Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    5.1 This time the short one pays off! RP bangs it in and Gilchrist goes for the pull. The ball goes high and far but it's not timed well enough to go all the way. Zaheer Khan is positioned in the deep just for this shot and takes the catch. Big breakthrough for India 37/1
    92
    156
    92
    11
    2
    100.00
    33.5 Got him! Again Hayden comes down the pitch, once more Kartik adjusts his flight and length and Hayden is beaten a touch. He goes through with the shot anyway. This time one hand comes off the bat and the ball does not have enough on it. It sails towards the midwicket fence but Zaheer Khan settles under the catch. Big breakthrough for India 190/4
    18.2 Big blow. Ponting is stumped. Full in length, slanting away from Ponting who leans forward to drive. The bat comes outside the line and the ball threads the bat and pad gap. Dhoni gathers and whips the bails off in flash. He appeals for a stumping chance and it is referred upstairs. Ponting had lunged forward while trying to drive and his back foot was on the crease. The line belongs to the umpire and he is out. Ponting stands there for a long time, unhappy at the verdict. I can't understand why he stood so long there. He was seen muttering and gesticulating even as he walked up the stairs to reach the dressing room. It was a decision made by the third umpire. Anyway ... that's that. 122/2
    21.4 Down the pitch comes Clarke again, charges even, Harbhajan holds the ball back a touch tossing it up and Clarke only prods back to the bowler. It's uppish and Harbhajan snaps. That's a big wicket for India and a clever bit of bowling from Harbhajan Singh 132/3
    75
    103
    84
    3
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    89.28
    46.5 Got him! This is a huge, huge wicket for India at this stage. Symonds, perhaps mindful of the fact that a boundary had not been struck in a while, tries to improvise. Symonds goes to the leg side and shapes to cut. The ball pitches on middle and straightens a touch and once Symonds has missed it only one result is possible. The middle stump is pegged back and India have a big wicket as the pressure mounts in this tight finish 268/6
    43.2 down the leg side, first the wide ball comes, Hodge tries to flick this off his pads but seems to overbalance. Dhoni collects cleanly and whips the bails off in a flash. The decision is referred to the third umpire. The replay shows quite clearly that Hodge has dragged his foot out of the crease and he has to go as the third umpire gives the decision in India's favour 246/5
    not out
    23
    30
    20
    1
    0
    115.00
    46.6 fullish and on the pads, Hogg works this down the pitch and ambles rather aimlessly further towards the bowler. RP Singh has pounced on the ball in a flash and lets rip a powerful and accurate throw. The stumps are down and that's the end of Brad Hogg! India right back in this game now 268/7
    not out
    5
    14
    9
    0
    0
    55.55
    Extras
    18 (lb 5, w 13)
    TOTAL
    283/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-37 (AC Gilchrist, 5.1 ov), 2-122 (RT Ponting, 18.2 ov), 3-132 (MJ Clarke, 21.4 ov), 4-190 (ML Hayden, 33.5 ov), 5-246 (BJ Hodge, 43.2 ov), 6-268 (A Symonds, 46.5 ov), 7-268 (GB Hogg, 46.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan9.006807.55257220
    RP Singh10.016626.60255190
    IK Pathan10.004614.60314010
    SC Ganguly1.00707.0021000
    Harbhajan Singh10.004324.30344010
    M Kartik10.004814.80272100

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