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    25.5 Another googly. Another victim. Fulton is the last man to fall. It was flighted outside leg stump, Fulton shaped to paddle it fine, missed and it came back to crash into the stumps. 133/10
    3.3 gets him with a bouncer. Fleming is not happy. Banged in short, on the middle and off, Fleming tries to pull off the front foot, the ball bounces more than he anticipated, and thudded into his left arm before bobbing away to Ponting at second slip. They go up in appeal and Aleem Dar raises the fatal finger. No wonder Fleming was not happy, it beat the bat and went off the arm. 21/1
    5.1 McGrath gets a wicket off his first ball. Wicket no 66 for him in World cups. Banged in short, Taylor is on the front foot, goes for a pull from there and hits straight to midwicket. McGrath is obviously happy. Looks at the batsman, claps before running away towards the catcher. 29/2
    11.1 Victim no 67 in the World Cups. Styris charged out a length-delivery, had a heave, got a bottom-edge and flies straight to Hayden at short midwicket. 77/3
    12.3 nailed 'em. Full length ball pitching on off and rattling McMillan's pads. It strikes him on middle and, despite Tait delivering from a wide angle, it would have gone on to hit leg stump. Asad Rauf waits for the long appeal to subside before lifting the finger. It's the slowest death of all and McMillan has to go. Tait has struck 80/4
    14.3 done by the change of pace. Around 111k slower one, full and outside off, Franklin goes for a drive, is early into the stroke, gets a inside-edge and drags on to the stumps. Five down and boy are they wobbling or what? 89/5
    19.3 McCullum slog sweeps straight to Hussey at deep midwicket. Flighted up, on the off stump line and McCullum tries to sweep it to deep square-leg, instead it flies to deep midwicket. 111/6
    21.1 Another one goes down. Vettori heads for the dressing room. Hogg flighted it, on the off stump line, Vettori goes for a sweep but top-edges it to Symonds at backward square-leg. 117/7
    23.5 googly does the trick. Floated up, on the middle, Gillespie has a slog-sweep across the line and ends up lobbing a dolly to McGrath at mid-on. 127/8
    24.5 And then they were one. well outside the off stump, full in length, Mason fishes at it and Asad Rauf reckons he got a itsy bitsy teeny weeny nick. 133/9
    not out
    9 (nb 2, w 7)
    133 all out (25.5 Overs, RR: 5.14)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (SP Fleming, 3.3 ov), 2-29 (LRPL Taylor, 5.1 ov), 3-77 (SB Styris, 11.1 ov), 4-80 (CD McMillan, 12.3 ov), 5-89 (JEC Franklin, 14.3 ov), 6-111 (BB McCullum, 19.3 ov), 7-117 (DL Vettori, 21.1 ov), 8-127 (MR Gillespie, 23.5 ov), 9-133 (MJ Mason, 24.5 ov), 10-133 (PG Fulton, 25.5 ov)
    NW Bracken4.002706.75142110
    SW Tait6.003235.33224041
    GD McGrath4.002526.25123001
    GB Hogg6.512944.24232010
    SR Watson5.002014.00191010

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