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    3.4 Got him! very full, on the off, coming in with the arm, Gambir falls over his stumps and is late on the ball, beaten by the pace and the movement. He misses. The ball crashes into pad and the Pakistanis go up in appeal as one. There's little doubt about that and Suresh Shastri gives the decision in the bowler's favour. 15/1
    9.6 Gone! That is a really big wicket! Tendulkar goes after another bakk. Perhaps carried away by all the attacking strokes he has played so far. The angle takes the ball away from the middle of the bat and a thick outside edge flies straight to Misbah at gully. That's the wicket Pakistan desperately wanted and they have it. 57/3
    6.4 Got him this time! Just short of a good length, outside the off, a virtually identical ball to the one Uthappa edged earlier. He plays an identical shot once more, giving Misbah a shot at redemption. If anything this flies quicker to the slip fielder and a bit to his right. Misbah clutches most gratefully on to this one and a disappointing end to Uthappa's stay at the crease 26/2
    11.3 Another gone! Sehwag flashes at this one and gets a thick edge straight to the keeper. Sarfraz Ahmed gets his first international dismissal and India are in some trouble here. 62/4
    27.6 Gone! Soft dismissal that. End of a good innings from Rohit Sharma. He comes down the pitch and lofts to long-on where Hameed takes a simple catch. That's the wicket Pakistan wanted, breaking a partnership that was building nicely. 143/5
    35.5 short one banged in, it's quick, Yuvraj goes for the pull and is a touch late. There's a spontaneous and loud appeal from behind the stumps and in front. The umpire, Suresh Shastri, thinks about it for a second and gives it in the bowler's favour. Yuvraj can't believe the call and stands rooted to his crease. This could be interesting. It looks like he's suggesting to the umpire that it came off shoulder. Either way, he has to walk off, and India's chances have taken a serious blow with the fall of that wicket 188/6
    37.4 Gone! And that's a second telling blow. Dhoni comes down the pitch and tries to launch the ball over midwicket. The bat face is closed a bit early and the ball goes off the leading edge and heads straight up in the air. It's a real steepler, swirling about but Nazir settles under the catch and takes it. Big wicket and with that Pakistan should have this game all but wrapped up 195/7
    49.5 quick yorker on the off stump. Pathan tries to give himself room and hit through the off. He misses and the off stump is pegged back. That is the end of the Indian innings and this match. 275/10
    41.1 tossed up, outside the off, Praveen goes for a big hit - can't blame him in this situation - but only holes out to Sohail Tanveer at midwicket. Pakistan now inching closer to a strong consolation win 214/8
    44.2 And one stroke too many. Kartik comes down the wicket, the bowler adjusts his length. Kartik tries to improvise and scoop the ball over point. He just about finds the fielder and that's another Indian wicket gone. 238/9
    not out
    15 (lb 4, w 11)
    275 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 5.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (G Gambhir, 3.4 ov), 2-26 (RV Uthappa, 6.4 ov), 3-57 (SR Tendulkar, 9.6 ov), 4-62 (V Sehwag, 11.3 ov), 5-143 (RG Sharma, 27.6 ov), 6-188 (Yuvraj Singh, 35.5 ov), 7-195 (MS Dhoni, 37.4 ov), 8-214 (P Kumar, 41.1 ov), 9-238 (M Kartik, 44.2 ov), 10-275 (IK Pathan, 49.5 ov)
    Umar Gul10.004914.90375110
    Sohail Tanvir9.505345.38367070
    Iftikhar Anjum10.015225.20374210
    Fawad Alam10.005605.60182100
    Shoaib Malik10.006136.10185020

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