• BATSMEN
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    5.4 Gotcha! Loose drive from Jaffer. Slightly short in length, outside the offstump, Jaffer goes back and across, tries to squaredrive it ,away from his body, nicks it to first slip. 23/1
    9.3 Big wicket. Sehwag is back in the hutch. Full, straight on the middle, Sehwag tries to whip it across the line, ends up scooping it in the air, to the right of midwicket where Bosman takes a few steps before diving full length to take a very fine catch. India rocked by the seamers. Again. 38/3
    6.2 Sachin falls. Pollock again takes him out. Well outside the offstump, Tendulkar is bit unsure whether to leave or play, ends up doing both as he tries to get out of a shot at the last minute but by then it was too late. The ball had kissed the outside edge and Boucher fell low to his right to take a smart catch. Indian batting again in doldrums. Any one surprised? 24/2
    12.4 A run out adds to the Indian misery. Karthik pushes a length-delivery on the middle and leg to the on side, gives a start, stops but by then the Kaif express had rushed along at a manic pace. BOsman, at squareleg, makes the stop, runs towards the non-striker's end, under-arms a throw to Pollock who whips off the bails. Meanwhile at the other end, Karthik gets into the crease first. Kaif, who was looking pretty good out there, is gone. 39/4
    24.1 Slices to his demise. Full and outside the offstump and rather than crashing it through covers, Karthik ends up slicing his drive, in the air, to thirdman. Another one is down, four to go. 109/6
    19.5 Gone..Dhoni falls slashing straight to thirdman. Short of length, outside the offstump, Dhoni hops back and upper-cuts it, ala Sehwag, over the slips and it flies high and straight to Prince. 82/5
    not out
    47
    94
    55
    4
    2
    85.45
    28.2 Agarkar too walks back, drawn by the warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: "Dressing Room" - harmless delivery outside the off stump, Agarkar goes for the lofted drive and the ball goes straight to Andrew Hall at sweeper cover. Three more to go. 128/7
    31.1 Kallis too gets one to his name - short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and shaping away a touch. Too good a delivery for Zaheer Khan who has a poke at it and the edge flies straight to Boucher behind the stumps 145/8
    34.3 another brut of a bouncer, pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in sharply - Kumble fends at it awkwardly and the ball lobs up off the edge - Smith at first slip moves across to his left and takes a comfortable catch 150/9
    38.1 And the inevitable. Short ball on the middle and off stump line, Sreesanth makes room and cuts hard, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to de Villiers at cover. Sreesanth straightaway looked at the square leg umpire in an attempt to let him know that it was too high but by then the finger had gone up and the ice-box was being rushed out. 163/10
    Extras
    12 (b 2, lb 2, nb 5, w 3)
    TOTAL
    163 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 4.27)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SM Pollock10.022322.30493001
    M Ntini9.013423.77416001
    JH Kallis8.014115.12305110
    A Nel7.004015.71313223
    JM Kemp4.102135.04133000
    Fall of wickets:1-23 (W Jaffer, 5.4 ov), 2-24 (SR Tendulkar, 6.2 ov), 3-38 (V Sehwag, 9.3 ov), 4-39 (M Kaif, 12.4 ov), 5-82 (MS Dhoni, 19.5 ov), 6-109 (KD Karthik, 24.1 ov), 7-128 (AB Agarkar, 28.2 ov), 8-145 (Z Khan, 31.1 ov), 9-150 (A Kumble, 34.3 ov), 10-163 (S Sreesanth, 38.1 ov)

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