• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    29
    23
    4
    0
    126.08
    8.4 Bosman gets a little adventurous and pays the price for it, he makes a bit of room to crash it past point, the ball hits his leg stump, Praveen glares as the batsman walks off, passion and adrenaline rush there in the middle 58/1
    11.2 charges down the pitch to launch it for six, ends up slicing it down long-off's throat, Kohli takes it easily, very crucial breakthrough for India 64/2
    42.6 timber! Kallis goes for broke and has his stumps rearranged, he swivels and tries to bludgeon it over the on side, swishes and misses and the ball hits his off stump, the stumps are upright but the bails go flying 225/8
    19.1 Jadeja deceives him with the arm ball, de Villiers makes room to smash that through the off side, misses it completely and the ball crashes onto the middle and leg stumps 109/3
    25.5 Sreesanth the man there! He tucks it down to deep square leg and risks the second run, Sreesanth charges forward and throws it flat and quick to Dhoni, he breaks the stumps but Petersen is guilty of not grounding his bat, it was in the air and it took the 3rd umpire a bit of time to be absolutely sure 134/4
    27.6 Nehra punches the air in delight! He gets the ball tpo nip back in from outside off, the ball skids through and appears to hit him in line with the off stump in normal speed, but for some reason Albie looks disappointed with the decision, was he upset with himself or the decision? I really don't know yet, need to see another replay 142/5
    31.2 the bowling change works! Sreesanth tempts him to go for the slash and Boucher obliges, a touch wide outside off, there's a thick edge and big deflection off the toe of the bat, Dhoni falls to his right and takes it 161/6
    34.6 he goes for the sweep but pays the price, flatter and quicker delivery by Pathan, Botha is on his knee and the ball hits the base of the pad, the umpire Saheba had no doubt 180/7
    49.6 and India pull it off! Parnell makes room and the ball flies to third man off the toe of the bat, Sreesanth fires the throw wide of Dhoni who stretches and breaks the stumps, Parnell goes for the second but cannot make it in time, Dhoni and the rest know they've prevailed and they wait for confirmation from the third umpire 297/10
    35
    19
    1
    3
    184.21
    49.2 timber! The leg stump is flattened! Praveen bowls the leg cutter, Steyn waltzes down the pitch and tries to mow it over the on side, swings too early because of the change of pace, looked back to see the deforestation behind him 290/9
    not out
    4
    2
    0
    0
    200.00
    Extras
    13 (b 1, lb 4, w 8)
    TOTAL
    297 all out (50 Overs, RR: 5.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (LE Bosman, 8.4 ov), 2-64 (HH Gibbs, 11.2 ov), 3-109 (AB de Villiers, 19.1 ov), 4-134 (AN Petersen, 25.5 ov), 5-142 (JA Morkel, 27.6 ov), 6-161 (MV Boucher, 31.2 ov), 7-180 (J Botha, 34.6 ov), 8-225 (JH Kallis, 42.6 ov), 9-290 (DW Steyn, 49.2 ov), 10-297 (WD Parnell, 49.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar8.004625.75245020
    A Nehra10.006716.70254200
    S Sreesanth9.017428.222310110
    RA Jadeja10.022922.90421000
    YK Pathan10.005115.10282110
    SK Raina3.002508.3361200

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