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  • BATSMEN
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    12.6 Gone! short one banged in, that's pitched halfway down the track and climbs quite high. Salman Butt should have left that alone but he goes for an ambitious pull shot. The ball spears off the top edge and goes straight up in the air. There's a fielder coming under it - Rohit Sharma at mid-on. He settles under the catch and the first Pakistani wicket has fallen. 65/1
    16.5 Gone! slower ball on the off stump, Imran Nazir gives that an almighty thump. The batsman makes good contact but the ball comes straight back at Sreesanth who takes a good reflex catch in his followthrough. That's a good wicket and takes Sreesanth's tally to 50 scalps in ODI cricket 77/3
    14.4 Sreesanth strikes again! It landed on a length, just outside off, bounced, and shaped away a touch, Yasir was beaten by the extra bounce and the straightening as he pushed at it. Fatal attraction. 70/2
    43.6 Gone! floater outsisde the off stump, a bit slower and it grips the surface and turns, Yousuf has stretched down the pitch and overbalanced. He misses and is smartly stumped by Dhoni. Now India in with a good chance as both set batsmen have been dismissed. 261/5
    42.2 Gone! again Shoaib Malik jumps down the pitch, this time Kartik sees the batsman coming and spears the ball in wide of the stumps and a touch quicker. Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects and breaks the stumps and Malik is stumped by some distance. That's a wicket India desperately needed, but Malik has played a strong hand as it is. 245/4
    48.6 Got him! slower ball outside the off stump, this one wobbles as it goes through, Misbah goes for a big hit, trying to clear the ropes. The ball goes off the toe of the bat and gets elevation but not distance. Pathan has to go for this one himself and he makes good ground but still has to dive to settle under the swirler. 299/6
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    139.13
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    29 (lb 10, nb 1, w 18)
    TOTAL
    306/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Salman Butt, 12.6 ov), 2-70 (Yasir Hameed, 14.4 ov), 3-77 (Imran Nazir, 16.5 ov), 4-245 (Shoaib Malik, 42.2 ov), 5-261 (Mohammad Yousuf, 43.6 ov), 6-299 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 48.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    P Kumar1015005.00304011
    S Sreesanth1015235.20376040
    IK Pathan1005915.90295120
    M Kartik1006216.20224120
    V Sehwag402606.5050110
    Yuvraj Singh604717.83143140
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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
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    Extras
    15 (lb 4, w 11)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Umar Gul1004914.90375110
    Sohail Tanvir9.505345.38367070
    Iftikhar Anjum1015225.20374210
    Fawad Alam1005605.60182100
    Shoaib Malik1006136.10185020

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to field first

Series result

India won the 5-match series 3-2

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Season

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

18 November 2007 - day/night match (50-over match)

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