• BATSMEN
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    19.5 so the pressure put in by the spinners has worked, throws this one up gently after having pinned him on the back foot, Watson goes for the flick-sweep, not the all-out powerful shot, just the flick-sweep, but he has times it too well, and it carries to deep square leg where Malik takes a smart catch 100/1
    23.3 Afridi gets two! looks for the chip over the on side, the bat face turns early, the leading edge carries all the way to long-on, and Afridi is in his Flintoffesque celebration, arms aloft, letting the mates surround him and hug him 114/2
    29.4 it was on the cards, looks to loft him over mid-on, is half a second early into the shot, and ends up lobbing it straight to Yousuf at mid-on. Aamer is ecstatic, Ponting is furious 138/3
    35.4 goes for the inside-out, over-the-extra-cover shot, but the length is not there, it' too short for the shot, and he chips it straight to Afridi at extra cover. Clarke walks back, Pakistan form a huddle 166/4
    49.3 sharp bouncer, lovely delivery, no room, and White is late into the pull again, lobbing it top Yousuf at midwicket. Mark Nicholas on air says, "He [Aamer] is quite something, if he really is 17." 261/6
    45.2 Malik takes a second good catch today, Hussey looks for the pull, the ball isn't short enough, the top edge lobs between short fine and deep square leg, Malik is the man running in and finishes a safe catch 221/5
    not out
    27
    14
    3
    0
    192.85
    not out
    1
    1
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    7 (b 1, lb 3, nb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    267/6 (50 Overs, RR: 5.34)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Amir9.005335.88297010
    Umar Gul10.007017.00237010
    Naved-ul-Hasan7.004706.71214201
    Shahid Afridi10.003523.50341000
    Saeed Ajmal10.014104.10333000
    Shoaib Malik4.001704.25101000
    Fall of wickets:1-100 (SR Watson, 19.5 ov), 2-114 (SE Marsh, 23.3 ov), 3-138 (RT Ponting, 29.4 ov), 4-166 (MJ Clarke, 35.4 ov), 5-221 (MEK Hussey, 45.2 ov), 6-261 (CL White, 49.3 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    4.3 edged and taken, he finally gives him the one that has to be edged, back of a length, outside off, angling in to his ribs, he has to play at it, and the healthy edge is accepted at second slip 7/1
    10.6 superb bowling followed by superb fielding from McKay! tucks Yousuf up, Akmal wants a leg-bye, but it's not gone far off, and Yousuf correctly sends him back. McKay makes a dash, turns around, and thrown the middle stump down on a half-volley. The way Akmal has been getting beaten outside off without nicking ever, run-out seemed the only way of getting him 32/3
    4.6 beautiful bowling, lands around middle and off, seams away, Younis is drawn into the drive, gets a healthy edge, White dives to his left, in front of the first slip, and takes the catch. Superb catch, but would have been easier for the first slip 7/2
    35.2 six feet either side and it would be four! Moves across the stumps, flicks, nicely connected but straight to Hauritz at short fine. Mark Nicholas sumps it up on Channel 9: "I guess if it isn't your day, it isn't your night either." 123/9
    11.2 two Akmals gone in three deliveries! the perfect delivery, the one that coaches tell you to bowl, "Hit the top of off"! Siddle gets it to hit the top of off, holding its line a touch, and Umar ends up playing inside the line, and reacts like Gatting did after facing Warne's first delivery of the Ashes 32/4
    16.6 Ponting pulls off a blinder at point, Malik makes room and cuts, dying on him, Ponting dives to his left, gets his left hand between the ball and the ground, smoothly done. There was no rush, no hurry, as he dived, as if he had sized that up all along, and that while diving full length 42/5
    21.4 out goes Afridi, short ball, Afridi looks for a repeat of his previous hit over long-on, there is no room for him and he top-edges into the orbit, Watson tells Haddin he wants the caught-and-bowled, gets under it, and as Bob Willis would say, makes no mistake 58/6
    24.6 Hauritz is becoming a caught-and-bowled specialist! this is drilled back powerfully at him, absolutely smashed, and shin high, but he gets his hands down in time, and takes it clean as a whistle 71/7
    32.6 and he's a goner, superb stumping by Haddin, tosses this up, teasing him, and Rana is beaten in the flight, the ball turns sharply down the leg side and Haddin is super-quick, although off balance because of the sharp turn 117/8
    not out
    1
    7
    0
    0
    14.28
    37.3 it's all over, Ajmal pokes outside off and the outside edge settles in Haddin's gloves to finish this mauling at the SCG 127/10
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    127 all out (37.3 Overs, RR: 3.38)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DE Bollinger9.011922.11421010
    PM Siddle8.012312.87371110
    CJ McKay7.301532.00351020
    SR Watson3.001013.33130100
    NM Hauritz7.004526.42211300
    MJ Clarke3.001404.6681000
    Fall of wickets:1-7 (Salman Butt, 4.3 ov), 2-7 (Younis Khan, 4.6 ov), 3-32 (Kamran Akmal, 10.6 ov), 4-32 (Umar Akmal, 11.2 ov), 5-42 (Shoaib Malik, 16.6 ov), 6-58 (Shahid Afridi, 21.4 ov), 7-71 (Mohammad Amir, 24.6 ov), 8-117 (Naved-ul-Hasan, 32.6 ov), 9-123 (Mohammad Yousuf, 35.2 ov), 10-127 (Saeed Ajmal, 37.3 ov)

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