1

38.1

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, short of a length outside off, left alone

38.2

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, cramped for room, defended back to the bowler

38.3

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, VRV working up some good pace, Mashud leaves it to the keeper

38.4

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, VRV digs it in short of a good length again, Mashud turns it to midwicket

38.5

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run

38.6

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, fuller in length this time, slower in pace, Mashud leaves this one as well

End of over 39 (maiden) Bangladesh 116/6
Khaled Mashud    1* (7b)      VRV Singh    10-2-38-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    0* (1b)      RR Powar    6-0-18-1

39.1

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, Mortaza lets it go

39.2

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flatter delivery, turned to the on side

39.3

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, Mortaza gets on the front foot and pushes it just wide of point to pick up a single

39.4

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run, defended of the front foot, the ball rolls back to the bowler

39.5

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run

39.6

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run, more flight, around off stump, batsman pads it, stifled appeal

End of over 40 (1 run) Bangladesh 117/6
Khaled Mashud    1* (10b)      RR Powar    7-0-19-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (4b)      VRV Singh    10-2-38-1

40.1

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, yorker length on middle, Mashud digs it out back to the bowler

40.2

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, banged in outside off stump, Mortaza decides not to do anything with it

40.3

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, short, not quite a bouncer length, Mortaza ducks but the ball strikes him on his back, misjudged

40.4

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended back to the bowler

40.5

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, VRV alters his length and bowls it much fuller, tempts Mortaza to go for the drive and nearly gets the edge

40.6

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good length fired in on off and middle, Mortaza gets nicely behind it and defends of the middle of the bat to mid-on

End of over 41 (maiden) Bangladesh 117/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    1* (10b)      VRV Singh    11-3-38-1
Khaled Mashud    1* (10b)      RR Powar    7-0-19-1

41.1

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed to point

41.2

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run

41.3

Powar to Khaled Mashud, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, the batsman steps forward to drive on the up, the ball just falls short of short midwicket

41.4

Powar to Khaled Mashud, 1 run, turned away to the on side for a single

41.5

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

41.6

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, tossed up on middle and leg, Mortaza sees a big one for the taking, steps down and lofts over deep midwicket

End of over 42 (5 runs) Bangladesh 122/6
Mashrafe Mortaza    5* (12b 1x4)      RR Powar    8-0-24-1
Khaled Mashud    2* (14b)      VRV Singh    11-3-38-1

42.1

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, VRV maintains the line outside off stump at full pace, Mashud wasnt tempted into the stroke

42.2

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, slightly fuller in length, this time Mashud gets some bat on it and pushes it to mid-off

42.3

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, VRV fires in a bouncer this time and Mashud ducks, this has been good spell so far

42.4

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, no run, slower delivery, Mashud sees an opportunity to glide this one past the slips, edge falls short of gully

42.5

VRV Singh to Khaled Mashud, OUT, VRV goes for the inswinging yorker and succeeds, Mashud tries to flick it away and gets struck on the pads, however replays show that he may have hit it first and there are doubts as to whether it would have gone on to hit the stumps as well

Khaled Mashud lbw b VRV Singh 2 (28m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.52

42.6

VRV Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run, short of a good length outside off, left alone

End of over 43 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 122/7
Mohammad Rafique    0* (1b)      VRV Singh    12-4-38-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    5* (12b 1x4)      RR Powar    8-0-24-1

43.1

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended off the front foot back to the bowler

43.2

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

43.3

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, padded away to the on side

43.4

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

43.5

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, swept, it was airborne for a few seconds and there were cries of 'catch it'

43.6

Powar to Mohammad Rafique, no run, Rafique sticks his pad out, another stifled appeal

End of over 44 (1 run) Bangladesh 123/7
Mohammad Rafique    0* (2b)      RR Powar    9-0-25-1
Mashrafe Mortaza    6* (17b 1x4)      VRV Singh    12-4-38-2

44.1

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR

44.2

VRV Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run

44.3

VRV Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run

44.4

VRV Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run

44.5

VRV Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run

44.6

VRV Singh to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR

End of over 45 (9 runs) Bangladesh 132/7
Mohammad Rafique    4* (6b 1x4)      VRV Singh    13-4-47-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    11* (19b 2x4)      RR Powar    9-0-25-1

45.1

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR

45.2

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, defended to forward short leg

45.3

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs

45.4

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

45.5

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

45.6

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, 2 runs, tossed up on middle and leg, Mortaza sweeps and fetches some valuable runs

End of over 46 (8 runs) Bangladesh 140/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    19* (25b 3x4)      RR Powar    10-0-33-1
Mohammad Rafique    4* (6b 1x4)      VRV Singh    13-4-47-2

RP Singh comes on

46.1

RP Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run, good length outside off, fended to point

46.2

RP Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run, trapped on the pads but slipping down leg, Rafique was caught on the backfoot, confident appeal but turned down

46.3

RP Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run

46.4

RP Singh to Mohammad Rafique, no run

46.5

RP Singh to Mohammad Rafique, 1 run, drifting on the pads, turned away just wide of midwicket and they pick up an easy single

46.6

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, bit of width outside off stump, Mortaza has a waft at it, gets a thick outside edge which flies past the diving gully

End of over 47 (5 runs) Bangladesh 145/7
Mashrafe Mortaza    23* (26b 4x4)      RP Singh    12-2-26-3
Mohammad Rafique    5* (11b 1x4)      RR Powar    10-0-33-1

47.1

Powar to Mohammad Rafique, no run, defended to the off side

47.2

Powar to Mohammad Rafique, FOUR, flighted on middle and leg, Rafique stays at the wicket and heaves it against the over long-on

47.3

Powar to Mohammad Rafique, no run

47.4

Powar to Mohammad Rafique, OUT, tossed up and Rafique goes for another slog, misses, strays out of his crease, Dhoni gathers it and whips off the bails in a flash, Nadir Shah, the third umpire, is called in, Rafique's foot was on the line but he failed to get his bat down, straightforward decision in the end

Mohammad Rafique st †Dhoni b Powar 9 (21m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Need 38 to avoid the follow-on

47.5

Powar to Shahadat Hossain, no run, Shahadat defends on the front foot

47.6

Powar to Shahadat Hossain, no run, flatter on off stump, Hossain defends on the front foot

End of over 48 (4 runs) Bangladesh 149/8
Shahadat Hossain    0* (2b)      RR Powar    11-0-37-2
Mashrafe Mortaza    23* (26b 4x4)      RP Singh    12-2-26-3

48.1

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, dug in short on middle, Mortaza moves out of the way

48.2

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, good length swinging away outside off, Mortaza was in two minds whether to play or leave it, chose the latter

48.3

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, similar delivery, Mortaza goes for the drive but misses

48.4

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, edged and falls short, Mortaza stuck his bat out at it, the ball clipped the outside and fell just short of second slip

48.5

RP Singh to Mashrafe Mortaza, 1 run, drifting on the body, turned past forward short leg

48.6

RP Singh to Shahadat Hossain, no run, full in length on off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 49 (1 run) Bangladesh 150/8
Shahadat Hossain    0* (3b)      RP Singh    13-2-27-3
Mashrafe Mortaza    24* (31b 4x4)      RR Powar    11-0-37-2

49.1

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, flighted on middle, defended on the front foot close to the pad

49.2

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, padded away to the on side

49.3

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run

49.4

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended on the front foot to forward short leg

49.5

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, defended on the front foot to forward short leg

49.6

Powar to Mashrafe Mortaza, no run, padded away, the ball clips the flap of the pad and lobs to forward short leg

End of over 50 (maiden) Bangladesh 150/8
Mashrafe Mortaza    24* (37b 4x4)      RR Powar    12-1-37-2
Shahadat Hossain    0* (3b)      RP Singh    13-2-27-3
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Series Results
Bangladesh v India at Dhaka - May 25-27, 2007
India won by an innings and 239 runs
Bangladesh v India at Chittagong - May 18-22, 2007
Match drawn
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May 22, 2007

Habibul Bashar effects a cut shot ,  Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Habibul Bashar effects a cut shot

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May 22, 2007

Habibul Bashar plays a flick shot during his knock of 37, Bangladesh v India, 1st Test, Chittagong, 5th day

Habibul Bashar plays a flick shot during his knock of 37

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