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    13.5 Gambhir is run out! It was pushed towards mid-off where Younis Khan swoops on the ball and fires in a direct hit to take out Gambhir. Have to see the replay to see who called whom. Neither batsman ran too far out but Gambhir couldn't get back in time. There was no run it as Younis was standing pretty close.. huge strike for Pakistan. Gambhir was batting like a dream but he is gone now. Ok replays in. Dravid took couple of steps with the shot and shouted out no .. Gambhir too had not run far off but he didn't make frantic effort to get back in.... 90/2
    4.1 Aamer has taken out Sachin. Aamer is delighted to say the least as he looks up to the skies and screams in joy. It was slightly slower perhaps, cutting away from Tendulkar who pushes at it but the ball angles away, kisses the edge and Akmal lunges to his right to take the catch. What a start from the youngster. Tendulkar was caught at the crease; neither forward nor back , was dragged sideways and succumbed. 23/1
    41.6 Dravid is run out. It was a low dipping slower one, full outside off, Dravid lunged out to drive it through covers. Harbhajan called him for the third run and sent him back ... yes and no ... Dravid is also cramped up as he tries to get back and lunges in the end but Akmal breaks the stumps. Good throw from Gul from the deep. Third umpire says, rightly, that's out. Dravid looks pretty shattered as he walks back. Good innings ... close but no cigar 238/7
    21.3 Kohli rushes down the track and lofts it high towards long-off where Gul is stationed. Gul back-pedals to catch it but it bounds off his palms .. Gul swoops down to catch it but it again bounces off his palms but he nails it the third time! 126/3
    23.5 Afridi nails his man this time. He had a huge shout for lbw few balls before but Dhoni survived that. Dhoni again skipped down the track and yet again, missed the wristy dab to the on side. The ball turned towards the middle stump and hit him low on the pad. Taufel sends Dhoni on his way. Two quick wickets and Pakistan move ahead in the contest. That's plumb. It would have taken out the middle 133/4
    34.6 really quick delivery, almost a yorker gets Raina who is not too pleased. He reckons there is some inside edge. Pad or bat first. First quick replay is not too conclusive. He was trying to dig it out and it hit both bat and pad. What did it hit first? Will confirm after replays. Huge wicket. Raina was playing very well. This fascinating game continues to see-saw. Replays in. Tough to call here. there was boot, bat and ball all close together! and then the bat and pad jammed almost simultaneously. Very close call .. Bob Willis reckons there was no boot and it hit the bat marginally ahead of pad. Not every one is sure. Very tough call. 205/5
    38.2 And Yusuf edges straight to that lone wide, almost third, slip! Aamer strikes. It was full and moving away from Yusuf who tries to swing it over mid-on and gets a fat edge. Gone! 218/6
    44.5 Pakistan win by 54 runs! Harbhajan Singh goes for the reverse sweep and misses it completely. And the crowd rush into the middle and the players who were about to get into a celebratory huddle rush away to the safety of the boundary. Fine win for Pakistan. Yousuf and Malik set it up with their outstanding partnership before the bowlers did enough to do the job. 248/10
    43.4 A slower one and RP has a big swing at this and skies it towards deep midwicket ... Yousuf rushes in from the deep to take a neat catch . Pakistan inch closer 243/8
    43.6 Clatter! The yorker disturbs the furniture. Ishant can't get his bat down in time adn the leg stump is uprooted. Just one more wicket now for Pakistan 244/9
    not out
    22 (lb 4, nb 7, w 11)
    248 all out (44.5 Overs, RR: 5.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (SR Tendulkar, 4.1 ov), 2-90 (G Gambhir, 13.5 ov), 3-126 (V Kohli, 21.3 ov), 4-133 (MS Dhoni, 23.5 ov), 5-205 (SK Raina, 34.6 ov), 6-218 (YK Pathan, 38.2 ov), 7-238 (R Dravid, 41.6 ov), 8-243 (RP Singh, 43.4 ov), 9-244 (I Sharma, 43.6 ov), 10-248 (Harbhajan Singh, 44.5 ov)
    Mohammad Amir8.004625.75294133
    Umar Gul6.005509.16166213
    Saeed Ajmal8.503123.50312010
    Shahid Afridi10.003923.90261010
    Shoaib Malik3.002508.3372101

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