• BATSMEN
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    0.3 short fine leg is well in play this time! Rahane tucks it around the corner and sets off. But behind the wicket is the non-strikers call and Vijay does take a few steps down. But suddenly he decides there arent any runs here and sells his captain a dummy 4/1
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    6.1 now thats what I call an intro. Simple, flat legspinner on off stump zips under Vijays bat and topples the off stump. Went for the ball seeing the flatter trajectory, which helps beat him for pace. Really not short enough for that shot 57/2
    7.3 thats a third wicket in two overs! Uthappa gives it away much like Williams himself had done with the bat. Pops a return catch, a slightly tougher one because this was quite well timed and Williams had to stretch his hands over his head and take it almost as it passed him on his right. Uthappas very good on the drive, but this time he forgets that doing that in the air straight at the bowler might become problematic 61/4
    6.4 does him in with the googly! Cremer as it pitches on middle and leg and skids on to beat Pandeys harried flick and strike him low enough on the pads. But the problem was this ball would be heading down leg. Impact itself was very marginal. Umpire Tiffin pulls he trigger a bit too early 57/3
    8.6 down the track, but Cremer doesnt flight the ball this time. Nudged into the midwicket region and has hit is soft enough to entertain thoughts of a couple, Muzarabani is the fielder running in from the deep and hits a direct hit. An off balanced direct hit, purely on instinct. Jadav is a little lax, doesnt think he was in any trouble. But this is some spectacular work from Zimbabwe 69/5
    15.1 what a catch! Runs in from the long-off boundary, dives forward after the ball, gets his hands low enough and then claims a great, low catch. Binny had charges at the leggie, but gets too close to the pitch and has to shovel it up in the air. That means he doesnt time it as well. Harare is abuzz. They sense something special here and fittingly Cremer, having taken two wickets in an over before, and Chibhabha, who hit a fifty, combine for this key wicket 105/6
    17.4 picks out long-on! Harare roars. They are on the cusp here. Mpofu looks skyward and pumps his fists. Bowls length, sees Samson go for the big hit but he hasnt timed it well enough to beat the fielder 117/7
    18.4 full toss caught at deep midwicket! Great work by Williams running to his left and catching it over his head. The force is with them. This Harare crowd has taken care of that. The players are piling on top of each other in the huddle. Straight forward change to clear the boundary, but Axar doesnt make the requisite connection 124/8
    19.3 nine down! It was a low full toss, curling in late. Bhuvi is unable to make connection as he tries a slog. Coventry takes the ball, throws it to the bowler, who in turn underams a direct hit 131/9
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    Extras
    2 (b 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    135/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (AM Rahane, 0.3 ov), 2-57 (M Vijay, 6.1 ov), 3-57 (MK Pandey, 6.4 ov), 4-61 (RV Uthappa, 7.3 ov), 5-69 (KM Jadhav, 8.6 ov), 6-105 (STR Binny, 15.1 ov), 7-117 (SV Samson, 17.4 ov), 8-124 (AR Patel, 18.4 ov), 9-131 (B Kumar, 19.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Utseya3.001806.0092010
    T Muzarabani3.002317.6663000
    CB Mpofu3.002618.6684000
    CJ Chibhabha1.00909.0032000
    SC Williams4.003117.7583100
    AG Cremer4.001834.5080000
    Sikandar Raza2.00904.5040000

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