• BATSMEN
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    9.4 Ali strikes back! Full, swinging away on off, Gambhir pokes at it - perhaps trying to run it down to third man - but succeeds in getting a thin edge through to a diving Jones! Good catch, good ball, unneccessary shot and Ali get a wicket! Gambhir gone after a positive start, India two down 56/2
    2.5 gone! Banged in short, Sehwa just stands there and tries to pull, the ball lobs up in the air and high to mid-on who collects an easy catch! Rash shot, nothing in it really, and England get a vital breakthrough 17/1
    13.3 RUN OUT! shorter on off, Dravid stands tall and pushes that past the bowler and calls for the run, mid-on springs across, picks the ball and hurls that back towards the striker's end, hits the stumps as Kaif dives to make his ground, looked very, very close, third umpire called for and it appears kaif's bat was in the air, unfortunate dismissal but kaif has to go, India in deep trouble 68/4
    11.1 Gone! Huge wicket! Ali again! Short of a length outside off, Yuvraj plays a weak push and gets an inside edge onto the stumps! Loose shot and Ali gets another to his name! India slipping after a decent start, theyre three down now 58/3
    run out (†Jones)
    4
    9
    0
    0
    44.44
    32.2 Blackwell strikes! Tossed up on middle and leg, Raina advances again and tries to chip it over the infield but can only hit it to Collingwood at wide mid-on, poor shot and the spinner is rewarded for a tidy spell, India in further trouble! 138/6
    35.2 gone! Anderson pitches this one up on middle and off, Pathan tries to chip that done the ground - or somewhere, who knows judging by that weak shot - and the ball flies down towards mid-off where Plunkett dives forward and to his left and takes a very good catch. Not sure what Pathan was thinking there, useless shot really, should have stuck around, but hes gone and England make inroads into the Indian tail! 146/7
    45.5 gone! Short ball outside off and Dhoni can only cut that to Collingwood at backward point, Plunkett gets a wicket and Dhoni's unusual innings comes to an end, India eight down now! 201/8
    46.3 and Harbhajan goes too! Full ball outside off and he can drives that hard but straight to Flintoff and extra cover, Ali strikes yet again but Harbhajan played well for his 37, entertaining and vital knock for his side 203/9
    not out
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    3
    0
    0
    66.66
    46.4 And thats that! Full and a tad slower outside off, Sreesanth goes for it and can only lob that high in the air to Pietersen at extra cover, India all out for 203! 203/10
    Extras
    21 (w 15, nb 3, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    203 all out (46.4 Overs, RR: 4.35)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    JM Anderson10.014124.10720
    Kabir Ali8.414545.19700
    A Flintoff8.003103.87610
    LE Plunkett8.024225.25440
    PD Collingwood2.001708.50610
    ID Blackwell10.002412.401000
    Fall of wickets:1-17 (V Sehwag, 2.5 ov), 2-56 (G Gambhir, 9.4 ov), 3-58 (Yuvraj Singh, 11.1 ov), 4-68 (M Kaif, 13.3 ov), 5-80 (R Dravid, 19.5 ov), 6-138 (SK Raina, 32.2 ov), 7-146 (IK Pathan, 35.2 ov), 8-201 (MS Dhoni, 45.5 ov), 9-203 (Harbhajan Singh, 46.3 ov), 10-203 (S Sreesanth, 46.4 ov)
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    0.3 Gone, Pathan strikes witha beauty! Perfectly pitched ball on off, Strauss looks to defend off the back foot but the ball kisses the edge and goes into Dhoni's hands! Big, big breakthrough and India are in this game! 0/1
    11.5 Bhajji strikes! Tossed up bravely on off again, Prior tries a repeat of that slog-sweep but can only hit it high to deep backward square leg where Gambhir holds his nerve against the glaring sun and hold a fine catch! India are fighting hard and furious! Harbhajan gets a wicket in his first over, good bowling change, great strike 57/3
    0.6 Another one! Pathan on fire! Pitched on middle and off and shapes in, catches Shah right in front of the stumps and England are 4 for 2! What a start to this innings! Fantastic stuff from Pathan! 4/2
    19.5 gone! Full toss on middle and leg, slogged high but right into Gambhir's hands on the deep midwicket ropes, well held and this match is not over yet! Pietersen departs, another big strike for India! 117/4
    20.4 Harbhajan! BIG wicket!Tossed up on mddle and off, Flintoff goes for a sweep and fails to make contact, stumps, rapped in front of the stuumpire raises the finger, Freddie gone and India striking back! What a match we have on our hands, its far from over, big, big wicket for Harbhajan! He's having a good match 117/5
    30.1 another one bites the dust! Full on middle and leg and he can only turn that to bat-pad where Kaif holds onto a blinder! Harbhajan picks up his fifth wicket! Second time against England, and boy does he love it! He lets out a war cry as the fielders embrace him, England in all sorts of trouble 141/8
    22.4 Harbhajan you beauty! Tossed up, quicker through the air, ball loops and beats Jones who is caught in all sorts of trouble - couldnt go forward, couldnt get back - and the ball sneaks through bat and pad and disturbs the furniture! Classic offpspinner's dismissa in a tense encounter! England struggling! 120/6
    28.5 gone! Gone! Tossed up again, played that sweep again, high, high in the air and that man Gambhir holds another fantastic catch JUST inside the ropes at deep mid-wicket and Blackwell has to go! What a catch and the home crowd loves it, England slip further 137/7
    38.1 all over! Pathan wraps it up! Pushes one fast on off, Plunkett pokes at it and Dhoni glady takes the edge, England all out for 164, India win by 39 runs! What a match, a complete cracker, wickets, runs, catches, it was all here at the Kotla! India fought back tremendously with the ball to script a great win, England just lacked the fight after Pietersen and Flintoff fell 164/10
    31.2 England slip to new lows! Full on off and turns in, raps him plumb in front of the stumps, umpire has no hesitation in saying out, Yuvraj strikes again, India truly on top of this match! Wow! 142/9
    not out
    12
    17
    2
    0
    70.58
    Extras
    7 (w 1, nb 2, lb 4)
    TOTAL
    164 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 4.29)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6s
    IK Pathan7.112132.93900
    S Sreesanth5.003907.80712
    RP Singh4.003208.00640
    Harbhajan Singh10.023153.101500
    Yuvraj Singh10.023223.201410
    V Sehwag2.00502.50600
    Fall of wickets:1-0 (AJ Strauss, 0.3 ov), 2-4 (OA Shah, 0.6 ov), 3-57 (MJ Prior, 11.5 ov), 4-117 (KP Pietersen, 19.5 ov), 5-117 (A Flintoff, 20.4 ov), 6-120 (GO Jones, 22.4 ov), 7-137 (ID Blackwell, 28.5 ov), 8-141 (PD Collingwood, 30.1 ov), 9-142 (Kabir Ali, 31.2 ov), 10-164 (LE Plunkett, 38.1 ov)