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    18.3 full and on the off, sharp swing in for Arafat, Jaffer shoulders arms to the wrong ball and is dead in the water. No doubt at all about that one and Jaffer goes. That was a serious error in judgment from a batsman in prime form 51/3
    7.4 Gone! short of a good length and outside the off stump, Gambhir feels for that one outside the off stump and only manages an edge as the ball moves away a fraction. The edge carries - that's a first in this series - and Kamran Akmal dives to his left and takes a good catch 8/1
    16.2 short of a length and outside the off, Dravid's eyes light up and he goes for the cut. The ball bounces a touch extra and the ball goes off a thick edge to Misbah at first slip who makes no mistake 44/2
    144.2 And there's the moment. A loopy ball outside the off stump, Ganguly looks to sweep and misses. The ball goes back onto the stumps and Ganguly's amazing run comes to an end. It's been an innings of sheer grit and handsome strokeplay. Even Pakistan's players applaud Ganguly off the field as he walks off for 239, his highest ever score in Test cricket. 605/7
    22.2 just short of a good length and on the off, this one keeps a bit low, Laxman defends without quite bending low and the ball goes off the toe of the bat back onto the stumps. That is a huge wicket for Arafat and Pakistan just before lunch 61/4
    87.4 Gone! against the run of play a wicket falls in the dying moments of the day. Yuvraj Singh looks to work the ball to the leg side, closes the face of the bat early. The ball spears off the leading edge and goes up in the air to the gully region. Faisal Iqbal takes the catch and an absolutely fabulous innings comes to an end. Loud applause for Yuvraj as he trudges off the ground 361/5
    107.4 Gone! just short of a good length, outside the off, a hint of away movement, Karthik plays at the ball without quite moving his feet, the outside edge goes straight to Kamran Akmal who takes a simple catch 427/6
    150.2 Pathan tries to repeat the stroke and falls. He jumps down the pitch and has a big heave. The ball goes up in the air off the edge and Kamran Akmal takes the catch 626/10
    148.1 Gone! minor relief for Pakistan as Kumble plays half-cocked to a googly and takes the ball on the pad. Loud shout for the lbw and Simon Taufel gives it 615/8
    149.2 fullish, on the stumps, the ball keeps really low, Harbhajan can't get the bat down in time and the stumps are rearranged. 620/9
    not out
    0
    4
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    38 (b 13, lb 19, nb 6)
    TOTAL
    626 all out (150.2 Overs, 632 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar10.032302.3000
    Mohammad Sami36.0514924.1304
    Yasir Arafat39.0516154.1200
    Danish Kaneria46.2816833.6200
    Younis Khan2.001407.0000
    Salman Butt10.013603.6001
    Yasir Hameed7.004306.1401
    Fall of wickets:1-8 (G Gambhir, 7.4 ov), 2-44 (R Dravid, 16.2 ov), 3-51 (W Jaffer, 18.3 ov), 4-61 (VVS Laxman, 22.2 ov), 5-361 (Yuvraj Singh, 87.4 ov), 6-427 (KD Karthik, 107.4 ov), 7-605 (SC Ganguly, 144.2 ov), 8-615 (A Kumble, 148.1 ov), 9-620 (Harbhajan Singh, 149.2 ov), 10-626 (IK Pathan, 150.2 ov)
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    46.2 Would you believe it? Sourav Chandidas Ganguly has got the breakthrough. What a match he is having. It was on a length, around the off stump and moved away and Salman was lured into a poke. Fatal. 149/2
    16.3 Got him! This time Kumble gets it on target. full, straight, quick, low, Hameed plants his foot in front of the stumps and his bat is well outside the line. The ball crashes into the pad and then hits bat. Loud shout and it's enough to convince Simon Taufel 59/1
    69.1 And that's the breakthrough! Younis Khan tries the reverse-sweep and can't make contact, the ball pitches on leg and angles in, getting past the bat and rattling the stumps. Too cute an attempt by Younis when he was batting so well. Harbhajan is mobbed by the rest. 221/3
    70.6 Another! Yousuf surely losing his concentration there, going after a really wide one, slashing it straight to Yuvraj Singh at point. He's the best fielder in the park and doesn't make a mistake with such dollies. Yousuf can't believe it. That was surely a lapse in concentration there. 227/4
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    133
    322
    17
    0
    41.30
    96.1 Ishant Sharma strikes! this one rears off a good length and Faisal has some trouble adjusting to the extra bounce. The ball bobs up to the on side and there's a fielder close to the bat on the leg side just waiting to snap up the catch 288/5
    135.2 neat piece of work from Karthik! Better stuff from Harbhajan, tempting him to go for a booming drive outside off stump, lovely flight on that one, outside off stump, like an offspinner should be bowling, Akmal does so and misses, falling forward in the attempt, Karthik collects and whips off the bails in a flash, the question goes upstairs but thats pretty plain to see Akmal's back leg wasn't inside! 432/6
    162.4 and then, just like that, comes a wicket! Pitches on a length and comes back into sneak through Arafat, playing from the crease and unsure of whether to go forward or back, and rattles middle and off after taking a thick inside-edge... Ishant really deserved that wicket, he's bowled well all Test, though his numbers don't reveal it 525/7
    164.4 cleaned him up! Ishant strikes with a lovely yorker - something we've not seen all match - from wide of the crease which totally surprises Sami, playing away from his body, and the stumps are splattered ... two quick wickets for the young Delhi bowler 527/8
    166.2 gone! Ishant steams in and bowls it short, it stays low, on about the knee roll, surprising Shoaib and he just hops and lobs a simple catch to short leg 529/9
    168.1 all over, as Ishant Sharma gets five! Bowls a short ball, Kaneria is in a mess as he tries to ride the bounce and play a pull, the ball takes the bat high and balloons up for the bowler to continue in his follow-through and take it himself 537/10
    Extras
    76 (b 35, lb 26, nb 15)
    TOTAL
    537 all out (168.1 Overs, 705 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan37.0148012.1600
    I Sharma33.11011853.5509
    A Kumble44.01211612.6300
    SC Ganguly10.022012.0001
    Harbhajan Singh38.0713123.4400
    Yuvraj Singh6.021101.8301
    Fall of wickets:1-59 (Yasir Hameed, 16.3 ov), 2-149 (Salman Butt, 46.2 ov), 3-221 (Younis Khan, 69.1 ov), 4-227 (Mohammad Yousuf, 70.6 ov), 5-288 (Faisal Iqbal, 96.1 ov), 6-432 (Kamran Akmal, 135.2 ov), 7-525 (Yasir Arafat, 162.4 ov), 8-527 (Mohammad Sami, 164.4 ov), 9-529 (Shoaib Akhtar, 166.2 ov), 10-537 (Danish Kaneria, 168.1 ov)
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    12.5 got him! Arafat gets him leg before for the second time, pitching very full and Jaffer is undone by the extremely low bounce, taking it plumb on the front toe as the bats down late 26/2
    6.4 bowled 'em! Shoaib strikes with a fuller, slower ball, pitching and beating the sizable gap between bat and pad to flick the top of off stump! Shoaib is cock-a-hoop as he sets off in celebration! 17/1
    51.4 Googly from round the stumps, it pitches on the middle stump and straightens nicely, Dravid has pushed his front foot well down the pitch but fails to get outside the line or put bat to ball. There is a loud shout for lbw and Simon Taufel gives the decision in favour of the bowler. Good shout that and you have to think it was a correct decision even if Dravid was forward 178/3
    52.1 Gone! Oh that is disappointing for Sourav Ganguly. He's played a blinder in the first innings and the second but the 200 and 100 combination just wasn't to be. A shortish ball outside the off stump from Sami and Ganguly flashes hard. The ball goes straight to gully and the catch is taken. Ganguly goes on 91 but he richly deserved a century here. 178/4
    62.3 short one banged in, this one does not bounce much at all, Laxman ducks into the ball, it was a quick one at 135 kmh and crashes into the elbow. It hits the corner of the elbow, the point of the bone that hurts the most. This looks really nasty as Laxman drops the bat immediately and walks away from the stumps. 225/5
    54.6 fullish and outside the off, Yuvraj plays a forcing shot outside the off, the bat just nicks the boot and there's a sound. The appeal is spontaneous and Rudi Koertzen gives it. Can't blame the umpire too much, the ball was very close to the bat and this is not the first time Yuvraj has done this in this innings. Bad luck to the batsman anyhow. 184/5
    76.3 and he goes next ball! Arafat holds back the length a touch, short of a driveable length, Karthik pokes at it tamely, with zero footwork, and edges to Akmal 284/6
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    43
    3
    0
    48.83
    Extras
    41 (b 9, lb 24, nb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    284/6d (76.3 Overs, 363 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shoaib Akhtar17.064312.5200
    Mohammad Sami20.026323.1512
    Yasir Arafat13.334923.6201
    Danish Kaneria26.029613.6900
    Fall of wickets:1-17 (G Gambhir, 6.4 ov), 2-26 (W Jaffer, 12.5 ov), 3-178 (R Dravid, 51.4 ov), 4-178 (SC Ganguly, 52.1 ov), 5-184 (Yuvraj Singh, 54.6 ov), 5-225 (VVS Laxman, ), 6-284 (KD Karthik, 76.3 ov)
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    21.1 And Butt's wait ends. short of a length and outside the off, cut played and the thick edge goes to the keeper who snaps up the ball, that is a smart catch from Dinesh Karthik and another wicket for Kumble 73/3
    13.3 Here's the quicker one. 109 kmh, Kumble sends down a rocket and Hameed is just a little too late on that. The stumps are rearranged and Kumble now has Hameed five times in the series 44/1
    13.6 And another! Younis plays a loose shot, he looks to work the ball to the on side but only manages to punch the ball right back to Kumble. That's two wickets in the over and the crowd suddenly finds its voice 44/2
    31.4 short ball dragged down, it's quick, Faisal goes for the pull, the ball goes off the top edge straight up in the air and Ishant Sharma settles under the catch. Another one for Kumble and Pakistan wobble 144/4
    32.6 Now Yuvraj gets one through. Happy Birthday son, that's a big wicket. This is the arm ball, the one that comes in with the angle. Misbah cannot get bat down anywhere near in time and the stumps are broken. Another one gone! 148/6
    31.5 And another! Kumble sends down a quick one on the line of the stumps, the ball just moves away enough to beat the bat and flattens the off stump. Akmal is gone first ball and Kumble's bowling seam up is doing the trick for India on this pitch full of cracks 144/5
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    13
    1
    0
    76.92
    34.2 And another! Yuvraj Singh has got another one to sneak through. On the off stump, it keeps low, the ball does not turn at all and just comes in with the arm. The off stump is knocked back. Arafat goes and India are pumped up now 154/7
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    4
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    13 (b 12, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    162/7 (36 Overs, 153 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan7.043004.2800
    I Sharma6.032203.6600
    A Kumble14.026054.2800
    Harbhajan Singh6.012804.6600
    Yuvraj Singh3.00923.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-44 (Yasir Hameed, 13.3 ov), 2-44 (Younis Khan, 13.6 ov), 3-73 (Salman Butt, 21.1 ov), 4-144 (Faisal Iqbal, 31.4 ov), 5-144 (Kamran Akmal, 31.5 ov), 6-148 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 32.6 ov), 7-154 (Yasir Arafat, 34.2 ov)

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