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    10.3 edged and taken! Zaheer angles one wider across Bell, who cannot resist having a nibble when he sees width and succeeds in getting a nick to an ecstatic Dhoni, England three down 34/3
    3.2 Munaf gets the first wicket. Prior is back. It was slanted across Prior who was sucked into the chase and edged it to first slip where Sehwag held on. 12/1
    4.5 Good catch by Sehwag, diving to his left at first slip. Zaheer hurled it full and across Shah, who was squared up completely and got a thickish edge; the ball flew to left of Sehwag, standing wide, and he did well to lunge to his left to take the catch. England are wobbling here at Rajkot. 17/2
    27.1 KP is run out by Rohit Sharma. It was pushed to left of covers, Rohit picks and fires in a low throw, Dhoni lunges, collects, and breaks the stumps. Third umpire says out. KP already knows it. The crowd roar. England slip further. 150/7
    10.6 two in the over! Now Flintoff departs to one that pitches on a length just outside leg stump and striking him on the knee roll to hit him in front of middle stumps ... he's given out but thats a harsh call from the umpire 38/4
    17.4 And facebook arguments might get difficult today for the Englishmen. From round the stumps, RP gets one to straighten a touch outside off and Collingwood has a lame poke at it. Gone! 76/5
    26.1 Done in by the doosra. Patel charged down. Panic. Desperate swing. Air. Death knell. Patel couldn't reach the pitch of the ball, tried to chase it as it turned away but couldn't connect. Harbhajan signals bye bye to him. 147/6
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    35.3 Again too much elevation and it drops into Gambhir's hands at long-on. Eight wickets down. Bopara now, no one is going to argue hopefully, left with tail enders 195/8
    35.6 Harmison is run out. It was turned to Harbhajan Singh at short fine-leg and they go for the risky single. The throw comes in right on target and Dhoni breaks the stumps. 207/9
    37.4 Game over. Fired in full and straight, Anderson misses the attempted paddle. Hawk eye suggets it would have turned and missed the off stump. India have won by 158 runs. 229/10
    6 (lb 2, w 4)
    229 all out (37.4 Overs, RR: 6.07)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (MJ Prior, 3.2 ov), 2-17 (OA Shah, 4.5 ov), 3-34 (IR Bell, 10.3 ov), 4-38 (A Flintoff, 10.6 ov), 5-76 (PD Collingwood, 17.4 ov), 6-147 (SR Patel, 26.1 ov), 7-150 (KP Pietersen, 27.1 ov), 8-195 (SCJ Broad, 35.3 ov), 9-207 (SJ Harmison, 35.6 ov), 10-229 (JM Anderson, 37.4 ov)
    Z Khan7.012633.71294000
    MM Patel6.012013.33232000
    RP Singh4.002516.25144020
    YK Pathan3.4041111.1853300
    V Sehwag9.006817.55191520
    Harbhajan Singh8.004715.87204100

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