Watto and Haddin are out there. Looks like Watson will face. Two slips in place. Osinde warms up for a bowl.

Jonesy: "Jaques, I reckon Balaji Rao would've given up his scrambled eggs for a over 200 score."

Himanshu: "@Jacques: If you would have offered 211 to Australia at breakfast for chasing. They would have charged you :)"

Nirku: "Boy, looks like Nitin Sundar copped a hiding on the chatterbox this afternoon and has run away to do the over by over commentary on the game. Can we keep up the name calling and teasing on this forum?"

What hiding?? I had immense fun!

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Hello all, we are ready for the chase.

0.1
0
Osinde to Watson, no run, jaffa from Osinde! Lands one short of a length and gets it to jump away like a fiend, and Watson pulls the bat back inside the line.
0.2
0
Osinde to Watson, no run, Osinde is getting lift steep as the face of the Niagra falls. Watson lets another one go outside off. Bangalore evening, ball nipping around under lights? I must be imagining this.
0.3
0
Osinde to Watson, no run, this one also goes through nicely outside off, Watson stays on the crease and shoulders arms
0.4
1
Osinde to Watson, 1 run, he lands one closer to Watson, who leans into a check drive to wide mid off
0.5
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, and now he has Haddin fishing with a classic away swinger. Don't think any Ugandan has better seam position than that. Curls into a line outside off and then goes away even as Haddin is sucked into the drive. So close to the outside edge
0.6
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, that's one memorable over from Osinde who has got another ball to do a Garner on Haddin, landing back of a length and taking off. Haddin does well to weave away from the line.

END OF OVER:
1 | 1 Run | AUS: 1/0 (211 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 4.30)

  • BJ Haddin0 (2b)
  • SR Watson1 (4b)
  • H Osinde1-0-1-0

Baidwan now. Can he play Roberts?

1.1
0
Baidwan to Watson, no run, length ball on off stump to start off, easier for Watson who gets across to cover the line and defend
1.2
1
Baidwan to Watson, 1 run, ooh, this one nips in off the seam as Watson plays a half-hearted forward defensive. Inside edge squeezed away to the leg side.

Faisal: "Are you guys getting paid overtime for working both the commentary and the chatterbox?"

We wish.

1.3
1
Baidwan to Haddin, 1 run, too short and wide outside off, Haddin is away with a guided steer to third man
1.4
0
Baidwan to Watson, no run, angles in from slightly wide and holds its line, as Watson defends from the crease
1.5
2
Baidwan to Watson, 2 runs, oh Cheema! He's dropped a swirler. Short of a length delivery, not quite there for the pull but Watson went through with the shot. The fact that he could not get entirely under it meant the top edge took off behind mid on. Cheema moved back and seemed to have enough time, but he did not judge it well as he back-pedalled.
1.6
0
Baidwan to Watson, no run, hmm, edgy start this. Another inside edge to an inducker, squirts away to the leg side.

END OF OVER:
2 | 4 Runs | AUS: 5/0 (207 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 4.31)

  • SR Watson4 (9b)
  • BJ Haddin1 (3b)
  • HS Baidwan1-0-4-0
  • H Osinde1-0-1-0

Two slips await.

2.1
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, lovely delivery, fuller than his normal fare in the previous over and nips away off the seam. Haddin just about covers the line as he presses forward to defend
2.2
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, again, a bit of a legcutter, played off the outside half towards the off side
2.3
4
Osinde to Haddin, FOUR, ah, Haddin gets a four, with some help from Nitish at point who moves slowly and dives over the ball. Haddin charges, makes room as he backs away and times the square drive really well
2.4
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, he charges out again, Osinder keeps it short and follows him, and Haddin plays a clumsy nothing shot that goes nowhere.
2.5
1
Osinde to Haddin, 1 run, short again, targeting the body and Haddin is rushed into the pull shot. He bottom-edges it without timing to midwicket for a single
2.6
0
Osinde to Watson, no run, that away seam again. Lands on a length and goes away from Watson who wisely lets it go this time. Can Canada keep up the intensity?

END OF OVER:
3 | 5 Runs | AUS: 10/0 (202 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 4.29)

  • SR Watson4 (10b)
  • BJ Haddin6 (8b)
  • H Osinde2-0-6-0
  • HS Baidwan1-0-4-0
3.1
4
Baidwan to Haddin, FOUR, I have seen Bollywood actors run faster than that, in slow motion shots. Cheema moves like a snail that's sleeping and gives Haddin another four. Haddin looks to force the pull away and doesn't time it at all. It looks like a single past mid on. Cheema keeps chasing and then dives, and can't pull it back.
3.2
0
Baidwan to Haddin, no run, another shortish ball, another ungainly pull from Haddin to a ball that's not there for the shot even as he charges out.

Bagai stands up to the stumps now. Single slip in place.

3.3
0
Baidwan to Haddin, no run, back of a length on off stump. Haddin covers the line and defends down the track
3.4
4
Baidwan to Haddin, FOUR, Australia are living on edge here. Literally. Baidwan offers a mile of width outside off and Haddin slashes hard over the slip and through to third man
3.5
0
Baidwan to Haddin, no run, better line, just outside the off and defended into the off side
3.6
1
Baidwan to Haddin, 1 run, slow legcutter drifts onto the pads and Haddin glances to short third man for a single

END OF OVER:
4 | 9 Runs | AUS: 19/0 (193 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 4.19)

  • BJ Haddin15 (14b)
  • SR Watson4 (10b)
  • HS Baidwan2-0-13-0
  • H Osinde2-0-6-0
4.1
0
Osinde to Haddin, no run, shortish ball outside off, Haddin rides the bounce properly and defends towards point