• BATSMEN
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    6.5 Got him! Short of a good length, on the off, Uthappa crashes that one back down the pitch. It's hit hard but to the left of Chaminda Vaas who moves aside watchfully, keeps his eyes on the ball and pulls off a stunning catch. That is some catch from the crafty left-arm seamer! 25/1
    10.5 Oh! Got 'em. Having been bogged down for a few deliveries, Ganguly tries to break the shackles. He coems down the track and tries to launch it over mid-off. The ball is a canny Vass off-cutter and leaves the batsman. Ganguly can only manage a thick edge and the ball balloons wide of mid-on, where Muralitharan rushes back and stretches full to pull off a beauty. He dropped Uthappa earlier (that was a tough chance) but there was no way he was going to let this go. His team-mates mob him in celebration 43/2
    22.5 Big wicket. Murali takes out Sehwag and India slip further as Sri Lanka tighten the screws. It was floated outside the off stump, Sehwag leans forward, and opens the bat-face as he tries to drive - he had been beaten earlier in this over, trying to play a similar shot, this time connects and sends it straight to Mahela who swoops low at slip to take the sharp catch. Sri Lanka are climbing all over India. Bangladeshi fans must be whooping in delight. 98/4
    11.3 and Tendulkar goes! Could this be his last World Cup innings? The ball pitched outside off stump, nipped back, Tendulkar lunged forward, the ball hit the inside edge of the bat and crashed into leg stump, huge huge wicket for Sri Lanka and India are fading away. 44/3
    37.3 Gone! Dravid falls and that could be the end of the Indian hopes. He charges down the track and lofts a fullish delivery straight to Murali at long-off. Murali moves to his left and takes it. Pumps his fist in the air and all the Sri Lankan fielders rush towards him. 159/8
    27.4 Tragedy for Yuvraj. Joy for Sri Lanka. Drifting in on the middle and leg stump line, nudged to wards short fine leg. Yuvraj rushes across like a express train - it was his call as it went behind the stumps but there was no run in it , Dravid sends him back and Yuvraj can't make it. The throw went slightly wide of the stumps - like how Steve Waugh's throw came to Boon who ran out the last man in the 1992 World Cup, and here, Jayasuriya moves to his right, gathers and whips the bails off. Yuvraj was no where in sight. It was his call, all right, but I don't think Dravid would have made it to the other side. The short-fine leg fielder was pretty close and it was Arnold there and he swooped there like a hawk 112/5
    28.1 Dhoni walks for a lbw. It was that plumb. Fab delivery. Landed on the middle stump line and hurried on straight - a stunning toppie, Dhoni had backed to cut and he had no place to hide. Tried to get his bat down in a hurry but the ball rushes on and rams the pad. Dead duck. What a bowler! 112/6
    34.4 Dravid is in danger of being left stranded. Full in length, on the off stump line Agarkar goes for a risky lofted drive, ends up ballooning it to Arnold at mid-on.. He doesn't make any mistake and India are tottering at 136 for 7. 136/7
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    38.6 And then there were one. A flighted-up doosra, on the leg and middle stump line, produces a lofted stroke from Zaheer. He wanted to swing it to the cow corner, instead it flies down the throat of Malinga at long-on. Sri Lanka are just a wicket away from the win. 161/9
    43.3 That's the end! All over! Munaf heaves this one to the leg side and Chaminda Vaas runs around on the ropes and takes the catch that ends the game! Sri Lanka have won by 69 runs. India are all but knocked out of the World Cup 185/10
    Extras
    8 (lb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    185 all out (43.3 Overs, RR: 4.25)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    WPUJC Vaas8.013924.87315100
    SL Malinga8.003914.87305010
    CRD Fernando6.203215.05254120
    M Muralitharan10.004134.10322040
    ST Jayasuriya9.003113.44270000
    TM Dilshan2.11210.92110000
    Fall of wickets:1-25 (RV Uthappa, 6.5 ov), 2-43 (SC Ganguly, 10.5 ov), 3-44 (SR Tendulkar, 11.3 ov), 4-98 (V Sehwag, 22.5 ov), 5-112 (Yuvraj Singh, 27.4 ov), 6-112 (MS Dhoni, 28.1 ov), 7-136 (AB Agarkar, 34.4 ov), 8-159 (R Dravid, 37.3 ov), 9-161 (Z Khan, 38.6 ov), 10-185 (MM Patel, 43.3 ov)

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