ICC Cricket World Cup, 25th Match, Group B: India v Netherlands at Delhi, Mar 9, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 25th match, Group B
India won by 5 wickets (with 81 balls remaining)
9 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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0.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, FOUR, Another first-ball four from Virender Sehwag. He whipped this short-of-length delivery from the middle stump line to square-leg boundary

0.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, gets behind the line to defend it to the off side of the pitch

0.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, hits this on the up and to mid-on

0.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed towards mid-on

0.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 2 runs, Twhack.he leaned forward and across to play this on the up and through extra cover

0.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump line and Sehwag punches it back to the bowler

End of over 1 (6 runs) India 6/0 (184 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 3.75)

    • V Sehwag 6 (6b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (0b)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-6-0

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1.1

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, FOUR, He has a short fine-leg fielder and he sprays this full on the pads; Tendulkar wrists it past that short fine

1.2

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to work the cutter to short midwicket

1.3

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, no run, drifts to the pads again, dabbed to short fine-leg . Missed out an opportunity to collect a four there

1.4

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, no run, lovely drive .. he leaned forward to caress the full delivery past Sehwag and the mid-on fielder makes a good diving stop

1.5

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, FOUR, The errors keep coming: Yet another delivery on the pads and Tendulkar puts it to the recycle bin

fine-leg has gone to the boudnary

1.6

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, no run, lands just outside the off stump and Tendulkar drives to cover

End of over 2 (8 runs) India 14/0 (176 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 3.66)

    • SR Tendulkar 8 (6b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 6 (6b 1x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 1-0-8-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 1-0-6-0

Change of bats for Tendulkar.

2.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, pushes this to the off side. He has been out, getting some leading edges on attempted whip to the on side

2.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 1 run, this one is on the pad, clipped over square-leg but there is a fielder in the deep who mops up

2.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Tendulkar, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to cover

2.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Tendulkar, no run, full pitched delivery on the off, another pleasing off drive but straight to mid-off

2.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Tendulkar, no run, good-length delivery just outside off, pushed out to cover

2.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Tendulkar, no run, moves in towards off stump,defends to the bowler

End of over 3 (1 run) India 15/0 (175 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 3.72)

    • SR Tendulkar 8 (10b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 7 (8b 1x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 2-0-7-0
    • RN ten Doeschate 1-0-8-0
3.1

ten Doeschate to Sehwag, no run, full pitched delivery and Sehwag shapes for the big hit but finds the man at mid-off

3.2

ten Doeschate to Sehwag, no run, shortish delivery and Sehwag goes for the pull,. doesn't connect well and the ball lands short of mid-on

3.3

ten Doeschate to Sehwag, 1 wide, slips a wide down the leg side, going for the slower one

3.3

ten Doeschate to Sehwag, 1 wide, quicker but again down the leg side. Steve Davis, officiating in his 100th ODI, extends his arms

3.3

ten Doeschate to Sehwag, 1 run, serves a full length delivery outside off and Sehwag slices it down to third man

3.4

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, FOUR, Beautiful! He walked down the track, leaned forward, opened the bat-face and punched a length delivery sweetly through covers

3.5

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, FOUR, full delivery well outside off and Tendulkar reaches across to cream it through covers again.

3.6

ten Doeschate to Tendulkar, FOUR, Imperious! And that's 2000 World-cup runs for SRT. First player. He moved forward and lifted a length delivery on the middle-stump line high over mid-on. Both batsmen in some mood today

End of over 4 (15 runs) India 30/0 (160 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 3.47)

    • SR Tendulkar 20 (13b 5x4)
    • V Sehwag 8 (11b 1x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 2-0-23-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 2-0-7-0
4.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 1 wide, serves yet another delivery down the leg side

4.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, gets right behind the line to defend solidly to the off

4.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, on the off and middle line, Sehwag presents the full bat-face as he pushes it to mid-off

4.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, FOUR, Awwww! It was a good-length delivery on the middle and Sehwag times it sweetly between the umpire and Tendulkar

4.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, leans forward to defend a good-length delivery back down the track

4.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, FOUR, charges down the track and goes for a big heave-ho over mid-on but ends up dragging it of the inner edge to backward square-leg boundary

4.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, FOUR, dropped by Eric ( I am not typing that surname boss!) at mid-on. Sehwag opened the stance and went for a flat-pull .. the ball flew to left of mid-on where Eric made a jumping effort but couldn't hold on. Tough chance that

He went for that catch Paul Collingwood style. Move to left, twist the body, get the right arm up and jump

End of over 5 (13 runs) India 43/0 (147 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 8.60, RRR: 3.26)

    • V Sehwag 20 (17b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 20 (13b 5x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 3-0-20-0
    • RN ten Doeschate 2-0-23-0
5.1

Seelaar to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend to short extra cover

5.2

Seelaar to Tendulkar, 1 run, threatens to jump out, sees the shortening of the length and works it through midwicket

5.3

Seelaar to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted on a good length around off, driven to long-off

5.4

Seelaar to Tendulkar, no run, goes for the paddle sweep and edges it to his pad

5.5

Seelaar to Tendulkar, no run, around the off, pushed out to short extra cover

5.6

Seelaar to Tendulkar, FOUR, on the middle and leg, Tendulkar works it wristily past a very short fine-leg (say a leg gully for seamers position)to collect a boundary

End of over 6 (6 runs) India 49/0 (141 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 8.16, RRR: 3.20)

    • SR Tendulkar 25 (18b 6x4)
    • V Sehwag 21 (18b 4x4)
    • PM Seelaar 1-0-6-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 3-0-20-0

Looks like Tendulkar has gone for another bat change!

6.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side.

6.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, on the middle, tapped to the on side

Abu Shariz: "CONGRATULATIONS to SRT for his 2000 WC runs. I remember during India U-19 WC in Malaysia, the whole stadium out of nowhere stood up and started clapping. Puzzled, I asked what I missed? Those following on cricinfo on mobile told me SRT has just scored century in CB Series final in AUS. Notice SRT batting impact?"

6.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, no run, gets forward to ease this to mid-on

6.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, SIX, The white ball is flying here. Sehwag crash-pulled this weak short ball to the screaming crowd beyond midwicket

6.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 1 run, rushes down the track and punches a short-of-length delivery to left of mid-on

6.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Tendulkar, 1 run, shuffles to the off and taps it to midwicket for a single

6.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Sehwag, 1 run, tires a slower one and Sehwag pulls it to deep midwicket fielder for a single

End of over 7 (10 runs) India 59/0 (131 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 8.42, RRR: 3.04)

    • V Sehwag 29 (23b 4x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 26 (19b 6x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 4-0-30-0
    • PM Seelaar 1-0-6-0

Prashant: "Abu Shariz, i was there too, but this short of thing never happened, plzzz dont spread rumours,, that was a awesome final." Ha!

7.1

Seelaar to Sehwag, SIX, rushes down the track and lofts it high over extra cover boundary

7.2

Seelaar to Sehwag, FOUR, Cute. He went back, opened the bat-face and late cut this one from the off and middle stump line to the third man boundary

7.3

Seelaar to Sehwag, OUT, Combusts this time! He moved outside leg and tried to whiplash it over point but ended up slicing it straight to the Kervezee at point

V Sehwag c Kervezee b Seelaar 39 (36m 26b 5x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

Yusuf Pathan strides in

7.4

Seelaar to Pathan, FOUR, Slip in and he watches Yusuf Pathan get a full toss! Pathan swats it up and over midwicket

7.5

Seelaar to Pathan, no run, goes for a conventional sweep this time but edges it to short fine-leg

7.6

Seelaar to Pathan, no run, quicker, skids on towards the pad, rolls away to the on side

End of over 8 (14 runs) India 73/1 (117 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 9.12, RRR: 2.78)

    • YK Pathan 4 (3b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 26 (19b 6x4)
    • PM Seelaar 2-0-20-1
    • Mudassar Bukhari 4-0-30-0

Alok: "@ Prashanth: I believe that did happen. I was there to watch it too. I dont know how you couldve missed that. And yes, the final was awesome!"

8.1

Borren to Tendulkar, no run, full delivery around off, pushed out to mid-off

8.2

Borren to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned through midwicket

8.3

Borren to Pathan, no run, caught in double minds there: he was threatening to go for a big hit but saw it was a slower one, adjusted to defend

Adhir Anand: "When was the last time we saw Yusuf Pathan bat one down? India seem to be in a rush.Dinner reservations?"

8.4

Borren to Pathan, no run, good-length delivery on the middle, pushed back to the bowler

8.5

Borren to Pathan, no run, tries the slower one, drags it very short, Pathan ends up dragging it to square-leg

8.6

Borren to Pathan, SIX, Whipped away! It was a full-length delivery on the pads, Yusuf picks it up and over square-leg

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 80/1 (110 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 8.88, RRR: 2.68)

    • YK Pathan 10 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • SR Tendulkar 27 (21b 6x4)
    • PW Borren 1-0-7-0
    • PM Seelaar 2-0-20-1
9.1

Seelaar to Tendulkar, OUT, Wicket for no 2 for Seelaar. Two big wickets. Tendulkar went down the track for the big hit but ended up slicing it towards long-off who ran across to take a good catch

SR Tendulkar c Kruger b Seelaar 27 (45m 22b 6x4 0x6) SR: 122.72

9.2

Seelaar to Pathan, no run, quickish delivery on the pads, rolls away to the leg side

9.3

Seelaar to Pathan, 1 run, gets forward to slam this to long-on

9.4

Seelaar to Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-on

9.5

Seelaar to Pathan, OUT, Whoa! Seelaar is pumped up! It was a quickish delivery on short of length; Pathan pushes it tamely back to the bowler! what a soft dismissal. Seelar dashes off on a celebratory run!

YK Pathan c & b Seelaar 11 (12m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 110.00

9.6

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive to short extra cover

End of over 10 (2 runs) India 82/3 (108 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 8.20, RRR: 2.70)

    • V Kohli 0 (1b)
    • G Gambhir 1 (1b)
    • PM Seelaar 3-0-22-3
    • PW Borren 1-0-7-0

Bowling Power play taken

10.1

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, steers this wide of backward point for a single

10.2

Borren to Kohli, no run, full delivery on the middle and off, driven back to the bowler

10.3

Borren to Kohli, no run, short in length, tapped to backward point. Gambhir wanted a single but got back in time

10.4

Borren to Kohli, no run, on the middle, nudged to short midwicket

10.5

Borren to Kohli, 1 run, whips this to right of square leg where a diving stop is made

10.6

Borren to Gambhir, no run, slants across Gautam who tries to run it through vacant slips and is beaten

End of over 11 (2 runs) India 84/3 (106 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 7.63, RRR: 2.71)

    • G Gambhir 2 (3b)
    • V Kohli 1 (5b)
    • PW Borren 2-0-9-0
    • PM Seelaar 3-0-22-3
11.1

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, on the middle, pushed out to short midwicket

11.2

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, stretches forward to defend

11.3

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive to mid-off

11.4

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, gets back to a good-length delivery and stabs it out to the off

11.5

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, slower, full on a length, tapped to the off

11.6

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, floated full on a length, driven to cover

End of over 12 (maiden) India 84/3 (106 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 2.78)

    • V Kohli 1 (11b)
    • G Gambhir 2 (3b)
    • PM Seelaar 4-1-22-3
    • PW Borren 2-0-9-0
12.1

Borren to Gambhir, no run, short in length, around off, pushed to cover

12.2

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to deep midwicket

12.3

Borren to Kohli, no run, on the off stump line, defended to straightish midwicket

12.4

Borren to Kohli, 1 run, run out chance of Gambhir missed Virat works this through backward square-leg region and wants the second. Gambhir is late to react and he suddenly starts to charge across; Kohli had returned to his crease by then. Gambhir turns and tries to scamper back but the bowler, standing mid-pitch, failed to collect the throw cleanly.

12.5

Borren to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend

12.6

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, around the off stump, pushed to the off for a single

End of over 13 (3 runs) India 87/3 (103 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 6.69, RRR: 2.78)

    • G Gambhir 4 (7b)
    • V Kohli 2 (13b)
    • PW Borren 3-0-12-0
    • PM Seelaar 4-1-22-3
13.1

Seelaar to Gambhir, 1 run, on the off and middle, tapped to midwicket

13.2

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, on the middle stump line, gets back to push it to midwicket

13.3

Seelaar to Kohli, FOUR, drags this short and Virat pulls it between midwicket and mid-on

13.4

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, gets back to punch this to extra cover

13.5

Seelaar to Kohli, 2 runs, floated full outside off, creamed through covers for couple of runs

13.6

Seelaar to Kohli, no run, on the middle stump line. eased to short extra cover

End of over 14 (7 runs) India 94/3 (96 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 6.71, RRR: 2.66)

    • V Kohli 8 (18b 1x4)
    • G Gambhir 5 (8b)
    • PM Seelaar 5-1-29-3
    • PW Borren 3-0-12-0
14.1

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward to tap this past the non striker for a single

14.2

Borren to Kohli, FOUR, another long hop and Kohli puts it out of the misery; he drags it through wide midwicket

14.3

Borren to Kohli, OUT, Clatter! It landed full on a length around off stump line and moved in a touch. Virat went for the off drive but drove outside the line and the ball went through the big gap to peg back the off stump

V Kohli b Borren 12 (16m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

14.4

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length, around off, pushed back to the bowler

14.5

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, around the off stump line, defended to short cover

14.6

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets on the front foot to nudge this to cover

End of over 15 (5 runs) India 99/4 (91 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 2.60)

    • Yuvraj Singh 0 (3b)
    • G Gambhir 6 (9b)
    • PW Borren 4-0-17-1
    • PM Seelaar 5-1-29-3
15.1

Seelaar to Gambhir, no run, turns in from outside off, tapped to midwicket

15.2

Seelaar to Gambhir, 1 run, works the ball behind square-leg for a single. 90 more to win

15.3

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, flicked to midwicket

15.4

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend this to the on side

15.5

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, nicely flighted, slower, fuller, loopy delivery, Yuvraj flicked it uppishly and just clear of the diving short midwicket fielder

15.6

Seelaar to Gambhir, no run, slow through the air, Gambhir moves down the track to work it to midwicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 101/4 (89 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.31, RRR: 2.61)

    • G Gambhir 7 (12b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1 (6b)
    • PM Seelaar 6-1-31-3
    • PW Borren 4-0-17-1

Drinks break

16.1

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, angling away from Yuvraj who runs it down to third man

16.2

Borren to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to defend it back to the bowler

16.3

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, clips this past square-leg

16.4

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, moves forward to defend to the bowler

16.5

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length on the middle, defended back down the track

16.6

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, around the off stump line, pushed to mid-off

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 103/4 (87 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 6.05, RRR: 2.63)

    • Yuvraj Singh 2 (10b)
    • G Gambhir 8 (14b)
    • PW Borren 5-0-19-1
    • PM Seelaar 6-1-31-3
17.1

Seelaar to Gambhir, FOUR, rushes down the track and slams it aerially to the wide midwicket boundary

17.2

Seelaar to Gambhir, 2 runs, skips down the track, takes it on the full and whips it to wide long-on where Kruger makes a neat diving stop

17.3

Seelaar to Gambhir, FOUR, The Gambhir special: He rushes down the track and drives inside-out through extra cover

17.4

Seelaar to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend

17.5

Seelaar to Gambhir, 1 run, turns in from outside off, dabbed to the off

17.6

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes down the track and defends like Ravi Shaz

End of over 18 (11 runs) India 114/4 (76 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 2.37)

    • Yuvraj Singh 2 (11b)
    • G Gambhir 19 (19b 2x4)
    • PM Seelaar 7-1-42-3
    • PW Borren 5-0-19-1
18.1

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run

18.2

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Crash. Yuvraj leans forward and across to drive a full delivery through extra cover

18.3

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to stab this to the off

18.4

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length and outside off, mistimes it to cover

18.5

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short and wide, Yuvraj slaps it through covers! Whack

18.6

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, defended back down the track

End of over 19 (9 runs) India 123/4 (67 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 6.47, RRR: 2.16)

    • Yuvraj Singh 10 (16b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 20 (20b 2x4)
    • PW Borren 6-0-28-1
    • PM Seelaar 7-1-42-3
19.1

Cooper to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted off break around the off stump, steered through point

19.2

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, It was short and wide, poor stuff, and Yuvraj crashes it through extra cover

19.3

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flighted full around off, driven to extra cover

19.4

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, driven to the off side of the pitch

19.5

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

19.6

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to nudge to the on side

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 128/4 (62 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 6.40, RRR: 2.06)

    • Yuvraj Singh 14 (21b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 21 (21b 2x4)
    • TLW Cooper 1-0-5-0
    • PW Borren 6-0-28-1
20.1

Borren to Gambhir, no run, fullish on the off, driven to mid-off

20.2

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, short in length outside off, punched to sweeper cover

20.3

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, cuts away from Yuvraj who pushes it quietly to the off

20.4

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length, eased to sweeper cover

20.5

Borren to Gambhir, 1 run, good-length delivery around off ,pushed through point

20.6

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, from round the stumps. full in length, pushed out to cover

End of over 21 (3 runs) India 131/4 (59 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 6.23, RRR: 2.03)

    • Yuvraj Singh 15 (24b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 23 (24b 2x4)
    • PW Borren 7-0-31-1
    • TLW Cooper 1-0-5-0
21.1

Cooper to Gambhir, FOUR, skips down the track, gets outside the line and lifts it nonchalantly over mid-off

21.2

Cooper to Gambhir, 1 run, caresses it through point

21.3

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive to short extra cover

21.4

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to push this to the right of the bowler

21.5

Cooper to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets down the track and whips it to deep midwicket

21.6

Cooper to Gambhir, no run, around off, driven to cover

End of over 22 (6 runs) India 137/4 (53 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 6.22, RRR: 1.89)

    • G Gambhir 28 (27b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 16 (27b 3x4)
    • TLW Cooper 2-0-11-0
    • PW Borren 7-0-31-1
22.1

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, full and well outside off, Yuvraj lifts it high in the air to long-off region

22.2

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length outside off, driven to mid-off

22.3

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, nudged to backward point

22.4

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length on the off, defended to the off

22.5

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length, on the off, pushed back to the bowler

22.6

Borren to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drives this to mid-off/ 51 to win

End of over 23 (2 runs) India 139/4 (51 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 6.04, RRR: 1.88)

    • Yuvraj Singh 18 (33b 3x4)
    • G Gambhir 28 (27b 3x4)
    • PW Borren 8-0-33-1
    • TLW Cooper 2-0-11-0
23.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Gambhir, OUT, The leg stump has been pegged back! It landed outside the leg stump and seemed to be a harmless delivery moving towards the pad. Gambhir shapes to work it to the on side, misses, and the ball clips the thigh pad and falls on the leg stump! The umpires have asked Gambhir to wait. They want to check for the no ball. It's a legit delivery. Out.

G Gambhir b Mudassar Bukhari 28 (57m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Orangjemen: "This is very much unlike a Dhoni led team approach to chasing a smaller target -- c'mon Orangemen 2 more wickets and you have a chance to stage the biggest upset in your history.. You can also make the likes of Gavaskar and Manjrekar eat their words for making the result even before the Dutch had bowled even one ball.."

23.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to midwicket

23.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, cuts in from the off stump line, from a good length, edges the defensive poke to his pad

23.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to defend to short extra cover

23.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, gets on the front foot to defend to the on side

23.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, just outside off stump, Dhoni tries to punch it to off and edges it to the leg

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) India 139/5 (51 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 5.79, RRR: 1.96)

    • MS Dhoni 0 (5b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 18 (33b 3x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 5-1-30-1
    • PW Borren 8-0-33-1

Mustafa: "Bukhari sure has a chance of taking Dhoni and maybe Chawla's wicket as he expressed earlier in an interview to Cricinfo"

24.1

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length around off, pushed out to mid-off

24.2

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and well outside off, Yuvraj tries to slash it past point but makes no contact

24.3

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to push-drive it to the bowler

24.4

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stays back to defend this good-length delivery to the off

24.5

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off and middle line, pushed out to the off

24.6

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, strays to the pads, turned down to fine-leg region

End of over 25 (1 run) India 140/5 (50 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 2.00)

    • Yuvraj Singh 19 (39b 3x4)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (5b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 3-0-24-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 5-1-30-1
25.1

Mudassar Bukhari to Yuvraj Singh, no run, around the off stump, Yuvraj defends to the off

25.2

Mudassar Bukhari to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fuller, angling away from Yuvraj who pushes it to mid-off

25.3

Mudassar Bukhari to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length, just outside off, jabbed off the inner edge to his pad

25.4

Mudassar Bukhari to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, drifts to the pad, flicked away for a single

25.5

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, no run, short in length, pushed out to the on side

25.6

Mudassar Bukhari to Dhoni, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a flick past square-leg

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 143/5 (47 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 1.95)

    • MS Dhoni 2 (7b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 20 (43b 3x4)
    • Mudassar Bukhari 6-1-33-1
    • RN ten Doeschate 3-0-24-0
26.1

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, off cutter from the leg stump line, Yuvraj is squared-up and edges it to third man

26.2

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, 1 run, wrists this behind square-leg

26.3

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, just outside the off stump, cut away to deep point

26.4

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to drive to cover

26.5

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, just outside off, stabbed back down the track

26.6

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, leans forward and across to push it to the cover

Jesse van Kalmthout: "Our man Seelaar grabbed KP, Chanderpaul and Bravo and as of today Sehwag, Sachin and Yusuf. What'll he tell his grandchildren?"

End of over 27 (3 runs) India 146/5 (44 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 5.40, RRR: 1.91)

    • MS Dhoni 3 (11b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 22 (45b 3x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 4-0-27-0
    • Mudassar Bukhari 6-1-33-1

Sriram:" Given the history of Batting Powerplay, i cant imagine Dhoni opting for it now:

27.1

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quick and short of length, pushed to short mid-on region

27.2

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, presses back to punch a slightly short of length delivery through wide mid-off region

27.3

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-on

27.4

Seelaar to Dhoni, 1 run, gets back to force it down to long-off

27.5

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, skips down the track and eases it to long-on

27.6

Seelaar to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted around off, pushed through cover for a single

End of over 28 (8 runs) India 154/5 (36 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 1.63)

    • MS Dhoni 5 (13b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 28 (49b 4x4)
    • PM Seelaar 8-1-50-3
    • RN ten Doeschate 4-0-27-0
28.1

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push it to the off side

28.2

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to deep square-leg region

28.3

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tries to fetch this slightly short, and slower one, from outside off and goes for a big pull but no wood on leather

28.4

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, short in length and outside off, Yuvraj carves it past backward point

28.5

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, goes for the yorker, ends up a low dipping full toss, flicks it to fine-leg

28.6

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slower one, on the leg stump line, turned past square-leg

End of over 29 (8 runs) India 162/5 (28 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 1.33)

    • Yuvraj Singh 35 (53b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 6 (15b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 5-0-35-0
    • PM Seelaar 8-1-50-3
29.1

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the pads, rolls away to the leg side

29.2

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slips it very short, pulled away powerfully but straight to deep midwicket

29.3

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, leans forward, waits on the front foot, sees the spin, adjusts by opening the bat-face and steers to short third man

29.4

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, presses back to punch it back to the bowler

29.5

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, gets well back to push this to short extra cover

29.6

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to steer it to point

End of over 30 (1 run) India 163/5 (27 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 5.43, RRR: 1.35)

    • MS Dhoni 6 (19b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 36 (55b 5x4)
    • PM Seelaar 9-1-51-3
    • RN ten Doeschate 5-0-35-0
30.1

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and well outside off, Yuvraj goes hard into the shot and edges it to the leg

30.2

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length on the off stump line, driven to long-off

30.3

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg, tapped to midwicket

30.4

Kruger to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle stump line, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

30.5

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, full in length around off, driven to long-off

30.6

Kruger to Dhoni, 1 run, full and outside off, pushed through to sweeper cover

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 167/5 (23 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 5.38, RRR: 1.21)

    • MS Dhoni 8 (22b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 38 (58b 5x4)
    • BP Kruger 1-0-4-0
    • PM Seelaar 9-1-51-3
31.1

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, skids on, Dhoni backs away and manages to get the bat down in a hurry to keep it out

31.2

Seelaar to Dhoni, 1 run, strays to the pads, worked behind square-leg

31.3

Seelaar to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, low dipping full toss, driven to long-on

31.4

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, gets back, tries to create room and punch through the off side but edges it down the track

31.5

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, lunges forward to defend to the off

31.6

Seelaar to Dhoni, no run, flighted delivery on a length, eased back to Seelaar

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 169/5 (21 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 5.28, RRR: 1.16)

    • MS Dhoni 9 (27b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 39 (59b 5x4)
    • PM Seelaar 10-1-53-3
    • BP Kruger 1-0-4-0
32.1

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

32.2

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to flick it past square-leg

32.3

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push it back down the track

32.4

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, lunges across to push it to extra cover

32.5

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, gets on the front foot to drive to mid-off

32.6

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

End of over 33 (1 run) India 170/5 (20 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 1.17)

    • MS Dhoni 9 (31b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 40 (61b 5x4)
    • BP Kruger 2-0-5-0
    • PM Seelaar 10-1-53-3
33.1

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, drives on the up and straight to mid-off

33.2

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, droves this for a single to bring Dhoni on strike

33.3

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, 1 run, shortish, bit of width outside off, cut away to sweeper cover

33.4

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, reaches across to tap to backward point

33.5

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes for the pull but mistimes it to short midwicket

33.6

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slow off cutter, defended to cover

DRinks break

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 172/5 (18 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 1.12)

    • Yuvraj Singh 41 (66b 5x4)
    • MS Dhoni 10 (32b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 6-0-37-0
    • BP Kruger 2-0-5-0
34.1

Kruger to Dhoni, FOUR, starts off with a whipped on drive through wide mid-on region

34.2

Kruger to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to smash it but straight to mid-off

34.3

Kruger to Dhoni, 1 run, short in length, goes back to clip it past square-leg

34.4

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Smashed! Yuvraj nearly decapitated Dhoni with a drilled drive and smiles as he sees Dhoni get down on to the ground to evade the missile

34.5

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, tucks this past square-leg for a signle

34.6

Kruger to Dhoni, FOUR, strays to the pads and Dhoni helps it along to the fine-leg region to collect another boundary and India inch close to the winning line

End of over 35 (14 runs) India 186/5 (4 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.31, RRR: 0.26)

    • MS Dhoni 19 (36b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 46 (68b 6x4)
    • BP Kruger 3-0-19-0
    • RN ten Doeschate 6-0-37-0

Batting Powerplay taken

35.1

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short in length, punched to mid-on

35.2

ten Doeschate to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, a slower one, Yuvraj drags it down to deep midwicket

35.3

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, stays back to defend to cover

35.4

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on off and middle, defended to cover

35.5

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, moves in from outside off, another defensive block

35.6

ten Doeschate to Dhoni, no run, banged in short and it has been shoved past square-leg.. easy chance to take the single but they don't. Dhoni wants Yuvraj to take strike and hit his 50

End of over 36 (1 run) India 187/5 (3 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.19, RRR: 0.21)

    • MS Dhoni 19 (40b 2x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 47 (70b 6x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 7-0-38-0
    • BP Kruger 3-0-19-0
36.1

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full delivery around off, pushed out to mid-on

36.2

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, no run, low full toss, smashed towards midwicket where a superb diving save is done

36.3

Kruger to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Yuvraj reaches his 50 and India cross the line with a powerful whippy flick to the square-leg boundary

Critics will murmur about India's approach in this game. Their fans will say India have got out of the game with two points. Please hang on for quotes from post-match ceremony.

Borren: "At 100 for 4, you never know .. sneak a couple and ... to get back from the start given by Sehwag and Tendulkar to get it to 100 for 4 .. I am proud of my boys.Peter Seelaar won't forget tonight. It came against a serious batting line-up. Two games that are coming up are big games for us; tonight will gives us confidence."

Dhoni: "Quite a few objectives were achieved. There are still some areas we need to improve. The Powerplay overs. The lower order shouldn't have come in to finish this off. Its always better to use the spinners up front and use the fast bowlers later with the old ball. Apart from the last over, Piyush has bowled well. we have seen patches of brilliance from him; he bowled well in the warm-up game. I don't mind chasing or batting first as long we are winning. Sehwag and Tendulkar are the pick of our batting. We rely a lot on the start. The batting line-up we have is a good mix."

Man of the match is Yuvraj Singh: "Last year was full of injuries; i was coming ni and going out Happy to be back in form. My job is the play the middle overs and try to take the team to the end. I have been bowling well. Nice to contribute."

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck

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