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    3.6 Shout for lbw turned down. Will they go for UDRS? They don't.. hold on wait.. they go for it after considerable deliberations. It landed full in length on the leg and middle stump line. It landed in line and straightened to hit him in front. That's out and Harper gives it out. Guna was playing too much across the line and has paid for it now. As he walked away Guna, suggested that there was an inside edge. 16/1
    4.5 Clatter! Around 129 kmph delivery and it was the typical Razzaq dismissal. That one that has troubled the likes of SRT. It landed full in length just outside off and skidded towards middle and off line. Kumar went for a drive, and went slightly outside the line. It goes through the bat and pad gap. 16/2
    33.3 loud shout for lbw The quick seam-up delivery. They go for another review as the umpire negates this one as well! It landed full in length on the leg stump line, moved across with the arm, hit the pad in front of the middle - the ball clipped the pad before it hit the bat - and it would have hit the off stump. Looks out. And the verdict is OUT. Harper has to reverse another decision. And Surkari trudges off in complete disappointment 104/4
    17.1 loud appeal for lbw Harper turned it down. They go for the review. Looks plumb. It landed full on the middle stump line and it just about straightened enough to trap him in front. Harper reverses his decision. Bagai has to go. He drags himself off the park. Finally, it was that lbw that got him. It almost seemed inevitable that that's the way this was going to end. 44/3
    36.4 Shahid Afridi has done it again. It was that typical drifting and skidding slider. It landed on a good length around off and hurried on towards the off stump. Hansra makes a mistake of trying to cut. He tries to bring the bat down in an hurry but the ball is quicker. The off stump is pegged back/. A very fine innings but it's over now. 114/6
    34.6 Clatter! What a lovely intelligent delivery. It was a lot slower than what Cheema anticipated. He was way too early into his attempted big heave-ho to the on side. The ball came on slowly and broke back in from outside off to gently hit the off stump. 111/5
    38.4 Afridi throws his head back and roars as he looks up to the sky. Wahab has taken a good catch in the end, after misjudging initially. It was the googly and Gordon skied the slog. Wahab came in from the deep, almost looked as if he would not take it as he stuttered as he came near the ball and then lunged out to take a good catch in the end. 130/8
    36.5 What a quick ripper! It was the pacy seam-up delivery. Afridi the leggie had transformed into Afridi the pacer. It landed full in length and breached the defenses of a surprised Baidwan. He had no clue and hence, no chance to save his stumps. The ball rushed through the hurried poke, hit the pad and fell on the stumps. Pakistan fans would remember the dismissal of Greg Blewett (or was it Steve Waugh) 114/7
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    41.4 Balaji is run out Afridi is having some night here. Balaji had set off for a single but his partner wasn't keen. Balaji turned and saw that Afridi had the ball at mid-off. He gave up and just watched Afridi let rip a direct hit at the non striker's end 134/9
    42.5 Pakistan win by 46 runs. Full, straight and fast. The bat is late in coming down. Clatter! 138/10
    23 (lb 4, w 19)
    138 all out (42.5 Overs, RR: 3.22)
    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (R Gunasekera, 3.6 ov), 2-16 (NR Kumar, 4.5 ov), 3-44 (A Bagai, 17.1 ov), 4-104 (ZE Surkari, 33.3 ov), 5-111 (Rizwan Cheema, 34.6 ov), 6-114 (AS Hansra, 36.4 ov), 7-114 (HS Baidwan, 36.5 ov), 8-130 (TG Gordon, 38.4 ov), 9-134 (WD Balaji Rao, 41.4 ov), 10-138 (H Osinde, 42.5 ov)
    Abdul Razzaq7.021612.28331010
    Umar Gul7.012012.85331040
    Shahid Afridi10.002352.30472030
    Wahab Riaz5.502313.94253020
    Saeed Ajmal8.003113.87301030
    Mohammad Hafeez5.002104.20212100

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