Indian Premier League, 5th match: Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, Apr 10, 2011
Pune Warriors won by 7 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
10 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Gilchrist and Marsh to open for Punjab. Alfonso Thomas has the new ball.

Gilchrist, McLaren, Rimmington and Marsh are the four overseas players for Punjab. Smith, Ryder, Thomas and Parnell are the ones for Pune.

Gilchrist going through some warm-ups with the keeping gloves on, while Yuvraj is sauntering around in typical fashion.

7.30 pm: Adam Gilchrist wins the toss and Punjab will have a bat.

Gilchrist: "Will probably do a bit with the new ball, there is some grass on the wicket. We have a played a number of games here, it is a lovely stadium."

Yuvraj: "We would have bowled first as we haven't played on this wicket. Anything below 140-150 is good for us."

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the day's second IPL game, between Pune Warriors and Kings XI Punjab at Pune's adopted home, the DY Patil Stadium in Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Yuvraj Singh against his IPL franchise of the previous three seasons, which is now led by Adam Gilchrist. Some time to go for the toss, till then you can try your hand at playing Team Selector.

Pune will be missing some key players in the initial stages of the tournament, while Punjab are without star Indian players in their squad. Sid Ravindran has more in his preview.


Thomas to Gilchrist, no run, 136.3 kph back of a length ball around off, Gilchrist hops and keeps it down as it gets big on him


Thomas to Gilchrist, 1 run, another short of a length delivery, but this one is a touch straight and allows Gilchrist to pull it away, not with great timing, through square leg


Thomas to Marsh, 1 run, keeping it short of a good length and around off stump, a bit more width this time, Marsh steers it to squarish third man


Thomas to Gilchrist, OUT, Adam Gilchrist walks, he went for the pull to a delivery that bounced a lot around leg stump, good pace from Thomas, and Gilchrist could only get some bat on it through to the keeper who held the snorter, Thomas is delighted

AC Gilchrist c †Uthappa b Thomas 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Valthaty comes in at No 3


Thomas to Valthaty, 2 runs, angled in on a length in to the stumps, and it is flicked away to fine leg


Thomas to Valthaty, no run, he is getting good bounce, this one is just short of a length outside off, he was looking to hit it through covers, saw it bounce extra and played it out on the off side

End of over 1 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 4/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • PC Valthaty 2 (2b)
    • SE Marsh 1 (1b)
    • AC Thomas 1-0-4-1

Brilliant opening over from Thomas. Wagh on from the other end


Wagh to Marsh, 1 wide, 131.8 kph delivery from over the stumps, but sprayed down the leg side with the angle


Wagh to Marsh, no run, goes for the yorker, ends up very full outside leg stump, and it is clipped away neatly but straight to square leg

Krish: "little wierd as Gilly says we have played a lot here and Yuvi saying we are yet to play on this wicket and so would have bowled anyway..Who's native and who's overseas here??"


Wagh to Marsh, OUT, flicked right to the man at short fine leg, another full delivery angled in on leg stump, Marsh timed it well, too well, as it carried to short fine leg, who dived forward to take the low catch, Pune have taken out the openers

SE Marsh c Sharma b Wagh 1 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Dinesh Karthik is the new man in


Wagh to Karthik, no run, angled across the right hander from a length, some width and he cuts but right to point on the bounce


Wagh to Karthik, no run, back of a length around off stump, he goes on his toes to keep it down in front of point, Murali Kartik runs in from gully and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, who had to hurry back as he had backed up a long way in the hope of a run


Wagh to Karthik, no run, angled across, on a length, outside off stump, those aren't to be meddled with on a wicket that has some nip and bounce, rightly left alone


Wagh to Karthik, no run, another one left alone outside off stump, this one bounces more than the previous one

End of over 2 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 5/2 (RR: 2.50)

    • KD Karthik 0 (4b)
    • PC Valthaty 2 (2b)
    • SB Wagh 1-0-1-1
    • AC Thomas 1-0-4-1

Thomas to Valthaty, no run, shuffles and tries to work the angle on this back of a length ball in to the body, but tucks it to the man at midwicket


Thomas to Valthaty, FOUR, he pitches this one up, not full, but outside off stump, and that allowed him to push it in to the gap between extra cover and mid off, races away to the boundary


Thomas to Valthaty, no run, tests out the appreciable bounce in the pitch with the short delivery, and it bounces above the batsman who ducks underneath, Thomas is charged up


Thomas to Valthaty, OUT, another one goes, on this wicket this shot is not on, just about short of a length outside off, and he had a go at it from the crease, went in the air for a simple catch to point, the extra bounce did him in

PC Valthaty c Ryder b Thomas 6 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Nayar comes out now


Thomas to Nayar, no run, shuffles a long way across the stumps, and turns this one backward of square


Thomas to Nayar, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, carefully defended, Thomas with this length has given nothing away

End of over 3 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 9/3 (RR: 3.00)

    • AM Nayar 0 (2b)
    • KD Karthik 0 (4b)
    • AC Thomas 2-0-8-2
    • SB Wagh 1-0-1-1

Saumya: "Its seems all the teams with "K" and "D" will have a tough stay at the IPL !"


Wagh to Karthik, no run, going across the batsman from just short of a length outside off and played out to point, tight stuff from Pune


Wagh to Karthik, no run, tries to manufacture a pull off one that is not as short, gets it away to mid on in the end

John: "Two big hitters back in the pavilion. I wonder whats happening with Kolkata and Punjab. Their nightmares seem to stay with them even after revamping the whole team..!!!!!"


Wagh to Karthik, OUT, Wagh gets another one, and he is delighted, points a finger to his forehead in wisdom, short and wide outside off stump, the extra bounce consumes another batsman, he slashed at it, and got it to weakly loop in the air, hung around for some time before settling in third man;s hands, could not control the shot in the end

KD Karthik c Sharma b Wagh 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00


Wagh to Sunny Singh, FOUR, this is what Punjab will need, lots of it, luck, length ball on the stumps, he uncertainly pushes at it from the crease, gets an inside edge that misses the stumps, and flies wide of fine leg


Wagh to Sunny Singh, FOUR, gets on top of the bounce on this one, it was short and outside off, he went for the cut, did not time it well and got it in the air, but wide of Ryder at point and it ran away to the boundary


Wagh to Sunny Singh, no run, another tight delivery on a length, defended in to the leg side close to the bowler

End of over 4 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 17/4 (RR: 4.25)

    • Sunny Singh 8 (3b 2x4)
    • AM Nayar 0 (2b)
    • SB Wagh 2-0-9-2
    • AC Thomas 2-0-8-2

Parnell in to the attack


Parnell to Nayar, 4 leg byes, starts off with one on the pads, and he gets a tickle on it that beats the keeper


Parnell to Nayar, no run, better line from Parnell, Nayar stands with both feet miles apart in the crease, and leaves it alone outside the off stump


Parnell to Nayar, FOUR, another one on the pads and put away through square leg, there was a man there but it sped away past his dive, and tricked in to the boundary, a flurry of them for Punjab


Parnell to Nayar, no run, cannot get this one away, better line and length as well from Parnell


Parnell to Nayar, 1 run, short of a length this time, he stands tall and tucks it away behind square leg


Parnell to Sunny Singh, no run, stands in the crease, and in the end pushes out this one outside off to point

End of over 5 (9 runs) Kings XI Punjab 26/4 (RR: 5.20)

    • Sunny Singh 8 (4b 2x4)
    • AM Nayar 5 (7b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-5-0
    • SB Wagh 2-0-9-2

Ganesh: "Is it me or does Abhishek Nayar's stance is really worse than Shiv Chanderpaul, Kris Srikkanth and Peter Wiley put together???" Kartik comes one


Kartik to Nayar, no run, starts off on target, flat one on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler


Kartik to Nayar, no run, tosses this one up a bit, Nayar charges out and Kartik shortens the length a bit, and he has to defend it in the end


Kartik to Nayar, FOUR, strays on leg stump, Nayar goes down on one knee and sweeps in the air, but in the gap past short fine leg


Kartik to Nayar, (no ball) 1 run, Nayar down the track, and slams this one over mid on who runs back and takes the catch, but Kartik has overstepped, oh well


Kartik to Sunny Singh, FOUR, gets this one past mid on, marginally short and he rocked back to pull it past mid on to the boundary


Kartik to Sunny Singh, OUT, well, well, if the wickets are not coming, Punjab will gift them away, mindless running, Gautam Gambhir looks like the safest runner compared to this, another pull, this one went to mid on on the bounce, Sunny charged down for the run, despite Nayar putting up a hand to him to stay put, he kept charging and charging even as Nayar had already turned his back to him while always putting up his hand, then Sunny stopped near Nayar to have an argument, the ball meanwhile found its way to the keeper, and Sunny will have to walk back and continue the argument in the dugout

Sunny Singh run out 12 (6b 3x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 36/5 (RR: 6.17)

    • AM Nayar 10 (11b 2x4)
    • M Kartik 0.5-0-10-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-5-0

Ryder to Nayar, 1 run, pushed wide of mid off for a quick single


Ryder to McLaren, 1 wide, Ryder loses the radar and sprays this one wide


Ryder to McLaren, 1 run, gets a single this time to sweeper cover


Ryder to Nayar, 1 run, outside off stump, guided to third man


Ryder to McLaren, 1 run, comes forward and drives this fuller one past a diving short extra cover

Paras: "If there is one word I'll use to describe this match so far, it would be CRAZY!!"


Ryder to Nayar, no run, almost chopped on to the stumps, goes with an angled bat at this one angled outside off, and gets an inside edge that bounces past the wickets


Ryder to Nayar, no run, now he goes down on a knee, and tries to scoop one from a length outside off, misses and is struck on the pads

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 41/5 (RR: 5.85)

    • AM Nayar 12 (15b 2x4)
    • R McLaren 2 (2b)
    • JD Ryder 1-0-5-0
    • M Kartik 0.5-0-10-0

Parnell to McLaren, FOUR, lovely flick, gets one fuller on the pads, Parnell has been guilty of that today, and McLaren gets it past the man in the deep, who could have put in the dive but chose not to


Parnell to McLaren, no run, good comeback from Wayne, gets this one to lift and straighten outside off, McLaren comes forward to have a push, and is beaten


Parnell to McLaren, no run, and again, leaves him groping uncertainly outside off stump as another one takes off


Parnell to McLaren, no run, third time in succession, this time McLaren bent the knee and decided to go for the forcing cut, but missed again


Parnell to McLaren, no run, low full toss down the pads, he misses the flick, ball just misses leg stump


Parnell to McLaren, no run, dug in short, and it bounces high, outside off stump, and he lets it go

End of over 8 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 45/5 (RR: 5.62)

    • R McLaren 6 (8b 1x4)
    • AM Nayar 12 (15b 2x4)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-9-0
    • JD Ryder 1-0-5-0

Someshwar: "Is today any Omen kind of day... We are having low scoring matches here.."


Ryder to Nayar, no run, gets forward and squeezes out this one to point


Ryder to Nayar, no run, guides another one wide of point, non-striker wants the run, Nayar gestures furiously with his hand to stop him


Ryder to Nayar, OUT, ho hum, another one falls, floated wide and full outside off stump, Nayar gets forward and has a go at it, but loops it in the air for a dolly to backward point, walks away looking at the toe end of his bat

AM Nayar c Yuvraj Singh b Ryder 12 (18b 2x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

LogicalStab: "KKR can be happy looking at delhi and punjab."


Ryder to Chawla, no run, tries to lure him forward like Nayar, but bowls this one very full and wide, left alone


Ryder to Chawla, no run, this one makes him play as it comes in around leg stump, he carefully defends


Ryder to Chawla, no run, ends the over with another one on a length on the stumps, pushed away by Chawla

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) Kings XI Punjab 45/6 (RR: 5.00)

    • PP Chawla 0 (3b)
    • R McLaren 6 (8b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 2-1-5-1
    • WD Parnell 2-0-9-0

Parnell to McLaren, no run, ooh, lovely delivery, cuts back in from a length outside off, he drove outside the line, and it sailed just over the stumps, Uthappa thinks there was some edge, but the umpire doesn;t


Parnell to McLaren, no run, beats him again, McLaren is all sort of confusion against Parnell, this one goes away outside off stump


Parnell to McLaren, no run, the full making over being dished out to ryan, now this one jags back in, hits him on the pads as he looks to turn it to midwicket


Parnell to McLaren, no run, looks to launch him with the pull through midwicket, misses out completely as the ball zips past


Parnell to McLaren, 1 run, gets bat to this one finally on middle and tucks it wide of midwicket


Parnell to Chawla, no run, jaffa, too good for Piyush, angled in around off and then straightens, leaving him pushing forward helplessly, super over from PArnell, absolutely unlucky not have got a wicket

End of over 10 (1 run) Kings XI Punjab 46/6 (RR: 4.60)

    • PP Chawla 0 (4b)
    • R McLaren 7 (13b 1x4)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-10-0
    • JD Ryder 2-1-5-1

Ryder to McLaren, no run, chopped away wide of backward point


Ryder to McLaren, 1 run, pushes forcefully forward and gets the single down to long on


Ryder to Chawla, 1 run, hops and gets the steer past a diving man at a gullyish position


Ryder to McLaren, no run, slower one, wobbles in the air and ends up on leg stump, he misses out on the flick


Ryder to McLaren, no run, played out near the wicket off the front foot


Ryder to McLaren, 2 runs, too full and on the pads, he capitalises and flicks behind square leg

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 50/6 (RR: 4.54)

    • R McLaren 10 (18b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 1 (5b)
    • JD Ryder 3-1-9-1
    • WD Parnell 3-0-10-0

Manhas to Chawla, 1 run, cut away off the back foot to sweeper cover


Manhas to McLaren, 1 run, slapped away wide of extra cover for a single

anil: "this is the best chance for piyush chawla to show his batting skills!!! bowling skills as well later."


Manhas to Chawla, no run, well forward and smothers the ball with a defensive blade


Manhas to Chawla, no run, looks to charge out, then decides to stay back and dabs it away, but short third man is there


Manhas to Chawla, no run, Yuvraj at mid off with a diving stop, the runs just aren't coming for Punjab


Manhas to Chawla, no run, and again, can;t get the ball past the infield, pushed in front of covers

End of over 12 (2 runs) Kings XI Punjab 52/6 (RR: 4.33)

    • PP Chawla 2 (10b)
    • R McLaren 11 (19b 1x4)
    • M Manhas 1-0-2-0
    • JD Ryder 3-1-9-1

rohit: "Pune are too bowling heavy.. parnell, thomas, kartik, rahul sharma, yuvi, wagh, yuvi and now even manhas..! in crunch games they can easily go with an extra batsman (or batsmen)..great investments though.." Rahul Sharma comes on


Sharma to McLaren, no run, almost gets a wicket right away, gets the shortish one to bounce more than the batsman expected, misses the pull, the ball somehow misses the stumps


Sharma to McLaren, 1 run, pushed away for a single in front of point


Sharma to Chawla, 2 runs, whipped away off the back foot, there is no one at midwicket, Rahul goes after the ball, but they have time to take two


Sharma to Chawla, 1 run, almost as an afterthought, Piyush decides to dab a short and wide ball outside off to short third man


Sharma to McLaren, 1 run, fuller on the stump, and he whips it off the front foot past the bowler, but long off cuts off the boundary


Sharma to Chawla, no run, lovely flight on this one, draws Piyush forward and goes past the attempted drive

End of over 13 (5 runs) Kings XI Punjab 57/6 (RR: 4.38)

    • PP Chawla 5 (13b)
    • R McLaren 13 (22b 1x4)
    • R Sharma 1-0-5-0
    • M Manhas 1-0-2-0

Manhas to McLaren, 1 run, pushed firmly with the full face of the bat past a diving Manhas to long off


Manhas to Chawla, no run, lures him out, shortens the length and has him poshing feebly, but the ball drops short of cover

Gaurav: "The kind of run-rates that we have seen today, this has become an IPL of Test Matches also with two time-out breaks like Lunch and Tea breaks!! in the meantime post-lunch session is going on."


Manhas to Chawla, 1 run, dabbed away late to short third man, they take on the throw, he puts in the dive at the striker's end, and that is what saved him in the end


Manhas to McLaren, 1 run, pushed away backward of point off the front foot, tight line on off stump


Manhas to Chawla, 1 run, a touch short, and he rocks back to pull it away wide of long on


Manhas to McLaren, no run, goes for another pull shot, but mistimes the shot straight to the bowler, it was bowled quicker through the air

End of over 14 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 61/6 (RR: 4.35)

    • R McLaren 15 (25b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 7 (16b)
    • M Manhas 2-0-6-0
    • R Sharma 1-0-5-0

Sharma to Chawla, no run, tossed up wide outside off, but he drives it right back to the bowler


Sharma to Chawla, no run, goes straight on after pitching around off stump, beats him completely as he stabs from the crease


Sharma to Chawla, 2 runs, tossed up full delivery, forced down the ground to long off


Sharma to Chawla, 1 run, gets forward and guides this one in front of cover


Sharma to McLaren, no run, this one turns in from middle and he gets in to a tangle, taking it on the body


Sharma to McLaren, FOUR, gets this one away, it was bowled full and he swung hard at it , and got it straight down the ground, giving long on little chance

End of over 15 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 68/6 (RR: 4.53)

    • R McLaren 19 (27b 2x4)
    • PP Chawla 10 (20b)
    • R Sharma 2-0-12-0
    • M Manhas 2-0-6-0

Manhas to Chawla, 2 runs, comes down the track, and drives, gets it off a thick edge backward of point


Manhas to Chawla, 1 run, now he gets a shortish one and pulls through midwicket, there is a man in the deep


Manhas to McLaren, no run, pushed away to extra cover off the front foot


Manhas to McLaren, FOUR, gets another boundary, short of a length, he just went through with the shot, and got is past the bowler and timed it well enough to beat long on


Manhas to McLaren, 1 run, skips down the track, but mistimes the lofted inside out shot, and it falls way short of sweeper cover


Manhas to Chawla, no run, ends the over with a tight delivery on the stumps, and that will be the second time-out

End of over 16 (8 runs) Kings XI Punjab 76/6 (RR: 4.75)

    • PP Chawla 13 (23b)
    • R McLaren 24 (30b 3x4)
    • M Manhas 3-0-14-0
    • R Sharma 2-0-12-0

Thomas is back

KM: "I would call this mismanagement of resources by KXIP - it's rather preposterous. I think they have a decent bunch of players, but poor management. Karthik is a finisher; he shouldn't have come up at four. As the wickets fell, McLaren should have come up as he is a grafter and runs hard between the wickets. Ideally, Nayar should have come up, so he could build an innings to later acceleration - something Karthik and Sunny could have done well."

mohi: "Why yuvraj still not bowled ?? wondering ?"


Thomas to McLaren, 1 run, makes room outside leg and chops one on middle stump away to third man


Thomas to Chawla, no run, chawla backs away and looks to carve this one over point, gets beaten as it bounces over his blade


Thomas to Chawla, no run, and another one takes off, beating Chawla who makes room and has a go at it


Thomas to Chawla, 1 run, slow short delivery, he waits for it to come, and ungainly gets the pull away in front of square leg


Thomas to McLaren, 1 run, now McLaren looks to pull this one away, and manages to get it behind square


Thomas to Chawla, 1 run, fuller one, hit down the ground to long on for a single

End of over 17 (4 runs) Kings XI Punjab 80/6 (RR: 4.70)

    • PP Chawla 15 (27b)
    • R McLaren 26 (32b 3x4)
    • AC Thomas 3-0-12-2
    • M Manhas 3-0-14-0

Wagh to Chawla, OUT, Uthappa takes a skier, Chawla backed away and tried to flick a fuller ball over square leg, Wagh followed him outside leg stump, and he got it off the edge very high in the air, but Robin judged the catch perfectly

PP Chawla c †Uthappa b Wagh 15 (28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.57


Wagh to McLaren, 1 run, works away a length ball around middle and leg towards midwicket


Wagh to Kumar, 1 wide, goes for the bouncer, PK stands motionless and lets it sail high over him, called a wide

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Wagh to Kumar, 1 run, gets a thick edge as he looks to slash this one outside off, the ball runs away to third man


Wagh to McLaren, 1 wide, sprayed wide down the leg side with the angle from over the stumps


Wagh to McLaren, 1 run, gets squared up with one on middle stump, and pushes it away towards extra cover


Wagh to Kumar, 1 run, backs away, bowler goes full and wide outside off, he reaches out to slap it wide of sweeper cover


Wagh to McLaren, 1 run, angled in on middle and leg, tucked away to midwicket

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kings XI Punjab 87/7 (RR: 4.83)

    • R McLaren 29 (35b 3x4)
    • P Kumar 2 (2b)
    • SB Wagh 3-0-16-3
    • AC Thomas 3-0-12-2

vinoth: "Uthappa's keeping was very poor during last year's CLT20. He has improved so much now! Great to see him back! Well Done Man!"


Thomas to McLaren, 1 run, stays in the crease and slams a length ball to deep midwicket


Thomas to Kumar, no run, follows him down the leg side as he backs away, he is cramped and has a weak flail at it, gets beaten


Thomas to Kumar, 1 run, ooh, what was that, PK went for the pull to a short one that got on to him very fast, but midwicket made no attempt to go for the top edge, jogged towards it, and it fell just in front of him


Thomas to McLaren, SIX, McLaren takes off, gets one fuller in his slot on leg stump, and hammers it over deep midwicket, lovely connection that has just disappeared in to the crowd


Thomas to McLaren, 1 wide, charges in and digs in the bouncer, but it goes way over the batsman's head and is called a wide


Thomas to McLaren, FOUR, shuffles around in the crease, and helps one on leg stump on its way in the air to fine leg, there is a diving stop but the ball trickles in to the boundary


Thomas to McLaren, 2 runs, now he launches one high over square leg, but there is no one at deep square leg, bounces close to he ropes before it is hauled in, good over for Punjab

End of over 19 (15 runs) Kings XI Punjab 102/7 (RR: 5.36)

    • R McLaren 42 (39b 4x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 3 (4b)
    • AC Thomas 4-0-27-2
    • SB Wagh 3-0-16-3

Parnell to Kumar, OUT, eep, that is a strange shot from PK, Parnell fired this one in full and on leg stump, he went for a flick on one air, but got a leading edge that looped up safely to Uthappa

P Kumar c †Uthappa b Parnell 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00


Parnell to McLaren, FOUR, Parnell continues to bowl it full and in to the batsman, but this time McLaren was ready, smoked it over midwicket, and beat the man in the deep to the boundary, almost carried over the ropes


Parnell to McLaren, no run, low full toss outside off, he fails to get it away, slams it straight to mid off


Parnell to McLaren, FOUR, ouch, third man has overrun the ball, and that will be fifty for McLaren, it was a full toss and McLaren got an edge down to third man as he had a go at it, but Rahul Sharma overran the ball, stopped, got in a mess, and the ball tricked in to the boundary


Parnell to McLaren, 1 run, good ball, yorker outside off, dug away towards extra cover


Parnell to Rimmington, 1 run, full on the stump, he gets it away to extra cover, and Punjab will end on 112

After the top four made a total of eight runs, Ryan McLaren hung in to push Punjab past 100 on a pitch that has a lot of bounce

End of over 20 (10 runs) Kings XI Punjab 112/8

    • NJ Rimmington 1 (1b)
    • R McLaren 51 (43b 6x4 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-20-1
    • AC Thomas 4-0-27-2





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