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    9.3 the attempted cut is edged to the keeper. That wasn't short enough, Simmons ricked back, went really hard at it but only managed a thick edge. The ball bobbled in Parthiv's gloves but he held on 63/2
    1.6 and Rahul Sharma makes his first contribution. But Powell has run himself out here. Simmons just pushed the ball to the off side and Powell bolted down the pitch as if a firecracker had been set off near him. Was halfway down the pitch and Rahul Sharma just had to toss the ball back to Ashwin who removed the bails 13/1
    11.6 and Rahul Sharma has his first international wicket. Its a topspinner and Samuels tried to cut. There was no sidespin and he's bottom edged it onto his stumps. Rahul's victory run has ended somewhere around the point boundary. He's clearly quite excited 81/3
    13.6 bowled him. So this is why this bloke's in the team. A quick legspinner has done Hyatt through the legs. Hyatt was coming down the track, but he's got in a real tangle. The ball pitches outside leg stump, Hyatt stretches to reach the pitch but it turns straight through his legs. What a start to Rahul Sharma's career. Two wickets in two overs. Another five-for for a debutant? 90/4
    49.2 and he's thrown it away. Skies an attempted slog-sweep and mid-on keeps his nerve to hold a really high catch 265/10
    15.6 short and Pollard's missed it! That was really short but it was the topspinner. Pollard had a big swing but he's completely missed the ball and it's hit the top of off. Rahul Sharma must think he's in a dream 100/5
    23.2 appeal for a stumping ans that's gone. Russell was attempting a sweep and he's dragged his back foot out of the crease. The ball from Raina was angled across the right-hander and it beat the bat. Parthiv was quick to remove the bails 140/6
    24.4 that's short and slapped straight down Mithun's throat at long-off. That's disappointing from Sammy. It was a long hop and Sammy could have hit anywhere. He's chosen to flat bat it in the air to long-off. 145/7
    32.2 straight down long-on's throat. The attempted slog-sweep is well-timed but the placement is all wrong. That went really flat too. Not enough elevation. Went quickly to long-on who took the catch at waist height 168/8
    38.5 driven straight back to the bowler. Roach clearly lost his patience. Tried to hit Jadeja down the ground but didn't get to the pitch and the ball just stopped in him. Went back quite quickly but Jadeja holds on for his 50th ODI wicket 201/9
    not out
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    265 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 5.37)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (KOA Powell, 1.6 ov), 2-63 (LMP Simmons, 9.3 ov), 3-81 (MN Samuels, 11.6 ov), 4-90 (DP Hyatt, 13.6 ov), 5-100 (KA Pollard, 15.6 ov), 6-140 (AD Russell, 23.2 ov), 7-145 (DJG Sammy, 24.4 ov), 8-168 (R Rampaul, 32.2 ov), 9-201 (KAJ Roach, 38.5 ov), 10-265 (D Ramdin, 49.2 ov)
    R Vinay Kumar4.003408.50117000
    R Ashwin10.005915.90328110
    RA Jadeja10.023433.40414000
    A Mithun4.003709.25135210
    R Sharma10.004334.30351300
    SK Raina6.201722.68261000
    RG Sharma5.003907.80125100

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-1

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

8 December 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

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